Democratic practices

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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1813 Tague v. UAW Local Union 450

Appellant’s primary argument is that he is entitled to additional compensation under Local 450’s Bylaws.  The plain language of the Bylaws does not support this contention.  Appellant’s secondary argument that the Local has made retroactive adjustments in the past is also not persuasive.  As the Appeals Committee found, the Local ...
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1809 Dinatale, et al. v. UAW International Executive Board

Under the UAW International Constitution, the International Executive Board (IEB) can impose an administratorship for one of the purposes described in Article 12, §3(a) through (d).  Although the purposes are broadly stated in the Constitution, they do impose some limitation on the IEB’s authority.  The fact that the International Union ...
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1805 Thompson v. Duque, President, UAW Local Union 22

Article 6, §19 of the International Constitution entitles members in good standing who retire to obtain “retired membership status.”  Article 55, §1 of the Constitution also provides for the formation of retired workers chapters in any local with 25 or more retired members.  The question raised by this appeal is ...
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1504 Shotwell v. UAW GM Dept.

The Democratic Practices section of the Ethical Practices Codes clearly recognizes that members do enjoy the right to self-government when they act through elected representatives. The ratification framework that Shotwell objects to was put in place by elected representatives acting on behalf of their constituents. The fact that combining the ...
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1526 & 1542 Donovan et al. v. UAW Ford Dept.

Once the membership of Local 2000 voted to reject Vice President Bantom’s recommendation that it combine Units 1 and 2 for purposes of conducting its triennial election, there was no Constitutional basis for Bantom’s insistence that it do so. Nevertheless, the Union’s error in insisting that Local 2000 conduct its ...
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1606 Grima v. Regional Director Rory Gamble

There is no evidence in the record that an administratorship was necessary to prevent corruption or financial misconduct within the meaning of Article 12, §3(a), of the Constitution. The fact that Grima questioned the propriety of pension and insurance contributions for the Local Union’s part-time janitor does not amount to ...
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1621 Grima and Hayosh v. IEB

As a JOBS bank employee, Grima was considered employed under the jurisdiction of Local 174. He ran for president in 2004 and won. In 2005, GM negotiated the Special Attrition Plan for the Sewing Machine Repairman, which changed Grima’s employment status. Grima ought to have selected one of the options ...
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1634 Lartigue v. IEB

The aspects of Lartigue’s behavior that required the extraordinary remedy of a disqualification to run for office include her defiance of parliamentary procedures for reaching a consensus as well as her misrepresentation of her own actions at a local membership meeting. Her actions were not errors or even negligence but ...
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1652 Christensen v. Local Union 2071 Executive Board

Although Christensen’s charges appear to satisfy the tests set forth in Article 31, §3, of the Constitution, we can understand the International Union’s reluctance to send this matter back to Local 2071 for the purpose of conducting a trial. There seems little likelihood that this local union administration will be ...
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