Powers of membership

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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1839 Brandau v. UAW Local Union 723 Executive Board

The PRB fully addressed the question whether a retiree is eligible to run for Financial Secretary-Treasurer of Local 723 in its decision in Rhoden v. UAW Local Union 723 Executive Board, PRB Case No. 1834, issued this same date.  Appellant in this case seeks the same relief and has raised ...
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1832 Houldieson v. UAW Local Union 551

Article 37, §4(a) of the International Constitution requires that each UAW local union “hold a regular general membership meeting at least once a month.”  The Democratic Practices section of the Ethical Practices Codes (EPC) provides that “[m]embership meetings shall be held regularly, with proper notice of time and place and ...
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1828 Collett v. UAW Local Union 292

The Local has restored the money taken from the Retired Workers Chapter Fund.  Because there is no further relief that the PRB could grant in this case, the Board must deny the appeal as moot.  However, Board finds it necessary to make clear that the Local’s actions were contrary to ...
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1813 Tague v. UAW Local Union 450

Appellant’s primary argument is that he is entitled to additional compensation under Local 450’s Bylaws.  The plain language of the Bylaws does not support this contention.  Appellant’s secondary argument that the Local has made retroactive adjustments in the past is also not persuasive.  As the Appeals Committee found, the Local ...
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1812 Michael v. UAW Local Union 6000

The Board 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 election challenge ...
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1514 Austin v. Local Union 594

The Local Union’s members were in the best position to resolve the disputes concerning the conduct of the recall meeting on April 25, and to express their resolutions in response to motions presented in the course of a membership meeting. The minutes of the membership meeting held on May 2, ...
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1526 & 1542 Donovan et al. v. UAW Ford Dept.

Once the membership of Local 2000 voted to reject Vice President Bantom’s recommendation that it combine Units 1 and 2 for purposes of conducting its triennial election, there was no Constitutional basis for Bantom’s insistence that it do so. Nevertheless, the Union’s error in insisting that Local 2000 conduct its ...
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1540 Williams and Brown v. International President

Appellants were not the candidates “who would have been elected if the election had not been challenged” within the meaning of Article 38, §12, because the outcome of that election was still undecided. The accuracy of the initial count had been called into question, so the results of the election ...
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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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