Membership in good standing

1507 & 1510 Willis and Smith v. IEB

Although Smith’s appeal from the IEB’s decision was not filed within 30 days, we will not reject an appeal as untimely where the appellant has made a good faith effort to resolve the issues raised or to obtain information about appeal procedures. We find that principle applicable to Smith’s situation. ...
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1512 Karras v. Local Union 653

Although Karras was entitled to rely on the advice given to him by the Local Financial Secretary regarding his dues obligations, his nonpayment of dues in November and December cannot be attributed to the Financial Secretary’s advice. The Election Committee has the responsibility for determining a candidate’s eligibility, and this ...
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1609 Bradley et al. v. Local Union 3520

Appellants’ failure to certify in accordance with Article 16, §19, was not the result of reliance on anything the financial secretary said to them, but rather was based on their mistaken belief that the certification requirement did not apply to local union officers. One of the basic obligations of union ...
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1621 Grima and Hayosh v. IEB

As a JOBS bank employee, Grima was considered employed under the jurisdiction of Local 174. He ran for president in 2004 and won. In 2005, GM negotiated the Special Attrition Plan for the Sewing Machine Repairman, which changed Grima’s employment status. Grima ought to have selected one of the options ...
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1700 Piorier v. IEB

While post-election challenges based on voter eligibility will generally be rejected, this does not mean such protests can never be grounds for upsetting the results of an election regardless of the circumstances.  The presumption against post-election challenges is to be applied in the context of an investigation into the protest; ...
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1725 Bell v. Local Union 140

It may well be that other members of Local Union 140 whose membership had technically lapsed for failure to certify for “out-of-work” credits were permitted to run for office, but if this occurred it was apparently because no one challenged these members when they accepted nomination.  Bell’s good standing was ...
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1731 Franks v. Local Union 7777

Franks identified a potentially serious fault in the integrity of the electoral process at Local Union 7777 during its 2013 triennial election. Election Committee Chairperson McDonald’s support for President Jeter’s defiance of the IEB’s order to rerun the runoff election for president gave credence to Franks’s argument that McDonald was ...
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1751 Thrower v. Region 5

Thrower perceived that he was being treated unfairly in regard to job assignments, but in the absence of a clear violation of the collective bargaining agreement, there was no remedy the union could have achieved by arbitrating a grievance over the assignments. Management has the unrestricted right to make job ...
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1771 Allison v. Local Union 2069

The Local Union President received an interpretation of the Constitution regarding the question Allison raised. The International Union affirmed the candidate’s eligibility to run for office despite his workers’ compensation leave during the previous year. The other two candidates paid their dues as soon as they were notified of an ...
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