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C O N S T I T U T I O N

 

AND

 

B Y - L A W S

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE

 

DES MOINES BULK MAIL CENTER, LOCAL #7027

 

OF THE

 

AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION, AFL-CIO

 

 

 

 

Revised - August 15, 1998

 

ARTICLE 1: TITLE

This organization, by virtue of a charter granted by the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO, shall be known as the Des Moines Bulk Mail Center Local, #7027, Des Moines, Iowa.

 

ARTICLE 2: OBJECTIVES

Section 1.

It shall be the objective of the Des Moines APWU Local to secure through collective bargaining and legislative effort a better standard of living for the members of the Des Moines BMC Local #7027 and their families.

Section 2.

The Des Moines Bulk Mail Center Local #7027 affirms its belief in a single union of all Postal Workers in non-supervisory levels. The Des Moines Bulk Mail Center Local #7027 will make every effort to bring into being a single union of all Postal Workers by mergers with other Postal unions, and initiating intensive, all-out organizing campaigns reflecting the BMC APWU philosophy.

Section 3.

The BMC Local will vigorously oppose any labor union outside of the Postal Service moving into the Postal Service Union field.

Section 4.

The BMC Local will continue to organize the unorganized.

Section 5.

To unite with one organization, regardless of sex, race, age, creed, color or political affiliation or nationality, all employees under the jurisdiction of the Des Moines Bulk Mail Center, Local #7027.

Section 6.

To educate our membership in the history of the Labor Movement and to develop and maintain an intelligent and dignified membership. To vote and work for the election of candidates who favor the passage of improved legislation in the interest of all labor. To work for the repeal of laws which are unjust to labor and the Postal Workers, such as the denial of the right to strike and the denial of the right to support political candidates of their choice. To educate all members in the areas of economic, political and social justice.

Section 7.

To engage in legislative and political education, civic welfare and other activities which further, directly or indirectly, the joint interest of the members of the Des Moines Bulk Mail Center Local #7027 and the improvement of general economic and social conditions of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

SECTION 8.

To work as an autonomous union affiliated with the American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations, together with other local and state unions for the solidification of the entire Labor Movement and to have the same rights and benefits which include the right to strike.

Section 9.

To affiliate with, support and participate in, the activities of all related organizations such as state federations, local central body, AFL-CIO and the Iowa Federation of Labor, as directed by the Des Moines BMC Local #7027 membership.

 

ARTICLE 3: MEMBERSHIP AND DUES

Section 1.

Any person employed by the United States Postal Service, in the jurisdiction claimed by the local, in a non-supervisory position, is eligible for active membership.

Section 2.

Application for membership in this local shall be made by the submission of the appropriate dues withholding form to the Recording Secretary. Those accepted for membership shall pay dues as set by the local. A suspended member may be reinstated in this local upon payment of all delinquent dues and then he/she must comply with this article for reinstatement to membership.

Section 3.

There shall be four (4) categories of members in this local;

1) Active, 2) Associate, 3) Retired, 4) Honorary

1) Active membership (voting member) shall be any person employed in a non-supervisory position under this Union's jurisdiction.

2) Associate membership shall be employees in a supervisory position, or past members who are no longer employees, who wish to retain fringe benefits (insurance, etc.) and receive official publications.

3) Retired membership shall consist of retired members. Any Retired member who wishes to remain an Active member with full voting rights and the right to represent this local as a

delegate may do so by paying the full per-capita tax as set by this local. Any Retired member exercising this right will be considered an Active member.

4) Honorary members shall be any person nominated and accepted to honorary membership by this local.

5) Associate, Retired or Honorary members shall not be eligible to vote, hold office or represent this local as a delegate (except as provided for in paragraph 3 above).

6) Any member leaving the Postal Service because of Union activity with organizations to whom the Des Moines Bulk Mail Center Local #7027 pays per-capita tax shall be considered an active member, and shall continue to pay Local and National per-capita dues.

Section 4. Dues

A) Active members shall pay 100% of the dues set by this local.

B) Associate members shall pay no less than 50% of the regular monthly dues.

C) Retired members shall pay no dues (except as provided for in section 3, paragraph 3, above).

D) Honorary members shall pay no dues.

E) The monthly dues structure shall be changed only by majority vote, taken by secret ballot, of the members present at two consecutive monthly meetings.

F) Special assessments shall be proposed by the Local Executive Board, who shall post the proposition for ten (10) days prior to the next regular Union meeting of the general membership. At said meeting, a vote on the special assessment shall be conducted by secret ballot and a two-thirds (2/3) approval shall be required to pass the assessment.

 

No assessment shall run more than six (6) months from the time it is assessed.

G) Dues shall be due and payable on the first of each month.

 

 

ARTICLE 4:

THEIR ELECTION AND QUALIFICATIONS

OFFICERS AND DELEGATES

Section 1.

Officers of the Local shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Editor, Clerk Craft Director, Maintenance Craft Director, Motor Vehicle Craft Director, and a Board of Trustees consisting of three members.

 

Section 2.

Candidates for officers of this Local shall be nominated for a two (2) year term at the January and February meetings in odd numbered years. The ballots shall be mailed within five (5) days after the February meeting, and must be returned by the 10th of March. The candidates receiving the greatest number of votes shall be declared elected. New officers shall be installed at the March meeting.

Section 3.

No member may be a candidate for more than one (1) elective office in this Union. Any member nominated for more than one office shall select the office for which he/she is going to run no later than the close of nominations of the February meeting. No member shall be considered a candidate until written acceptance of their nomination is received by the chair of the Election Committee. The deadline for such acceptance shall be the close of nominations of the February meeting.

Section 4.

Election shall be by secret ballot conducted by mail. No member shall vote by proxy.

Section 5.

All officers shall be elected by the general membership, except Craft Directors, who shall be elected by their respective crafts.

Section 6

The President shall be an automatic delegate to the APWU National convention. The President and Craft Directors will be automatic delegates to the APWU State Convention. The Executive Board shall determine the delegates, selected from the roles of officers and/or stewards, to attend the Tri-State convention. The Executive Board shall determine the number of delegates to attend the National and Iowa Federation of Labor Conventions.

Section 7.

Any member attending less than twenty-five percent (25%) of the regular meetings of the Local, within the current fiscal year, shall be ineligible for nomination or election as an officer of this Local or as a delegate to any of the conventions named in this Article. Fiscal for all purposes of this Article shall be March 1st through the last day of February.

Section 8.

For the purpose of eligibility for office any member who is absent from a regular meeting for reasons of sickness, military duty, emergencies or on authorized Union business during the hours of the regular meeting, upon written application to the Recording Secretary before the next regular meeting, shall be credited with being in attendance.

Section 9.

No member of this Local shall hold office (shall resign his/her office immediately) or serve this Local in any capacity while serving for management in any EAS (management) position. No member shall be eligible to run for elected office one (1) year from the date he/she last acted in capacity of management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE 5: DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section 1.

Officers of the Local shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Editor, Clerk Craft Director, Maintenance Craft Director, Motor Vehicle Craft Director, and a Board of Trustees consisting of three members.

Section 2.

It shall be the duty of the President to have charge of all the general welfare of the Local, and to promote its interest in such ways as seems to him/her advisable, or as he/she may be directed by the Local. He/she shall preside at all meetings of the Local (general and craft) and of the Executive Board. He/she shall have charge of the access to all papers, records, and documents of the Local. He/she shall appoint all Stewards after consulting Craft Directors as to their recommendations for appointment. He/she shall appoint all committees. Should any office become vacant, for any reason, the President shall make an interim appointment which must be approved by the Executive Board. He/she shall countersign all checks drawn on the treasury by the Treasurer.

Section 3.

The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President in the latter’s absence or disability and shall be assistant to the President. In the event of the permanent absence of the President the Vice-President shall become the President. He/she shall perform such other duties as the President may direct. The Vice-President shall serve as OWCP and Hospital Plan representative for the Local and shall inform the membership of major changes in the OWCP and Hospital Plan programs.

Section 4.

The Recording Secretary shall keep a correct record of all members, their addresses, and attendance of all meetings. He/she shall keep an accurate record of the proceedings of all regular, special, craft and Executive Board meetings. He/she shall notify the members of meetings of the Local. It shall be his/her responsibility to take care of the official correspondence and all mailings of the Local. He/she shall perform such other duties as the President may direct.

Section 5.

The Treasurer shall be the custodian of the funds of the Local. He/she shall countersign with the President all checks drawn on the Treasury. He/she shall have charge of the collection of all dues of the Local. He/she shall submit a report of the financial condition of the Local at each regular meeting and at other times as directed by the membership or the Executive Board. He/she shall perform such other duties as the President may direct.

Section 6.

Craft Directors shall have charge of the general welfare of their respective craft and promote its interest under the direction of the President. They shall act as Chief Steward in their respective craft. They shall perform such other duties as the President may direct.

Section 7.

The Editor shall be responsible for the coordination of the Local’s newsletter material to insure that it is published and mailed to the membership. The Editor shall be responsible for distributing and displaying pertinent and timely material on union bulletin boards and literature racks. The Editor shall perform such other duties as the Local President may direct.

Section 8.

The Executive Board shall be the governing body of the Local. It shall keep a current accurate record of all property of the Local. The Executive Board shall be responsible for the financial welfare of the Local.

(A) During the month of March the Executive Board shall insure that an audit shall be performed and presented at the March meeting of each year.

(B) Upon installation the Executive Board shall determine the budget guidelines for the following year to be presented at the April meeting for approval of the general membership.

(1) For expenditures not covered by budgetary guidelines the Executive Board may authorize expenditures of up to one thousand dollars ($1000.00) per calendar month. All expenditures in excess of one thousand dollars ($1000.00) must be approved by the rank-and-file.

Section 9.

Local officers' salaries shall be paid on a monthly basis at the following rates:

President: Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00)

Vice President: Ninety Dollars ($ 90.00)

Treasurer: Ninety Dollars ($ 90.00)

Secretary: Ninety Dollars ($ 90.00)

Editor: Ninety Dollars ($ 90.00)

Craft Directors:

Clerk Craft: One Hundred Twenty Dollars ($120.00)

Maintenance: One Hundred Twenty Dollars ($120.00)

Motor Vehicle: Ninety Dollars ($ 90.00)

Additionally, any salaried officer serving more than 1 year in any salaried office shall receive an additional 10% of the base pay for the office in which they are serving for each year they have served the local in a salaried office.

The Editor may be granted Union LWOP to publish the Local newsletter with pre-approval of the Local President.

Stewards will be paid an amount equal to the current monthly dues plus Fifteen ($15.00) each month.

Under no circumstance shall any officer draw more than one (1) salary.

 

 

ARTICLE 6: MEETINGS

Section 1.

There shall be one (1) regular meeting of the Local each month, the date and time to be determined by the Executive Board.

Section 2.

Special meetings shall be called by the President or on a petition signed by at least eleven (11) members in good standing; the purpose of the meeting to be stated on the petition and the business of the meeting to be confined to the purpose as stated in the petition. Such petition shall be prominently posted upon the official Union bulletin boards for a period of at least forty eight (48) hours before such a meeting is to be called, dating from the time it is called.

 

ARTICLE 7: CRITICISM PROHIBITED

No criticism, reflection, argument or debate touching any members' creed, color, sex or nationality shall be allowed at any meeting of this Local.

 

ARTICLE 8: RECALL

A petition for recall signed by at least five (5) members of the Local who have sufficient proof at hand that any officer or officers have acted dishonestly or otherwise detrimental to the best interest of the rank-and-file members, may be filed with the Executive Board. A copy of the charges, which shall be made in duplicate form, must be submitted with the petition for recall. The Executive Board shall send one (1) copy to the officer against whom the charges have been preferred. The officer who has had recall proceedings filed against him/her shall be given an opportunity for defense. Ten days shall be allowed him/her to reply to the charges, same to be in writing. If the officer fails to reply, the Executive Board will proceed with the recall election.

The next following Sunday after the expiration of the ten (10) days, a special meeting of the General Membership shall be called, with a vote taken by secret ballot, on the charges as filed. Prior to such vote, the officer against whom charges have been preferred shall have an opportunity to defend himself/herself either in person, by letter, or through a representative of the officers choice selected from members in good standing of this local. If a majority of the members present sustain the charges as filed, the Executive Board shall proceed with the recall election.

The recall ballot will include the name of the officer, against whom recall has been initiated, the notice of charges, and the officer's reply to said charges (if any). The recall ballot shall be sent to all members of the local and it shall require two-thirds of the vote cast to recall the officer.

 

 

ARTICLE 9: INSPECTION OF RECORDS

All records of this Local shall be subject to inspection at any time, either by a committee appointed by the President, or by a committee elected by the members at a regular or special meeting.

 

ARTICLE 10: CONSTITUTION AMENDMENTS

This Constitution shall stand as the supreme authority of the Local. Amendments, annulments or additions to the Constitution may be proposed by a majority of those present and voting at any regular meeting. The proposed change will be posted the next working day and a combined two-thirds (2/3) majority of those members present and voting at the next two (2) regular meetings will be necessary for ratification. Each member shall have only one (1) vote per each amendment, annulment or addition to the Constitution.

BY-LAWS

 

ARTICLE 1: ORDER OF BUSINESS

1) Roll Call

2) Reading of the Minutes (of the previous meeting - regular, special or Executive Board)

3) Reading of the Financial Statement

4) Reading of Correspondence

5) Propositions for Membership

6) Reports of Officers:

(President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Editor and Craft Directors)

7) Committee Reports

8) Unfinished "Old Business"

9) New Business

10) Adjournment:

All meetings shall be limited to two (2) hours duration unless two-thirds (2/3) of the members present vote to continue.

 

ARTICLE 2: QUORUM

Five (5) members, including Officers, shall constitute a Quorum.

 

ARTICLE 3: RULES OF ORDER

In the absence of other authority, the deliberation of this Local shall be governed by "Roberts' Rules of Order".

 

ARTICLE 4: AMENDMENTS

Amendments to these By Laws may be made in the same manner as prescribed for amendments to the Constitution.


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Des Moines Iowa Area Local - 44 2010

Des Moines Iowa Area Local - 44    2009


Fort Dodge
May 05, 2010

Waterloo
Jun 03, 2008

LOCAL CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS

OF THE

APWU LOCAL 451, AFL-CIO

WATERLOO, IOWA

(REVISED 2008)

 

 

 

PREAMBLE

We, the Postal Workers of America, in order to form a more perfect union, establish this Constitution.

We, who come from the diverse crafts, believe that in unity there is strength.

We believe that all postal workers and all members of labor have the right to economic, political and social justice.

That all men and women have the inherent right to earn a living and be justly paid for the services they perform.

That all postal workers have the right to expect to have decent shelter, food and clothing. That they have the right to see that their children have the best of education. The investment of the worker’s lifeblood in giving service gives him/her that right.

We further believe that all men and women are created equal with the right to determine their own destiny and to participate in the forces and events that affect them.

We believe that all postal workers have the right, regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, handicap, political affiliation, age, or religion to hold their heads high and to have respect for themselves as individuals.

We believe, therefore, that in the spirit of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, all men and women are free and have the right to come together to promote the common cause of all.

We also believe that all members have certain basic rights within our Union and shall be secure in those rights. In order to give life to the Preamble to this Constitution, and to the Constitution itself, the Members’ Bill of Rights has been established.

 

 

 

 

MEMBERS’ BILL OF RIGHTS

1. Every member has the right to be respected as a human being.

2. Every member has the right to be respected as a brother or sister of this Union.

3. Every member has the right to freedom of speech and the right to be heard.

4. Every member has the right to the freedom to listen.

5. Every member has the right to the freedom of the press.

6. Every member has the right to participate in the activities of this Union.

7. Members shall not be denied the right to seek any office or the right to vote in this Union

because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, handicap, political

affiliation, age or religion.

8. Every member has the right to support the candidate of his/her choice and to participate in

that right with others.

9. Every member has the right to a fair trial, to be represented by an individual of his or her

choice and to proper appeal procedures.

10. Every member has the right to be secure in his or her basic rights without fear of political,

economic, physical or psychological intimidation.

 

Article One: The Union

Section One: The name of this Union shall be "Waterloo Local #451" and shall be referred to as "Union" hereafter. The Union shall be affiliated with the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO and all other labor organizations as determined by the membership.

Section Two: The Union’s objective and purpose are to unite postal workers into one organization for their social and economic advancement and to aid the improvement of the United States Postal Service.

 

Article Two: Membership

Section One: Full membership in this Union shall be limited to any active or retired dues-paying career Postal employee except those exercising permanent supervision.

Section Two: Limited membership shall be limited to non-dues paying retired career Postal employees.

Section Three: Social membership shall be available to permanent management personnel and full members leaving the USPS. Social members must pay dues, but shall have no right to hold office, be a delegate or vote in matters concerning this Union.

Section Four: All candidates for membership in this Union must be submitted on POD 1187.

Section Five: No eligible member shall be denied membership in this Union because of race, creed, sex, national origin, religion or political beliefs.

 

Article Three: Officers

Section One: The elected officers of this Union shall be President, Vice-President, Stewards Director, Secretary, Treasurer, Editor, and Trustee (3). This order represents the chain of command, with the Trustees in descending order by length of time in position, then by the votes when elected.

Section Two: The Executive Board shall consist of the elected officers. A meeting of the Executive Board shall require a quorum of five.

Section Three: The appointed officers of this Union shall be all Stewards, one of whom shall be designated by the President as Chief Steward and shall act as liaison between the Stewards and the Stewards Director.

 

Article Four: Duties of Officers and Delegates

Section One: Attendance of officers is required at monthly meetings. This shall be waived for the following reasons: (1) Official Union business, (2) Official USPS business, (3) Family emergency, (4) Military duty. Two or more unexcused absences in a calendar quarter shall result in forfeiture of that quarter’s salary.

Section Two: The President shall preside at all meetings, appoint all committee and committee chairpersons except the Election Committee, appoint all stewards and be responsible for their training, submit an article for each issue of the paper, and assign other duties to officers as necessary. S/he shall be a delegate to State and National Conventions and all other special meetings with funding as outlined under "Funds of the Union" below.

Section Three: The Vice-President shall perform the duties of President in the President’s absence, shall perform the duties of Hospital Plan and OWCP Representative and submit an article for each issue of the paper.

Section Four: The Stewards Director, as normal Step 2 designee, shall be responsible for the overall welfare, working conditions, grievances, safety and health of members in this Union, shall assist stewards in their duties and shall submit an article for each issue of the paper.

Section Five: The Secretary shall record minutes and attendance of each meeting in a bound book and submit these minutes to be published in the paper.

Section Six: The Treasurer shall keep records of funds and expenses of this Union in a bound book and submit financial reports to be published in the paper.

Section Seven: The Editor shall publish the paper at least ten months each year with complete editorial control; be a member of the APWU National Postal Press Association, with annual dues to be paid by the Union; be a delegate to the National Editor’s Conference with funding as outlined in "Funds of the Union" below; and display proper disclaimer advising the reader that the articles published in the newsletter are the opinion of the writer and not necessarily that of the Editor or the Union.

Section Eight: The Trustees shall have custody of all Union property and shall examine the condition of the Union, including but not limited to, a semi-annual audit and report of Union funds.

Section Nine: Delegates shall be selected and have duties as listed and as follows: Other delegates shall be elected at a regular meeting for which advance notice has been given. All delegates shall be required to present a timely report to a general meeting following their attendance as delegate.

 

Article Five: Nominations and Elections

Section One: Candidate eligibility shall be limited to any member in good standing who is eligible as defined in Article 10, Section 12 of the APWU Constitution and By-Laws. Upon nomination, the candidate shall certify that s/he meets these requirements. No member will be on the ballot for more than one office.

Section Two: Terms of office will be two years, unless completing an unfinished term. After a general election, duties will be assumed on January 1 with installations at the January or February meeting.

Section Three: Nominations will be accepted at the September and October meetings. Verbal and written nominations shall be accepted and posted on the Union bulletin board and published in the paper.

Section Four: The Election Committee shall consist of five members appointed by the Election Committee Chairperson. Committee members shall not appear on the ballot. The Election Committee shall mail out ballots and count votes, shall ascertain that all by-laws and regulations of the U.S. Department of Labor are followed, and shall post nominations and election results on the Union bulletin board and submit these results to the Editor for publication.

Section Five: General Elections shall be by referendum every two years. Ballots shall be mailed out no later than November 15 and counted after 1000 hours on November 30. Each member in good standing as of November 14 shall receive a ballot. The Treasurer will determine if a member is in good standing and will supply a list of members in good standing to the Election Committee in adequate time. Candidates will appear on the ballot in the order nominated for each office. All ballots shall be mailed to members and shall include a secret envelope in which the member places the complete ballot, and return envelope with member’s name and address label attached to the back side. Upon receipt of the complete ballot, the member’s signature must appear in the upper left hand corner of the outer return envelope. A subcommittee from the election committee shall verify envelopes by comparing to the most recent membership list. The election committee shall open returned envelopes and separate the ballots from the return envelope. The secret ballot will then be opened and counted. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes for each position shall be declared elected. In the case of a tie, a runoff referendum election shall be held.

Section Six: A special election shall be held to fill an office which is vacated before the normal end to term, except in the case of vacancy of the Presidency, in which case the Vice-President shall fill the position until after the next general elections. Nominations for special elections shall be taken at the next general meeting. Notification shall be posted on the bulletin board, and in the paper if time allows. Election of the officer shall be held at the second general meeting after the office is vacated. Voting shall be by paper ballot by those members present at the meeting. The winner shall be the member who receives the highest number of votes.

 

Article Six: Meetings

Section One: General membership meetings shall be required each calendar month except August and December. The date and time of each meeting shall be determined by a majority vote of the Executive Board before the meeting prior to the one being set. In the event the Executive Board has not set the meeting date and time, the meeting shall default to 1100 hours on the third Saturday of the month, unless by a three-fourths majority members at a meeting determine otherwise. Advanced notice of date, time and place of general membership meetings shall be printed in the newsletter and posted.

Section Two: Special meetings may be called by the President or the Trustees or a petition signed by at least twenty members with date, time and place posted on the Union bulletin board. Special meetings shall be limited to one announced subject, with the exception that the members present at a special meeting may consider additional subject(s) by three-fourths majority.

Section Three: A quorum shall consist of ten members who are present within one hour of the scheduled meeting time.

Section Four: Robert’s Rules of Order (Revised) shall govern all things not covered by the Union by-laws.

 

Article Seven: Funds of the Union

Section One: Dues increases shall be determined by membership at a regular meeting with advance notice given. A two-thirds majority of eligible voting members present at the meeting shall be necessary to pass a dues increase.

Section Two: Bank account(s) shall be established at the direction of the membership. All canceled checks shall be returned to the Union. Two signatures shall be required on all checks with the President, Vice-President and Treasurer authorized.

Section Three: The salaries of the officers shall be paid quarterly in the following amounts: President, $500.00; Vice-President, $125.00; Steward’s Director, $325.00; Secretary, $75.00; Treasurer, $300.00; Editor, $75; and Stewards (but not alternates), $150.00.

Section Four: In addition, the President shall be granted up to forty (40) hours of LWOP per quarter at the hourly rate for arbitration work and other necessary Union business, to be paid upon presentation of documentation. The Editor or officer performing as Editor shall receive $40 per issue published, paid quarterly. Any officer incurring lost leave due to being in an LWOP status solely for the performance of union duties and/or responsibilities shall be re-imbursed for said lost leave at his/her normal USPS hourly rate.

Section Five: No officer shall receive more than one salary for performing the duties of two or more officers. The highest or higher of the salaries shall be paid.

Section Six: Delegate expenses shall be determined by the membership at a regular meeting. Reimbursement shall not be made without a receipt, though advance checks may be paid to delegates.

 

Article Eight: Amendments

Section One: Proposal amendments, signed by at least ten members, shall be submitted in writing to the Secretary and shall be read at the next general meeting. The amendment(s) shall then be posted on the Union board and published in the paper to be acted upon at the following general meeting, with a two-thirds majority of eligible members at the meeting necessary for adoption.

Section Two: Adopted amendments shall stand immediately unless specified otherwise within.

 

Article Nine: Recall

A petition for recall may be filed by the signature of at least ten members who have sufficient proof that an officer of this Union has acted dishonestly or otherwise detrimentally to the interests of this Union. The charges shall be submitted in duplicate with the petition for recall to an elected officer. The Executive Board shall send one copy of the charges to the officer being charged. Fifteen days shall be allowed the officer to reply to the charge in writing. After the fifteen day period, the Executive Board shall call a special meeting to be held within the next fifteen days for the purpose of reading the charges and the reply, and for discussion of these only. Within five days following the special meeting, the Executive Board shall mail to each member a copy of the special meeting minutes and a referendum ballot as prescribed for a general election. Ballots shall be counted after 1000 hours on the fifteenth day after the special meeting. A two-thirds majority of the votes cast shall be required to recall the officer.

 

Article Ten: Deaths of Members

In the event of the death of any member of this Union, the President or her/his designee shall present to the member’s family a suitable arrangement of flowers, or a Holy Bible or other book of the member’s religion in the name of the Union. A special committee of members shall be named by the President to assist the deceased member’s family, if the family desires such help.

 

 

 


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Sep 30, 2008

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