1553 Alejandro v. Local Union 2244
Case No: 1553
Claims based on the use of company equipment by candidates or that candidates campaigned in the vicinity of the polls do not generally warrant the cost and disruption of rerunning elections even where the violations are firmly established. The majority of Alejandro’s complaints fall into this category. On the other hand, Alejandro’s allegation that a large number of members were excused from work and paid lost time in order to allow them to campaign for a particular slate would, if established, constitute grounds to overturn the election. In this instance, however, there was not sufficient evidence to support a finding that the members were not excused for legitimate purposes or that they were campaigning while being paid lost time by the Union.