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Resolutions & Amendments

37th International Convention - Chicago, IL (2006)

An Amendment to Authorize the International Union's PEOPLE Committee to Submit Resolutions Regarding the Implementation of the PEOPLE program for Consideration by Subordinate Bodies

Amendment No. 7
37th International Convention
August 7-11, 2006
Chicago, IL


That the International Union Constitution, Article VIII, Section 5 is amended to read as follows:

Section 5.  The International Executive Board shall create from its membership a PEOPLE (Public Employees Organized to Promote Legislative Equality) Committee.  The PEOPLE Committee shall consist of the International President, who shall serve as Chairperson; the International Secretary-Treasurer; and three International Vice Presidents.  The PEOPLE Committee shall be authorized to make policy decisions on matters of federal legislation, subject to the approval of the International Executive Board.  The PEOPLE Committee shall work with the appropriate headquarters and field staff to coordinate efforts on federal legislation and on meeting minimum standards for collective bargaining laws in the various states.  The PEOPLE Committee shall, within the limitations of funds made available by the International Union, assist in promoting collective bargaining legislation and other legislative objectives of the Federation. In addition, the PEOPLE Committee shall have authority to solicit and accept voluntary financial contributions from American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees’ members to be used in such manner as the Committee considers appropriate for the achievement of the legislative goals of the Federation.  Notwithstanding any contrary provision in a subordinate body constitution regarding the submission of resolutions for consideration by such subordinate body, the International Union’s PEOPLE Committee shall be authorized to submit resolutions concerning the implementation of this Section for consideration by any subordinate body and such subordinate body shall be required to consider such resolutions as if they had been submitted in accordance with its constitution.