Curry, meanwhile, argues that “tens of thousands of ballots” were returned to the union as undeliverable and questioned whether the monitor’s office made “all reasonable efforts” to ensure those members could vote.
Curry also is calling into question the validity of Daniel Vicente’s victory as director of Region 9, which represents workers in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Curry argues that Vicente was not able to run because he had not paid the dues necessary to be a UAW member in good standing until after the original November vote.
Curry also says campaign rules were not consistently enforced and that campaign donations to his opponent came from employers with whom the union has a bargaining relationship, which would be against the rules.
“All members of the UAW deserve to know that this election is untainted as they enter one of the most crucial periods in their union’s history,” Curry’s team said in its statement. “There must be certainty and above all confidence in the voting process during this crucial time.”
Curry’s camp did not publicly raise any concerns about the first round of voting, when he narrowly led Fain but did not receive a majority, or during the two-week halt to the runoff vote count, though Curry had previously complained about some donations to Fain’s campaign.
Fain’s Unite All Workers for Democracy reform slate is on pace to win every seat it contested. Already, five UAWD candidates have been installed on the union’s International Executive Board, along with another reform candidate who ran as an independent. Vicente and Fain would give reformers a majority on the 14-person board.