Local Union expenditure

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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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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1518 Franks and Smith v. Local 7777 Executive Board

Appellants’ charge that the Financial Secretary failed to present accurate financial reports to the membership was properly disqualified for it amounts to no more than an accusation that the Financial Secretary was negligent in the performance of her duties. The charge concerning the Local President’s failure to process appellants’ charge ...
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1548 II Sonnier, Turner, and Turner v. International President

The appeals were remanded to the IEB for a decision on the merits after the IEB dismissed them as untimely. The appeals cannot be dismissed as untimely because they were submitted within the Constitutional time limits. In response to the International Union’s failure to investigate and address appellants’ claims, we ...
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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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1575 Brant v. IEB

Brant was instructed on two occasions, once by the President’s staff and once by the International Auditor, to take his claim for compensation to the membership. He did so and the membership ruled in his favor. There was no appeal of the membership’s action, so the decision of the membership ...
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1689 Pearson v. Local Union 140

It is up to the local union membership to determine whether any expenditure is “necessary” within the meaning of Article 46, §1, of the Constitution, unless there has been a specific policy established by the IEB with respect to the issue. The membership rejected Pearson’s argument that he should have ...
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1713 Schoenecker v. International Union

Schoenecker did not engage in financial misconduct within the meaning of Article 48, §5, of the UAW Constitution by claiming lost time based on the assignments he would have received as a member of the launch team. Throughout his term of office as financial secretary, Schoenecker submitted vouchers for lost ...
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1750 Hubbard v. International Union

Given the genuinely ambiguous text defining the president’s compensation subsequent to the sale of the Saline plant, if Hubbard had submitted claims for compensation based on occasional, carefully documented, telephone calls and other demands on her time outside of business hours, her right to such compensation would be difficult to ...
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