Powers of membership

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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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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1572 II Torres v. UAW Local 594 Executive Board

The charges were properly disqualified pursuant to Article 31, §3(d), because they involved a political question which should be decided by the membership at a membership meeting rather than through the trial procedure.
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1582 Levin v. Local Union 2250

A motion to open nominations to all members in the affected districts was ruled improper by the Chairperson at a membership meeting. This appeal seeks to overturn the ruling of the Chairperson on the propriety of the motion. Pursuant to Article 33, §2(b), of the International Constitution, rulings of the ...
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