Eligibility for Local Union office

1499 King and Ford v. Local 600 Executive Board

Local 600’s Bylaws assign specific bargaining and grievance handling responsibilities to the Financial Secretary-Treasurer. The International Union’s policy forbidding retirees from holding offices which involve collective bargaining duties applies to any office, not only those described in Article 45. As a retiree, therefore, Bob King was ineligible to run for ...
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1511 Espinosa v. Local Union 719

Espinosa was ineligible to serve as Local Union Shop Chairperson because of her status as a temporary employee. She argues that she should no longer be classified as temporary after having worked at Electro-Motive for nine years, but that is a different issue. The Union allowed GM to maintain these ...
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1512 Karras v. Local Union 653

Although Karras was entitled to rely on the advice given to him by the Local Financial Secretary regarding his dues obligations, his nonpayment of dues in November and December cannot be attributed to the Financial Secretary’s advice. The Election Committee has the responsibility for determining a candidate’s eligibility, and this ...
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1519 Frederick-Brown v. IEB

Frederick-Brown was eligible to hold the position of Bargaining Committee Chairperson under the Local Union’s bylaws and there is nothing in the UAW Constitution inconsistent with a part-time employee holding the position of Bargaining Chairperson. Furthermore, it was error to install the losing candidate in the position when Frederick-Brown was ...
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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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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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1536 Adams v. Local Union 174

The notice of the steward election clearly stated that only members with continuous good standing for a period of one year prior to the election stand nominated for office, and Adams did not meet this qualification. Adams was never nominated for office, so he could not be elected by acclamation, ...
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1609 Bradley et al. v. Local Union 3520

Appellants’ failure to certify in accordance with Article 16, §19, was not the result of reliance on anything the financial secretary said to them, but rather was based on their mistaken belief that the certification requirement did not apply to local union officers. One of the basic obligations of union ...
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1631 Local Union 276, et al. v. IEB

Local election committees are without power to add to the qualifications fixed by the UAW Constitution for executive local union offices. A local union may require potential candidates to accept nomination before a certain deadline, but there is no requirement that the nomination itself should be submitted in writing. Even ...
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1648 Amore and Russo v. International President

The UAW’s policy against allowing retired members to hold executive offices that require bargaining or grievance handling is by now well established. When appellants objected to the local president, recording secretary, and financial secretary continuing in office after they retired, the International Union removed the president from office in accordance ...
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