1464 Bob and Alma King v. Local 600 Executive Board

Case No: 1464


Article 33, §5 of the Constitution, which requires members to exhaust their internal union remedies before going to a civil court or governmental agency, does not require members to forego their rights to pursue civil or criminal actions against other members. Article 33, §5 only applies to appeals and claims for relief arising under the UAW Constitution and bylaws of a local union.

It is not sufficient under Article 31, §3(a), of the Constitution to allege a conspiracy with the promise of providing more specific details when the matter is presented to the trial committee. The actual conspiratorial or deceptive acts must be described in the charges with sufficient detail to give the accused notice of what conduct will be scrutinized by the trying committee.

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