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1814 Kreszowski v. UAW FCA Department

The UAW FCA Department’s decision to withdraw Appellant’s grievance was not devoid of a rational basis.  As the PRB has held in numerous past decisions, the Board will not overturn the grievance-handler’s interpretation of applicable agreement terms, provided the interpretation rests upon a rational basis.  Here, the UAW FCA Department ...
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1812 Michael v. UAW Local Union 6000

The Board applies a 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’s election challenge ...
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1811 Russell v. UAW FCA Department

Appellant challenges the International Representative’s assessment that the Company’s settlement offer was preferable to arbitration of Appellant’s grievance.  Under the circumstances, the PRB finds that the decision to settle the discipline grievance does not lack a rational basis.  The Representative conducted an adequate investigation of the grievance.  He recognized that ...
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1810 Sharp v. UAW FCA Department

Appellant challenges the decision of the UAW FCA Department to withdraw his termination grievance.  Appellant’s primary contention is that the International Representative handling his grievance incorrectly identified him as an aggressor in the altercation based upon the Representative’s review of the Company’s surveillance video.  It is not the function of ...
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1808 Sobh v. UAW International Union

This case involves an appeal to the IEB from an International Representative’s decision to withdraw Appellant’s termination grievance.  Accordingly, the applicable time limit under Article 33, §4(c) of the International Constitution is 30 days.  Appellant was clearly aware of the withdrawal of his grievance by early December 2018 and yet ...
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1807 Slight et al. v. UAW International President

Appellants acknowledge that they did not file an appeal within 30 days of when they first became aware that their grievances had been withdrawn.  As a result, they recognize that the International President must grant a request for a waiver of time limits in order for them to proceed with ...
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1806 Butler v. UAW Region 1

Appellant disagrees with the International Representative’s conclusion that the collective bargaining agreement did not entitle him to the pay increase sought in his grievance.  The PRB, however, will not overturn the grievance-handler’s interpretation of applicable agreement terms, provided the interpretation rests upon a rational basis.  Here, the International Union has ...
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1805 Thompson v. Duque, President, UAW Local Union 22

Article 6, §19 of the International Constitution entitles members in good standing who retire to obtain “retired membership status.”  Article 55, §1 of the Constitution also provides for the formation of retired workers chapters in any local with 25 or more retired members.  The question raised by this appeal is ...
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1804 Carl v. UAW Local Union 900 Bargaining Committee

The Local’s decision to withdraw Appellant’s grievance challenging his termination was rational.  It is undisputed that Appellant was unable to report for work due to his incarceration.  As several past PRB cases show, incarceration generally does not excuse the failure to report for service.  The Union can urge the Company ...
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1803 Brackett v. Local Union 699

Brackett prevailed in the Local’s election to fill a vacant Trustee position.  Subsequently, the Local’s membership voted to rerun the election, finding that Brackett impermissibly campaigned at the polling place.  Local union elections carry a presumption of validity.  Therefore, to warrant overturning an election’s results and conducting a rerun, two ...
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