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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Former GE worker files suit claiming firing due to complaints about union boss

SCHENECTADY — A former General Electric employee has filed a lawsuit against the company and its union, alleging that he was fired for drawing attention to the alleged inappropriate conduct of his supervisor and others.

The sacked employee, Jason Caron, also said that his former colleagues threw a nut and bolt at him during work on or around December 27, 2019, leaving him unhurt.

Caron’s attorney filed a lawsuit against GE and the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers’ Communications Workers of America, Local 301, in the state Supreme Court of Saratoga County, where Caron lives, on October 8.

Through Rochester attorney Eugene Welch, Caron says he was fired by GE and the union in retaliation for allegations of fraud, deceit and dishonest conduct that Caron leveled against union business agent Rob McCarron, whom Caron called. had reported.

Karen, an assistant trade agent for the union, said she had complained to three members of the union board.

After Caron complains about Macaron, he accuses GE and the union of engaging in a “civil conspiracy” to sack him, and Caron seeks compensatory damages for wrongful termination.

Emails left for union president Scott Fernandez, union vice president Mark Santamur and union business agent Chris Dapoalo were not returned Tuesday.

Caron alleged that Macarone called her a “scumbag” and “a piece (disrespectful)” during a meeting at some point in 2018.

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Caron also alleged in the lawsuit that Macarone complained to union members that Caron “talked a lot of crap about him.”

In the lawsuit, Caron said he asked Macarone and another union official that the union and GE begin enforcing a contract law regarding the time paid to union members, which was being used in those ways at the time. was what Karen claimed in breach of contract.

On or about August 2018, Caron alleged that Macron attempted to get a union representative to sign a deal that would have been effective without a union membership vote and without board members’ approval, which Caron said. Said that the bye-laws of the union had been violated. He refused to sign it.

Caron said that the company and union began moving forward in an effort to justify his character accusations and termination after Macarron failed to report Caron’s five days of leave to Human Resources. .

Caron alleges that Macaron and the union’s treasurer overpaid Caron by issuing three paychecks to Caron over the course of a week.

When Karen asked why he was being paid more, the treasurer reportedly told him he was doing what he was told.

On Contact Correspondent Brian Lee [email protected] or 518-419-9766.

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