1838 Yunk v. UAW Local Union 1102

Case No: 1838


The PRB has for many years applied an established standard of review in appeals challenging election results, based on the presumption that all elections conducted by a local union are valid.  To rebut this presumption, a challenger must show by clear and convincing evidence that some improper practice occurred to such a degree that it could have affected the outcome of the election.  Appellant has not made such a showing.  Appellant’s primary complaint regarding the election was that retired members who do not pay dues were permitted to vote.  However, retirees are not required to pay monthly dues in order to be considered in good standing.  Instead, retiree dues payments are voluntary.  This is clearly stated in Article 55, §5(b) of the International Constitution.