ALLIED BUILDING INSPECTORS
Other Causes for Fines, Suspensions or Expulsions and their Payments or Reinstatements
Section 1. Any officer or member of a Local Union who becomes a habitual drunkard; who wrongs a fellow member or defrauds him/her; who commits an offense discreditable to the International Union or its subdivisions; who seeks to dissolve any Local Union or separate it from the general organization; who willfully engages in slander or libel where such slander or libel is contrary to the responsibility of every member toward the Organization as an institution or specifically interferes with the Organization's performance of its legal or contractual obligations; who violates the trade rules of the locality in which he/she is working; who fraudulently receives, misapplies, converts or embezzles the funds of any subdivision of the International Union or the monies of any member entrusted to him/her; who violates his/her obligation or any section of the Constitution, Rules, Edicts and Ritual of the International Union; who divulges the password to anyone except the officer authorized to receive the same; who is guilty of insubordination; or who refuses to acknowledge or perform the lawful command of those authorized within the International Union to issue the same, maybe disciplined or, upon trial therefore and conviction thereof, be fined, suspended or expelled from his/her Local Union.
Any member working contrary to a declared strike or the rules established by the Local Union by reason of a lockout shall, upon trial and conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not less than Twenty-five ($25.00) Dollars, or expulsion, or both. His/her name shall be reported to his/her Local Union, which enforce this Section, charge and collect the fine so imposed, under penalty of expulsion. The Local Union shall have the power to fix such other offenses as from time to time may be determined by them.
Section 2. All fines legally levied or imposed shall be charged by the Financial Secretary against the member from whom due and must be paid by the member involved to the Financial Secretary within thirty (30) days. Wherever a fine is imposed upon a member, his/her sentence shall automatically be read to incorporate the following provisions. Members thirty (30) days in arrears in the payment of fines shall be denied voice and vote in their Local Union, and thereafter until the fine is paid no dues owed by such member can be received or accepted by the Local Union. Such refusal to accept dues shall not, however, form the basis for removal from employment unless authorized by law. Members sixty (60) days in arrears in the payment of fines shall be removed from committees, barred from meetings and suspended from membership. Members ninety (90) days in arrears shall be removed from office. Members six (6) months in arrears shall be expelled from membership. In addition to the penalties provided for herein, the Local Union is authorized to secure the payment of fines through appropriate legal proceedings.
Section 3. A member who has been suspended under the provisions of this Article may be restored to membership in good standing and to his/her membership number only by making application together with the payment of all dues, assessments and fines then in arrears, the reinstatement assessment and in addition an amount equal to three (3) months' dues. When all the foregoing requirements have been fulfilled by the applicant, notice thereof shall be given by the Financial Secretary to the General Secretary-Treasurer on the next monthly report, accompanied by the reinstatement assessment and other charges due thereon. However, in cases where the cost of reinstatement exceeds the amount of the current initiation fee, the Local Union may accept such individuals as new members.
Section 4. A member who has been expelled for any of the causes provided in this Article may be restored to membership in good standing and to his/her membership number only by application therefore on the form furnished by the General Secretary-Treasurer, together with the payment of all dues, assessments and fines in arrears, the reinstatement assessment and, in addition, an amount equal to six (6) months' dues. When all the foregoing requirements have been fulfilled, and the Local Union shall have granted such applications pursuant to the procedure on applications contained in these By-Laws, notice thereof shall be given by the Financial Secretary to the General Secretary-Treasurer on the next monthly report, accompanied by all documents, reinstatement assessment and other charges due thereon.