Constitutional interpretations

1843 Robinson v. UAW Local Union 31

The Local Election Committee correctly determined that Appellant was ineligible to run for office.  The Local Bylaws require one year of continuous membership in good standing immediately prior to nominations in order to be eligible to run for Committeeperson.  As a terminated employee, Appellant had two options under the UAW ...
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1834 Rhoden v. UAW Local Union 723 Executive Board

The UAW has a long-standing policy barring retired members from holding union offices which require bargaining or grievance handling under a local’s bylaws or collective bargaining agreements.  The Local 723 Bylaws state: “The Financial Secretary-Treasurer is to assist the Unit Chairperson in processing and expediting grievance procedures.”  On its face, ...
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1839 Brandau v. UAW Local Union 723 Executive Board

The PRB fully addressed the question whether a retiree is eligible to run for Financial Secretary-Treasurer of Local 723 in its decision in Rhoden v. UAW Local Union 723 Executive Board, PRB Case No. 1834, issued this same date.  Appellant in this case seeks the same relief and has raised ...
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1835 DiGiuseppe v. UAW International Executive Board

Through this Ethical Practices Codes complaint, Appellant seeks to undo the International Executive Board’s (IEB) appointment of Rory Gamble as UAW International President on December 5, 2019.  He further requests that a Special Convention be convened to select an International President and fill other IEB vacancies.  The Board finds no ...
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1827 Turner v. UAW Local Union 2209

The Local 2209 Election Committee found Appellant ineligible to run on two grounds: (1) the requirement under Paragraph 17 of the UAW-GM National Agreement that an individual’s name must appear on the applicable seniority list to be eligible to serve as a committeeperson; and (2) the Interpretations of the Constitution ...
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1828 Collett v. UAW Local Union 292

The Local has restored the money taken from the Retired Workers Chapter Fund.  Because there is no further relief that the PRB could grant in this case, the Board must deny the appeal as moot.  However, Board finds it necessary to make clear that the Local’s actions were contrary to ...
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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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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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1482 Yettaw v. International Union

The International Union distributed printed editions of the Constitution containing the revised Interpretations in December 2002. Even if a copy was not delivered directly to Yettaw or his Local Union, he could easily have obtained a copy of the newly adopted Constitution after that date. He did not raise the ...
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1534 Pearson v. Local Union 140

In 1999, the International Union adopted a rule that retired members could not run for and hold executive offices that are inextricably involved in the bargaining process, even though they may have been permitted to do so in the past. We do not accept Pearson’s view that the Union is ...
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