Posts Tagged ‘Powers of International officers’
1490 Turner v. IEB
The membership’s determination that the full-time editor was a necessary expense did not preclude a determination by the International President, acting on behalf of the IEB, that such a provision was inappropriate in the Local Union’s bylaws. Although the membership is entitled to determine what is a necessary expense for the Local within the meaning…Read More
1497 Larkin v. Local Union 148
The authority to challenge the use of the UAW’s official seal or name is vested solely in the International Secretary-Treasurer by Article 13, §16, of the International Constitution. That section preempts the use of charges presented by UAW members pursuant to Article 31 for that purpose.Read More
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 triennial elections as one unit…Read More
1532 II Reighard v. International Union
The International President’s refusal to refer Reighard’s appeal to the IEB violates not only the appellate procedures clearly enunciated in the UAW Constitution, but also the principles of fairness and ethical conduct espoused throughout the Constitution. No useful purpose would be served by remanding this appeal to the IEB once again, however, because the merits…Read More
1584 Staley v. International President
This record demonstrates that the President’s staff considered whether the issues presented by Staley’s appeal required Constitutional correction, and they decided that further review was not warranted. There is no claim or evidence that staff abused their discretion in coming to that conclusion. There is no basis, therefore, for this Board to overturn the President’s…Read More
1606 Grima v. Regional Director Rory Gamble
There is no evidence in the record that an administratorship was necessary to prevent corruption or financial misconduct within the meaning of Article 12, §3(a), of the Constitution. The fact that Grima questioned the propriety of pension and insurance contributions for the Local Union’s part-time janitor does not amount to financial malpractice. The decision to…Read More
1634 Lartigue v. IEB
The aspects of Lartigue’s behavior that required the extraordinary remedy of a disqualification to run for office include her defiance of parliamentary procedures for reaching a consensus as well as her misrepresentation of her own actions at a local membership meeting. Her actions were not errors or even negligence but deliberate strategies to evade the…Read More
1635 Ethical Practices Complaint, Gainer v. UAW GM Dept.
Gainer’s appeal concerning her removal as Human Resource Development Representative in 1999 is barred by the UAW Constitutional time limits. The time limit applicable to appeals or Ethical Practices Complaints begins to run when the member first becomes aware of the action being challenged. Gainer has demonstrated by her own testimony that she knew in…Read More
1675 Lovejoy v. Local Union 898
Article 38 of the UAW Constitution sets forth the rules governing the election of officers in UAW Local Unions. These rules are not subject to waiver or modification for the sake of expediency. The Rawsonville employees working outside the jurisdiction of Local Union 898 in 2011 did not receive the notice required by Article 38,…Read More
1688 Glaza v. UAW-GM Dept.
The UAW-GM Department’s Skilled Trades Coordinator reviewed appellants’ complaint and determined that the Company was not obligated to replace skilled trades workers who retired in 2008 and 2009 under the terms of a special attrition plan. This review process was the remedy provided by Appendix K for issues arising under the rules for filling vacancies…Read More