Local Union bylaws

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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1823 Pearson in the Matter of Robinson v. UAW Local Union 140

The International Union asserts that this case falls under the appellate limitation found in Article 33, §2(b) of the International Constitution pertaining to obviously correct interpretations of bargaining agreements.  As the PRB has concluded in past decisions, the Article 33, §2(b) limitation does not apply when complex or heavily contested ...
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1818 Boline v. UAW International Executive Board

The Board applies a presumption that all elections conducted by a local union are valid.  To rebut this presumption, a challenger must show by clear and convincing evidence that some improper practice occurred to such a degree that it could have affected the outcome of the election.  That showing has ...
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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 ...
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1812 Michael v. UAW Local Union 6000

The Board applies a presumption that all elections conducted by a local union are valid.  To rebut this presumption, a challenger must show by clear and convincing evidence that some improper practice occurred to such a degree that it could have affected the outcome of the election.  Appellant’s election challenge ...
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1481 Thielen v. Local 72 Executive Board

There was no basis for Local Union to demand that Thielen’s vacation be rescinded based on her seniority in Department 866. The Recording Secretary and the Financial Secretary were both treated as part-time employees of the Local during this period and the Company paid each of them twenty hours per ...
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1490 Turner v. IEB

The membership’s determination that the full-time editor was a necessary expense did not preclude a determination by the International President, acting on behalf of the IEB, that such a provision was inappropriate in the Local Union’s bylaws. Although the membership is entitled to determine what is a necessary expense for ...
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1570 O’Connor et al. v. Local Union 974

A motion at a membership meeting that is silent with respect to a mandatory provision of the Local bylaws cannot override the clear language of those bylaws, and the bylaws in this case are clear. There was no waiver of the bylaws authorizing lost time and per diem for Convention ...
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1576 Lyons v. Local Union 2280

The Local Union bylaws clearly state that the Plant Chairperson will appoint a member to fill District Committeeperson vacancies for forty-five days until an election can be conducted. The Local Union’s failure to conduct an election within forty-five days of the appointment has been rendered moot by General Elections conducted ...
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