- Article 1 – Name
- Article 2 – Constitution and Bylaws
- Article 3 – Fiscal Year
- Article 4 – Membership and Membership Meetings
- Article 5 – Powers of Administration
- Article 6 – Local Union Officers
- Article 7 – Executive Board
- Article 8 – Joint Council
- Article 9 – Bargaining Committee
- Article 10 – Stewards
- Article 11 – Standing Committees
- Article 12 – Attendance
- Article 13 – Election Committees
- Article 14 – Local Union Elections
- Article 15 – Campus Elections
- Article 16 – Eligibility for Elected Office
- Article 17 – Referendum
- Article 18 – Recall
- Article 19 – Appeals
- Article 20 – Budgets and Finances
- Article 21 – Local Union Employees
- Article 22 – Delegates from Local
- Article 23 – Amendments
- Article 24 – Meeting Procedures
- Article 25 – General
Article 1 – Name
Section 1. This organization shall be known as Local #5810, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW).
Article 2 – Constitution and Bylaws
Section 1. These bylaws shall in all respects be covered by and conform to the Constitution of the International Union, UAW.
Article 3 – Fiscal Year
Section 1. The fiscal year of the Local Union shall begin on January 1 and end on December 31.
Article 4 – Membership and Membership Meetings
Section 1. Membership in this Local Union shall be extended to all employees in titles that come under the jurisdiction of this Local Union.
Section 2. Membership shall be defined as members in good standing as defined in the Constitution of the International Union, UAW.
Section 3. At least one regular statewide membership meeting shall be called yearly with additional meetings called as required, in compliance with the Constitution of the International Union, UAW. Notice of the meeting time and location shall be given to the membership by e-mail, and by posting on the Local Union website at least fourteen (14) days in advance for special membership meetings and thirty (30) days in advance for regular membership meetings.
Section 4. A quorum for membership meetings shall consist of fifty (50) members including members from at least fifty percent (50%) of the Campus Units of the Local.
Section 5. Special membership meetings may be called by order of the Joint Council, Executive Board, or upon written request from at least fifty (50) members from at least fifty percent (50%) of the Campuses of the Local. The notice provisions of Section 3 of this Article shall apply.
Section 6. Campuses shall have monthly membership meetings. Notice of these meetings shall be provided at least one week in advance by email and on the Local Union website.
Section 7. Union dues are payable by members who are employed in positions represented by the Local. Union dues shall be 1.15% of gross pay per month.
Section 8. The initiation Fee shall be set at ten dollars ($10).
Section 9. Any member employed in the unit whose dues are not paid by the end of one (1) calendar month shall automatically be suspended, consistent with Article 16 of the Constitution of the International Union, UAW. Reinstatement will be granted to members in good standing and will require a reinstatement fee equivalent to the initiation Fee.
Section 10. All members in good standing will be granted full voting privileges.
Section 11. Disclosure of union documents will be provided to members in a timely manner upon request to the Executive Board, with the exception of some material pertaining to personnel information, membership lists, grievances and legal matters. For documents pertaining to bargaining, see Article 9, Bargaining Committee, Section 4.
Section 12. Strikes may only be called by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of those voting, per Article 50 of the Constitution of the International Union, UAW.
Section 13. Each member in good standing of this Local Union has the right to nominate and vote, express opinions on all subjects before the Local Union, 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 decisions. These rights shall at all times be subject to the rules of procedure governing meetings and other uniform rules and regulations contained in the Constitution, Bylaws and other official rules of the Local Union.
- A member in exercising the foregoing rights and privileges shall not take any irresponsible action which would tend to jeopardize or destroy, or be detrimental to, either the Local or International Unions as organizations, or their free democratic heritage, or which would interfere with the performance by this Local Union or the International Union of its legal or contractual obligations as a collective bargaining agent, or interfere with the legal or contractual obligations of this Local Union as an affiliate of the International Union. Violation or abuse of these rights and privileges of membership, or engaging in conduct prohibited by this section, shall be considered conduct unbecoming a union member.
- 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 other organizations; to do all in its power to strengthen and promote the labor movement; to cooperate with its Regional Director, International Representatives and help promote organizational activities.
Article 5 – Powers of Administration
Section 1. The membership is the highest authority of this Local Union and shall be empowered to take or direct any action not inconsistent with the Constitution of the International Union, UAW or Local Union Bylaws.
Section 2. Between membership meetings or membership votes, the Joint Council shall be the highest authority of the Local Union and shall be empowered to act on behalf of the membership.
Section 3. Between meetings and votes of the Joint Council, the Executive Board shall exercise general administrative authority and shall be empowered to act on behalf of the Joint Council subject to subsequent approval of the Joint Council.
Section 4. Between meetings and votes of the Executive Board the President, in consultation with the appropriate officers and staff, shall exercise general administrative authority and shall be empowered to act on behalf of the Executive Board. All decisions taken by the President shall be subject to subsequent approval of the Joint Council or the Executive Board.
Article 6 – Local Union Officers
Section 1. The elected Executive officers of the Local Union shall constitute the Local Union’s Executive Board and consist of the following: President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, Sergeant at Arms, Guide, and three (3) Trustees. The Executive officers shall be elected at large statewide, by simple majority of votes cast, for three (3) year terms. An elected member of the Retired Workers Chapter shall sit on the Local Union Executive Board and have voice and vote on all matters except those expressly prohibited for retiree participation in Article 6, Section 19 of the International Constitution.
Section 2. It shall be the duty of each elected Local Union official to fulfill her/his various duties faithfully as provided in the Constitution of the International Union, UAW and Local Union Bylaws, and in implementation of Campus and Local Union plans.
Section 3. The President, Vice-President, and the Financial Secretary shall be paid as up to a full-time position, at a salary within the range of what UC Postdocs are paid and equivalent to that of International Union Temporary Organizers, with health benefits equivalent to members of the bargaining unit. The Local Union shall pay salaries unless paid by the University of California or the International Union, UAW. Officers may choose to decline a part or all of their compensation for any specified period of time.
Section 4. The President is responsible for the supervision of all staff, and shall be empowered to delegate whatever authority is necessary for efficient operation of the Local Union.
Section 5. In case of removal or resignation of the President, the Vice President shall succeed to the Presidency.
Section 6. If necessary for financial reasons, the Joint Council may suspend salaries and/or benefits of elected officers in the following order: Vice President, followed by the President, followed by Campus Chairs, by dues paying member percentage of Campus from lowest to highest, followed by Financial Secretary.
Article 7 – Executive Board
Section 1. The Executive Board shall hold regular monthly meetings. Additional meetings shall be held upon request of three (3) or more officers of the Executive Board. Except in emergency situations seven (7) calendar days notice of the meeting shall be posted on the Local Union website.
Section 2. A simple majority of the Local Executive Board shall constitute a quorum.
Section 3. Minutes will be taken of all Executive Board Meetings by the Recording Secretary and shall be read and available for viewing to the Joint Council and the membership upon request.
Section 4. All decisions and recommendations of the Executive Board are subject to approval at the next Joint Council meeting.
Section 5. It shall be the duty of the Executive Board to see to it that all policies formulated by the membership, Joint Council or the Executive Board are duly executed.
Section 6. The Executive Board shall decide upon requests by Campus Chairs and Campus Recording Secretaries whether to advance a grievance to arbitration.
Section 7. Every member in good standing shall be permitted to be present and observe Executive Board meetings, with the exception of confidential personnel information, membership lists, grievances and legal matters. S/he shall not be entitled to vote and shall have a voice only when called upon.
Section 8. The Executive Board shall review the Local union website, and where necessary, shall take steps to bring the contents and policy of the website into conformity with the policy of the International Union, as per Article 29, Section 7 of the UAW Constitution.
Article 8 – Joint Council
Section 1. The Local Union Joint Council shall consist of the Executive Board members of this Local, as well as the Head Stewards elected from each Campus.
Section 2. Each Campus will elect one (1) more than one (1) Head Steward for each two hundred fifty (250) bargaining unit employees on the Campus, or major fraction thereof and a minimum of two. Each Campus will elect a Campus Unit Chair and a Campus Recording Secretary, who will serve as Head Stewards for the first five hundred (500) bargaining unit employees on the Campus. Head Stewards will be elected by a simple majority of votes cast at the Campus.
Section 3. The membership of each unit shall be computed twice a year during the months of December and April. This computation is for the purpose of determining Campus representation to the Joint Council and apportionment of stewards. In the event that the computation would reduce the number of Joint Council representatives from a Campus, that reduction will not take place until there is a Joint Council vacancy from that Campus or the next recomputation, whichever is first.
Section 4. The officers of the Joint Council shall be the regularly elected officers of the Local Union.
Section 5. It shall be the duty of each member of the Joint Council to fulfill her/his various duties faithfully as provided in the Constitution of the International Union, UAW and Local Union Bylaws, and in implementation of Campus and Local Union plans.
Section 6. The Joint Council shall call a regular quarterly meeting in October, January, April, and July at a location to be determined by the Joint Council at the previous meeting and posted on the Local Union website.
Section 7. The Local Union membership is guaranteed the right to appeal any decision of the Joint Council by a referendum vote of the membership. See Article 17, Referendum and Recall of the Local Union Bylaws for the procedure.
Section 8. Minutes will be taken of all Joint Council meetings by the Recording Secretary and shall be read and available for viewing to the Joint Council and the membership upon request.
Section 9. Every member in good standing shall be permitted to be present and observe Joint Council meetings, with the exception of confidential personnel information, membership lists, grievances and legal matters. S/he shall not be entitled to vote and shall have a voice only when called upon.
Section 10. In no case shall any member of the Joint Council cast more than one vote.
Article 9 – Bargaining Committee
Section 1. The Local Union Executive Board will function as the Bargaining Committee.
Section 2. The Bargaining Committee members must present initial bargaining demands and the final contract to the membership for ratification.
Section 3. Specific bargaining updates will be provided to the membership by the Bargaining Committee following bargaining sessions. Such updates shall include a summary of any tentative agreements and issues still outstanding.
Section 4. Upon request, the Bargaining Committee will decide by majority vote whether to release additional information and documents pertaining to bargaining.
Article 10 – Stewards
Section 1. All members in good standing under the jurisdiction to be represented by the Steward shall be eligible to vote for the Steward.
Section 2. Each Campus shall elect one Steward for every hundred (100) bargaining unit employees, or major portion thereof , and a minimum of two (2). Each Campus will determine the apportionment of its Stewards, but where possible Stewards should be allocated by hiring unit. The apportionment of Stewards shall take place simultaneously with the computation of membership that determines Campus representation to the Joint Council, as described in Article 8, Section 3.
Section 3. Each Campus will elect one (1) more than (1) Head Steward for each two hundred fifty (250) bargaining unit employees on the Campus, or major fraction thereof, with a minimum of two (2). Head Stewards will serve as Joint Council representatives for the Campus. Each Campus will elect a Campus Chair and a Campus Recording Secretary, who will serve as Head Stewards for the first five hundred (500) members of the Campus. Head Stewards will oversee other Stewards.
Section 4. The Campus Chair and Campus Recording Secretary will be the first two Joint Council representatives for the Campus. In addition to the duties of a head steward, the Campus Chair shall have general administrative responsibility for the Campus. In addition to the duties of a head steward, the Campus Recording Secretary shall take minutes at Campus meetings.. The Campus Chair shall be paid a half-time salary within the range of what UC Postdocs are paid and equivalent to that of International Union Temporary Organizers. The Local Union shall pay salaries unless paid by the University of California or the International Union, UAW. Officers may choose to decline any part or all of their salary for any specified period of time. The combined Full Time Equivalency for Campus Chairs (in their bargaining unit and Campus Chair positions) shall not exceed 100%.
Section 5. All Stewards must attend a Local Union grievance handling training session prior to being the sole representative on any grievance.
Section 6. It shall be the duty of each elected Steward to fulfill her/his various duties faithfully as provided in the Constitution of the International Union, UAW and Local Union Bylaws, and in implementation of Campus and Local Union plans.
Section 7. Campus Chairs, Campus Recording Secretaries, other Head Stewards, and Stewards will serve three (3) year terms.
Article 11 – Standing Committees
Section 1. The Local Union shall have the following standing committees:
- Bylaws Committee
- Citizenship and Legislative Committee
- Civil Rights Committee
- Community Services Committee
- Conservation/Recreation Committee
- Consumer Affairs/Union Label Committee
- Education Committee
- Health and Safety Committee
- Women’s Committee
- Veteran’s Committee
Other Committees shall be established as needed by the Joint Council.
Section 2. Except for the Bylaws Committee, the Chairs of the Committees are elected by the members of the Committee. Committee meetings are open to all members.
Section 3. Committee meeting times and locations will be posted at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting time on the Local Union website. Except for the Bylaws Committee whose members are elected, the Joint Council shall appoint members to other committees. All Committee members are expected to attend meetings.
Section 4. These committees shall perform all duties assigned to them by the Constitution of the International Union, UAW, Local Union Bylaws, and such additional duties pertinent to the Committee as they may be directed to perform by the Joint Council.
Section 5. All Committees shall have attendance records and written minutes.
Article 12 – Attendance
Section 1. Any member of the Joint Council, Executive Board, Bargaining Committee, Stewards or any Committees of the Local Union will be removed from office if she/he misses two (2) of three (3) consecutive meetings of the same body, unless excused for cause by the Local Union Excuse Committee, which will be comprised of the members of the Executive Board. The terms for cause will be determined by the Excuse Committee.
Members of the Executive Board requesting an excused absence may not serve on the Excuse Committee evaluating that request. Where a member is removed from office for failure to comply with the established attendance rules, s/he shall not be eligible to run for any elective position from which s/he was so removed for the remainder of the term of office except as a delegate to the International Constitutional Convention.
Article 13 – Election Committees
Section 1. All Local Union elections, strike votes, and contract ratification votes shall be held under the supervision of a democratically elected election committee. The election committee shall be responsible for the publication of notice for nominations and elections, the verification of eligibility for candidates, the organization and supervision of election proceedings, and the counting of ballots.
Section 2. The election committee shall consist of one (1) member in good standing elected from each Campus. The term of office for the election committee shall be two (2) years. The Chair of the election committee is elected by the members of the committee.
Section 3. A meeting of the general membership of each Campus shall be called for the purpose of nominating and electing Local Union election committee members. Notice of these meetings shall be distributed at least seven (7) days in advance by e-mail, and by posting on the Local Union website.
Section 4. All members in good standing shall be nominated automatically for the elections committee. Any member in good standing may accept nomination at a Campus membership meeting called for the purpose.
Section 5. The election of election committee members at each Campus shall be held immediately on the close of nominations. One (1) election committee member from each Campus and one (1) alternate election committee member shall be elected by plurality within that Campus.
Section 6. A vacancy on the election committee shall be filled by the alternate member of the election committee from that Campus.
Section 7. Alternate members of the election committee shall assist in the conduct of the election as needed. The election committee may also recruit and supervise volunteers as needed to assist in the conduct of the election, including overseeing ballot boxes, conveying ballots from the polling place to the location where the ballot count is held, and counting ballots for Campus Elections. In no case shall such volunteers be candidates for office in the election.
Section 8. No member or alternate member of the election committee shall be eligible to run for any office in any election that the committee supervises. In the event that a person serving as a member or alternate member of the election committee seeks an office, she or he is automatically resigned from the position on the election committee when accepting nomination for that office.
Article 14 – Local Union Elections
Section 1. Elections for Local Union officers, including the officers of the Executive Board and the Joint Council, shall take place upon ratification of these bylaws, in May 2012 and every three (3) years thereafter. Installation shall take place at the next Joint Council or Executive Board meeting following the election, except as otherwise authorized by the UAW International Executive Board.
Section 2. The members of the Local Union shall be notified promptly for nomination and election of Local Union officers. The notice shall be distributed by e-mail, and by posting on the Local Union website. The notice shall include the dates, times, and places of the election and possible run-off elections, the date and time of the close of the nomination period, and instructions for accepting nomination as described in this Article. Notice of the initial election, the election in May 2012, subsequent triennial elections and the elections of UAW constitutional convention delegates shall also be mailed to the last known address of all members in good standing at least 15 days in advance of the election.
Section 3. All members shall be nominated automatically for all Local Union offices. Any member may accept nomination by submitting in writing a statement of acceptance to the Recording Secretary. The statement of acceptance shall state how his or her name should appear on the ballot. Each member accepting nomination may also submit a candidate statement of up to five hundred (500) words to the Recording Secretary. Statements of acceptance and candidate statements may be submitted separately or together, and may be submitted in person, or by mail, e-mail, or fax. Statements of acceptance and candidate statements must be received by the Recording Secretary no later than ten (10) days after the notice for nomination. After the deadline on accepting nominations has expired, no election of write-in candidates shall be accepted. Election of all Local Union officers shall require a majority of the votes cast for the office.
Section 4. Candidate statements and sample ballots of eligible candidates shall be distributed simultaneously no later than seven (7) days before the election, by posting on the Local Union website.
Section 5. Apart from the resources described in this Article that are to be provided equally to all candidates, no other Local Union resources may be used by any candidate to campaign for Local Union office.
Section 6. The election shall be held no sooner than fourteen (14) days after the close of nominations. It shall be conducted by secret ballot, and balloting shall be conducted so as to afford all members a reasonable opportunity to vote. Every member must personally cast her/his vote.
Section 7. Upon the close of the polls, all ballots shall be conveyed promptly to one location for the ballot count, unless the ballot is only for Campus representatives. The election committee shall count the ballots.
Section 8. Each candidate may designate one (1) member of the Local Union to be present at the ballot count as a challenger.
Section 9. Following each election, the election committee shall report in writing a canvas of the results of the election to the Joint Council and at Campus membership meetings. No protests to election shall be considered unless raised within seven (7) days of the closing of the polls or at the next Joint Council meeting or Campus membership meeting, whichever is later. A protest must either be in writing, or made at the Joint Council meeting. If written, the protest must be actually received by the Local Union recording secretary before the deadline.
Section 10. The membership may order a new election, either in acting upon a protest or in ratification of a recommendation of the election committee. In the event the membership should order a new election, the matter shall be submitted to the President of the International Union, UAW, in accord with the Constitution of the International Union, UAW.
Section 11. If any elected office other than President shall become vacant, that office shall be filled by election.
Section 12. A special election shall take place as soon as possible after the office is vacated. The same policies and procedures shall apply to special elections and regularly scheduled elections.
Section 13. Acceptance of nomination to one Executive Board Office is considered an automatic resignation of a currently held Executive Board position. No one may hold more than one head steward position (including Campus Chair and Campus Recording Secretary) simultaneously.
Section 14. Officers shall be sworn in at the bodies at which they serve. For example, Joint Council members shall be sworn in at either the Joint Council or campus membership meetings. Executive Board members shall be sworn in at Executive Board meetings or Joint Count meetings. Stewards shall be sworn in at the campus membership meetings. Any officer can be sworn in at the statewide membership meetings.
Article 15 – Campus Elections
Section 1. Election for Stewards shall take place by secret ballot.
Section 2. Election for Stewards shall be supervised by a democratically elected Campus election committee. The chairperson of the Campus election committee shall be the Campus member of the Local Union election committee.
Section 3. The membership at each Campus may determine its own election procedures for Stewards, consistent with the elections rules established by these bylaws and the Constitution of the International Union, UAW.
Article 16 – Eligibility for Elected Office
Section 1. All candidates standing for elected office of the Executive Officers of the Local Union must be members and have been in continuous good standing for one (1) year prior to accepting nomination. The requirement for continuous good standing will be effective June 1, 2012.
Section 2. All other candidates standing for elected office of the Local or a Campus must be members and have been in continuous good standing for ninety (90) days prior to accepting nomination. The requirement for continuous good standing will be effective November 1, 2011.
Article 17 – Referendum
Section 1. A referendum vote of the membership may be held on any action of the executive board or the Joint Council. Such a referendum vote shall be scheduled within thirty (30) days from the presentation to the Recording Secretary of a valid referendum petition. The members shall be properly notified of the place, date, and time for any referendum vote at least fifteen (15) days prior to the vote.
Section 2. A valid referendum petition must clearly and specifically describe the action of the executive board or the Joint Council that is in question, and must be signed by twenty percent (20%) of the members in good standing, including members from at least fifty percent (50%) of the Campuses.
Section 3. The referendum vote shall be by secret ballot. In order to repeal the action on which the referendum is held, at least thirty percent (30%) of the members in good standing must participate in the election, including members from at least fifty percent (50%) of the Campuses. A two-thirds majority of ballots cast shall then suffice to repeal the action on which the referendum is held.
Article 18 – Recall
Section 1. A Local Union officer against whom charges have been filed in accordance with the trial procedure established by the Constitution of the International Union, UAW may be suspended from office pending the outcome of the trial, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Joint Council.
Section 2. A steward or Campus representative to the Joint Council may be recalled by the members she or he represents for failure to perform the duties of the office. In order to recall a Steward or Campus Joint Council representative, at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the members she or he represents must sign a valid recall petition, setting forth specific complaints of the Steward’s or Campus Joint Council representative’s failure to perform the duties of the office, and must file such petition with the Local Union Recording Secretary.
Section 3. A special meeting for recall shall be held within thirty (30) days of the filing of such a petition. The members shall be properly notified of the place, date, and time of any special meeting for recall at least fifteen (15) days prior to the meeting.
Section 4. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present at such a special meeting for recall shall be required to recall. Quorum for such a meeting shall be twenty-five percent(25%) of the members in good standing eligible to vote for the office in question.
Article 19 – Appeals
Section 1. Consistent with the Constitution of the International Union, UAW, a member feeling her/himself aggrieved by any action, inaction or decision of the Local Union, Campus, or one of its representatives must initiate her/his complaint or appeal within thirty (30) days of the time s/he is aware, or reasonably should have been aware of the action, inaction or decision. This appeal shall be made to the membership or delegate body immediately responsible for the official, officer action or decision under challenge.
Section 2. A member who files an appeal at the Campus shall be able to appeal to the Local Union within thirty (30) days of the response of the Campus.
Section 3. The Executive Board or Joint Council shall refer the matter to the Bargaining Committee if it involves collective bargaining. Otherwise, the Executive Board or Joint Council shall, themselves, consider the matter.
Section 4. Whichever of these bodies the matter is referred to shall consult with the grievant and permit her/him full opportunity to be heard prior to making a decision.
Section 5. Within thirty (30) days of receiving notice of such decision, the grievant may appeal further by submitting her/his appeal to the Recording Secretary in writing for consideration by the membership at the next statewide membership meeting or Joint Council meeting, whichever is sooner.
Section 6. An appeal from the decision of the Local Union may be made to the International Executive Board of the UAW.
Article 20 – Budgets and Finances
Section 1. The Joint Council shall decide budgets for the Local Union.
Section 2. The Joint Council shall issue budgetary guidelines for Campuses, for such items as copying, flyers, postage and room rentals.
Section 3. The President and the Financial Secretary are authorized to approve expenditures of up to $1000, and pay ordinary operating expenses of the Local Union. The President and Vice-President will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $150 per month for cell phone calls for Union business. A bill will be submitted on a monthly basis for reimbursement.
Section 4. A maximum of $12,000 per year will be allocated for Kaiser mid-range dependent coverage.
Section 5. Advance approval of the Joint Council is required for reimbursement of travel and related expenses. If approval is required before the next Joint Council meeting, the Executive Board shall have authority to approve.
Section 6. No agent or official of the Local Union or Campus is authorized to execute a real estate lease, deed, service or maintenance contract or other long term agreement unless the proposed agreement has been reviewed by an outside expert or attorney and has been approved by the Executive Board.
Section 7. Reimbursement for per diem expenses when travelling on Union business shall be provided to elected Union officials and other members approved by the executive board as follows:
Hotel/Motel: All overnight hotel stays and hotel/motel rates must be approved by the Executive Board in advance, except in emergency situations. A person cannot be reimbursed for more than one room per night of stay.
Meals: When authorized to travel more than 100 miles from home or required to stay overnight (with the exception of meetings required by the bylaws) per diem reimbursement rate shall be the same as the corresponding per diem rate paid by the International Union.
Transportation: all travel must be approved by the Executive Board or President in advance. Transportation from home to the normal work site (and back) cannot be reimbursed. Authorized travel by car when traveling on union business will be reimbursed at the IRS medical and moving mileage rate for mileage. Tolls with original receipts will be reimbursed for authorized travel. Parking, including airport parking will be reimbursed with receipt at the cost of the mid-range parking option; this rate will be determined by the Financial Secretary and President. Transportation to and from an airport will be reimbursed at the IRS medical and moving mileage rate for mileage when traveling by car, or with receipt when traveling otherwise; the mode of transportation to and from the airport must be approved in advance. Car rental for authorized travel will be reimbursed for a maximum of $50 per day, plus the cost of gasoline, where there is a clear necessity for the rental. Rental cars must be on the UAW Buy List in order to be eligible for reimbursement, where reasonably available. The cost of public transportation as an alternative to car travel will be reimbursed where necessary.
Lost time: this is not paid except in cases where the Union’s business cannot be done without loss of salary paid by the employer. In these cases, prior approval, including amount of salary and dates of lost time, must be granted by the Executive Board. Lost time will be paid at no greater than the identical salary paid to the individual in the unit.
Article 21 – Local Union Employees
Section 1. The Executive Board may appoint and remove non-elected Local Union employees as necessary to carry on the business of the Local Union. All service and organizing staff must be UAW members.
- Local Union service and organizing employees shall be paid either:
- at the same salary rate and benefits as International Union Temporary Organizers, or
- at the same level of compensation (salary and fee waivers) as a mid-level teaching assistant. If Educational and Registration fees are not covered by the University or another source, the cost of said fees shall be reimbursed on a monthly basis for all service and organizing staff and paid officers, upon submission of a receipt, at the level equivalent to what ASEs employed at 25% or higher receive in fee remissions from the University.
- Clerical staff shall be paid at the same hourly rate as a mid-scale Reader at UC. As of January 2010, the current hourly rate for clerical staff is $16.04.
- The statewide office manager shall be compensated at a rate consistent with comparable unionized positions in the city the statewide office is located in. As of January 2010, the current annual salary is $68,203.20.
- If benefits are not covered by the employer or another source, the cost of GSHIP is reimbursed for all employees upon submission of a receipt. If GSHIP is not available, Local Union Employees may also receive a Kaiser Permanente Health Care plan of approximately equivalent price.
- Employee sick leave shall be provided on the same basis as for postdoctoral scholars in the UC/UAW contract, except that sick leave shall be tied to a 12 month cycle from January 1, 2013 or date of hire, if later, instead of a 12 month appointment.
All staff will be assigned to a home campus upon hire. Tolls, gas, parking, and public transportation, when traveling on Union business, away from the home campus, when approved in advance by the President or Executive Board, will be reimbursed.
For travel 100 miles or more from the home campus, hotel/motel stays will be reimbursed. For travel more than 100 miles or overnight, per diem at the same rate as paid by the International Union shall be reimbursed.
Exceptions to the 100 miles policy may be granted by the President or Executive Board in hardship situations.
Section 3. No member may be employed at greater than 100% time for Local Union business.
Section 4. The Union observes the following days as holidays:
- January 1
- Third Monday in January (Martin Luther King’s Birthday)
- Third Monday in February (President’s Day)
- Last Monday in May (Memorial Day)
- Fourth of July
- First Monday in September (Labor Day)
- November 11 (Veteran’s Day)
- Thanksgiving Day
- Friday following Thanksgiving Day
- December 24
- December 25
- December 26
- December 27
- December 28
- December 29
- December 30
- December 31
- Cesar Chavez Holiday, on the last Friday in March
The exchange of holiday(s) for special or religious holidays is permissible in a manner consistent with Article 8, Section C of the UC/UAW Contract.
Article 22 – Delegates From Local
Section 1. All delegates to conventions of the International Union, UAW shall be chosen pursuant to Article 8 of the Constitution of the International Union, UAW.
Section 2. The Joint Council shall appoint delegates to Community Action Program state, county or city councils.
Article 23 – Amendments
Section 1. Members may move to amend the bylaws in the membership or Joint Council meeting; the motion must be presented in writing and must set forth the amendment(s) sought. The motion shall be read to the meeting and referred to the Bylaws Committee, which will report to the succeeding membership or Joint Council meeting, whichever is sooner.
The Notice of that meeting must contain a notice of the particular Bylaw amendments that will be considered. If approved by two-thirds (2/3) of those voting at this succeeding meeting the amendment shall be considered adopted. The Bylaws Committee will consist of one (1) member from each Campus and shall be elected by the members of the Campus for a term of one (1) year.
Article 24 – Meeting Procedures
Section 1. Per Article 42 of the International Constitution, questions of a parliamentary nature shall be decided by Robert’s Rules of Order.
Section 2. The following Order of Business is suggested, but it may be altered: Roll call of officers; Reading of the minutes of the previous meeting; Report of Financial Secretary; Reports of officers, committees and delegates; General announcements and communications Unfinished business; Good and Welfare; Does anyone know of a member out of work or in distress; New business and Closing.
Article 25 – General
Section 1. All Local Union Officers, Committees, Stewards and other members handling funds or other property of the Union shall, at the completion of their duties, turn over all papers, documents, funds, and/or other union property to the properly constituted Local Union Officers.