1826 Sass, et al. v. UAW International Union

Case No: 1826


Under Article 33, §4(c) of the UAW International Constitution, Appellants had 30 days from when they first learned of the withdrawal of their grievance in which to file an appeal with the International Executive Board.  Regrettably, Appellants failed to file a timely appeal.  Appellants argue that they should not be expected to be aware of the appeal procedure and time limits set forth in the Constitution.  They maintain that the International Representative’s letter to them withdrawing their grievance should have included information regarding the appeal process.  However, the PRB has consistently rejected similar arguments in its prior decisions.  As the Board has explained, UAW members have a responsibility to learn the Constitutional appeal requirements and follow them.

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