1653 II Carthon v. International President
Case No: 1653 II
As president of Local Union 2297, Carthon had a fiduciary responsibility to his members to ensure that any use of Local Union funds was consistent with the UAW Constitution, established policies of the UAW International Union, the Local Union bylaws, and the membership’s decisions with regard to what constitutes necessary expenditures. Carthon’s offer to repay the Local for any amounts legally due was not a meaningful offer to make the restitution required by Article 48, §5(b). Furthermore, Carthon’s adversarial response to the Union’s requests for restitution translated his good faith errors into financial misconduct.