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An Amendment to Address the Subordinate Body Appeal Period for the Establishment of an Organizing Committee

BE IT RESOLVED:

        That the International Union Constitution, Article IX, Section 27, is amended to read as follows:

        Section 27.  In any case where the International President determines that an organizational opportunity requires the establishment of a structure to conduct organizational and related activities in a jurisdiction because there is no existing affiliate in such jurisdiction or because the existing affiliate does not have the capacity to successfully conduct such activities, the International President, subject to the advice and consent of the International Executive Board, may establish an organizing committee covering such jurisdiction. The International President shall promptly notify each subordinate body in the affected jurisdiction of the decision to establish an organizing committee, which shall not be effective until at least sixty days after the date of notice to the subordinate bodies in the affected jurisdiction., and aAny such subordinate body may, by action of such subordinate body, appeal the International President’s decision to the International Executive Board by filing such appeal with the International Secretary-Treasurer within sixty forty-five days after the date of notice of the International President’s decision.  The International President’s decision shall not be effective until at least sixty days after the date of notice to the subordinate bodies in the affected jurisdiction and may, upon the request of any subordinate body appealing from such decision, be stayed pending the International Executive Board’s consideration of such appeal. If such a stay is requested, the International President may grant the stay or refer the request to the Executive Committee of the International Executive Board for consideration, in which case the decision of the Executive Committee on the request for a stay shall be final. If no stay is granted, the decision of the International President shall be effective on the date specified in the initial notice issued by the International President. Upon the establishment of an organizing committee in a jurisdiction where there is an existing council, such council shall be dissolved and the property of such council, including its right to receive per capita tax from its affiliated local unions, shall revert to the organizing committee to be used in connection with such organizing activities. Upon the establishment of an organizing committee in a jurisdiction where there is no existing council, the organizing committee shall be entitled to the payment of per capita tax from the local unions in its jurisdiction as if it were a council, as provided in Section 25 of this Article, at a rate equal to the minimum council rate as determined in accordance with Sections 5 and 6 of this Article, to be used in connection with such organizing activities. The International President shall, in consultation with the subordinate bodies in the affected jurisdiction, appoint the members of any organizing committee established pursuant to this Section, who shall serve in an advisory capacity, and such staff as may be needed to conduct the affairs of such organizing committee, who shall serve under the direction of the International President and such representatives as may be designated by the International President. Upon the completion of the activities of the organizing committee, the International Union shall charter such subordinate body or bodies as it deems appropriate for the affected jurisdiction as otherwise provided in this Article, and any remaining property of any council that was dissolved in the course of establishing the organizing committee shall be assigned by the International Union to such subordinate body or bodies as determined by the International President.

 

SUBMITTED BY:
Lee Saunders, International President
Laura Reyes, International Secretary-Treasurer

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