Processing of appeals

1857 Woods v. International Union, UAW

This case involves an action taken by the Local Shop Committee.  Therefore, the first level of appeal was to the Local membership.  However, at the point in time when Appellant sent his appeal letter to the International President’s office, the Local membership had yet to consider his appeal.  Subsequently, the ...
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1854 Sandoval v. International Union, UAW

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 the election.  Appellant’s primary argument is that members ...
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1850 Price v. UAW Local Union 372

The Local denied the appeal based on time limits, but the timeliness issue in this case is far from clear-cut, especially in light of the circumstances created by the pandemic.  Perhaps for that reason, the IEB's decision did not decide the appeal based on time limits and instead addressed the ...
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1848 Toth, et al. v. International President, UAW

In the case of an appeal to the International Executive Board (IEB) from the decision of a Local Union, the time limit is 30 days under Article 33 of the International Constitution.  Appellants acknowledge that they did not file an appeal within 30 days of when they received notice that ...
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1846 Riley v. UAW Local Union 598 Executive Board

The PRB 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 primary claim ...
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1832-II Houldieson v. UAW Local Union 551

In this case, Appellant protested the failure of UAW Local Union 551 to hold regular membership meetings as a violation of the UAW Ethical Practices Codes.  On April 12, 2021, the PRB issued a decision granting the appeal and ordering the Local to conduct an online general membership meeting within ...
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1826 Sass, et al. v. UAW International Union

Under Article 33, §4(c) of the UAW International Constitution, Appellants had 30 days from when they first learned of the withdrawal of their grievance in which to file an appeal with the International Executive Board.  Regrettably, Appellants failed to file a timely appeal.  Appellants argue that they should not be ...
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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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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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1817 Hall v. UAW International Union

This case involves an appeal from International Representative’s  decision to withdraw Appellant’s termination grievance.  Accordingly, the applicable time limit under Article 33, §4(c) is 30 days.  Union members have a responsibility to abide by the Constitution’s time limits for filing an appeal.  In this case, there is no dispute that ...
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