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    I have a question regarding seniority. I have been employed by a communications company since 1995, from 1995 to 2006 I was in a non-union position. In 2006 I was awarded a union position but as far as seniority was concerned I was told I had the least amount of seniority even though I had more time in than my coworkers. I questioned this and was told it was time in the union not the company. Is this legal?
    Last edited by rennerd33; 12-23-2009, 05:51 AM.

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    PA has no laws regarding seniority. Nor does any other state. Nor does Federal law.

    Seniority is 100% based on the rules of the union or company policy. If the union contract says that time in the union is what counts towards seniority and does not count non-union time, then that's the way it is and it's 100% legal.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.