Powers of International officers

1873 UAW Local Union 2320 v. International Executive Board

This is a case of first impression for the PRB.  The Board has not previously had the occasion to consider the authority of the International President and IEB to provide subsidies to local unions under Article 13, §11 or Article 16, §17 of the UAW International Constitution.  Given the language ...
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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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1866 Goeddeke v. UAW International Executive Board

In 1947, the Delegates to the UAW International Convention added to the Constitution the requirement that verbatim minutes be taken at all IEB meetings and be made available to any member for inspection.  In 1959, the Convention Delegates adopted an exception to the requirement for verbatim minutes.  This exception sets ...
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1862 Kupsh, et al. v. UAW Region 8

Appellant raises important issues concerning the status and rights of newly organized members.  The PRB has not previously had the occasion to address the selection of bargaining team members for a recently organized group.  The Board agrees with the International Union that Articles 38 and 45 of the UAW Constitution ...
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1864 Jones v. International President, UAW

Local union elections carry a presumption of validity.  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 outcome of ...
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1835 DiGiuseppe v. UAW International Executive Board

Through this Ethical Practices Codes complaint, Appellant seeks to undo the International Executive Board’s (IEB) appointment of Rory Gamble as UAW International President on December 5, 2019.  He further requests that a Special Convention be convened to select an International President and fill other IEB vacancies.  The Board finds no ...
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1819 Rankin v. UAW International Executive Board

The PRB has jurisdiction to review the IEB’s decision to impose a suspension under Article 30, §4 of the International Constitution.  Under Article 30, §4, the default rule is that an accused International officer will continue to function in his or her elected capacity pending trial.  However, Article 30, §4 ...
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1807 Slight et al. v. UAW International President

Appellants acknowledge that they did not file an appeal within 30 days of when they first became aware that their grievances had been withdrawn.  As a result, they recognize that the International President must grant a request for a waiver of time limits in order for them to proceed with ...
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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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1497 Larkin v. Local Union 148

The authority to challenge the use of the UAW’s official seal or name is vested solely in the International Secretary-Treasurer by Article 13, §16, of the International Constitution. That section preempts the use of charges presented by UAW members pursuant to Article 31 for that purpose.
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