Formal Motion to Amend The TWU Local 591 By-Laws to Include The TWU Local 591 Executive Board At-Large Position.
A. Any member may propose an amendment to these bylaws, by submitting the change in writing to the Local Recording Secretary. The Executive Board may also consider amendments submitted to it by members of the Executive Board at its meetings.
B. The Recording Secretary will post proposed amendments, both those proposed by members and by a member of the Executive Board, on the first of each month, for thirty (30) days on the Local 591 website, allowing members to review, comment, and provide feedback for the Executive Board to review before any determination is made.
C. The Executive Board shall review all proposed amendments, to ensure consistency with the provisions of the Constitution of the Transport Workers Union of America, and any applicable Federal, State and Local Laws. Any proposed amendment found to be in violation shall be returned to the member who submitted it with a written explanation, from the Recording Secretary, for its rejection.
D. The Executive Board shall have the discretion to accept (as set forth in E below), reject, or modify any proposed amendment. The action of the Executive Board, in resolving amendments, shall be set forth in the meeting minutes of the Local Executive Board. If an amendment is rejected, the member initiating the amendment will be notified.
E. A two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Executive Board is required to approve an amendment to these bylaws and will not become final and binding unless approved by the International Administrative Committee. Any future changes in salaries, not contained in these bylaws, will be posted on the Local 591 website as part of the meeting agenda for discussion, prior to a required affirmation vote of those members present at the meeting.
I Russel Dittmer second by Jorge Rojas submit this motion to amend the Local 591 By-Laws, dated July 14, 2014, with the following changes, solely to formally incorporate the recently established Executive Board Member At-Large position into the By-Laws:
Changes in BOLD RED PRINT.
Article IV, SECTION FOUR: EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS DEFINED
Titles I, II, and V will each have a Title-specific Executive Board member to represent the members from each Title Group. In addition, the Local shall have one (1) Executive Board Member At-Large.
Article IV, SECTION FIVE: THE EXECUTIVE BOARD
- The Executive Board shall consist of the elected Officers, Five (5) Regional Vice Presidents, and Four (4) Executive Board Members.
Article V, SECTION TWO, (F): TITLE l, ll, V & AT LARGE EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
TITLE l, II, V, & At-Large Executive Board Members shall attend all monthly Executive Board meetings and shall perform all duties assigned by the President or Executive Board. Executive Board Members will serve as assistant to the Vice President, when necessary, in system board arbitration cases for their Title Group. Executive Board Members shall serve as the Local Safety Committee Chairman for their Title Group, with Executive Board Member At-Large as alternate as required.
Article VIII, SECTION ONE: RECALL
Recall of an Officer or the Executive Board Member At-Large must be by 50%+1 of the membership of the Local. Recall of a Regional Vice President must be by the 50%+1 of the Local members in that Vice President’s region only. Recall of the Title I, II, or V Executive Board Member must be by 50%+1 of the Local members of the respective Title group. Recall of a Regional Chairperson, a Station Chairperson or Section Chairperson must be by 50%+1 of the respective Local members group that elects him/her. (Amended July 15, 2014)
Article VIII, SECTION TWO: RECALL PROCESS
A petition to recall a Local officer, or a Regional Vice President, or a Title I, II, V or At-Large Executive Board Member may be filed with the Local Executive Board; by delivery to the Local Recording Secretary, or, if the Local Recording Secretary is the subject of the recall petition, with the Local President. If the petition has been signed by at least 50% plus 1 of the members who would be entitled to vote regarding the position in question in a regular election, then the Executive Board shall order a vote of the members over whether to recall the officer in question. If 50% plus one of the eligible voters vote to recall that officer in the election, then the officer shall be deemed recalled, and the position shall be deemed vacant, to be filled in accordance with these by-laws and the TWU Constitution.
Article IX, SECTION FIVE: SALARIES
F. Executive Board l, ll, V, At-Large $1,500 Monthly
Article X, SECTION THREE: NOMINATIONS FOR LOCAL OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE BOARD
- Nominations for the office of President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary-Treasurer, Regional Vice Presidents, Title I, II, V & At-Large Executive Board Members will be conducted in accordance with the TWU International Constitution.
The Board discussed the amendment motion and approved it for posting by majority vote. Per Local 591 Bylaws the motion must now be posted on the Local 591 website for 30 days for membership review at the first of the month November 1, 2018.
Formal Motion to Amend By Laws At -Large Post.pdf