1520 Franks and Paesani v. IEB

Case No: 1520


The failure of Local Union 7777 to collect all of the dues owed in 2001 must be attributed in part to a failure on the part of the International Union to provide assistance to the Local Union and information to the employees. Under these circumstances, a minor dues delinquency should not be used to disqualify potential candidates in local union elections. Franks was wrongfully disqualified from running for the office of Financial Secretary and a new election should be conducted for that office. On the other hand, Paesani was properly disqualified from running for Local Union President because he did not accept nomination in accordance with the rules established by the Local Union.