1534 Pearson v. Local Union 140

Case No: 1534


In 1999, the International Union adopted a rule that retired members could not run for and hold executive offices that are inextricably involved in the bargaining process, even though they may have been permitted to do so in the past. We do not accept Pearson’s view that the Union is bound to follow past interpretations of the Constitution in the absence of a formal amendment adopted pursuant to Article 3.