BILL OF RIGHTS OF UNION MEMBERS

1. No person otherwise eligible for membership in this Union shall be denied membership, on a basis of unqualified equality, because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability or political beleif.

2. Members shall suffer no impairment of freedom of speech concerning the operations of this Union. Active discussion of Union affairs shall be encouraged and protected within this organization.

3. Members shall have the right to conduct the internal affairs of this Union free from employer domination.

4. Members shall have the right to fair and democratic elections, at all levels of the Union. This includes due notice of nominations and elections, equal oppurtunity for competing candidates, and proper election procedures which shall be constitutionaly specified.

5. Members shall have an equal right  to run for and hold office, subject only to constitutionaly specified qualifications, uniformly applied.

6. Members shall have the right to a full and clear accounting of all Union funds at all levels. Such accounting shall include, but not be limited to , periodic reports to the membership by the appropriate fiscal officers and periodic audits by officers elected for that purpose or by independant auditors not otherwise connected with the Union.

7. Members shall have the right to full participation, through discussion and vote, in the decision making processes of the Union, and to pertinent information needed to the exercise of this right. This right shall specificaly include decisions concerning the acceptance or rejection of colective bargaining contracts, memorandum of undersatanding, or any other agreements affecting their wages, hours or other terms and conditions of their employment. All members shall have an equal right to vote and each vote cast shall be of equal weight.

8. Charges against a member or officer shall be specific and shall be only on grounds provided in this constitution. Acused members or officers shall have the right to a fair trial with strict adherence to due process. The accused shall be considered innocent until proven guilty.



BILL OF RIGHTS
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UNION MEMBERS
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