1643 Johnson v. International President
Case No: 1643
Although Johnson may have received the excess expense payments in good faith, we find that her refusal to cooperate with the International Union’s auditing department once the error was discovered justified the suspension imposed pursuant to Article 48, §5(c). If Johnson disagreed with the auditor’s findings, she was entitled to appeal those findings and request reimbursement. Johnson’s subsequent payment of the amount due should restore her right to participate in the affairs of the local union under Article 48, §6. It does not, however, automatically lift the suspension imposed pursuant to Article 48, §5(c).