CHARLES F. AMMESON, ESQ.
PRESENT OCCUPATION: Attorney and Arbitrator
Troff Petzke & Ammeson
811 Ship Street, Ste. 202
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Member – National Academy of Arbitrators; State Bar of Michigan; Member – Berrien County Bar Association;
Cornell University, B.S., New York State School of Industrial & Labor Relations, B.S., Collective Bargaining, 1975.
Notre Dame Law School, J.D., Cum Laude, 1982;
Law, Texas, 1982
Law, Michigan, 1983
Automotive, Canning, Chemicals, Communications, Construction, Education, Electrical Equipment/Appliances, Electronics, Food, Foundry, Health Care, Hospital/Nursing Home, Machinery, Metal Fabrication, Office Workers/Clerical, Organizations, Police and Fire, Prison Guard, Public Sector-Grievance; Public Sector-Interest; Pulp and Paper, Real Estate, Steel, Transportation, Clerical, Manufacturing, Miscellaneous, Insurance, Uninsured Motorist.
Absenteeism, Arbitrability, Bargaining Unit Work, Conduct, Demotion, Discipline (Non-Discharge), Discipline (Discharge), Discrimination: Age, Disability, Race, Sex, Religion, National Origin, Drug/Alcohol Offenses, Fringe Benefits: Bonus, Holidays, Insurance, Interest Arbitration, Leave, Vacation, Health/Hospitalization, Job Performance, Job Posting/Bidding, Jurisdictional Disputes, Layoffs/Bumping/Recall, Management Rights, Past Practices, Pension and Welfare Plans, Promotion, Retirement, Safety/Health Conditions, Seniority, Sexual Harassment, Subcontracting/Contracting Out, Union Security, Wages: Cost-of-Living Pay, Holiday Pay, Incentive Pay, Job Classification and Rates, Overtime Pay, Vacation Pay, Work Hours/Schedules/Assignments, Working Conditions/Work Orders, Timeliness, Discipline, Union Seniority, Administrative Leave, Payment Error, Negligence, Injury, Insurance Negligence, Past Practice/Lone Layoff and Reassignment.
UAW Local 6000/State of Michigan, Michigan State Employees Association/State of Michigan, United Steel Workers/Graphic Packaging International,
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
American Arbitration Association National Labor Panel
Michigan Employment Relations Commission Arbitration Panel, Michigan Employment Relations Commission Act 312 Arbitration Panel, Fact Finder for Michigan Employment Relations Commission,
Ammeson, Charles & Van Auken-Haight, Carol, Unilateral Offers of Reemployment in Employment Litigation, p772, August 1989.
REPORTED EMPLOYMENT CASES:
Adkerson v. MK-Ferguson, 191 Mich. App 129 (1991)
Sellers v. Hauch, 183, Mich. App 1 (1990)
Township of Clay v. Stone, Unpublished Michigan Court of Appeals Case Number 256326 (January 10, 2006)
SUMMARY: Mr. Ammeson has been appointed an Arbitrator in over 600 matters and has authored over 100 awards, opinions or reports as a neutral. Prior to ceasing advocacy, Mr. Ammeson represented both employers and unions on a broad variety of labor and employment matters from arbitration, election campaigns, wage and hour, worker’s compensation, unemployment compensation, and discrimination matters to straight-forward employment counseling. Prior to receiving his law degree, Mr. Ammeson wa