1517 Collis v. IEB

Case No: 1517


Selecting members to attend conferences is part of the President’s authority as chief executive officer of the Local Union. Nothing in the Constitution requires that such selections be made democratically or impartially. The gravamen of appellant’s charge is that the President misrepresented the process he used to select members to attend the convention. This charge fails under Article 31, §3(c), of the Constitution, for there is no allegation that the President’s misrepresentation was malicious. We have consistently held that a local union officer will not be answerable to charges for errors made in performing the duties of his or her office in the absence of an allegation of malice or ill will.

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