Quick Hits – Exhaustion of remedies, a full day's work, improper touching and revoking a resignation

DFR plaintiffs failed to pursue internal union remedies but case to be held in abeyance pending internal appealIn what describes as "a case about process," the Sixth Circuit has reinstated a DFR/301suit against the UAW and Chrysler dismissed by the District Court (here) for failure to exhaust internal administrative remedies. Slight v. Local 12, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, et al. Plaintiffs filed suit claiming that the Union had wrongfully withdrawn their grievance that Chrysler had not properly paid them. The District Court granted summary judgment to Chrysler and the UAW, finding that plaintiffs had failed to utilize the appeal procedure set for in the UAW constitution The Circuit agreed that plaintiffs had failed to exhaust their internal union remedies, but remanded with instructions to hold the case in abeyance while an internal appeal was pursued. The Court rejected plaintiffs claim that exhaustion would be…

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