Constitutional interpretations

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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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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1866 Goeddeke v. UAW International Executive Board

In 1947, the Delegates to the UAW International Convention added to the Constitution the requirement that verbatim minutes be taken at all IEB meetings and be made available to any member for inspection.  In 1959, the Convention Delegates adopted an exception to the requirement for verbatim minutes.  This exception sets ...
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1861 Hall v. UAW Local Union 892

Appellant claims that the Local President violated Article 38, §1 of the UAW Constitution when she failed to appoint a temporary President while she attended a UAW conference for three days.  Article 38, §1 lists the Executive Officers which each UAW local union is required to have.  This provision also ...
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1849 Driver v. UAW Region 2B

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 International Representative relied heavily ...
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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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