ALLIED BUILDING INSPECTORS
Initiation Fees, Dues and Arrearages
Section 1. The initiation fee of this Local Union for regular full time dues check-off members shall be $25.00.
Section 2. The initiation fees of the Local Union may be increased or decreased by a majority vote of the members in good standing voting by secret ballot at a membership meeting, after reasonable notice of the intention to vote upon such question.No proposed increase in initiation fees may be voted upon unless and until the proposed increase is approved by the General President.
Section 3. The dues of the Local Union shall be $24.48 for regular full time members, paid biweekly. The dues shall be increased by the same percentage as any general wage increase for the bargaining unit that post dates the ratification date of these By-Laws.
Section 4. The dues of the Local Union shall be fixed by a majority vote of the members in good standing voting by secret ballot at a membership meeting after a reasonable notice of the intention to vote upon such question, but shall not be less than the minimum dues provided under the International Constitution. When the per capita tax payable to the International Union is increased pursuant to the International Constitution, the dues charged by the Local Union shall be increased in a corresponding amount in order to ensure the financial health of the International Union and the Local Union provided, however, that upon application of the Local Union, such increase may be waived by the General President if he/she determines that such waiver is necessary to protect and preserve the best interests of the Local Union.
Section 5. No member shall be in good standing unless he/she paid all current dues to the Local Union within thirty (30) days after they shall have become due and payable. No member whose dues have been withheld by his/her employer for payment to the Local Union; Pursuant to his/her voluntary authorization provided for in a collective bargaining agreement, shall be declared ineligible to vote or be a candidate for office in the Local Union solely by reason of alleged delay or default in the payment of dues.
Section 6. Members who have not tendered their current dues on or before the day such dues shall have become due and payable may be removed from employment where valid collection bargaining agreements or applicable law permits. Members who have not paid their current dues or assessments within thirty (30) days after they shall have become due and payable may upon vote of the Local Union be denied voice and vote therein, be barred from meetings or removed from committees or both, or suspended from membership.
Officers who have not paid their current dues or assessments within ninety (90) days after they shall have become due and payable may upon vote of the Local Union be removed from office.
Members who have not paid their current dues or assessments within six (6) months after they shall become due and payable may, upon report thereof by the Financial Secretary at a regular meeting of the Local Union, be expelled by a majority vote of the members present.
The Local Union Executive Board is likewise authorized and empowered to take the same action provided herein above and to enforce the foregoing penalties for arrearages against members, whenever, upon findings by it said arrearages are found to exist.
No member of the Local Union shall seek to affiliate with another Local Union, save in the manner and form required by the International Constitution. Such member shall be required to make full disclosure to such other Local Union of his/her previous memberships including all facts as to any fine, penalty or other disability imposed within the organization, and existing and unsatisfied against him/her, and in addition, such member shall strictly conform to and discharge any and all constitutional requirements governing the lifting of the said fine, penalty or disability.
In addition to the penalties herein above provided, the Local Union may also impose the penalties provided for the causes herein set forth. Except for failure to tender dues, no members shall be subjected to any of the penalties above enumerated unless the trial procedures set forth in Article XIII herein have been followed.
Section 7. All non-union members in the collective bargaining unit represented by this Local Union are required to pay agency shop fees to the Local Union in the same amount, to the same extent and in the same manner as Local Union dues. Pursuant to statutes, any employee in a collective bargaining unit certified to the Local Union, not a member of said union, from whose paycheck an agency shop fee has been deducted, may if he or she wishes, obtain a refund of his or her pro rata share of an expenditure by the union in aid of activities or causes of a political or ideological nature only incidentally related to terms and conditions of employment.
Any person seeking a rebate as aforesaid shall file a written notice of objection setting forth the political or ideological cause for which the expenditure was made and requesting a refund of his or her pro rata share. The written notice must contain the employee's name, address, title and be submitted to the Local Union office by registered or certified mail between April 1 and April 16 of each year in which the employee objects to such expenditures made in the preceding calendar year.
Section 8. The dues for any retirees who wish to be a retiree affiliate of the Local Union shall be $36.00 per year, paid directly to the Local Union Headquarters by cash, check or money order.