1716 Opatich v. Local Union 6000

Case No: 1716


The process followed by the Warren District Office unit of Local Union 6000 to remove Nancy Opatich as chief steward was not in accord with the requirements of Article 45, §3, of the Constitution. This petition was not valid within the meaning Article 45, §3, of the Constitution. A steward or committeeperson may only be recalled based on specific complaints identifying a failure to perform the duties of his or her office. Complaints about the administration of the grievance procedure should be addressed by an appeal to the membership or the IEB in accordance with the procedures described in Article 33 of the UAW Constitution.  General disappointment with a committeeperson or steward should be addressed at the ballot box in a regularly scheduled election conducted in accordance with Article 45, §2, of the UAW Constitution.