Powers of Local Union officers

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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1479 Thielen v. Local 72 Executive Board

The procedure adopted by the Local was consistent with the Local’s bylaws and the International Constitution. Thielen only submitted two articles during the period relevant to her appeal, so there is little basis for concluding that the policy is being applied unequally. Challenges to the unequal application of policies must ...
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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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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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1586 Tolbert v. IEB

A Local Union officer will not be answerable to charges for errors made in performing the duties of his or her office in the absence of an allegation of malice or ill will. The charge that the Trustees failed to follow proper procedures in reporting the results of their audit ...
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1597 Alejandro v. Local Union 2244

Three of the charges satisfied the requirements of Article 31, §3, of the International Constitution, so it was proper for the Local Union to conduct a trial on those charges. The trial on the charges was not conducted in accordance with the procedures outlined in Article 31 of the Constitution ...
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1603 Carthon v. Local Union 2297

It was error for the Local Union President to refuse to allow the membership to vote on the protests. The language of Article 38, §11, that he referred to as support for this decision only applies where membership meetings have been suspended for the summer months in accordance with Article ...
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1606 Grima v. Regional Director Rory Gamble

There is no evidence in the record that an administratorship was necessary to prevent corruption or financial misconduct within the meaning of Article 12, §3(a), of the Constitution. The fact that Grima questioned the propriety of pension and insurance contributions for the Local Union’s part-time janitor does not amount to ...
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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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1618 Hodges v. Local Union 600 Joint Council

Administration of the profit sharing plan is not a matter pertaining strictly to the Severstal Unit within the meaning of Article 35, §3(c), of the UAW Constitution, because the president of Local Union 600 is charged with responsibility for resolving disputes arising from the company’s profit sharing calculation. The letter ...
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