Proposed Changes to the Bylaws

Rules for making proposals to amend the Bylaws

ARTICLE XVII – AMENDMENTS

Section 1.   

A.  These Bylaws may be amended at any regular Local meeting with thirty (30) days notice in writing to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Local and seven (7) days notice to members of the proposed changes.

Section 2. 

A.  Any amendments submitted to any local meeting shall required a two-thirds (2/3) vote of those voting thereupon.

Section 3.

A.  A repeal of any portion of these By-laws shall be by the amendment procedure.

Section 4.

A.  Amendments or repeals proposed and adopted in a Local meeting shall become effective thirty (30) days following.

Below are 3 recent proposals to amend the Bylaws. Strike-through indicates language to be removed. Bold indicates language to be added.

Proposal #1. Changing the name of the Local to eliminate the conflict experienced during the sale of the Medical Parkway building.

ARTICLE I – NAME

This Local shall be known as Industrial Local 6132, Communications Workers of America.Communications Workers of America, Local 6132.

Proposal #1. Changing the structure of the Local to equally distribute elected representation to coincide with job title and membership changes.

ARTICLE X – NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS OF OFFICERS AND CHIEF STEWARDS

Section 1.  Nominations

A.  Nominations of Officers and Chief Stewards shall be made: (1) at a membership meeting,. (2) by a nominating committee, with the right to also nominate from the floor, or (3) by petition.

(1) There shall be a First Vice President. representing employees in AT&T Mobility and Print Sector bargaining units.

(2) There shall be a Second Vice President. Representing AT&T Core, Verizon, Frontier, and Avaya bargaining units.

    (3) There shall be a Third Vice President until such a time as the office is vacated during the 2003-2005 term or said term is completed, whichever may come first

(3)(4) The President and Secretary-Treasurer, shall be nominated and elected at large. The President, Secretary-Treasurer, and all Vice Presidents shall be nominated and elected at-large.

(4) The First Vice President shall be nominated and elected by members in AT&T Mobility, and Print Sector bargaining units.

(5) The Second Vice President shall be nominated and elected by members in AT&T Core, Verizon, Frontier, and Avaya bargaining units.

(6)(5) All Vice Presidents and Chief Steward assignments may be reassigned by the Executive Board with the concurrence of 2/3 vote of those present at the local meeting subject to seven (7) days notice to the members of the proposed changes.  No changes in Chief Steward assignments may be made during an election year, unless a new bargaining unit is added.

(7)(6) There shall be one Chief Steward representing each bargaining unit with one hundred (100) or more dues paying members.

 (7) There shall be one Chief Steward representing Southwestern Bell Telephone Company – Rate Administration, Regulatory Relations, Marketing (Business, Residence, BDS/LAN) and Operations (SAG/Premis).

(8) There shall be one Chief Steward representing Southwestern Bell Telephone Company – Network, Public Communications, Procurement, Buildings, Operator Services, and Operations (TMAC and GBC).

 (9) There shall be two (2) Chief Stewards representing Southwestern Bell Telephone Company – Installation and Maintenance and Operations (Loop Electronics and Special Services).  Geographical jurisdiction shall be determined by the Executive Board in order to ensure equal representation.

(10) There shall be one Chief Steward representing Southwestern Bell Telephone Company – Network Distributions Services – Construction, Engineering and Division Staff – and Operations (Facilities and TNAC).

(11) There shall be one Chief Steward representing Cingular Wireless LLC

(8) There shall be three (3) Chief Stewards representing AT&T Core. Geographical jurisdiction shall be determined by the Executive Board in order to ensure equal representation.

(9) There shall be two (2) Chief Stewards representing AT&T Mobility. Geographical jurisdiction shall be determined by the Executive Board in order to ensure equal representation.

(10)(12) All Chief Stewards shall be nominated and elected by the respective groups they are will be representing and must work in one of those groups.

(11)(13) Write-in votes are prohibited.

B.  Nominations shall be conducted during the months of September, October, November or December of each third year.

C. At least 15 days prior to nominations, reasonable notice of the offices to be filled shall be given to each member in good standing.  The time, date, and place of nominations shall be specified in such notice.

Proposal #3. Clarifying language to reduce cost to the Local by eliminating the requirement to have a second election, when an office is vacant at the beginning of a new term.

ARTICLE X – NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS OF OFFICERS AND CHIEF STEWARDS

Section 3.  Vacancies

(A).  A vacancy shall exist when any member of the Executive Board vacates their position, before the end of their term.

 (A).(B).  A vacancy in the office of the president shall be filled temporarily by the Vice President selected by the Executive Board.  A vacancy of President shall be filled by the membership at an election to be held within 60 (sixty) days after the vacancy occurs.

(B).(C). A vacancy in the office of the Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer or Chief Steward shall be filled within sixty (60) days after the vacancy occurs.  The nomination and election shall be the same as for regular Officers.