1658 Kiddell v. International Union
Case No: 1658
There is no basis for rejecting President Gettelfinger’s application of Article 48, §5(c) to remove Kiddell from his position as financial secretary to Local Union 592. The audit performed by the International Union revealed that Kiddell regularly submitted vouchers claiming lost time for periods when the plant was not scheduled to work or for time which had also been compensated by the employer. He may have accepted his compensation in good faith, but his incomprehension of how the rules applied to his situation amounted to a dereliction of his duties as financial secretary. In order to protect the local union from further misappropriations of its assets, the International Union appropriately invoked the remedial provisions of Article 48 §5(c).
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