CONSTITUTION
FOR CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES LOCAL 1568
ARTICLE I
NAME
  The name of this organization shall be Central Michigan University Employees Local Number 1568 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO.

ARTICLE II
AFFILIATIONS
  This Union shall be affiliated with Michigan Council Number 25 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; the Michigan State AFL-CIO and the appropriate central body of the AFL-CIO.

ARTICLE III
MEMBERSHIP AND DUES
  Section 1.  All non-academic employees of Central Michigan University at Mt. Pleasant are eligible for membership in this local union, subject to the requirements of the Constitution of the International Union.
  Section 2.  Application for membership.  The authorized application forms for payroll deduction of union dues shall constitute the membership application.
  Section 3.  The bi-weekly membership dues of this local shall be $17.28 per member; provided, however, that if the rate of per capita tax to the International Union of Michigan Council Number 25 should increase, the dues rate of this local union shall immediately and automatically increase by an equal amount.
  Section 4.  Membership dues shall be payable monthly in advance to the local secretary-treasurer and in any event shall be paid not later than the 15th day of the month in which they become due.  Any member who fails to pay dues by the 15th day of the month in which they become due shall be considered delinquent, and upon failure to pay dues for two successive months shall stand suspended.  Provided, however, that any person who is paying dues through a system of regular payroll deduction shall for so long as such person continues to pay through such deduction method, be considered in good standing.
Section 5.  A member suspended under the above section may be reinstated to membership in the local on payment of all arrearages.

ARTICLE IV
MEETINGS
  Section 1.  Meetings of Local 1568 shall be held on the third Monday of each month at a time and place determined by the executive board.  If the regular meeting day falls on a holiday an alternate time and day shall be determined by the executive board.  Meetings must be announced at least five days prior to the meeting date.
  Section 2. The officers of local 1568 shall be paid the following stipends:
    The president – seventy dollars ($70.00) per month.
    The vice-president – forty dollars ($40.00) per month.
    The chief stewards – forty dollars ($40.00) per month
    The secretary – forty dollars ($40.00) per month
    The treasurer – forty dollars ($40.00) per month
Mileage rate shall be set at allowable IRS deductible rate.  All itemized receipts and statements must be turned in to the treasurer prior to payment.
  Section 3.  Nominations, elections and terms of office:  Nominations for officers shall be made at a regular meeting in the month of November of each year, with December being the election month; the five (5) chief stewards shall be nominated and elected by the membership that they represent.
  Three (3) members of the election committee shall be appointed by the president to open and count the ballots, and upon completion of the count shall announce to the membership the results of the voting.
  The installation of officers shall take place immediately upon acceptance of the election committee’s general report.
  All nominees for office must be members in good standing of Local 1568 for at least a year.
  Officers shall be elected to one (1) year terms of office with the exception of the president and the five chief stewards who shall be elected to two-year terms of office. The president shall be elected for two-year terms in the even-numbered years and the five chief stewards shall be elected for two-year terms in the odd-numbered years.
  Section 4.  There shall be two trustees elected for three-year terms of office, except that in the initial election, one shall be elected for a one-year term, and one for a three-year term.  Sergeants-at-arms shall be appointed at every meeting by the president.

ARTICLE VI
DUTIES FO OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE BOARD
  Section 1.  The president shall preside at all meetings of the local union and of the executive board.  He shall be a member of all committees.  He shall appoint all standing committees and all special committees of the local subject to the approval of the executive board.  He shall report periodically to the membership regarding the progress and standing of the local and regarding the president’s official acts.  He shall attend all meetings called by Council Number 25 or the International Union.
  Section 2.  The vice-president shall assist the president in the work of his office.  In the absence of the president or in his inability to serve, the vice-president shall preside at all meetings and perform all duties otherwise performed by the president.  He may, with approval by the local executive board, be authorized to act as co-signer of checks drawn on the local funds in place of either the president or the treasurer.
  Section 3.  The secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of all membership meetings and of all executive board meetings.  He shall carry on the official correspondence of the local, except as the executive board may direct otherwise.  He shall perform such other duties as the executive board may require.
  Section 4.  The treasurer shall receive and receipt for all monies of the local union.  He shall deposit all money so received in the name of the local union in a bank or banks selected by the executive board and money so deposited shall be withdrawn only by checks signed by the president and the secretary-treasure.  He shall prepare and sign checks for such purposes as are required by the constitution or are authorized by the membership or the executive board.  He shall prepare and submit the monthly membership report to the International Union office and see that a check is drawn in payment of the local’s per capita tax each month and sent to the International Secretary-Treasurer.  He shall keep an accurate record of receipts and disbursements and shall, once each month, submit to the membership a monthly operating statement of the financial transactions of the local for the previous month.  He shall act as custodian of all properties of the local union.  He shall at the expense of the local union and through the International Union.  He shall see that any financial reports required by the International Union Constitution to be submitted to the International Union are submitted in accordance with the International Union Constitution.
  Section 5.  The trustees shall make or cause to be made at least semi-annually an audit of the local’s finances.  One such audit shall be made within thirty days following the election of a new treasurer and both the outgoing and the incoming treasurer shall be present at such audit.  They shall report to the membership on the results of all audits.
  Section 6.  The executive board shall be the governing body of the local union except when meetings of the local union are in session.  All matters affecting the policies, and aims and means of accomplishing the purposes of the local not specifically provided for in this constitution or by action of the membership at a regular or special meeting shall be decided by the executive board.  The board shall meet at the call of the president or of a majority of the members of the board.  A report on all actions taken by the executive board shall be made to the membership at the nest following meeting.  A majority of the members of the executive board shall be required for a quorum.

ARTICLE VIII
RULES AND REGULATIONS
  Section 1.  Mileage Allowance:  The highest allowable IRS rate per mile shall be paid for all necessary cars to carry authorized delegates and committees traveling to and from various conventions and conferences and related union business held within the State of Michigan.  The number of cars deemed necessary shall be determined by the executive board.
  Section 2.  The actual cost of meals for authorized delegates and committees to conventions and conferences shall be paid for by the local union.
    Exceptions:    Conventions and conferences held outside the State of Michigan where a given amount is set.
  Section 3.  Accommodations:  The actual cost of accommodations and lost time for authorized delegates and committees to conventions and to conferences shall be paid for by the local union approval of the executive board.
  Section 4.  All money not used for activities in the above sections 1,2, and 3, must be turned in along with itemized statements to the treasurer.


ARTICLE IX
NEGOTIATING COMMITTEES
  Section 1.  Negotiating committee shall consist of representation from council, the local president; two (2) chief stewards – one (1) chief steward from custodial, one (1) chief steward from trades and all others; one (1) member from skilled trades, one (1) member from custodial, and one (1) from any other area than those listed above (caretakers, general maintenance, purchasing, etc.)  These committee members shall be nominated and elected by the entire membership.



ARTICLE X
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
  Section 1.  This union shall at all times be subject to the provisions of the constitution of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
  Section 2.  Except to the extent specified in this constitution, no officer of the union shall have the power to act as agent for or otherwise bind the local union in any way whatsoever.  No member or group of members or other person or persons shall have the power to act on behalf of or otherwise bind the local union except to the extent specifically authorized in writing by the president of the union or by the executive board of the union.
  Section 3.  Robert’s rules of Order, Revised, shall be the guide in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the constitution and special rules of this local union or of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.


ARTICLE XI
AMENDEMENTS
  This constitution may be amended, revised, or otherwise changed by a two-thirds vote of the members voting on such proposed change and such change shall take effect only upon written approval of the International President.  Proposed amendments to this constitution must be read at a regular or special meeting of the local union and read and voted on at a subsequent meeting of the local union, adequate and proper notice having been given to the membership prior to the date on which the vote is taken.  A written copy of the proposed amendment shall be furnished to every eligible voter at the meeting at which
the vote is taken                                                 
                                                                                   APPROVED BY:
                                                                                   GERALD W.  McENTEE
                                                                                   INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT
                                                                                   May 02, 2008
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