Federal judge orders USW local to hold new election

Apr 04, 2013 | 04:14 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  United Steelworkers union, USW, USW Local 1104, election, Labor Department, Dan Voorhees, Republic Steel, U.S. Steel James S. Gwin

CHICAGO — United Steelworkers union Local 1104 in Lorain, Ohio, has been ordered to re-run an election of certain leadership positions April 9.

The U.S. Labor Department brought a complaint last October seeking to void the results of an April 3, 2012, election, claiming the union local improperly required that candidates had to have attended at least one third of the previous year’s union meetings. That requirement, which the local had waived in the past, disqualified 95 percent of the local’s members from seeking office.....

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