Eligibility for Local Union office

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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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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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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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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1827 Turner v. UAW Local Union 2209

The Local 2209 Election Committee found Appellant ineligible to run on two grounds: (1) the requirement under Paragraph 17 of the UAW-GM National Agreement that an individual’s name must appear on the applicable seniority list to be eligible to serve as a committeeperson; and (2) the Interpretations of the Constitution ...
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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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