This organization shall be known as United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (to be known in short as the “United Steelworkers” and by the acronym “USW”), Local Union 2-232.
The Executive Board shall be empowered to represent this
Local Union between meetings of the Local Union when urgent business requires
prompt and decisive action. In no case, however, shall the Board transact any
business that may affect the vital interests of the Local Union, until the
approval of the membership is secured. Expenditures of up to $300 can be
approved by the Executive Board per month.
Between meetings of the Local Executive Board, the highest
authority in the Local shall be vested in the President, whose actions are
subject to the approval or ratification of the Executive Board and the
membership at their next regular meeting.
The Financial Secretary-Treasurer, with the approval of the President,
shall purchase supplies, services and equipment necessary to allow the Local
Union to achieve the goals set forth by the membership and for the operation
and maintenance of the Local 2-232 office and equipment. Any item purchased at
a cost of $300.00 or more, shall require at least two price quotes.
Purchases of durable equipment, other than the repair or replacement of
current equipment, in the excess of $500.00, shall require the approval of the
Executive Board and Membership.
Regular meetings shall be held a minimum of six (6) times
per year at the time and date designated by a majority vote of the membership
present at any regular meeting or special meeting called for that purpose.
The President may call a special meeting of the Local. The
President shall call a special meeting at the request of the Executive Board
or the written request of one-third, but no less than seven of the members in
good standing. Written notice of a special meeting shall be posted at each
unit. The written notice shall include the date, time and place of meeting and
state the purpose for which the meeting is called. No business other than for
which the meeting is called may be transacted.
The Executive Board shall meet between membership meetings
for the purpose of handling emergency affairs of the Local Union and to plan
an interesting and constructive program for the following regular meeting of
A quorum will constitute the number of members in
attendance at a well publicized meeting.
A majority of the
Executive Board shall constitute a quorum at Executive Board Meetings.
It shall be the duty of the Financial Secretary-Treasurer to receive
all dues, initiation fees, assessments, fines, and other receipts of the Local
Union and to give official receipts or stamps furnished and approved by the
International Union for same.
Shall write and sign all checks drawn on the Local Union Treasury which
must also be countersigned by the President of the Local Union, and keep a
proper balance of the funds of the Local Union.
Shall deposit all monies collected in a suitable bank as may be
directed by the Local Union Trustees. Deposits
shall be made at least once each week.
Shall keep an inventory of all properties and records of the Local
Union, including date of purchase and amount paid.
Shall turn over all books and records to the Trustees for audit when
called upon to do so.
Shall, on the demand of the International President and/or his or her
representative, produce all books and records for examination and/or audit.
Shall comply with all provisions of the International Constitution,
pertaining to the proper functioning of his or her office and his or her
conduct as an officer and member of the Local Union.
Shall deliver to his or her successor all monies, documents, records
and other properties of the Local Union.
Shall keep proper records of all expenditures of the Local's finances
and be in compliance with all Internal Revenues Service reporting to both
FEDERAL and STATE Governmental agencies. Wage
and Hour records including all Tax Withholding and reporting shall be included
in the duties of the Financial Secretary-Treasurer.
will have the option of questioning any Union Member if discrepancies arise.
It shall be the
duty of the Sergeant-at-Arms to assist the President or Chairperson in
preserving order when called upon to do so. He or she shall also take charge
of all property of the Local Union not otherwise provided for, and perform
such duties as may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the Local
Briggs & Stratton Bargaining Committee
Bargaining Committee for the Briggs & Stratton Unit shall consist of not
more than five (5) members. The President, who will act as chairperson, the
Recording Secretary and one (1) Grievance Rep and two (2) Bargaining Committee
Committee at Strattec shall consist of the plant grievance representative and
two elected Bargaining Committee members elected by the members of the
Strattec Unit along with the Recording Secretary and the President of Local
2-232 who shall act as chairperson of the Committee.
Committee shall represent the
Salary of President and
The Salary of the
President and Financial Secretary-Treasurer shall be $1.00 less than the
equivalent of mid-point of Labor Grade Five (5) at Briggs & Stratton plus
the equivalent of mid-point of Labor Grade at Strattec Security, divided by
two, with fringe benefits equal to those offered by Briggs & Stratton,
plus a mileage allowance for use of a personal car for Union business.
In the event it is
determined by the Local Union that a full time Union position is no longer
warranted, the member holding the affected shall have former job rights as
provided in the Labor Agreement and shall fulfill their duties on a part time
basis as may be required.
members performing services for the
Members who attend
all day Political Action or Educational meetings on a voluntary basis shall
not be paid for lost time on Saturday or Sunday.
initiation fee shall be $50.00.
All votes taken to
approve or reject a contract shall be by secret ballot.
This Local Union
shall have the following officers: President,
Vice-President, Financial Secretary-Treasurer, Recording Secretary, three
Trustees (One from the Briggs Unit, One from the Strattec Unit and One
At-Large), Sergeant-at-Arms and Guide.
The Executive Board
of the Local Union shall consist of all the officers referred to in Section 1
of this Article.
Any member desiring
to run for Local Union office must notify the Recording Secretary in writing,
prior to or within fifteen (15) minutes of the end of the nomination meeting,
of his or her desire to accept nomination for a specific office.
The terms of office shall be for three (3) years.
Committee members, shop stewards, and/or Shop Committee members may be
recalled either by a majority vote of the membership of the unit electing them
or by a majority vote of the Local Union at any called meeting, providing the
party involved is given at least one weeks' written notice by the Recording
Secretary prior to the meeting and that such notice include a statement of
reasons why such action is warranted. No request for recall shall be
considered unless such request is made by at least thirty per cent (30%) of
the membership of the Bargaining Unit electing them or by at least twenty per
cent (20%) of the membership of the Bargaining Unit if the action is initiated
at the Local. In recalling such person, the
Local Union may impose such period of ineligibility for election to
the position from which recalled as the Local Union deems advisable,
but not to exceed one year. There shall be no right of
appeal to any International Officer or body from recall action taken,
except in the event of alleged procedural irregularity in such action.
Section 2. The
President and Financial Secretary shall be designated as automatic delegates
to all District Council 1,
These By-Laws shall
become effective immediately following approval of the International
President. Except as otherwise here in provided, these By-Laws can be amended
only by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present at any regular or
specially called meeting for this purpose.
In the case of a dues increase or decrease, refer to Article VIII.
All amendments must be presented at least one regular membership
meeting prior to the meeting at which final action is to be taken and shall
not be effective until approved by the International Executive Board.
All new or amended
By-Laws must be submitted to the Chairperson of the By-Law Committee.
The Committee will approve or reject it.
If rejected, the member will be notified of their right to present the
new or amended By-Law at a regular membership meeting according to Article
XXI, Section 1.
rejected by the By-Law Committee, or not acted on by the By-Law Committee
within 45 days of being submitted to the Chairperson of the By-Law Committee,
may be presented to membership at the next regular meeting in the form of a
motion, supported by a second, and in accordance with Article XXI, Section 1
All proposals for
new or amended By-Laws will be posted on shop bulletin boards with notice of
the meeting at which they will be acted upon after being presented at a
membership meeting and before the meeting at which they will be considered for