LOCAL UNION 2323
 
 
 INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD
 
 OF
 
 ELECTRICAL WORKERS
 
 
 CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND
 
 
Approved: March 19, 2010
 


ORDER OF BUSINESS
  l. Opening.
  2. Roll Call of Officers and Reading of Minutes.
  3. Communications and Bills.
  4. Reports of Executive Board and Officers.
  5. Propositions for Membership.
  6. Reports on Candidates.
  7. Balloting or Voting on Candidates.
  8. Obligations of Candidates.
  9. Reports of Delegates and Committees.
10. Reports of Accidents, Sickness or Death of Members.
11. Roll Call of Members.
12. Unfinished Business.
13. New Business. (Under this heading comes matters relating to any election and installation of officers.)
14. Good of the Union.
15. Receipts and Expenses.
16. Closing.
NOTE: This sheet ORDER OF BUSINESS is not a part of the Local Union bylaws. It is attached to the bylaws to provide rules for the orderly conduct of Local Union meetings. Roll Call of Members is optional to the Local Union and may or may not be used as the Local Union decides.

 

ARTICLE I
Name ‑ Jurisdiction ‑ Objects
 
Sec. 1. This Organization shall be known as Local Union 2323 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Cranston, Rhode Island. Local 2323 shall have jurisdiction over all Telephone work as defined in Article XXVI, Section 6(b) of the IBEW Constitution when performed by AT&T Relay Center, Lucent Technologies, Bell Atlantic (Plant, Traffic and Sales), AVAYA, Verizon (Plant, Traffic and Sales) in the entire state of Rhode Island, Seekonk, Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut.
However, the right of the International Office to change this jurisdiction is recognized, as provided for in the IBEW Constitution.
Sec. 2. The objects of this Local Union shall be to promote by all proper means the material and intellectual welfare of its members
Sec. 3. Local Union 2323 shall cover “A” and “BA” types of membership.

 

ARTICLE II
Meetings
Sec. 1. Meetings of the Units shall constitute and be considered the regular meetings of the Local Union.
Sec. 2. Regular meetings shall be held once monthly at the time and date as decided by the Local Union. The International Office shall be advised of the time, date, and location of regular Local Union meetings and also of any future changes. The membership shall be notified of any change in regular meeting dates.
Sec. 3. Special meetings may be called only by the Business Manager or Executive Board. The members shall be notified in writing (by mail, leaflets, in the Union newspaper, or on accessible bul‑ letin boards) of any special meeting. No business shall be transacted at any special meeting except that for which it has been called.
Sec. 4. Meeting or conferences of any individual work group, for the purpose of discussing problems of such group may be called by that group’s Chief Steward upon authorization by the Business Manager or his representative. Any action by such groups shall be subject to approval of the Local Union as provided for in the IBEW Constitution.

 

ARTICLE III
Officers ‑ Elections ‑ Duties
Sec. l. The officers shall perform such duties as are stated in Article XVII of the IBEW Constitution. In addition, they shall perform such duties as are outlined in these bylaws and such duties as may be assigned to them by the Local Union and which are not in conflict with the IBEW Constitution and these bylaws.
Sec. 2. Failure of officers to perform their duties, the suspension or removal of any officer and the filling of any vacancies, shall be dealt with as stated in Article XVI of the IBEW Constitution.
Sec. 3. All officers and representatives and all employees shall be bonded to the extent required by the International or any applicable Federal or State law whichever is greater. The bond shall be secured through the International and the premium shall be paid by the Local Union.
Sec. 4. (a) Nominations for Local Union officers shall be held at the regular meeting of each Unit in April of election years.
(b) Members of one Unit may nominate members of another Unit for Local Union office. It is not necessary that such nominees be confined to a particular Unit. A member placing the name of another member in nomination for office when the nominated member is not present, shall at the time the nomination is made, give to the Unit Recorder evidence in writing signed by the nominee, that the nominee agrees to be a candidate for a specific Local Union office. However, any member being nominated in this manner cannot signify his/her intentions to be a candidate for more than one (1) specific Local Union office.
(c) Immediately after nominations, the Unit Recorder shall forward a list of the names of the candidates, signed by the Unit Recorder and the Unit Chairman, to the Recording Secretary of the Local Union.
(d) After nominations have closed, the President shall appoint an Election Judge and as many Tellers as are required who shall serve as an Election Board to conduct the election. No candidate for office shall be eligible to serve on the Board.
(e) After nominations have been made and those nominated are found to be qualified, the Election Board shall have ballots prepared, listing in alphabetical order, the names of all candidates for each respective office, beginning with President and continuing in the order named in the IBEW Constitution. Such ballots shall not contain any identifying numbers or marks.
(f) All voting shall be by mail ballot.
(g) The Financial Secretary shall furnish to the Election Judge not less than twenty‑one (21) days before the election, an alphabetical list of all members eligible to vote. All members in good standing and qualified shall be entitled to vote.
(h) The Executive Board shall decide the last day on which ballots shall be received, and the date, time, and place when the ballots will be counted. This date shall be in the month of June and this information shall be enclosed with the ballot sent to each member eligible to vote.
(i) The Election Judge shall mail or cause to be mailed to all eligible voters, an official ballot and two (2) envelopes. One envelope shall be smaller than the other and shall have the words OFFICIAL BALLOT stamped or printed on it. The larger envelope shall be preaddressed to the Election Board and shall contain a space in the upper left hand corner where the member shall place his/her name and address.
(j) Upon receiving his/her ballot, the member shall mark same and enclose it in the smaller envelope marked OFFICIAL BALLOT. This envelope shall be placed in the larger preaddressed envelope and mailed to the Election Board.
(k) The Election Board shall select a depository to which the envelopes containing the ballot shall be mailed. This shall not be the Local Union Post Office Box or the Local Union Headquarters. (Cost of such depository shall be paid by the Local Union). This Board shall advise the Local Union of such depository in sufficient time to prepare the preaddressed envelopes.
(l) The Election Board shall open the envelopes, remove the smaller envelope marked OFFICIAL BALLOT and deposit same in the ballot box with the other ballots. No envelope received later than the time and date as determined and announced by the Executive Board shall be opened by the Election Board.
(m) The Election Board shall count the ballots and certify the results in writing to the Executive Board immediately after the ballots have been counted.
(n) All election records including ballots shall be preserved for one (1) year from the date of election, after which same shall be destroyed unless a question has arisen in connection therewith.
(o) Any candidate for office may be present or have an IBEW member as an observer present at the counting of the ballots.
(p) Write‑in votes shall not be permitted.
(q) The election shall be decided for the candidate receiving the most votes for a specific office.
Sec. 5. (a) The officers shall be those provided for in Article XVI of the IBEW Constitution.
(b) The offices of Business Manager and Financial Secretary shall be combined.
(c) Any officer accepting a management job, regardless of the duration, shall have his office declared vacant and such vacancy shall be filled in accordance with Article XVI, Section 16 of the IBEW Constitution.
Sec. 6. The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer and one member from each Unit elected at large and 5 additional members elected at large, From each of the bargaining groups: Bell Atlantic Plant; Bell Atlantic Sales; Bell Atlantic Traffic; AT&T Relay Center and Lucent Technologies. In order to be a candidate for or hold a position as a member of the Executive Board, a member must work or live in the area covered by his/her particular Unit or bargaining group.
Sec. 7. (a) Nominations for officers shall be held in April 2012, and election of officers shall be held in June 2012 and every three (3) years thereafter, as stated in Article XVI of the IBEW Constitution. Notice shall be mailed to all members at least twenty (20) days prior to the meeting for nominations in election years with all information regarding nominations, list of offices to be filled, date, time, and place of election, and the date, time, and place of run‑off election if required.
(b) No member shall be a candidate for more than one (1)office, except as provided in these bylaws and with approval of the International President. If nominated for more than one office, the member shall immediately declare for which office he/she will be a candidate. However, this shall not apply to offices which have been combined with the approval of the International President.
(c) Every candidate shall have the right once within thirty (30) days prior to the election to inspect a list containing the names and last‑known addresses of all the members of the Local Union. Such list of members shall be maintained and kept by the Local Union. The membership list shall not be copied for the use of any candidate.
(d) No member shall be eligible for office unless he/she has been a member of Local Union 2323 in continuous good standing for at least two (2) years immediately prior to nomination.

 

ARTICLE IV
Executive Board
Sec. 1. The duties of this Board are outlined in Article XVII of the IBEW Constitution and these bylaws.
Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the Board to investigate all applications for membership and submit its report to the Local Union for action in accordance with Article XX of the IBEW Constitution. The preceding sentence shall not apply to apprentices as covered elsewhere in these bylaws. The Board shall also investigate and pass upon all traveling cards in full accordance with Article XXIII of the IBEW Constitution. The Board shall make its final report to the Local Union within sixty (60) days after the application or traveling card has been presented for Board consideration.
Sec. 3. Special meetings of the Board may be called by its Chairman or the Business Manager.
Sec. 4. The President shall serve as Chairman and the Recording Secretary shall serve as Secretary of the Board.
Sec. 5. The Board shall meet regularly each month.

 

ARTICLE V
Business Manager
Sec. 1. The Business Manager shall perform such duties as are stated in Article XVII of the IBEW Constitution and these bylaws. Also, the Business Manager shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Local Union and which are not in conflict with the IBEW Constitution and these bylaws.
Sec. 2. The Business Manager shall report to the Executive Board and the Local Union when called upon, or when he/she deems such necessary. The Executive Board and Local Union officers shall cooperate with the Business Manager in the performance of the duties of the office and shall not work in conflict with the Business Manager.
Sec. 3. The Business Manager or an assistant shall attend each Unit’s regular monthly meeting.

 

ARTICLE VI
Salaries
Sec. 1. Salaries shall be:
President                                             $100.00 per month
Vice President                                         50.00 per month
Recording Secretary                               65.00 per month
Treasurer                                              125.00 per month
Executive Board Member                       20.00 per Executive Board meeting attended
Unit Chairman                                                    30.00 per Unit meeting attended.
Unit Vice Chairman                                10.00 per Unit meeting attended.
Unit Recorder                                         15.00 per Unit meeting attended.
Chief Stewards                                       20.00 per month
Stewards                                                 15.00 per month
Business Manager‑
Financial Secretary                  a weekly salary equal to 150% of the top wage,
Schedule 1, in the New England Telephone Company Plant Agreement.
Assistant Business
Manager(s)                              a weekly salary equal to 120% of the top wage,
Schedule 1, in the New England Telephone Company Plant Agreement.
Sec. 2. Should any two (2) offices be combined, then the officer shall receive the salary of only one (1) office, whichever is the higher.
Sec. 3. All disbursements for authorized expenditures made in behalf of the Local Union shall be supported by receipts, vouchers, or other reasonable proof of claim.
Sec. 4. (a) Members appointed or assigned to conduct Union business and not paid by their employer shall be reimbursed for lost wages at the individual’s straight time rate resulting from the assignment or appointment.
(b) Members attending approved meetings as a Representative of the Union shall be compensated at the rate of $12.00 per meeting attended unless they have been reimbursed in accordance with (a) above.
(c) Officers or members required to use their personal automobile while on Union business shall be reimbursed at a rate per mile as determined by the Executive Board, while on such business. At such time as the Local decides, the Business Manager shall have a leased car and an Oil Company credit card provided by the Local Union.
(d) All wage reimbursements incurred as a result of authorized Union activity shall be paid as incurred and payment be made within the members normal pay period provided that an itemized statement on the prescribed Local Union form for reimbursement of pay lost is utilized. It is understood that the Executive Board approval for all disbursements shall be continued.
All expenses incurred as a result of authorized Union activity shall be paid provided an itemized statement on the prescribed Local Union form for reimbursement of expenditures is submitted within 30 days of incurrence.
(e) Officers and members on Union business shall be limited to a reasonable expense for the noon meal.
Sec. 5. (a) While the Business Manager‑Financial Secretary, Assistant Business Manager(s) are on leave of absence from the employer, the Local Union shall pay the hospital, medical and group life insurance premiums, dental, EWD Days, vacations, vision care, savings and security plan, and the differences of pension, insurance, and death benefits.
(b) While the Business Manager‑Financial Secretary and Assistant Business Manager(s) are employed by the Local Union, the Local Union shall extend sickness and accident disability benefits to them to be equal to what contractual benefits bargained for by the Union.
(c) The Business Manager‑Financial Secretary and Assistant Business Manager(s) will receive the same vacation benefits that they would be entitled to as bargained for by the Union. They will be given credit for all time both on the Company payroll and the Union payroll. If on return to the employer of the Company they are denied any vacation privileges because of time on the Union payroll, the loss will be covered by the Local.
            (d) While the Business Manager/Financial Secretary and Assistant Business Manager(s) are on leave of absence from the employer they shall, in addition to their salaries, receive an amount equal to any bonus payment, lump sum payment, gain share payment, profit share payment, or incentive payment equal to what contractual benefits are received by the membership when negotiated with the employer(s).

 

ARTICLE VII
Committees and Delegates
Sec. 1. Committees and delegates shall be appointed in accordance with Article XVII of the IBEW Constitution.
Sec. 2. The delegates and alternates to the International Convention shall be nominated and elected in accordance with the nomination and secret ballot election procedure as set forth in these bylaws and Article II, Section 10 of the IBEW Constitution.
Sec. 3. (a) The Business Manager shall, by virtue of the office, serve as a Delegate to the International Convention.
(b) The Business Manager shall, by virtue of the office, serve as a Delegate to System Council T‑3 and to System Council T‑ 6.
(c) The Business Manager shall, by virtue of the office, serve as a Delegate to Telephone Coordinating Council TCC‑1 and TCC-2.
            (d) The Delegate’s designee to the System Council T-3 and Telephone Coordinating Council TCC-2 shall be appointed by the Business Manager.
Sec. 4. The Delegates and Alternates to System Council T‑6 and Telephone Coordinating Council TCC‑1 shall be nominated and elected in accordance with the nomination and secret ballot election procedure as set forth in these bylaws.

 

ARTICLE VIII
Stewards
Sec. 1. Stewards may be recommended by the members; however, they are to be appointed where needed by the Business Manager. They shall work under the direction of the Business Manager and be subject to his/her authority. The Business Manager may remove any Steward, as such, at any time.
Sec. 2. Duties of Stewards shall be:
(a) To have a copy of the IBEW Constitution, these bylaws, and the working agreement with them at all times.
(b) To see that Union membership is encouraged and all workers at their respective shop or jobs have paid‑up dues receipts or valid working cards of the Local Union.
(c) To report any encroachment upon the jurisdiction of the Local Union.
(d) To report to the Business Manager any violation of the bylaws or agreements.
(e) To perform such other duties as may be assigned to them by the Business Manager.
Sec. 3. Stewards shall in no case cause a stoppage of work. In case of any trouble on a job or at a shop, Stewards shall immediately notify the Business Manager.

 

ARTICLE IX
Assessments ‑ Admission Fees ‑ Dues
Sec. 1. All assessments imposed in accordance with the IBEW Constitution and these bylaws must be paid within the time required to protect the member’s continuous good standing and benefits.
Members shall not be required to pay assessments for welfare benefits in which they cannot participate.
Sec. 2. No money shall be collected from anyone working within the jurisdiction of this Local Union other than to apply on admission fees, dues and assessments established in accordance with the IBEW Constitution and these bylaws.
Sec. 3. The admission fee shall be:
(a) “BA” Membership
All classifications        $10.00
(b) Approval of these admission fees is given by the International President with the understanding that if conditions in the jurisdiction of the Local Union do not justify such fees, then the International President will be free to change the amounts.
Sec. 4. All applications shall be accompanied by the full admission, and admission must be completed within ninety (90) days of making application, in accordance with Article XX of the IBEW Constitution.
Sec. 5. The monthly dues shall be:
(a) “BA” Members
All classifications        an amount equivalent to 1% of gross basic wages.
(b) Applicable International per capita and all assessments to be paid in addition to the above dues.
(c) Unemployed members, members on sick leave and members working outside the jurisdiction of Local 2323 shall pay 50 per month dues, in lieu of (a) above plus applicable International per capita and assessments.
Sec. 6. In the event the Local Union shall collect any money in accordance with the terms of a collective bargaining agreement for the support of the collective bargaining agency, the Local Union shall in each case remit to the International Office each month an amount equal to the regular per capita applicable to the “BA” type of membership.

 

ARTICLE X
Funds
Sec. 1. The funds of this Local Union are for the legitimate expenses required in its conduct and maintenance and shall not be diverted therefrom. Disbursements shall be made in accordance with Article XVIII of the IBEW Constitution and these bylaws.
Sec. 2. No money shall be loaned from the funds of this Local Union for any purpose, unless approved by the International President of the IBEW.
Sec. 3. The President shall appoint an auditing committee of three (3) members (or the President or the Executive Board, as the Local Union decides, shall employ a public accountant) to audit the books and accounts of the Local Union every three (3) months. A report of the audit must be made to the membership. The President shall inspect the bank books of the Treasurer to see that Local Union moneys turned over to the Treasurer have been properly and promptly deposited in the Local Union’s name. The fiscal year shall be the twelve‑month period ending December 31.
Sec. 4. The funds of the Local Union shall be deposited by the Treasurer in a reputable bank designated by the Local Union. Such funds shall be deposited in the name of the Local Union and shall be subject to withdrawal by check, for payments of authorized expenses drawn by the Treasurer and countersigned by the President.
Sec. 5. There shall be a Petty Cash Fund of $500.00 in the Local Union office.

 

ARTICLE XI
Admission of Members
Sec. 1. Qualification and admission of members shall be in accordance with Articles XIX and XX of the IBEW Constitution.

 

ARTICLE XII
Units
Sec. 1. Unit officers shall be members of their respective Units. Each Unit shall have the following officers: Chairman, Vice Chairman, Recorder, and an Executive Committee consisting of the Chairman and four (4) elective members.
Sec. 2. Unit officers shall be nominated at the regular meeting of each Unit in April and elected in June of the year the Local Union elects officers. Only members of each such Unit in good standing are eligible to nominate and vote for the Unit’s officers.
Sec. 3. No member shall be a candidate for more than one (1) Unit office. If nominated for more than one (1) office, the member shall immediately declare for which office he/she will be a candidate. No member shall be nominated for Unit office unless they are present or signify their willingness in writing to be a candidate.
Sec. 4. A member must have at least six (6) months’ continuous standing in the their Unit immediately prior to nomination to be eligible for office in their Unit, provided the Unit has been in existence for six (6) months or more.
Sec. 5. One (1) Judge and as many Tellers as are required shall be appointed by the Unit Chairman to conduct the election. Any candidate may be present or have an IBEW member as an observer present during the voting and at the counting of the ballots.
Sec. 6. Voting shall be by secret ballot. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes for each Unit office shall be declared elected.
Sec. 7. (a) Regular meetings of Units shall be held once monthly as decided by members of each Unit and approved by the Local Union Executive Board.
(b) However, no Unit shall hold any regular or special meeting on the night of any regular or special meeting of the Local Union.
(c) Special meetings of a Unit may be called only by the Business Manager or Executive Board of the Local Union, or by the Executive Committee of the Unit involved. The officer or Executive Committee calling the special meeting shall see that the members of the particular Unit and the Business Manager are notified. No business shall be transacted at any special meeting except that for which it is called.
Sec. 8. The duties of Unit officers within the Unit shall be as follows:
Chairman: The duties shall be similar to those of the Local Union’s President but shall in no way conflict.
Vice Chairman: The duties shall be similar to those of the Local Union’s Vice President but shall in no way conflict.
Recorder: The duties shall be similar to those of the Local Union’s Recording Secretary but shall in no way conflict. The Recorder shall supply a copy of the Minutes of Unit meetings to the Business Manager and to the Recording Secretary of the Local Union as soon as possible after each such meeting.
 
Executive Committee: The duties shall be similar to those of the Local Union’s Executive Board but shall deal only with affairs of the particular Unit, and shall be subordinate to the Local Union’s Executive Board. However, the Executive Committee has no authority to act as a Trial Board in lieu of the Local Union Executive Board. The Unit Chairman shall preside over this Committee and it shall meet regularly at such time as it may decide and shall select one (1) of its members as Secretary. (The Business Manager shall be notified and may attend all meetings of this Committee with voice but no vote.) Immediately after each meeting of the Committee, a copy of its Minutes shall be furnished the Business Manager and the Recording Secretary of the Local Union.
Sec. 9. All Units and Unit officers shall be under the supervision of the Local Union and its Executive Board. Failure of Unit officers to perform their duties and the suspension or removal of any Unit officer and the filling of any vacancies shall be handled by the Local Union Executive Board.
Sec. 10. The eligibility of any member to attend meetings or hold office in the Local Union shall not be affected in any way by participation in the affairs of a Unit.
Attendance at Unit meetings shall be considered attendance at Local Union meetings.
Sec. 11. The following Units are hereby established in the jurisdiction of Local Union
2323.1 Northern
2323.2 Southern
2323.3 Island Area
2323.4 Metropolitan

 

ARTICLE XIII
General Laws
Sec. 1. The Executive Board shall act as the Trial Board to hear charges and try members (except officers or representatives of a Local Union, Railroad Council, or System Council) for violation of the IBEW Constitution, these bylaws, or an approved working agreement. All charges against a member must be in writing and signed, specifying the provision(s) of the Constitution, bylaws, or working agreement allegedly violated. A brief factual written statement of the act(s) considered to be in violation, including relevant dates, places and names, should be given by the charging party. A copy of the charges must be furnished to the accused by the Recording Secretary with notice of when to appear before the Trial Board.
Sec. 2. A charged member may, upon request, have an IBEW member in good standing as Counsel. However, no lawyer, as such may serve as Counsel in a hearing of the Trial Board. No person not a member of the IBEW may be present at such hearing, except as a witness.
If the accused willfully fails to stand trial or attempts to evade trial after having been notified in writing to appear, the Trial Board shall hear and determine the case just as though the accused were present. When a member files charges against another member and fails to appear before the Trial Board to prosecute the case, unless reasonable excuse is given, he/she shall be subject to discipline by the Trial Board.
Sec. 3. A majority vote of the Trial Board shall be sufficient for a decision, which is to be in writing. The Trial Board report of its findings and sentence, if any, shall be reported to the next regular meeting of the Local Union. The action of the Trial Board shall be considered the action of the Local Union, and the report of the Board shall conclude the case.
Sec. 4. All financial obligations (including but not limited to fines, assessments and unpaid dues and fees) owed by a member under the IBEW Constitution or the bylaws of this Local Union shall constitute debts owed by the member to the IBEW or the Local Union, and may be recovered through court action brought by the IBEW or the Local Union. If it is necessary for the Local to institute legal proceedings in order to recover any such debt, the individual member shall also be liable for all costs of said proceedings, together with a reasonable attorney’s fee incurred by the Local, the amount thereof to be fixed by the Court.
Sec. 5. Each member shall keep the Financial Secretary informed of their correct address. The Financial Secretary shall, in turn, notify the International Secretary.
Sec. 6. The parliamentary rules of this Local Union shall be those stated in Article XV of the IBEW Constitution.
Sec. 7. The IBEW Constitution is hereby made a part of these bylaws. Where there is doubt concerning any section of these bylaws or where such might appear to be in conflict with the IBEW Constitution, then the IBEW Constitution shall control and must be followed.
Sec. 8. Words in these bylaws in the masculine gender shall include the feminine.
Sec. 9. Members shall be supplied with copies of the IBEW Constitution, these bylaws, and the working agreement upon request to the Local Union.
Sec. 10. Members shall show their working cards or receipts upon request from any officer or steward.
Sec. 11. (a) A Picket Duty list shall be established at each reporting location within the jurisdiction of Local 2323. All members shall be required to serve Picket Duty as called unless excused by the Business Manager or his duly recognized representative.
(b) Whenever possible, at least 24 hours notice shall be given prior to the designated date for Picket Duty.
(c) It shall be the responsibility of the Business Manager to see that the aforementioned picketing obligation is uniformly applied.
Sec. 12. Resignation ‑ A member who wishes to resign from the Local must submit the resignation in writing to the Local Union, and it shall become effective upon receipt by the Local Union.
The Local Union shall acknowledge receipt of the resignation and shall advise the member in writing that all rights and/or benefits are forfeited upon the effective date of the
resignation.
The above procedure shall also apply to a member on a Participating Withdrawal Card except that the resignation is to be submitted in writing to the International Secretary for processing.
Sec. 13. An individual shall not be eligible for membership and shall not be permitted to be a member of Local Union 2323 of the IBEW during any period of time while such an individual is employed as a manager, temporary or otherwise, for Avaya, Verizon or AT&T or any of its companies or subsidiaries.
During the period of time when such individual is employed as a manager and union dues are deducted, they will be returned to the individual by the local union.
To be reinstated for membership of Local 2323, the individual would have to appear before the Local Union’s Executive Board.

 

ARTICLE XIV
Amendments
Sec. 1. These bylaws shall become effective upon approval by the International President.
Sec. 2. (a) These bylaws may be amended or changed after a proposal for change or amendment has been presented at a regular Unit meeting and a majority of the members present vote in favor of the proposed change or amendment.
(b) Such proposals shall be read at two (2) regular con‑ secutive meetings of all Units of the Local Union. Voting for acceptance or rejection of same shall be at the second regular meeting. The Recorder of each Unit shall tabulate and certify the results of such voting to the Recording Secretary of the Local Union.
(c) However, dues, admission fees, and/or assessments shall not be increased except by majority vote by secret ballot of the members in good standing voting at the second regular or special membership meetings of the respective Units.
A written notice specifically stating the proposed assessments or changes in admission fees or dues shall be mailed to each member in good standing at the member’s last‑known home address at least twenty (20) days prior to the meetings at which the membership is to vote on the question.
Sec. 3. No assessments, amendments or changes shall become effective until approved by the International President, in accordance with the IBEW Constitution.

 

LOCAL UNION 2323
RECORD OF AMENDMENTS
District: Second                                                          Location: Cranston, Rhode Island
Bylaws Retyped in Entirety: February 13, 1991
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DATE             ARTICLES AND SECTIONS AMENDED
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5/5/92              Cover page; Art. I, Sec. 1; Art. III, Sec. 6; Art. V, Sec. 4; Art. XIII, new Sec. 4
added.
7/25/95            Cover Page; Art. I, Sec. 1; Art III, Sec. 6 revised. Art. XIII, Sec. 13 added.
4/20/99                        Article I, Sec. 1; Art. III, Sec. 6, amended.
2/2/00             Constitutional articles updated. Article I, Section 1; Article III, Section 6
amended; Article V, Section 4 deleted; Article VI, Section 4(a); Article VI, Section 5(a); Article XIII, Section 13 amended.
10/15/02          Art. XIII, Sec. 13 amended.
10/14/05          Art. I, Sec. 1; Art. VI, Sec. 5, new (d) added; Art. VII, Sec. 3(c) amended, new
(d) added.
3/19/10            Art. I, Sec. 3 amended.