Gordon Gregory Death, Obituary – We are writing this with a great lot of sadness and a heavy feeling in our hearts to inform you of the demise of a family member who had been with us for more than a decade. On December 10th, 2022, Gordon Gregory passed away after a long battle with cancer. He began his tenure as General Counsel in 1968 and continued it until his retirement in 2021; during that time, he selflessly served both the Union and the people who were a part of it. Throughout the course of his illustrious career, Gordon was recognized within the profession of law as a trailblazer who was both tenacious and creative. This earned him the respect of his peers.
He was presented with a variety of accolades that acknowledged the achievements that he had accomplished in the field of law. His oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court in 1972 led directly to the verdict that established a precedent and went in favor of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against Burns International. The ruling demands that successor employers must recognize an existing union and engage in collective bargaining with the organization provided that certain conditions are met. Additionally, the decision requires that successor employers pay dues to the union.
His contemporaries in management, arbitrators, and representatives from a variety of administrative agencies, such as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), held him in extremely high esteem and bestowed a great deal of respect and admiration upon him. In addition, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) all respected and admired him (EEOC). In addition to his excitement for a career in the legal field, Gordon valued the time he spent learning in the classroom.
Gordon spent a number of years working as a professor at Macomb County Community College on Saturdays, where he was responsible for instructing students on various issues pertaining to labor unions and labor in general. His teaching abilities extended to our members and delegates, and they attended his seminars on Steward Training and Grievance Processing that were presented during Constitutional Conventions and Security Summits. These events took place throughout his tenure as our Executive Director. These occurrences took place in different parts of the world.
Gordon was a remarkable instructor who had excellent ability in the field of the listening arts. Participants in his seminars were actively encouraged to take part in the conversation that was taking on there. His disposition may be described as mild and kind. The passing of our longtime and great friend, brother, and counselor has left all of us in the SPFPA family in a state of deep grief, and we are all deeply saddened by this news. During this trying time, our thoughts and prayers are with Gordon’s wife, Joyce, and the rest of Gordon’s family. If you would like to visit the website of the SPFPA, please use this link: http://ow.ly/vPLl50M1wor.