August 24, 2016

SMART arbitration award released

Georgetown University Law Professor and Arbitrator Michael H. Gottesman has issued a second ruling in the arbitration proceedings between two divisions of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers as they work to create a single constitution. Earlier this year, the two divisions entered into arbitration proceedings regarding reconciliation of differences […]

UTU, SMWIA arbitration set for June

Arbitrator Michael H. Gottesman will hear presentations by the UTU and the Sheet Metal Workers International Association during five days of arbitration in June to determine whether the merger agreement between the UTU and the SMIWA is an enforceable agreement. Gottesman, a law professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., was named to arbitrate the […]

Not today. Not tomorrow. Never!

SAN FRANCISCO — In response to UTU International President Mike Futhey announcing the flawed merger attempt with the Sheet Metal Workers International Association “dead,” some 800 UTU members at a western regional meeting here July 8 responded with thunderous applause, foot-stomping, cheering and whistling. “There will not be a merger today. There will not be […]