Election appeals

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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1812 Michael v. UAW Local Union 6000

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.  Appellant’s election challenge ...
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1474 Powell v. Local Union 670

An election conducted to fill a vacancy in an office is generally understood to be for the unexpired term of that office, so the steward’s position was properly up for election. The results of an election will not be disturbed in the absence of convincing evidence that some improper practice ...
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1477 Degray v. MDA-UAW Local Union 571

While we find it unfortunate that a rather rigid application of the absentee ballot regulations has disenfranchised a number of otherwise eligible voters in the Local Union 571 election to an extent sufficient to have possibly affected the outcome of the election for Guide, there is no suggestion that the ...
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1459 King and Charney v. Local Union 600

Local 600 is an Amalgamated Local Union with a Joint Council established pursuant to Article 35, §2, of the Constitution. In accordance with Article VIII, §1(a), of the Local’s Bylaws, the Election Committee required by Article 38, §10(c), of the Constitution is elected by the General Council from among its ...
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1487 Lescoe v. Local Union 900

The coincidence of Lescoe’s discharge and the election is not sufficient circumstantial evidence to support the improbable conclusion that Ford Motor Company officials and the officers of Local 900 set up an unauthorized work stoppage simply to justify Lescoe’s discharge. Nevertheless, we find that the Local Union’s handling of Lescoe’s ...
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1507 & 1510 Willis and Smith v. IEB

Although Smith’s appeal from the IEB’s decision was not filed within 30 days, we will not reject an appeal as untimely where the appellant has made a good faith effort to resolve the issues raised or to obtain information about appeal procedures. We find that principle applicable to Smith’s situation. ...
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1520 Franks and Paesani v. IEB

The failure of Local Union 7777 to collect all of the dues owed in 2001 must be attributed in part to a failure on the part of the International Union to provide assistance to the Local Union and information to the employees. Under these circumstances, a minor dues delinquency should ...
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1528 King and Charney v. Local 600 General Council

Appellants have not shown that the use of the photographs in the Unity slate’s leaflets had any effect on the outcome of the election. There was nothing improper in the President’s article responding to appellants’ earlier charges. The article reported the results of a DOL investigation into the Local’s election ...
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1533 Simmons v. Local Union 7

Although Simmons identified an error committed by the Election Committee in the handling of the ballots, he has produced no evidence of any impropriety. We will not overturn the results of an election based on mere allegations that improprieties may have occurred.
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