Hodgson v. Local Union 6799, United Steelworkers of America
|Hodgson v. Local Union 6799, United Steelworkers of America
United States Supreme Court
HODGSON v. LOCAL UNION 6799, UNITED STEELWORKERS OF AMERICA
Argued March 23, 1971.
Decided June 14, 1971.
Failure of labor union member's election complaint to include an objection to meeting-attendance rule during his pursuit of internal union remedies when the member was aware of the existence of the rule bars the Secretary of Labor from later challenging that rule in an action under § 402 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, which provides that once a member challenging an election has exhausted his internal union remedies and filed a complaint with the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary 'shall investigate such complaint and, if he finds probable cause to believe that a violation * * * has occurred and has not been remedied, he shall * * * bring a civil action against the labor organization.' Pp. 336-341.
426 F.2d 969, affirmed.
Lawrence G. Wellace, Washington, D.C., for petitioner.
Michael H. Gottesman, Washington, D.C., for respondents.
Opinion of the Court by Mr. Justice MARSHALL, announced by Mr. Justice STEWART.
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