​BY-LAWS OF UAW LOCAL 912

February 20, 2014

International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, U.A.W.

Table of Contents:

Article Title Page

1. Name
2. Constitution
3. Fiscal Year
4. Membership
5. Membership Meeting
6. Power of Administrations
7. Local Union Officers
8. Executive Board
9. Committee and Stewards
10. Bargaining Committee
11. Committees
12. Elections and Election Committee
13. Finances
14. Attendance Rules
15. Delegates from Local
16. Appeals
17. Strike and Strike Committee
18. Retired Workers Chapter
19. General
20. Amendments
21.Miscellaneous


Amended and Approved at Regular Membership Meeting 
March 10 2014

By-Laws Committee:
John M. Leslie
Vanessa Cole
Michael Fernand


Article 1: Name

Section 1:

This organization shall be known as Local 912 International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers, U.A.W.


Article 2: Constitution and By-Laws
Section 1:
The Constitution of this organization shall be the Constitution of the International Union, UAW and these by-laws shall be in all respects subordinate to say Constitution and all say applications and interpretations thereof.

Article 3: Fiscal Year
Section 1:
The fiscal year of this Local Union shall begin on January 1st and end December 31st.

Article 4: Membership
Section 1:
(a) The Local Union shall be composed of workers eligible for Membership in the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agriculture Implement Workers of America, UAW, over whom the Local Union has jurisdiction.
(b) Each member in good standing of this Local Union has the right to attend all Membership meetings and express views, arguments, and opinions on all matters and business, including candidates for office, properly before the meeting; to meet and assemble freely with other members and generally, to participate in the activities of the Local Union in a responsible manner consistent with good conscience in order to present and discuss factually and honestly the issues and personalities upon which the membership must base its decision. These rights shall at all times be subject to the rules of the Union. A member, in exercising the foregoing rights and privileges shall not take any irresponsible action which would tend to jeopardize or destroy, or to be detrimental to either the Local or International Union as organizations; or their free democratic heritage or which would interfere with performance by this Local Union or the International Union as an affiliate of the International Union. Violation or abuse of these rights and privileges of Membership, or engaging on conduct unbecoming of a union member.
(c) The membership shall strive to obtain the objectives set forth in the 
International Constitution and additional objectives as established as the Policy of the International Union; to maintain free relations with Organizations; to do all in its power to strengthen and promote the Labor Movement; to cooperate with Regional Board Members, the International Representatives and help promote organizational activities.

Article 5: Membership Meetings

Section 1: Regular membership meetings shall be held on the second (2nd) 
Monday of each month and will be held prior to 2nd shift and after 3rd shift and after 1st shift.

Section 2: Special membership meeting may be called when deemed necessary by Local Union Executive Board or the President of the Union.

Section 3: The order of business of regular membership meetings shall be as outlined in Article 42 of the International Constitution. All questions of parliamentary nature shall be decided by Roberts Rules of Order.

Section 4: Members in attendance at the regular membership meetings shall constitute a quorum.

Section 5: Any member who attends a meeting in an intoxicated condition and\or creates a disturbance or becomes unruly shall lose right to vote at said meeting, When necessary to maintain order, the member may be evicted from the meeting by order of the Chairman, subject to the challenge of the member. Flagrant and persistent violation of this section by any Member shall be considered conduct unbecoming a union member.

Article 6: Powers of Administration

Section 1:
(a) The membership is the highest authority of the Local Union and shall be empowered to take or direct action not inconsistent with the Constitution or By-Laws
(b) Between membership meetings, the Executive Board shall be the highest authority of the Local Union and shall be empowered to act on the membership to the extent urgent business requires prompt and decisive action subject to subsequent membership approval, but the Executive Board may not take action affecting the vital interest of the Local Union, without prior membership approval.
(c) Between meetings of the Executive Board, the President shall exercise general administrative authority and shall be empowered to act on the behalf of the Executive Board.

Article 7: Local Union Officers

Section 1: This Local Union shall have the following Executive Officers; President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary\Treasurer, Three Trustees, Sergeant-at-Arms and Guide.

Section 2: All officers shall familiarize themselves with the International Constitution and these By-Laws, in their entirety.

Section 3: The duties of the President shall be as outlined in ARTICLE 40, Section 1 of the International Constitution.

Article 8: Executive Board

Section 1: Regular meetings of the Executive Board shall be held on the second (2nd)Monday of each month at 8:00 a.m.

Section 2:
(a) The Executive Board shall direct payment of all ordinary bills and  
expenses of the Local Union, and shall have the authority to make disbursements of the Local Union Funds.
(b) A simple majority of the Executive Board shall constitute a quorum.
(c) Minutes of all Executive Board meetings shall be taken by Recording Secretary and shall be available to the membership at meetings.
(d)In case the Chairman of the Bargaining Committee is absent from the Executive Board meetings, the Vice-Chairman will take his place with voice and vote, as an Executive Board Member for that meeting. It is the duty of the Chairman to notify the Vice-Chairman when he intends to be absent from an Executive Board Meeting.
(e)Executive Board ranking shall be the same ranking of Executive Board Officers in ARTICLE 38, SECTION 1.
(f)All decisions and recommendations of the Executive Board shall be referred to the next regular membership meeting.

Article 9: Committee and Stewards

Section 1: Committeemen shall be nominated and elected in the June election by the membership. Stewards shall be nominated and elected in August by the membership or as needed thru coarse of term.
Section 2: All members in good standing, working under the jurisdiction to be represented by the Stewards shall be eligible to nominate and vote for the stewards.
Section 3: A vote on the question of recalling a steward or committeeman to a petition, setting forth why recall is sought and signed by at least 25% of the current members working under the jurisdiction of the Steward.
Section 4: Committeeman and Stewards shall be elected by a simple plurality.


Article 10: Bargaining Committee

Section 1: The Bargaining Committee and\or Negotiation Committee shall consist of the President, Vice-President, two (2) Committeeman, with one (1) skilled- trades representative.

Article 11: Committees

Section 1: The Local Union shall have in addition to the Local Union Executive Board, the following standing committees:
(a) Constitution and By-Laws Committee
(b) Recreation-Conservation Committee
(c) Chaplains Committee
(d) Community Action Program & Legislative Committee
(e) Editorial Committee
(f) Veterans Committee
(g) Civil & Human Rights Committee
(h) Community Services Committee
(i) Women’s Committee
(j) Consumers Affairs Committee
(k) Union Label Committee
(l) Education Committee

Section 2:
(a) Members of these committees shall serve for a period of 3 (three) years. They may be replaced if they do not function. The President may replace the chairman.
(b) Committees will function only for the purpose for which they are established. They will not assume the duties of officers of the Local Union and in no case will they incur bills without the authority of the Executive Board of Membership.
Section 3: The chairman of standing committees shall direct the functioning of the committee. It shall be the duty of the chairman of each committee to make a report at each meeting and the President shall call on each for such report.
Section 4: The chairman of standing committees shall have authority only to the extent of carrying out the decisions of the committees.
Section 5: No persons will be allowed to be chairman of more than one (1) committee at a time without approval of membership.
Section 6: Duties of the Constitution & By-Laws Committee are as follows:
(a) To study the Constitution of the International Union and these by-laws and 
  to formulate and recommend changes or amendments to these by-laws.
(b) To formulate proposed by-laws when directed to do so by the Local
  Union.
(c) To make a study of the Constitution of the International Union; to  
ascertain whether or not any changes are desirable and to formulate
recommendations to resolutions to be submitted to the International Convention after such resolutions are approved by the general
Membership of the Local Union.
Section 7: The Recreation and Leisure Time Activities Committee shall be
Composed of two (2) sub-committees.
(1) Recreation and Leisure Time Activities
(2) Conservation and Natural Resources Development Committee
(a) The duties of the Recreation and Leisure Time Activities committee shall 
be to provide leisure time activities and to promote recreational and athletic programs for the Local Union members and their families. The committee shall inform the membership of athletic activities and 
encourage their participation.
(b) The duties of the Conservation and Natural Resources Development Committee shall be:
(1) To inform the membership of steps the UAW is taking in conservation and recreation.
(2) To work with the community to study and evaluate conservation and recreation problems.
(3) To determine the interests and needs of the members and their families as they relate to conservation and recreation.  
(4) To propose and implement programs to solve conservation problems.
(5) To undertake community action programs alone, or with other groups.
(6) To establish a close working relationship with other Local Union Committees.
(7) To cooperate with other Local Unions on these problems.

Section 8: The duties of the Chaplains Committee are as follows:

(a) To purchase a floral offering and present Bible to family. Such flowering offer is to bear the insignia of the Local Union. The practice of sending flowers to members who are ill may be discontinued by the Executive Board and may be resumed in the same manner. 

Section 9: The duties of the Community Action Program and Legislative Committee shall be as follows:

(a) To analyze labor legislation and keep membership informed thereof.
(b) To ascertain the qualification of political candidates and keep the membership informed on the issues of local, state, and federal elections.
(c) To investigate and approve all political petitions before they are permitted to be circulated by the Local Union.
(d) To see that all members participate in all local, state, and federal elections and balloting, and if necessary, to appoint a sub-committee to achieve this end.
(e) To see that steps are taken to inform local, state, and federal officials of the Local Union’s decisions, recommendation protests or endorsements in matters of governments in matters of government politics.
(f) To advise the membership of pending legislation or action, and to organize effective protests, endorsements, or other action among the members of the Local Union.
(g) To see that all literature, pamphlets, and other political material issues by the International Union are properly and effectively distributed among members and others.

Section 10: The duties of the Editorial Committee are as follows:
(a) To have charge of editing the Local Union newspaper.
(b) To see that all the Local Union papers and other union papers or (method shall be determined by the Local Union.

Section 11: The duties of the Veterans Committee are as follows:
(a) To make study of legislation pertaining to national defense, selective training and service acts, soldiers and sailors civil relief and similar legislation. To keep the membership informed as to those subjects and to make recommendations to the Local Union they deem necessary.
(b) To see that labor is properly represented on draft boards, appeal boards and as appeal agents.

Section 12: The duties of the Civil and Human Rights Committee is as follows:
(a) To promote fair employment practices and to eliminate discrimination affecting labor welfare of individual members of the Local Union, the International Union, the labor Movement of the Nation.
(b) To investigate and take effective action through the proper Local Union channels on all cases of discrimination on account of race, sex, color, creed, or national origin.
(c) To summit recommendations to the Local Union on ways and means to eliminate unfair employment practices.
(d) To devise ways and means to dissipate racial prejudice.

Section 13: The duties of the Community Services Committee are as follow:
(a) To assist and promote community activities.
(b) The Local Union Community Service Committee performs the important task of getting help for our members and their families in time of need. This committee works through public and private organizations to assure the these problems faced by our members in emergency situations get the needed help. This community usually will handle the strike insurance benefits.

Section 14: The duties of the Women’s Committee are as follows:
(a) To achieve women in the labor movement.
(b) To aid and assist all other committees.
(d) To encourage women to take more active participation in all Union and community activity.

Section 15: The duties of the Consumer Affairs Committee are as follows:
(a) To educate the membership and their families how to and where to purchase union made products.

Section 16: The duties of the Union Label Committee are as follows: 
(a) Shall be the duty of the representatives to see that the union stamp be molded, stamped or affixed to all parts or finished products that go out the door.
(b) To promote the importance of supporting those goods produced in union shops, by union members under the union-won working conditions.
(c) This committee also helps bring to the attention of our members those products produced under the non-union conditions and by anti-labor manufacturers.

Section 17: The duties of the Education Committee are as follows:
(a) To promote all branches of education affecting the welfare of the individual members, the Local Union, the International Union and the labor movement.

Section 18: These committees shall perform all duties assigned to them by the Constitution and by-laws and such additional duties that may be directed to perform from time by the Executive Board or the membership.

Article 12: Elections and Election Committee

Section 1:
​(a) An election committee of three (3) will be elected to conduct all elections, which an election committee must constitutionally conduct, and certain other elections during the period of the election committee tenure.
(b) The election committee will be nominated and elected at the regular meeting preceding the meeting at which nominations for Local Union Executive Officers take place.
(c) The President shall be empowered to appoint an election committee of three (3) to conduct the election of the election committee.

Section 2:
​(a) Candidates will be elected by nomination, by a number at a meeting with the nominee having the option to accept or decline at said meeting; if nominee is not present at the meeting set forth for nominations, he shall be under obligation to accept within seven (7) days, in writing to a member of the election committee or the Financial Secretary-Treasurer. Candidates will automatically be considered as declining if he or she fails to accept within the time limits.
(b) To be eligible to be a candidate for or hold a Local Union Executive office, the member must have been in good standing in the Local Union for the last twelve (12) months preceding the nominations for that office.
(c) All members in good standing shall be notified at least fifteen (15) days, in advance of the time and place of elections and run-off election, if necessary.

Section 3: Committeemen shall be elected for a three (3) year term of office and elected at the same time as the Local Union Executive officers are elected, per ARTICLE 45.

Section 4: Nominations for all elective offices of the Local Union shall be made from the floor during a regular monthly meeting, except as provided in ARTICLE 12, Section 3 of these by-laws.

Section 5: The nominations and elections for Local Union officers shall be as outlined in ARTICLE 38, Section2 of the International Constitution.

Section 6: Bargaining Committee, other than the Chairman and the Zone Committeemen, shall be elected at large from the previously elected District Committeemen, not less than ten (10) days, not more than fifteen (15) days after the election.

Section 7: The Local Union shall post a special bulletin of the candidates names prior to the general election.

Section 8: All elections for Local Union officers, Committee and Delegates shall be by secret ballot.

Section 9: Regular elections or special elections shall be held at our Local Union office.

Section 10: Voters who have cast their ballot shall not be allowed to loiter in the voting place. Anyone charged with violations of this section shall be subject to the trial procedure in the International Constitution.

Section 11: Any candidate shall have the right to petition a recount. The petition must be filed with the election committee in writing within seven (7) days after the election and the results have been posted. The petition must state briefly the reason for seeking a recount.

Section 12: The installation ceremony may be performed by the retiring President, acting President or any regular commissioned Representative of the International Union.

Section 13: Any ballots which clearly indicate to the intention of the voters shall be considered valid, provided however, that where the ballot bears an identification mark, the ballot shall be declared void.

Section 14: Where a member has voted for more candidates than is permitted for the office, or if, for any reason, the member’s vote for office is declared invalid, the member’s vote for that office shall not be counted; however, this shall not affect the validity of the remainder of the ballot.

Section 15: The candidate elected for the election committee receiving the highest number of votes shall automatically become chairman of the Election Committee.

Section 16: The duties of the Election Committee shall be as follow:
(a) To ascertain the eligibility of the candidates; to see that the election is properly advertised and to maintain the proper polling place or places which shall be opened from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
​(b) To supervise the voting, count the votes; provide an adequate check to prevent frauds and report the results of the election as soon as possible after the votes are tabulated.
(c) To take necessary precautions and institute the required regulations to see that no member votes more than once and to make other regulations as will insure a fair and impartial election.
(d) Voting to be by machine and/or ballot. The tabulation of the vote is to be begin immediately after the polls close if practicable.
(e) All candidates that appear on the ballot are to be placed in alphabetical order.

Section 17: The election committee shall have complete charge of the election. It shall be responsible only for the Local Union.

Section 18: No one except committee and those who are waiting to vote shall be allowed in the place designated as the voting place for the election. The Local is required to permit challengers to observe the voting and the counting in accordance with ARTICLE 38; SECTION 10 (g) of the International Constitution.

Section 19: Copies of the election regulations shall be placed in a prominent position and each election committee shall make themselves familiar with the same.

Section 20: Any member of the election committee or any member of the Local Union violating any of the election rules shall be reported to the next general membership meeting.

Section 21: Any member convicted of misrepresenting returns, altering, mutilating, destroying deposited ballots, voting frequently, or intimidating others by threats, or otherwise interfering with a member exercising his or her rights to cast his or her ballot in the Local Union election, or strike balloting, shall be punished in accordance with the International Constitution.

Section 22: Results of the election shall be posted on the Union-Factory bulletin board as soon as possible. 

Section 23: No member of the Local Union shall circulate or cause to be circulated false propaganda against any member or candidate because of his or her race, color, sex, age, or nationality; religious or political affiliations. Anyone found guilty by the trial committee of violation will be subject to suspension from the Local Union.

Section 24: The general election shall be conducted according to the International Constitution, by-laws and the UAW Guide for Local Union Election Committee.



Article 13: Finances

​(a) Initiation fee for new members shall be as set forth in Article 16, Section 1 (a) and (b) of the International Constitution, this being $40.00 per new member for this Local Union.
(b) Monthly dues shall be as established by International Constitution, in Article 16, Section 2 (b).
(c) A reinstatement fee shall be charged in accordance with Article 16, Section 8 of the International Constitution.

Section 2:
In the event any lost time is involved, the Election Committee will receive straight time pay, for the time spent at the polls and until all ballots are counted, at regular straight time wages. In no event will the Election Committee be paid time and one half for serving over eight hours at the poll.

Section 3:
​(a) Delegates, officers, and representatives of this Local serving the Local on union business shall not be paid for Sunday lost time.
(b) Delegates, officers, and representatives of this Local serving the Local on union business, shall be allowed lost time, not to exceed 8 hours per day.
(c) Their transportation allowance shall be the actual cost of airfare NOT to exceed coach fare, or the maximum (mileage allowance per mile) to be automatically set by the IRS approved rate. Expenses for transportation is to be paid for the actual mode of transportation used. Mileage expenses can only be paid to the driver of the automobile. In each case the shortest route to and from their destination will be used. Lost time reimbursement shall be limited to one (1) day maximum to and one (1) day maximum from their destination for distances exceeding 150 miles one-way as established by AAA mileage charts. For distances of less than 150 miles one-way, only lost time reimbursements for the day(s) 0f the meeting will be paid, although lodging for the night previous to the meeting day(s) will be paid if the delegate(s) wish to go to their destination the night before. If “unavoidable” circumstances cause the “extended” delay of a delegate on union business of distances less than 150 miles one-way, a return travel day can be granted by the President.
​(d) Local 912 UAW will pay the single room rate for hotel or motel or at 1\2 of the double room rate if not shared with another member for any representative of Local 912 UAW who is away from home on Union Business or activity. A receipt must be turned into Financial Secretary after each trip for reimbursement.
​(e) Any representative of Local 912 UAW who is out of town on Union Business or activity for more than one (1) day and there is a full day(s) lost time involved, where overnight accommodations are necessary, shall receive forty-six ($46.00) a day for meals, and other incidental expenses that are necessary in the performance of their duties. Twenty dollars ($20.00) will be paid on day of return. If flying is used as the mode of transportation, airport parking will be paid with the presentation of a validated receipt showing charge. If flying is used as the mode of transportation, and free shuttle service is not supplied by the hotel of agency of the hotel for transportation to the hotel from the airport and vice-versa, shuttle charges or reasonable taxi fares will be paid upon the presentation of a validated receipt showing the charge. Where applicable, a minimum of 3 delegates will share a taxi and equally share its total fare. All delegates must present a receipt in order to be reimbursed. If driving is used as the mode of transportation, the actual hotel parking fees, when shown as a separate daily charge on the hotel room receipt, will be paid. This does not include tips, extra charges of valet parking or in and out charges.
​(f) Any representative of Local 912 UAW who is on union business away from the union hall, and there is a full day of lost time involved shall receive twenty ($20.00) a day for each one (1) day period, where no overnight accommodations are required. If flying is used as a mode of transportation, airport parking will be paid with the presentation of a validated receipt showing the charge. If flying is used as the mode of transportation, and free shuttle service is not supplied by the hotel or agency of the hotel for transportation to the hotel form the airport and vice-versa, shuttle charges or reasonable taxi fares will be paid upon the presentation of a validated receipt showing the charge. When applicable a minimum of 3 delegates must share a taxi and equally share its total cost. All delegates must present a receipt in order to be reimbursed. If less than a full day of lost time is involved; the expense shall be ten dollars ($10.00). This is for necessary expense in the performance of attending meetings, only parking, etc.
​(g) When any member of Local 912 UAW is out of town on union business, it is required upon their returned that they deposit with the local union Financial Secretary their original hotel or motel bills, original gasoline receipts, or remaining airline tickets.

Section 4:
(a) The various and separate funds of the Local Union will be used solely for which they are established, except as herein provided.
(b) On the recommendation of the Executive Board, all or any part of these funds except the retiree’s fund and new member orientation fund, may be transferred to General Fund, if such a transfer is approved by the membership at a regular or special advertised meeting.
Section 5: The Local union shall pay vacation pay to all full-time employees hired by Local Union on the same basis as members covered by the UAW 912 agreement.
Section 6: The President of the Local Union shall receive one hundred ($100.00) dollars per month for miscellaneous expenses incurred in administering his office. The Financial Secretary/Treasurer of the Local Union shall receive ninety ($90.00) dollars per month for miscellaneous expenses incurred in administering his office. The Vice-President of the Local Union shall receive fifty ($50.00) dollars per month for miscellaneous expenses incurred in administering his office. The Recording Secretary of the Local Union shall receive forty-five ($45.00) dollars per month for miscellaneous expenses incurred in administering his office. The Committeemen shall receive fifteen ($15.00) dollars per month for miscellaneous expenses incurred in administering his office.
Section 7: The Local 912 UAW shall pay for cell phones used by the Bargaining Committee and Financial Secretary for the purpose of conducting union business for its membership.


Article 14: Attendance Rules

Section 1:  
(a) All executive Officers and other members of the Executive Board must attend two of every there Executive Board meetings, unless properly excused, in order to continue to hold the respective office of position.
​(b) All members of the Bargaining Committee, Committeemen, and Stewards must attend two out of every three membership meeting.
(c) In no case would two out of every three meetings be misinterpreted to mean an elected official could attend one meeting and miss the next; they must attend at least six (6) meetings per fiscal year.

Section 2: The following reasons for absence will be accepted:
​(a) Absence due to attending another union function.
(b) Working in the plant on over-time.
(c) Death in the family, illness or vacation.
(d) The same rules established for membership meetings, Executive Board and Committeemen shall apply to delegates to councils also to chairman of all standing committees, Election Committee members. All excuses must be in writing and presented to the Executive Committee, for consideration, within five (5) days.

Section 3: When a member is removed from office for failure to comply with the established attendance rules, he shall not be eligible to run for any elective position and loses his eligibility to be a candidate for delegate to the UAW Convention.

Section 4: The Executive Board alone shall have the power to remove an Executive Board member or Steward for reasons of attendance.

Article 15: Delegates from the local

Section 1: Delegates to the UAW International Convention shall be chosen pursuant to provisions of Article 8 of the International Constitution. Also, eligibility of a member for Convention delegate is controlled by the International Constitution.

Section 2: Delegates to the District Auto Council shall be nominated and elected at the General Election as provided for in Article 38; Section 3 of the International Constitution.

Section 3: Runner-up for the Convention or Councils shall be the first alternate; next to be the second alternate, etc., until there is equal number of alternates as there are delegates.

Section 4: In case of a tie in delegate’s elections, the winner will be decided by a toss of a coin.

Article 16: Appeals

Section 1: All appeals shall comply with Article 50 of the International Constitution.


Article 17: Strike and Strike Committee

Section 1:
(a) All strikes shall be called or terminated only in a strike conformance with Article 50 of the International Constitution.

Article 18: Retired Worker Chapter

Section 1: There shall be a Local Union Retired Worker Chapter as for under Article 55, Section 1 of the International Constitution.

Section 2: The President of the Local Union shall appoint a delegate to serve on the governing board of the Local Union Retired Worker Chapter.

Section 3: The President shall appoint a delegate to the Area Retired Worker Council.

Article 19: General

Section 1: 
  (a) Bonding of officers shall be as set forth in the International Constitution, Article 15, and directives from the International Executive Board.
  (b) To insure democracy and activate as many members as possible, no member shall hold more than one (1) elective office, nor is a member of more than two (2) standing committees in this Local Union unless approved by membership.
  (c) Minutes of all meetings of the Executive Board and general membership meetings shall be signed by the Recording Secretary and presiding officer.
  (d) All Local Union officers, committees, committeemen and alternates handling funds or other property of the Union shall at completion of their duties turn over all papers, documents, funds and/or other union property to the properly constituted Local Union Officers.
  (e) When, in the by-laws, a pronoun is used to refer equally whether to the reference is applicable to both men and women in the singular or plural.
  (f) ARTICLE 5, Section 1 and 4 of these by-laws to be considered Rules and Order.

Article 20: Amendments

Section 1: These by-laws shall be amended, altered or revised in conformance with the following procedure:
​(a) A motion must be made and seconded. The motion shall be referred to the By-Laws Committee, and shall be reported out of said committee, at the next membership meeting together with the recommendation of the committee
(b) These by-laws or amendments shall be read at one (1) membership meeting and shall be in force and effect after being voted upon and passed by two-thirds (2/3) majority and summit to the International Union for approval.
(c) Any by-laws or amendments thereof adopted by the membership shall be binding on the Local Union membership, immediately upon submission to the International Union. The International Union Executive Board may, however, at any time, declare all or part of the Local Union By-Laws invalid, as being conflict with the International Constitution or applicable by law; in which event, the Local shall be notified and the by-laws that have been invalidated shall immediately become null and void.

Article 21: Miscellaneous

Section 1:
(a) DOOR PRIZES i.e. gas cards, t-shirts or other union memorabilia and sponsorship of union member’s activities as approved by Executive Board.