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1826 Sass, et al. v. UAW International Union

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 ...
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1823 Pearson in the Matter of Robinson v. UAW Local Union 140

The International Union asserts that this case falls under the appellate limitation found in Article 33, §2(b) of the International Constitution pertaining to obviously correct interpretations of bargaining agreements.  As the PRB has concluded in past decisions, the Article 33, §2(b) limitation does not apply when complex or heavily contested ...
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1822 Cowan v. UAW Local Union 600

The PRB’s jurisdiction over appeals related to the handling of grievances is limited to claims that the matter was improperly handled because of fraud, discrimination, or collusion with management, or that the disposition or handling of the matter was devoid of any rational basis.  The Board agrees with Appellant that ...
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1820 Houldieson v. Dennis Williams

The UAW’s Ethical Practices Codes prohibit officers from misusing union funds.  Although the violation of the UAW’s Ethical Practices Codes may constitute a violation of criminal law in some circumstances, the Codes apply more broadly.  Enforcement of the Ethical Practices Codes is not dependent upon whether the government has brought ...
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1819 Rankin v. UAW International Executive Board

The PRB has jurisdiction to review the IEB’s decision to impose a suspension under Article 30, §4 of the International Constitution.  Under Article 30, §4, the default rule is that an accused International officer will continue to function in his or her elected capacity pending trial.  However, Article 30, §4 ...
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1818 Boline v. UAW International Executive Board

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.  That showing has ...
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1817 Hall v. UAW International Union

This case involves an appeal from International Representative’s  decision to withdraw Appellant’s termination grievance.  Accordingly, the applicable time limit under Article 33, §4(c) is 30 days.  Union members have a responsibility to abide by the Constitution’s time limits for filing an appeal.  In this case, there is no dispute that ...
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1816 Boehmer v. UAW Region 1A

Appellant argues that the Union incorrectly evaluated the merits of her seniority claim.  The PRB reviews this challenge under its rational basis standard.  Appellant has sought the restoration of her initial hire date in several past grievances.  The Record indicates that the matter was fully considered and rejected in connection ...
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1815 Green v. UAW FCA Department

The PRB’s jurisdiction over appeals related to the handling of grievances is limited to claims that the matter was improperly handled because of fraud, discrimination, or collusion with management, or that the disposition or handling of the matter was devoid of any rational basis.  In cases involving the discharge of ...
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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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