27. Julio 2019 · Comments Off en SFUSD Chapter Bylaws · Categorías:Noticias

PREÁMBULO:

We, the employees of the San Francisco Unified School District, working as free and responsible individuals, recognize that the labor movement in general, and SEIU Local 1021, CtW in particular, can be instrumental in resolving the problems of our community; therefore we enter into union and agree to adopt these bylaws, consistent with the Constitution of Local 1021, as an instrument for concerted action and collective bargaining in the interest of the community we serve.

Article 1. NAME AND JURISDICTION:  

This Chapter will be known as the SFUSD Chapter of Local 1021. The jurisdiction of this Chapter shall be all employees in the bargaining unit(s) represented by the Union in the San Francisco Unified School District.

Article 2. AFFILIATION:  

This Chapter is part of SEIU Local 1021, CtW and shall be subject to the Constitution of that Union and all policies adopted pursuant thereto.

Article 3. MEMBERSHIP

All persons, without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, expresión de género, sexual orientation, origen nacional, citizenship status, estado civil, ascendencia, años, disability status, or political affiliation shall be eligible for membership.

Article 4. CHAPTER STRUCTURE:

(1)  The Chapter membership shall elect, every two (2) años, an Executive Board of the following officers:  

Presidente

Vicepresidente

Secretaria

Tesorero

Jefe de supervisión

COPE Coordinator

The term of office shall be two years.

(2)  The Executive Board shall have power to act for the Chapter between General Membership meetings. The Executive Board shall meet as often as deemed necessary by the Board. Tres (3) members shall constitute an Executive Board quorum.

(3)  The General Membership is the highest authority within the Chapter structure.

(4)  The Chapter shall hold regularly scheduled General Membership meetings at least once each quarter.  5% of the General Membership shall constitute a quorum. Special membership meetings may be called by the Chapter Executive Board or by petition of 5% percent of the membership.

(5)  The Chapter shall maintain a file of Chapter minutes and make available a copy thereof to the Secretary of the Local Union upon request.

(6)  The Chapter shall notify the Local 1021 Executive Board of any dissenting action taken on the minutes or action of the Executive Board of the Local Union.

(7)  The Chapter shall maintain financial records. All funds, including income and expenditures, shall be recorded and proper financial records shall be maintained in accordance with procedures established by the Local Union. These records shall be transmitted to the Executive Board of the Local Union upon request. All fiscal records shall be kept for a period of at least six (6) years or longer if required by applicable law.

Dos (2) signatures (of Chapter officers) shall be required to expend Chapter funds. Chapter financial records shall be regularly audited by a Chapter officer or member of the Chapter Executive Board who is not a signer on the Chapter account.

Article 5. OFFICERS AND DUTIES:

(1) Presidente:  The President shall officiate at all meetings and shall be responsible for directing the implementation of directives voted on by the Chapter membership. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees. The President shall be one of three (3) officers authorized to withdraw funds from a Chapter account, after such expenditures have been approved by the Executive Board and/or General Membership.

(2) Vicepresidente:  The Vice President shall act as President in the absence of the President and shall be in charge of membership recruitment. The Vice President shall be one of three (3) officers authorized to withdraw funds from a Chapter account, after such expenditures have been approved by the Executive Board and/or General Membership.

(3) Secretaria:  The Secretary shall keep a correct record of the proceedings of all Executive Board and General Membership meetings and shall provide a copy thereof to the Secretary of the Local Union upon request. The Secretary shall receive all correspondence and communications on behalf of the Chapter.

(4) Tesorero:  The Treasurer shall be responsible for Chapter account deposits and disbursals and for carrying out the duties described in Article 4, Subsection (7). The Treasurer shall be one of three (3) officers authorized to withdraw funds from a Chapter account, after such expenditures have been approved by the Executive Board and/or General Membership. The Treasurer shall present the Chapter financial records for audit at the direction of the Treasurer of the Local Union or his/her representative.

(5) Jefe de supervisión:  The Chief Steward shall serve as a resource for shop stewards in carrying out their duties at the worksite and will coordinate the work of stewards in covering worksites, regions, and job classifications.

(6)  COPE Coordinator and County COPE Committee:   The COPE Coordinator shall be responsible for providing political information and education to the members of the chapter and assist and coordinate with turn-out, COPE cards, and other duties related to political activities of the chapter and Local Union. The coordinator will also be the chapter representative to the Local 1021 County COPE Committee. Additional members may attend County COPE Committee meetings. Delegates and alternates to the County COPE Committee shall be appointed by the President after consultation with the Executive Board.

Article 6. STEWARDS:  

Stewards may be determined by election, petition, or appointment to represent members under the collective bargaining agreement. Stewards selected through appointment or petition must be confirmed at the next scheduled chapter election. Stewards are the face of the union at the worksite and are critical to building a strong, engaged and active membership. Stewards roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, ongoing training; welcome and orientation of new members; mobilize, educate, and inform members on union activities and other issues; resolve worksite issues; process grievances; provide timely and effective representation of the members.

Article 7. WEB SITE STEWARD:

A Web Site Steward shall be appointed to maintain and update the Chapter website. The Executive Board may appoint other members from the CAT Team or Executive Board to assist with this work.

Article 8. INDUSTRY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVESThe chapter shall appoint representatives to attend meetings of Local 1021 industry councils.

Article 9. CONVENTION DELEGATES:  

Chapter delegates to the SEIU 1021 biennial convention shall be elected by secret ballot by Chapter members in good standing based on the following formula:  dos (2) delegates for each chapter and two (2) additional delegates for every additional one hundred (100) members in each chapter.

Article 10. CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS:  The General Membership shall elect a contract negotiations committee of 12 members. Upon completion of negotiations, a copy of the collective bargaining agreement shall be forwarded to the SEIU 1021 Executive Board and provided to all members in the three languages most commonly read by the membership.

Article 11. RECALL:  

Recall of officers may be originated by a petition signed by at least 20 percent of the membership. After the recall has been originated, the Chapter Executive Board shall appoint an Election Committee and conduct a secret ballot election of the General Membership within sixty (60) days of the presentation of the recall petition. A majority of votes cast shall determine the recall.

Article 12. VACANCIES:  

An elective office shall be declared vacant when the holder of the position resigns from office, resigns from the Union, is no longer a member in good standing, is on an extended leave of absence, or is recalled. Vacancies that occur within one (1) year of the expiration of the term may be filled by appointment of the Chapter President after consultation with the Executive Board; otherwise, vacancies shall be filled by election of the General Membership. Offices for which no candidate has stood for election will be appointed by the President after certification of the election.

Article 13. CHAPTER ELECTIONS:

  1. Election ScheduleChapter elections shall be held biennially in odd-numbered years and must be completed by November of those years. 

  2. Election Committee:  The Executive Board shall appoint a minimum of three (3) members to an Election Committee. Members of the committee may not be candidates for office in the election. The committee shall adopt all rules and regulations necessary to assure a fair and honest election and nominations procedure and shall provide each candidate with a copy of same. The committee also hears challenges to the conduct of the election. The Election Committee shall submit a written report to the Chapter Executive Board and Local 1021 President within three working (3) days following the ballot count. The report shall include the election rules, procedures, programar, candidate/issue vote totals, any challenges filed, and names and phone numbers of Election Committee members. Election results shall be provided to the membership following the election.

  3. Eligibility:  In order to run for and serve as a Chapter officer, candidates shall have been members in good standing for at least one (1) year and be employed within a bargaining unit represented by the Chapter. If the chapter has been in existence for less than one (1) year, the candidate must have been a member in good standing since the Chapter was recognized by Local 1021. Only members in good standing are eligible to participate in chapter elections.

  4. Notice:  Notice of the election shall be given to each Chapter member in good standing at least thirty (30) days prior to the date set for the election by written notice and/or Chapter newsletter (notice must be at least 30 days in advance of the deadline for nominations).  The notice must include method of nomination, deadline for nominations, deadline for submission of candidates statements, method of election, date, time, and place of voting, procedures for obtaining duplicate ballots, and challenge procedures. The election noticeand the election ballotmust include the number of convention delegates the Chapter is eligible to elect. The notice and ballot must include the method for election of convention alternates (i.e., by election, by status as runner-up to delegate, etcétera). All official election materials and communications must be reviewed by the Election Committee and the assigned field representative prior to publication.

  5. Nomination for Office:  Nominations for office will be made from the floor at a general membership meeting or submitted in writing to the Election Committee. Nominees must be present or submit written notice of acceptance of nomination within three (3) days of the deadline set for nominations.

  1. VotingChapter elections must be conducted by secret ballot. Only members in good standing are eligible to vote. Proxy voting and write-in candidates are prohibited. The Chapter must provide a method for members to obtain duplicate ballots. The Election Committee shall determine if voting is conducted by mail, at the worksites, at a General Membership meeting, or a combination of these methods. A plurality of valid ballots cast shall determine the elected candidates. In the event of a tie vote, a run-off election shall be conducted.

  2. Ballot countThe Election Committee shall count ballots at a location, date, and time announced to the membership.

  3. Election MaterialsAll election ballots and duplicate ballotsmarked, unmarked, voided, unusedmust be saved for one (1) year (all ballots printed must be accounted for).

  4. ChallengesChallenges to or disputes arising from a Chapter election must be submitted to the Chapter Election Committee within three (3) working days of the submission of the committees election report to the Chapter Executive Board. Challenges must be submitted in writing and must cite specific violation(s) of the Chapter election rules and procedures, Chapter bylaws, or the Local 1021 Constitution.  Challenges to the election will be considered valid only if they cite specific violations of election rules and procedures or the Local 1021 Constitution and if the alleged violation may have affected the outcome of the election. The Chapter Election Committee shall investigate and resolve challenges within ten (10) working days of receipt of the challenge. The Election Committee may order a re-run of all or part of the election.

  1. AppealsChallenges or disputes which are denied or cannot be resolved by the Chapter Election Committee may be appealed in writing to the Local 1021 Executive Board within five (5) working days of receipt of the Chapter Election Committees decision. The Local 1021 Executive Board shall investigate and respond within fifteen (15) working days of receipt of the challenge. Challenges to the election will be considered valid only if they cite specific violations of the Chapter election rules and procedures, Chapter bylaws, or the Local 1021 Constitution and if the alleged violation may have affected the outcome of the election.

Article 14. CONTRACT RATIFICATION:  

Ratification or rejection of a tentative agreement shall be referred to the General Membership at a membership meeting(s) called for that purpose or through a mail ballot. The ratification vote shall be by written, secret ballot. Proxy voting shall not be allowed. At least three (3) días notice must be given prior to a contract ratification vote.

Article 15. STRIKE:  

The Chapter may not initiate a strike without a majority concurrence vote of the total membership by secret ballot in compliance with the International Union Constitution. The strike vote may be conducted at a membership meeting or through a mail ballot. Proxy voting shall not be allowed. At least three (3) días written notice shall be given prior to a meeting at which a strike vote is in order. If a strike vote is rendered, the Chapter shall obtain a sanction from the Local 1021 Executive Board. The Chapter shall not strike without previous notification to the SEIU President or, where prior notice is not practicable, without notification as soon as possible after commencement of the strike, in which notice the Chapter states that it has complied with all applicable notice requirements. Strike sanction shall also be received from the local central labor council prior to a strike.  

Article 16. PROCEDURE AND DEBATE:  

Chapter meetings shall be governed by the Manual of Common Procedure, Rules of Debate, and Order of Business set forth in the Constitution of the International Union. Every member shall follow and be subject to such rules governing debate at all meetings of the Chapter.

Article 17. AMENDMENT:  

Amendments to these bylaws may be originated by a majority vote of the Executive Board or by petition signed by at least fifteen percent (15%) of the membership. These bylaws may be amended by majority vote of the General Membership at a membership meeting or a mail ballot. Members must be notified at least thirty (30) days prior to the consideration of any amendment and provided with the proposed amendments and the original sections of the bylaws. Amendments to these bylaws shall be submitted to the Local Union headquarters office (100 Oak St., Oakland, CA 94607) to be reviewed for conformity to the Local 1021 Constitution and to be kept on file. No amendment shall be valid or become effective until approved by the Executive Board of the Local Union. Amendments required to bring these bylaws into compliance with the Constitution or bylaws of the Local Union or the International Union may be made by vote of the Chapter Executive Board without submission to the General Membership.

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