Ethical Practices Complaints

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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1829 Schneck v. Williams, Former UAW International President

Dennis Williams submitted a letter resigning his UAW membership effective September 18, 2020.  The objective of Appellant’s Ethical Practices Codes complaint was for the International Executive Board to bring charges against Williams to revoke his membership.  Under the circumstances, this request for relief is now moot.
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1820 Houldieson v. Dennis Williams

The UAW’s Ethical Practices Codes prohibit officers from misusing union funds.  Although the violation of the UAW’s Ethical Practices Codes may constitute a violation of criminal law in some circumstances, the Codes apply more broadly.  Enforcement of the Ethical Practices Codes is not dependent upon whether the government has brought ...
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1793 Baltrusaitis, et al. v. UAW Region 1

Appellants filed a grievance alleging that the 2011 transfer of Unit 53 employees from the Chrysler Technical Center to the Trenton Engine Complex was the product of collusion between FCA and the Union with the ultimate objective of shifting bargaining unit work to non-bargaining unit employees.  The UAW FCA Department ...
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1467 Kidd v. IEB

The PRB will intervene in the removal of an appointed representative only when it concludes that a department such as the DaimlerChrysler Department has used its discretion unreasonably or for an impermissible purpose. There is nothing in the record to support Kidd’s claim that her removal was in retaliation for ...
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1468 Edwards v. Local Union 148

Edwards’ charges and his Ethical Practices Complaint are both based on his assertion the Local President did not follow the appropriate Constitutional method for testing the propriety of making the payments. Article 31 and the Ethical Practices Codes are not designed to challenge procedural errors. The appeal procedures described in ...
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1476 Gaston-Kelley v. UAW DaimlerChrysler Dept.

Gaston-Kelly has identified a sufficient number of irregularities in the actions taken by the Local Union and the DaimlerChrysler Department to require further inquiry on the part of the International Union to determine that her removal was not for reasons that would violate the UAW Ethical Practices Codes. The case ...
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1476 II Gaston-Kelley v. UAW DaimlerChrysler Dept.

A Department Director has broad discretion in the matter of appointing and removing special purpose representatives, but there is no evidence of an exercise of that discretion in this case. Gaston-Kelley never received anything from the DaimlerChrysler Department removing her from her appointed position as Local Heath and Safety Representative. ...
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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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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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