Local Union bylaws

1880 Schepp, et al. v. UAW Local Union 2209

The Local’s interpretation of the International Constitution and Local Bylaws is reasonable.  The PRB does not find any language in the International Constitution or the Local Bylaws which would require that the Local continue to follow its past practice of electing the Retired member of the Local Executive Board through ...
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1876 Neely v. International President, UAW

All local union elections carry a presumption of validity.  Therefore, to warrant overturning an election’s results and conducting a rerun, two requirements must be met: (1) an election rule violation must be firmly established; and (2) there must be clear and convincing evidence that the violation could have affected the ...
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1875 Kaanta v. International President, UAW

Although the IEB decision only addressed the timeliness of this appeal, the International Union chose to address the merits of this case, as well as the issue of time limits, before the PRB.  This was a sound approach, especially since the Board views the issue of timeliness in this case ...
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1870 Hall, et al. v. UAW International Executive Board

Article 12, §3 of the UAW International Constitution authorizes the International Executive Board (IEB) to impose an administratorship upon a local union where necessary to prevent or correct financial malpractice.  Here, all parties agree that Local 892 had struggled financially for many years.  In August 2022, the International Auditor found ...
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1857 Woods v. International Union, UAW

This case involves an action taken by the Local Shop Committee.  Therefore, the first level of appeal was to the Local membership.  However, at the point in time when Appellant sent his appeal letter to the International President’s office, the Local membership had yet to consider his appeal.  Subsequently, the ...
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1848 Toth, et al. v. International President, UAW

In the case of an appeal to the International Executive Board (IEB) from the decision of a Local Union, the time limit is 30 days under Article 33 of the International Constitution.  Appellants acknowledge that they did not file an appeal within 30 days of when they received notice that ...
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1846 Riley v. UAW Local Union 598 Executive Board

The PRB 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 primary claim ...
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1843 Robinson v. UAW Local Union 31

The Local Election Committee correctly determined that Appellant was ineligible to run for office.  The Local Bylaws require one year of continuous membership in good standing immediately prior to nominations in order to be eligible to run for Committeeperson.  As a terminated employee, Appellant had two options under the UAW ...
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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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1834 Rhoden v. UAW Local Union 723 Executive Board

The UAW has a long-standing policy barring retired members from holding union offices which require bargaining or grievance handling under a local’s bylaws or collective bargaining agreements.  The Local 723 Bylaws state: “The Financial Secretary-Treasurer is to assist the Unit Chairperson in processing and expediting grievance procedures.”  On its face, ...
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