1746 Hunter in the matter of Bottoms v. Local Union 2426

Case No: 1746


The rule barring retired persons from running for local union president applies in every case and to every office in which the local’s constitution and/or collective bargaining agreement create or contemplate the potential for making collective bargaining policy or resolving grievances. The hearing officer for the IEB reviewed the local union constitution and the current collective bargaining agreement and determined that they assign collective bargaining and grievance handling responsibilities to the president. That factual determination resolved the only contested issue presented by Benford Hunter’s appeal. The policy making him ineligible to run for president was adopted by the UAW Constitutional Convention. The Convention is the highest tribunal in the International Union. Its policies are not subject to review by the PRB.