1528 King and Charney v. Local 600 General Council

Case No: 1528


Appellants have not shown that the use of the photographs in the Unity slate’s leaflets had any effect on the outcome of the election. There was nothing improper in the President’s article responding to appellants’ earlier charges. The article reported the results of a DOL investigation into the Local’s election practices. This was naturally an item of concern and interest to the membership. The persistent pursuit of appeals and claims lacking any substantial foundation violates a member’s duty not to undermine the Union and could be met with the sanctions described in Article 32, §7, of the Constitution. We do not believe sanctions are warranted in this particular instance, however, because it appears that the appellants sincerely believed that the publication of President Sullivan’s article violated some right guaranteed to them by the Ethical Practices Codes.