1598 Otto v. Local Union 1292 Executive Board

Case No: 1598


Article 31, §3(e), has the narrow function of weeding out artfully drafted charges which lack any tangible corroboration in the real world. It is not intended to invest Local Executive Boards with the authority to rule on the reliability or sufficiency of the evidence to support the charges. That is exclusively the role of the Trial Committee. It was error, therefore, for the IEB to dismiss the evidence presented by Otto to satisfy Article 31, §3(e), as unreliable or insubstantial.