1570 O’Connor et al. v. Local Union 974

Case No: 1570


A motion at a membership meeting that is silent with respect to a mandatory provision of the Local bylaws cannot override the clear language of those bylaws, and the bylaws in this case are clear. There was no waiver of the bylaws authorizing lost time and per diem for Convention delegates. A private agreement to forego these expenses among members of the incumbent administration could not be imposed on those outside the group without their consent. Members have a right to rely on published rules and procedures.

Reconsideration was requested and denied.