The name of this organization shall be State of Connecticut Administrative Clerical Employees, Region 4, Local Number 478 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; AFL-CIO.
This local union shall be affiliated with Connecticut Public Employees District Council Number #4 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; the Connecticut State AFL-CIO; and the New Haven Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.
The objectives of this local union 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 Administrative Clerical Unit of the State of
Connecticut employed in the Cities and Towns of Ansonia, Bethany, Branford,
Bridgeport, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Meriden, Milford, New
Haven. North Haven, Shelton, Wallingford, and West Haven, 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 month's dues.
Section 3. The bi-weekly membership dues of the local shall be $18.32 per
Section 4. Membership dues shall be payable monthly in advance to the local
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.
Section 1. Regular meetings of this local shall be held not less than four times
per year at a time and place to be fixed by the local executive board.
Section 2. Special meetings may be called by the local president, the local executive board, or by petition filed with the president and signed by 10% of the members of the local. Special meetings may also be called by the International al President or by an authorized representative of the International President.
Section 3. The Quorum for meetings of this local shall be 10% of the members in good standing.
OFFICERS, NOMINATIONS, AND ELECTIONS
Section 1. The officers of this local shall be a president, a vice-president, a
secretary, a treasurer, and one executive board member and these five shall
constitute the local union executive board. In addition, there shall be elected
three members to serve as trustees. The trustees shall be elected for a one-year
term, one for a two-year term, and one for a three-year term. Beginning in 1983
all these officers shall be elected for a term of three 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
Section 4. Officers shall be elected by secret ballot vote, and he 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 the four local officers 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
Section 8. Election of delegates to Connecticut Council 4 shall take place in accordance with Section 2.
DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE BOARD
Section 1. The president shall:
Section 2. The vice-president shall:
Section 3. The secretary shall:
Section 4. The treasurer shall:
Section 5. The executive board member shall;
Section 6. 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. An independent audit shall be required annually and the results reported to the local.
Section 7. 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. There is hereby established a State of Connecticut Administrative Clerical Bargaining Unit Policy Coordinating Committee, which shall meet at least once a month.
Section 2. The State of Connecticut Administrative Clerical Bargaining Unit Policy Coordinating Committee shall consist of the president of each of the clerical locals.
Section 3. The State of Connecticut Administrative Clerical Bargaining Unit Policy Coordinating Committee shall be chaired by a president on a rotating basis.
Section 4. The State of Connecticut Administrative Clerical Bargaining Unit Policy Coordinating Committee shall consider labor-management matters affecting the locals which make up the clerical bargaining unit. These shall include but not be limited to: the establishment and recommendation of standard contract provisions; the exchange of information regarding the settlement of grievances; mutual as assistance in organizing, servicing, and bargaining; mutual assistance in education and training programs; the establishment and recommendation of political action and mutual assistance in preparing and publishing clerical publications.
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 Municipal
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 t the extent specifically authorized in writing by the president of the local union or by the executive board of the local union.
Section 3. Robert's Rules of Order, Revised, shall govern this local union in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with this 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 a majority
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
Approval Date: 10/09/2008