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35th International Convention - Las Vegas, NV (2002)

An amendment to modify the treatment of the property of subordinate bodies that have disaffiliated

Amendment No. 3
35th International Convention
June 24 - 28, 2002
Las Vegas, NV


That the International Constitution, Article IX, Section 34, is amended as follows:

Section 34. The funds or property of a subordinate body, whether chartered or not, shall not be divided among the members, but shall remain intact for the use of such subordinate body for its legitimate purposes while such subordinate body exists. When any such subordinate body secedes or discontinues its affiliation, all monies, books, collective bargaining agreements and any other memoranda of understanding or other agreements concerning wages, hours, or terms and conditions of employment of members of such subordinate body and other properties shall be transmitted to the International Secretary-Treasurer and assigned to the International Union to be held in trust for the purpose of reorganization. If such subordinate body is not reorganized within a period of two years following transmission of its assets to the International Secretary-Treasurer, then an amount of funds equal to the value ofsuch assets shall revert to be provided to such reorganized subordinate body by the International Union. No property of any subordinate body and no property in the possession, custody or control of any such subordinate body or any of its officers or employees, and no property held in trust, express or implied, which was created or established by any such subordinate body and whose primary purpose is to provide benefits for the members of such subordinate body or their beneficiaries, shall be given, contributed, assigned, donated or result to, or be given to the control of, either directly or indirectly, any seceding, dual or antagonistic labor organization or group or to any subordinate body which is in violation of the International Constitution, but any such property shall remain in the custody or control of the subordinate body as indicated above, regardless of whether a majority of the membership may have seceded or disaffiliated.


    Gerald W. McEntee, International President
    William Lucy, International Secretary-Treasurer