Constitution for Indiana University Medical Center Employees Local 1477
The name of this organization shall be Indiana University Medical Center Employees Local Number 1477 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO.
This local union shall be affiliated with Indiana State Council Number 62 of
the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; the Indiana
State AFLCIO; and the Central Labor Council of Marion County, AFL-CIO.
The objectives of this local shall be to carry out on a local basis the objectives of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
MEMBERSHIP AND DUES
Section 1.All employees of the Indiana University Medical Center
and other University employees in Indianapolis, Indiana, are eligible for
membership in this local union, subject to the requirements of the Constitution
of the International Union.
Section 2. Application for membership shall be made on a standard
application form. Unless such form includes a valid authorization for payroll
deduction of dues, the application shall be accompanied by the current months
Section 3. The bi-weekly membership dues of the local shall be $13.84
Section 4. Membership dues shall be payable in advance to the local
secretary- treasurer and in any event shall be paid not later than the 15th day
of the month in which they become due. Any member who fails to pay dues by the
15th day of the month in which they become due shall be considered delinquent,
and upon failure to pay dues for two successive months shall stand suspended.
Provided, however, that any person who is paying dues through a system of
regular payroll deduction shall for so long as such person continues to pay
through such deduction method, be considered in good standing.
Section 5. A member suspended under the above section may be reinstated
to membership in the local on payment of all arrearages or upon payment of a
reinstatement fee of $25.00 plus the current month's dues.
Section 1. Regular meetings of this local shall be held once each month,
at a time and place to be fixed by the membership or the local executive board.
Section 2. Special meetings may be called by the local president, the
executive board, or by petition filed with the president and signed by 20%
members of the local. Special meetings may also be called by the International
President or by an authorized representative of the International President.
Section 3. The quorum for meetings of this local shall be 10% of current
OFFICERS, NOMINATIONS, AND ELECTIONS
Section 1. The officers of this local shall be a president, a
vice-president, a recording secretary, a secretary-treasurer and three
executive board members, and these seven shall constitute the local union
executive board. In addition, there shall be elected three members who shall
serve as trustees. The trustees shall be elected to three-year terms of office
except in the initial election, one shall be elected for a one-year term, one for
a two-year term, and one for a three-year term. All other officers shall be
elected for a term of two years, in the even-numbered years.
Section 2. Nominations shall be made at a regular or special meeting of
the local. At least fifteen days advance notice shall be given the membership
prior to the nomination meeting. A nominating committee may be appointed or
elected to make nominations, but whether or not such nominating committee is
used, nominations shall be permitted from the floor at the nomination meeting.
All regular elections shall be held in the month of October.
Section 3. To be eligible for office, a member must be in good standing
for one year immediately preceding the election, except in the initial election
held in this local; provided, however, that no retired member shall be a
candidate for office.
Section 4. Officers shall be elected by secret ballot vote, and the
balloting shall be so conducted as to afford to all members a reasonable
opportunity to vote. At least fifteen days advance notice shall be given the
membership prior to the holding of the election.
Section 5. All matters concerning nominations and elections in this
local union shall be subject to the provisions of Appendix D, entitled
Elections Code, of the International Union Constitution.
Section 6. Vacancies in office shall be filled for the remainder of the
unexpired term by vote of the executive board.
Section 7. Every officer shall, upon assuming office, subscribe to the
Obligation of an Officer contained in Appendix B of the International Union
DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE BOARD
Section 1. The president shall preside at all meetings of the local
union and of the executive board. He shall be a member of all committees except
election committees. He shall countersign all checks drawn against the funds of
the local. He shall appoint all standing committees and all special committees
of the local, subject to the approval of the executive board. He shall report
periodically to the membership regarding the progress and standing of the local
and regarding the presidents official acts.
Section 2. The vice-president shall assist the president in the work of
his office. In the absence of the president or in his inability to serve, the
vice-president shall preside at all meetings and perform all duties otherwise
performed by the president. He may, with the approval of the executive board,
be authorized to act as co-signer of checks drawn on the local funds in place
of either the president or the secretary- treasurer.
Section 3. The recording secretary shall keep a record of proceedings of
all membership meetings and all executive board meetings. He shall carry on the
official correspondence of the local, except as the executive board may direct
otherwise. He shall perform such other duties as the executive board may
Section 4. The secretary-treasurer shall receive and receipt for all
monies of the local union. He shall deposit all money so received in the name
of the local union in a bank or banks selected by the executive board, and
money so deposited shall be withdrawn only by check signed by the president and
the secretary-treasurer. He shall prepare and sign checks for such purposes as
are required by the constitution or are authorized by the membership or the
executive board. He shall prepare and submit the monthly membership report to
the International Union office and see that a check is drawn in payment of the
locals per capita tax each month and sent to the International Secretary-
Treasurer. He shall keep an accurate record of receipts and disbursements and
shall, once each month submit to the membership a monthly operating statement
of the financial transactions of the local for the previous month. He shall act
as custodian of all properties of the local union. He shall, at the expense of
the local union and through the International Union, give a surety bond for an
amount to be fixed by the executive board of the local union. He shall see that
any financial reports required by the International Union Constitution to be
submitted to the International Union are submitted in accordance with the
International Union Constitution.
Section 5. The trustees shall make or cause to be made at least
semi-annually an audit of the finances of the local, including the finances
concerning any health and welfare, pension, insurance or other benefit programs
covering members of such local, and shall report to the membership on the
results of such audit.
Section 6. The executive board shall be the governing body of the local
union except when meetings of the local union are in session. All matters
affecting the policies, aims and means of accomplishing the purposes of the
local not specifically provided for in this constitution or by action of the
membership at a regular or special meeting shall be decided by the executive
board. The board shall meet at the call of the president or of a majority of
the members of the board. A report on all actions taken by the executive board
shall be made to the membership at the next following meeting. A majority of
the members of the executive board shall be required for a quorum.
Section 1.This local union shall at all times be subject to the
provisions of the constitution of the American Federation of State, County and
Section 2. Except to the extent specified in this constitution, no
officer of the local union shall have the power to act as agent for or
otherwise bind the local union in any way whatsoever. No member or group of
members or other person or persons shall have the power to act on behalf of or
otherwise bind the local union except to the extent specifically authorized in
writing by the president of the local union or by the executive board of the
Section 3. Roberts Rules of Order, Revised shall be the guide in all
cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with
the constitution and special rules of this local union or of the American
Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
This constitution may be amended, revised, or otherwise changed by two-thirds
vote of the members voting on such proposed change and such change shall take
effect only upon written approval of the International President. Proposed
amendments to this constitution must be read at a regular or special meeting of
the local union and read and voted on at a subsequent meeting of the local
union, adequate and proper notice having been given to the membership prior to
the date on which the vote is taken. A written copy of the proposed amendment
shall be furnished to every eligible voter at the meeting at which the vote is
GERALD W. MCENTEE