Financial misconduct

1828 Collett v. UAW Local Union 292

The Local has restored the money taken from the Retired Workers Chapter Fund.  Because there is no further relief that the PRB could grant in this case, the Board must deny the appeal as moot.  However, Board finds it necessary to make clear that the Local’s actions were contrary to ...
VIEW DETAILS

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 ...
VIEW DETAILS

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 ...
VIEW DETAILS

1809 Dinatale, et al. v. UAW International Executive Board

Under the UAW International Constitution, the International Executive Board (IEB) can impose an administratorship for one of the purposes described in Article 12, §3(a) through (d).  Although the purposes are broadly stated in the Constitution, they do impose some limitation on the IEB’s authority.  The fact that the International Union ...
VIEW DETAILS

1606 Grima v. Regional Director Rory Gamble

There is no evidence in the record that an administratorship was necessary to prevent corruption or financial misconduct within the meaning of Article 12, §3(a), of the Constitution. The fact that Grima questioned the propriety of pension and insurance contributions for the Local Union’s part-time janitor does not amount to ...
VIEW DETAILS

1634 Lartigue v. IEB

The aspects of Lartigue’s behavior that required the extraordinary remedy of a disqualification to run for office include her defiance of parliamentary procedures for reaching a consensus as well as her misrepresentation of her own actions at a local membership meeting. Her actions were not errors or even negligence but ...
VIEW DETAILS

1643 Johnson v. International President

Although Johnson may have received the excess expense payments in good faith, we find that her refusal to cooperate with the International Union’s auditing department once the error was discovered justified the suspension imposed pursuant to Article 48, §5(c). If Johnson disagreed with the auditor’s findings, she was entitled to ...
VIEW DETAILS

1653 Carthon v. International President

The suspension imposed by President Gettelfinger on October 23, 2009, automatically lifted on March 4, 2010, in accordance with the terms of Article 48, §5(e), of the UAW Constitution. Alvin Carthon notified the International Union of his intent to appeal the suspension on November 4, 2009. That notification was sufficient ...
VIEW DETAILS

1653 II Carthon v. International President

As president of Local Union 2297, Carthon had a fiduciary responsibility to his members to ensure that any use of Local Union funds was consistent with the UAW Constitution, established policies of the UAW International Union, the Local Union bylaws, and the membership’s decisions with regard to what constitutes necessary ...
VIEW DETAILS

1658 Kiddell v. International Union

There is no basis for rejecting President Gettelfinger’s application of Article 48, §5(c) to remove Kiddell from his position as financial secretary to Local Union 592. The audit performed by the International Union revealed that Kiddell regularly submitted vouchers claiming lost time for periods when the plant was not scheduled ...
VIEW DETAILS