1715 Jakstas v. Local Union 848

Case No: 1715


Jakstas’s chief complaint about the runoff election centers on his opponent’s negative remarks during the campaign.  We have observed that UAW members possess sufficient skepticism to evaluate the merits of political arguments and to form their own judgments about the soundness of any claims.  Comments made in the context of a political campaign are protected by the guarantee of free speech in the Ethical Practices Codes.

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