Establishment of Local Union policies

1832 Houldieson v. UAW Local Union 551

Article 37, §4(a) of the International Constitution requires that each UAW local union “hold a regular general membership meeting at least once a month.”  The Democratic Practices section of the Ethical Practices Codes (EPC) provides that “[m]embership meetings shall be held regularly, with proper notice of time and place and ...
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1825 Guzman v. Pearson, President, UAW Local Union 140

The UAW’s policy is clear that any compensation paid to a local officer or member must be specified in the local’s bylaws.  The Union may properly seek recoupment of any compensation paid to an officer which is not authorized under the local’s bylaws.  Following the PRB’s initial review of this ...
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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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1498 Schultz v. IEB

The documents described in Schultz’s charge were lost time vouchers and computer printouts of employee records that the Financial Secretary attached to an appeal filed pursuant to Article 33 of the Constitution. Records presented in support of Article 33 appeals frequently contain documents that reveal members’ names, addresses and Social ...
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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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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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1674 Osborne v. Local Union 600 General Council

The IEB’s investigator recounted all of the ballots cast in the race for chairperson.  The recount cured any defects in the Election Committee’s tabulation of the ballots.  The Local Union’s rule that allows a unit chairperson to be elected by a plurality of the votes cast resulted in the chief ...
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1680 Beddoes v. Local Union 1219

The record supports a conclusion that the chairperson refused to file the requested grievance because he believed the Local Union’s arrangement with management regarding the scheduling of overtime was authorized by the applicable contracts.  The chairperson presented persuasive reasons for giving the alternative work schedule precedence over the principle of ...
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1689 Pearson v. Local Union 140

It is up to the local union membership to determine whether any expenditure is “necessary” within the meaning of Article 46, §1, of the Constitution, unless there has been a specific policy established by the IEB with respect to the issue. The membership rejected Pearson’s argument that he should have ...
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1713 Schoenecker v. International Union

Schoenecker did not engage in financial misconduct within the meaning of Article 48, §5, of the UAW Constitution by claiming lost time based on the assignments he would have received as a member of the launch team. Throughout his term of office as financial secretary, Schoenecker submitted vouchers for lost ...
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