Democratic practices

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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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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1868 Bickerstaff, et al. v. International Vice President, UAW Stellantis Department

The PRB has jurisdiction in matters pertaining to the appointment or removal of special purpose representatives to the extent that an appeal concerns a violation of the Ethical Practices Codes (EPC).  Special purpose representatives are at-will positions.  The designated authority exercises broad discretion with regard to appointment and removal, provided ...
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1862 Kupsh, et al. v. UAW Region 8

Appellant raises important issues concerning the status and rights of newly organized members.  The PRB has not previously had the occasion to address the selection of bargaining team members for a recently organized group.  The Board agrees with the International Union that Articles 38 and 45 of the UAW Constitution ...
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1853 Franklin v. UAW Stellantis Department

In appeals involving the removal of a special purpose representative from office, the PRB’s jurisdiction is limited to whether the removal violated the UAW Ethical Practices Codes (EPC).   As the Board has held in past cases, a UAW member does have the right to expect ethical treatment by the Union.  ...
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1848 Toth, et al. v. International President, UAW

In the case of an appeal to the International Executive Board (IEB) from the decision of a Local Union, the time limit is 30 days under Article 33 of the International Constitution.  Appellants acknowledge that they did not file an appeal within 30 days of when they received notice that ...
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1844 Baxter v. UAW Local Union 659

In election cases, 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.  In this case, Appellant has not established that any election violations occurred.  Appellant’s primary complaint is that he was ...
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1832-III Houldieson v. UAW Local Union 551

This matter arises from Appellant’s Ethical Practices Codes complaint based on UAW Local Union 551’s failure to hold regular membership meetings in violation of the International Constitution.  On July 1, 2021, the Public Review Board (PRB) issued a supplemental decision which directed that the International Union report back to the ...
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1832-II Houldieson v. UAW Local Union 551

In this case, Appellant protested the failure of UAW Local Union 551 to hold regular membership meetings as a violation of the UAW Ethical Practices Codes.  On April 12, 2021, the PRB issued a decision granting the appeal and ordering the Local to conduct an online general membership meeting within ...
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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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