1771 Allison v. Local Union 2069

Case No: 1771


The Local Union President received an interpretation of the Constitution regarding the question Allison raised. The International Union affirmed the candidate’s eligibility to run for office despite his workers’ compensation leave during the previous year. The other two candidates paid their dues as soon as they were notified of an arrearage by the Local Union Financial Secretary. The language of Article 16 is far from clear, so members have an absolute right to rely on instructions given to them by their Local Financial Secretary in regard to their dues obligations. The candidates in question were properly declared eligible to run for executive officer positions.