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1880 Schepp, et al. v. UAW Local Union 2209

The Local’s interpretation of the International Constitution and Local Bylaws is reasonable.  The PRB does not find any language in the International Constitution or the Local Bylaws which would require that the Local continue to follow its past practice of electing the Retired member of the Local Executive Board through ...
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1879 Brown v. UAW-GM Department

The Union’s decision not to pursue the grievance further through arbitration was a reasonable one.  There was a substantial likelihood that the Umpire would credit the account given by multiple witnesses over Appellant’s version of the events in question.  Arbitrators are often unwilling to order reinstatement in cases involving threatening ...
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1878 Anthony v. UAW Region 4

Under the circumstances, the Union’s disposition of Appellant’s grievance was rational.  The Company had the right under the collective bargaining agreement to require the medical exam which resulted in the work restrictions imposed on Appellant.  The Union had no contractual basis to insist that the Company return Appellant to work ...
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1877 Kreszowski v. UAW Stellantis Department

Appellant claims that the decision to withdraw his grievances was tainted by fraud, discrimination, and collusion with management, but offers no evidence to support this allegation.  Accordingly, the PRB focuses on whether there was a rational basis for the withdrawal.  The Local and the International Union went to considerable lengths ...
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1876 Neely v. International President, UAW

All local union elections carry a presumption of validity.  Therefore, to warrant overturning an election’s results and conducting a rerun, two requirements must be met: (1) an election rule violation must be firmly established; and (2) there must be clear and convincing evidence that the violation could have affected the ...
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1875 Kaanta v. International President, UAW

Although the IEB decision only addressed the timeliness of this appeal, the International Union chose to address the merits of this case, as well as the issue of time limits, before the PRB.  This was a sound approach, especially since the Board views the issue of timeliness in this case ...
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1874 Halty in the Matter of Verdier v. UAW Local Union 155 Executive Board

When a local union member presents a charge pursuant to Article 31 of the International Constitution, the local executive board must determine whether the allegations made, if assumed to be true, satisfy the requirements of each of the five items listed in Article 31, §3.  Here, the Local 155 Executive ...
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1873 UAW Local Union 2320 v. International Executive Board

This is a case of first impression for the PRB.  The Board has not previously had the occasion to consider the authority of the International President and IEB to provide subsidies to local unions under Article 13, §11 or Article 16, §17 of the UAW International Constitution.  Given the language ...
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1872 Slavens v. UAW Local Union 865

The Board focuses on whether there was a rational basis for the withdrawal of Appellant’s grievance challenging his rate of pay.  This case involves a fairly complex set of pay provisions, negotiated by the Union over the course of several contracts.  After the Company denied the grievance at the initial ...
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1871 Pedraza v. UAW Local Union 838

The PRB’s jurisdiction over appeals related to the processing 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.  Here, the Local Bargaining Unit Chairperson ...
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