1713 Schoenecker v. International Union

Case No: 1713


Schoenecker did not engage in financial misconduct within the meaning of Article 48, §5, of the UAW Constitution by claiming lost time based on the assignments he would have received as a member of the launch team. Throughout his term of office as financial secretary, Schoenecker submitted vouchers for lost time based on his launch team assignment and these vouchers were approved. The local union bylaws state that lost time is limited to the amount a member would have received from his employer for the same period of time for which he is being compensated. There is nothing in the local union bylaws and no contract language or letter of understanding in the record that would have informed Schoenecker or the local union leadership that Schoenecker could not calculate his lost time by identifying the overtime hours he would have been working in the plant on his launch team assignment.