As a result of a complaint filed with the American Federation of Teachers (UFCT’s “parent” union), the UFCT will re-run the Fall 2013 officer election for the position of President.
The AFT recommended this rerun because of “a defect in the election process concerning the notice of election,” in violation of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. Here is the full text of the AFT response: Response to Pratt College Election Investigation Request
The AFT also recommended we develop a Constitution and Bylaws. A Constitution and Bylaws was developed and ratified, by membership vote, in May 2014, and can be found here, on this website.
A subsequent complaint containing a different allegation was filed with the Department of Labor. The Department of Labor found, in response to the allegation, that no violation of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act occurred. Findings from US Dept of Labor 29 May 2014. The Department of Labor subsequently issued a Statement of Reasons for their decision. Statement of Reasons from the US Dept of Labor 22 July 2014.