1724 Spencer et al. v. Local Union 1781

Case No: 1724


The record shows that the election committee adequately addressed the minor errors and procedural deviations identified by Spencer as soon as they were notified of them. Appellants’ primary complaint concerns their inability to campaign on the premises of the BCN unit. It is evident that the BCN unit is more politically active than the BCBSM unit and this worked to appellants’ disadvantage. Such disparities are simply part of the political process. It is up to the candidates to persuade their constituents to participate in local union elections. Local union election committees are not responsible to assist candidates in gaining access to members for the purpose of campaigning.

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