1618 Hodges v. Local Union 600 Joint Council
Case No: 1618
Administration of the profit sharing plan is not a matter pertaining strictly to the Severstal Unit within the meaning of Article 35, §3(c), of the UAW Constitution, because the president of Local Union 600 is charged with responsibility for resolving disputes arising from the company’s profit sharing calculation. The letter agreement of June 18, 2008, was not a new agreement requiring ratification pursuant to Article 19, §3, of the International Constitution, but the implementation of the terms of an existing agreement. In considering claims arising under Article 19, §3, of the Constitution, we have consistently distinguished supplemental agreements requiring ratification from administrative decisions made in the course of a contract.
Issues addressed in this decisionContract interpretations
Powers of Local Union officers
Ratification of contracts