Posts Tagged ‘Ethical Practices Complaints’
1793 Baltrusaitis, et al. v. UAW Region 1
Appellants filed a grievance alleging that the 2011 transfer of Unit 53 employees from the Chrysler Technical Center to the Trenton Engine Complex was the product of collusion between FCA and the Union with the ultimate objective of shifting bargaining unit work to non-bargaining unit employees. The UAW FCA Department withdrew the grievance after determining…Read More
1467 Kidd v. IEB
The PRB will intervene in the removal of an appointed representative only when it concludes that a department such as the DaimlerChrysler Department has used its discretion unreasonably or for an impermissible purpose. There is nothing in the record to support Kidd’s claim that her removal was in retaliation for her support for a candidate…Read More
1468 Edwards v. Local Union 148
Edwards’ charges and his Ethical Practices Complaint are both based on his assertion the Local President did not follow the appropriate Constitutional method for testing the propriety of making the payments. Article 31 and the Ethical Practices Codes are not designed to challenge procedural errors. The appeal procedures described in Article 33 of the Constitution…Read More
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 is remanded to the IEB…Read More
1476 II Gaston-Kelley v. UAW DaimlerChrysler Dept.
A Department Director has broad discretion in the matter of appointing and removing special purpose representatives, but there is no evidence of an exercise of that discretion in this case. Gaston-Kelley never received anything from the DaimlerChrysler Department removing her from her appointed position as Local Heath and Safety Representative. No letter was produced appointing…Read More
1504 Shotwell v. UAW GM Dept.
The Democratic Practices section of the Ethical Practices Codes clearly recognizes that members do enjoy the right to self-government when they act through elected representatives. The ratification framework that Shotwell objects to was put in place by elected representatives acting on behalf of their constituents. The fact that combining the votes made the proposal to…Read More
1528 King and Charney v. Local 600 General Council
Appellants have not shown that the use of the photographs in the Unity slate’s leaflets had any effect on the outcome of the election. There was nothing improper in the President’s article responding to appellants’ earlier charges. The article reported the results of a DOL investigation into the Local’s election practices. This was naturally an…Read More
1563 Esposito v. IEB
Esposito charged that a flier distributed by the two committeepersons violated the UAW Ethical Practices Codes. The charge ought to have been disqualified pursuant to Article 31, §3(c), of the Constitution, because the UAW Ethical Practices Codes protects the right of a union member to distribute leaflets addressing issues of concern to his fellow members.Read More
1590 Hanscom v. Region 8
The Democratic Practices section of the UAW Ethical Practices Codes protects a member’s right to criticize the policies and personalities of Union officials, but that protection does not create an obligation on the part of the Union to pursue to arbitration any grievance protesting the employer’s interference with this right. Hanscom apparently wanted the Union…Read More
1619 Pollard v. Local Union 7777 Executive Board
We agree with the finding of the IEB that the charges failed to satisfy the requirements of Article 31, §3(c), of the Constitution in that they do not allege a violation of the Constitution or conduct unbecoming a union member. The offense alleged by Pollard was the distribution of a leaflet advocating ratification of a…Read More