It was an error for the election committee chairperson to remove a retired member’s name from the ballot as a candidate for president and to declare her opponent elected by acclamation. The action created an appearance of partisanship. The International Union’s policy against retired members holding the office of president in local unions under the…

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Burgess was assigned to the Dearborn Truck Plant and he accepted nomination to run as a representative of the Dearborn Stamping Plant. Burgess was clearly ineligible to run for committeeperson from a unit that was not his assigned unit.  Burgess asserted that he had grievances pending challenging his assignment to the Dearborn Truck Plant.  The…

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It may well be that other members of Local Union 140 whose membership had technically lapsed for failure to certify for “out-of-work” credits were permitted to run for office, but if this occurred it was apparently because no one challenged these members when they accepted nomination.  Bell’s good standing was challenged thus prompting the election…

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The rule barring retired persons from running for local union president applies in every case and to every office in which the local’s constitution and/or collective bargaining agreement create or contemplate the potential for making collective bargaining policy or resolving grievances. The hearing officer for the IEB reviewed the local union constitution and the current…

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Robert Boone was properly declared ineligible to run for the office of president of Local Union 933 because he is retired. The UAW has a longstanding and consistent policy barring retired members from holding local union offices that have grievance handling or bargaining responsibilities. The collective bargaining agreements covering members of Local Union 933 establish…

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The election committee members do not have discretion to decide who is eligible to run for office. The election committee must apply the rules governing eligibility found in the UAW Constitution and the established interpretation of those rules by the International Union. In accordance with an Official Interpretation of Article 6, §19, of the UAW…

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The Local Union President received an interpretation of the Constitution regarding the question Allison raised. The International Union affirmed the candidate’s eligibility to run for office despite his workers’ compensation leave during the previous year. The other two candidates paid their dues as soon as they were notified of an arrearage by the Local Union…

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The charges submitted by John Stevens against Marie Clark, Jeff Brown, and Andra Gatlin are improper within the meaning of Article 31, §3(c) of the UAW Constitution because they do not describe a violation of the Constitution or conduct unbecoming a union member. It was not conduct unbecoming a union member for Marie Clark to…

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McKinney was appointed as an International Representative, but shortly thereafter resigned and sought to resume his position as Local President.  Article 14, §5 of the International Constitution sets forth the general rule that an International Representative may not also hold local union office.  The provision also states an exception to the general rule for those…

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