Ethical Practices Complaints

1873 UAW Local Union 2320 v. International Executive Board

This is a case of first impression for the PRB.  The Board has not previously had the occasion to consider the authority of the International President and IEB to provide subsidies to local unions under Article 13, §11 or Article 16, §17 of the UAW International Constitution.  Given the language ...
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1832-III Houldieson v. UAW Local Union 551

This matter arises from Appellant’s Ethical Practices Codes complaint based on UAW Local Union 551’s failure to hold regular membership meetings in violation of the International Constitution.  On July 1, 2021, the Public Review Board (PRB) issued a supplemental decision which directed that the International Union report back to the ...
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1832-II Houldieson v. UAW Local Union 551

In this case, Appellant protested the failure of UAW Local Union 551 to hold regular membership meetings as a violation of the UAW Ethical Practices Codes.  On April 12, 2021, the PRB issued a decision granting the appeal and ordering the Local to conduct an online general membership meeting within ...
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1835 DiGiuseppe v. UAW International Executive Board

Through this Ethical Practices Codes complaint, Appellant seeks to undo the International Executive Board’s (IEB) appointment of Rory Gamble as UAW International President on December 5, 2019.  He further requests that a Special Convention be convened to select an International President and fill other IEB vacancies.  The Board finds no ...
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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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