Almeida Case Summary

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Employee (Almeida) claiming he was terminated from his job and expelled from the union to include his candidacy for union office and retaliated against and he filed a grievance against (United Steelworkers of Am. Int’l Union, AFL-CIO). He sued the union asserting a claim for violations of the Labor-Management Reporting Disclosure Act (LMRDA) “Bill of Rights of Members of Labor Organization” by alleging infringement of union membership rights independent of his employment rights. He is alleged violation of state and federal law and seeks monetary and equitable relief for these wrong doing. The union on the other hand, seeks to dismiss Almeida federal-court action for failure to pursue the union’s internal grievance procedures. In this case,