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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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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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1793-II Baltrusaitis, et al. v. UAW Region 1

As the PRB determined in its prior decision in this case, Appellants have made a sufficient threshold showing that fraud or collusion could have impacted the 2011 transfer of operations to warrant further investigation.  Under the circumstances, the Board found it appropriate for the International Union to present documents or ...
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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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1476 Gaston-Kelley v. UAW DaimlerChrysler Dept.

Gaston-Kelly has identified a sufficient number of irregularities in the actions taken by the Local Union and the DaimlerChrysler Department to require further inquiry on the part of the International Union to determine that her removal was not for reasons that would violate the UAW Ethical Practices Codes. The case ...
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