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U.A.W. LOCAL 387 By-Laws



24250 Telegraph Road
Flat Rock, Michigan 48134
(734) 782-2771
Fax (734) 782-9345
February 25, 2008
By-Laws Committee
D. Watkins D. Rice M. Petrlich P. Hamilton T. J. Gomez

ARTICLE I – Organization

 Section 1 - Local Union

This Organization shall be known as Local 387, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW).  A voluntary un-incorporated association. Hereinafter referred to as the Local Union

 Section 2 - Local Units

The Local Union shall represent the following Local Bargaining Units:
  1) Ford Woodhaven Stamping
  2) Ford Woodhaven Forging and Vulcan Forging
Hereinafter referred to as the Stamping Unit and the Forging Unit respectively.

ARTICLE II - Constitution

The Constitution of this Local Union shall be the Constitution of the International Union, U.A.W., and the by-laws shall be in all respects subordinate to said Constitution and all applications and interpretations thereof.

ARTICLE III - Object

 Section 1

To improve the working conditions for the members, better the general economic welfare and to establish a living wage in accordance with the desires of the membership.

 Section 2

To unite its members into one organization regardless of race, religion, color, sex, or nationality, creed and political affiliation.

 Section 3

To educate its members in the meaning of true Americanism and to develop and maintain an intelligent and dignified membership.

 Section 4

UAW has a long-standing concern about fair and equal treatment of employees.  Harassment of any individual in the work environment because of race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status is considered contrary to the spirit and intent of the UAW's non-discrimination policies.  As with the other forms of harassment noted above, the UAW regards sexual harassment as serious misconduct which will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

ARTICLE IV – Member in Good Standing

Each member, in good standing, of this Local Union has the right to nominate and vote, express opinions on all subjects before the Local Union, to attend all membership meetings and express views, arguments and opinions on all matters and business, including candidates for office, properly before the meeting, to meet and assemble freely with other members and generally to participate in the activities of the Local Union in a responsible manner, consistent with good conscience, in order to present and discuss factually and honestly the issues and personalities upon which the membership must base its decision. These rights shall at all time be subject to the rules of procedure governing meetings and other uniform rules and regulations contained in the Constitution, By-Laws, and other official rules of the Local Union. A member exercising the foregoing rights and privileges shall not take any irresponsible action which would tend to jeopardize or destroy, or be detrimental in either the Local or International Unions as organizations, or their free democratic heritage, or which would interfere with the performance, by this Local Union or the International Union or its legal or contractual obligations as collective bargaining agent, or interfere with the legal or contractual obligations of this Local as an affiliate of the International Union. Violation or abuse of these rights and privileges of membership, shall be considered conduct unbecoming a union member. The membership shall strive to obtain the objectives set forth in the International Constitution and additional objectives as established as the policy of the International Union, to maintain free relations with other organizations, to do all in its power to strengthen and promote the labor movement: to cooperate with regional board members, the International Representatives and help promote organizational activities.

ARTICLE V - Meetings

 Section 1 - Authority

The highest authority of the Local Union shall be vested in the general membership at a meeting to be held monthly.

 Section 2 - Quorum

Thirty (30) Members in good standing, exclusive of the regular executive officers shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at a regular or special membership meeting.  Regular executive officers to be President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, Three (3) Trustees, Sergeant at Arms, and Guide. As clarified by the International Union's Constitution labeled Article 38, Section 1.

 Section 3 - Special Meeting

Special Production and/or Skilled Trades membership meetings may be called when deemed necessary by the President, the Plant Chairperson or by two-thirds vote of the Local Union Executive Board. It shall be the duty, however, of the Local Union Executive Board, the President of the Local Union, or the Plant Chairperson to call meeting upon receipt of 10% of the members in good standing. Notice of this meeting shall be posted conspicuously on all regular official in plant bulletin boards. Twenty-four hours notice shall be considered sufficient for special meetings. No other business shall be transacted except that stated in the special agenda.

 Section 4 – Specified Group Meeting

The President or Unit Chairperson shall call a Unit, Skilled Trades or a Production membership meeting whenever problems exist within either above-mentioned group necessitating such a meeting. This meeting will be to discuss and act on problems and issues concerning only the specified group in attendance. Minutes of all of these meetings whether they are Unit, Skilled Trades or Production shall be read and acted upon at the next regular membership meeting.

 Section 5a (Stamping Unit)

Ten (10) Skilled Trades members in good standing, exclusive of the regular Executive Officers, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of Business at a Skilled Trades meeting. Likewise, ten (10) production members in good standing, exclusive of Executive Officers, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at a Production meeting.

 Section 5b (Forging Unit)

Eight (8) Skilled Trades members in good standing, exclusive of the regular Executive Officers, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of Business at a Skilled Trades meeting. Likewise, eight (8) production members in good standing, exclusive of Executive Officers, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at a Production meeting

 Section 6

Any member being recognized by the Chair for the purpose of either making or seconding a motion must stand before speaking.

 Section 7

If a member while speaking, is called to order he shall at the request of the Chair take his seat until the question or order has been decided.

 Section 8

The Chair shall clearly repeat to the meeting all motions and amendment duly made and seconded, and thereon the motion or amendment shall be subject to debate.  The Recording Secretary shall repeat the motion or amendment immediately prior to the vote thereon.

 Section 9

The time limit on each speaker will be three (3) minutes.  No member to speak more than twice on any one subject.  Meeting chairperson to call time when he sees fit.

 Section 10

No meeting is to exceed two hours unless otherwise approved by the body in attendance.

 Section 11

Any member who attends a meeting in an intoxicated condition and/or creates a disturbance or becomes unruly shall lose voice and his right to vote at said meeting. Where necessary to maintain order, the member may be evicted from the meeting by order of the Chair, subject to the challenge of the membership at said meeting. Flagrant or persistent violation of this section by any member shall be conduct unbecoming a union member.

 Section 12

Question of a parliamentary nature shall be decided by Robert's Rules of Order.

 Section 13

Between general membership meetings the highest authority shall be the Executive Board of the Local Union, which shall meet at least once each month.

 Section 14

Between Executive Board Meetings, the highest authority shall be the President of the Local Union.

 Section 15

All Committee reports shall be submitted in writing.

 Section 16a (Stamping Unit)

The Stamping Unit shall utilize the general membership meeting for conducting regular business pertaining to the Stamping Unit.

 Section 16b (Forging Unit)

The Forging Unit shall utilize a Unit membership meeting, to be held monthly for conducting regular business pertaining to the Forging Unit.

ARTICLE VI – Executive Officers

 Section 1

The Local Union shall elect the following Executive Officers:

President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, Three (3) Trustees, Sergeant at Arms, and Guide. The Trustees shall elect a Chairperson among themselves.

 Section 2

The Local Union shall also elect three (3) Board Members-at-Large; one from the Skilled Trades membership and two (2) from the non-skilled trades membership. Board Members-at-large shall not hold any other elective office in the Local Union. Board Members-at-large shall be elected by a plurality vote. Vacancies in the Office of Board Members-at-large will only be filled when other elections involving the total membership are scheduled; no special election shall be held to fill a vacancy in that office.

 Section 3

The Executive Officers, Board Members-at-Large, Retirees Executive Board Member, and Full-time Bargaining Committee shall constitute the Executive Board.

ARTICLE VII – Nominations and Elections

 Section 1a (Local Union Election Committee)

a) The Election C ommittee shall be nominated at the Regular Membership meeting, or a special meeting to be called for that purpose, in March of the regular triennial election year and shall serve for three (3) years. The Chair shall appoint a temporary committee of five (5) volunteers at that meeting to conduct the election of the Election Committee. The election for the Election Committee shall run from 12:00 p.m. through 6:00 p.m., on the day of the Regular April Membership Meeting, of that triennial election year. The Election Committee shall have seven (7) members and shall be elected by secret ballot. This election shall be conducted in the same manor / fashion as all Local Elections governed by the International Unions Guidelines and these By-Laws.

b) In Elections where the full Election Committee is not required, such as District Committee elections where the full membership is not involved, three or five members of the Election Committee, depending on the number of members involved, shall be utilized, including the Chairperson of that Committee.

c) In the event of a vacancy on the Election Committee, this vacancy will be temporarily filled from the list of unsuccessful candidates commencing with the first runner up, then the second runner up, the third and so on and so forth until another election can be held.

d) Eligible members who have been nominated for Election Committee shall have five (5) days from his/her nomination to accept or decline.

 Section 1b (Stamping Unit)

The Stamping Unit shall utilize The Local Union Election Committee for the purposes of all Unit elections.

 Section 1c (Forging Unit)

The Forging Unit shall utilize no less than two (2) duly elected members, one from each building, in accordance with the provisions of the International Constitution, for the purposes of all Unit elections.

 Section 2a (Stamping Unit)

Nomination of Officers and Unit Committeepersons shall take place at the regular membership meeting, or special meeting called for that purpose, in April of the regular triennial election year. Eligible members who have been nominated for Local Union office or Unit Committee positions, within their respective Unit, shall have five (5) days from the date of his/her nomination to accept or decline.

 Section 2b (Forging Unit)

Nomination of Unit Committeepersons shall take place at the regular unit meeting, or special meeting called for that purpose, in April of the regular triennial election year. Eligible members who have been nominated for Unit Committee positions, within their respective Unit, shall have seven days from the date of his/her nomination to accept or decline.

 Section 3

Any member shall be eligible as a nominee and candidate for any elective office or position in this Local Union or within their respective Local Unit who has been a member in good standing of the Local Union for a period of one year immediately prior to his/her nomination.; Any member in good standing who has transferred to this Local Union from another Local Union, as a result of a transfer of operations pursuant to the terms of the UAW-Ford Collective Bargaining Agreement, shall be considered as having continuous good standing in this Local Union for the purpose of this section

 Section 4

The election of Officers and Board Members-at-large and Committeepersons shall take place, by secret ballot, during the month of May of each election year. Installation of Officers and Committeepersons shall take place at the regular Membership or Unit Meeting in June, except as authorized by the International Union. These Officers and Committeepersons shall serve for a period of three years.

 Section 5

After the deadline on accepting nominations has expired, no election of so-called "sticker" or "write in" candidates shall be considered legal.

 Section 6

Any eligible candidate in any election shall have the right to submit his/her commonly known name to the election committee, in writing, as he desires it to appear on the ballot and it shall so appear.

 Section 7

The Election committee shall handle all details in so far as they relate to the procedure of the election and adopt such safeguards as are necessary to insure a fair election.

 Section 8

No candidate in any election shall be a member of the election committee having supervision over such election.

 Section 9

The Election Committee shall be in charge of all ballots. Any ballot which clearly indicates the intention of the voter shall be considered valid.

 Section 10

Each candidate shall have the right to have one challenger present in the voting place when the votes are cast and when they are tabulated, provided the Local Union shall assume no expense by this provision. A candidate who desires to have a challenger must submit the name of the challenger to the Election Committee Chairperson. This must be signed by the candidate. A candidate cannot under any circumstances be a challenger.

 Section 11

No one except the election committee, challengers, Financial Secretary, and those voting or who are waiting to vote shall be allowed in the place designated as a voting place for the election. Voters who have cast their ballots shall not be allowed to loiter in the voting place.

 Section 12

No member shall hold an elective or appointed Local Union position simultaneously. (exclusive of standing committee members)

 Section 13

All elections shall be by secret ballot.

 Section 14

Any member convicted of misrepresenting returns, altering, mutilating, or destroying deposited ballots, voting fraudulently or of intimidating others by threats or otherwise interfering with a member in the exercise of his/her right to cast his/her ballot in Local Union elections and strike balloting, shall be punished in accordance with the Constitution of the International Union.

 Section 15a (Stamping Unit)

The Bargaining Committee shall consist of the Chairperson of the Local Unit, one representative elected by the Skilled Trades units and one representative elected by the non-skilled trades units. Only members of the Local Unit represented shall be considered eligible candidates for these offices.

 Section 15b (Forging Unit)

The Bargaining Committee shall consist of the Chairperson of the Local Unit, one representative elected by the Woodhaven Forging Building and one representative elected by the Vulcan Forging Building. Only members of the Local Unit and Building represented shall be considered eligible candidates for these offices.

 Section 16 (Stamping Unit)

District Committeepersons shall be elected by district and shift and only those members in the district and on the shift involved shall be eligible to vote for candidates for that office. All District Committeepersons, together with the Bargaining Committee, shall meet at least once monthly to review, coordinate and schedule activities of their respective assignments.

 Section 17

a) In the event that any Executive Officer (with the exception of the President) resigns or vacates his/her position, an eligible member shall be appointed by the President for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days, during which time election will be held to fill the vacancy.

b) In the event that any Bargaining Committee-person, or District Committee-person, resign, be recalled or vacate his/her position, an eligible member shall be appointed by the Plant Chairperson for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days, during which time election will be held to fill the vacancy.

 Section 18

Bargaining Committeepersons and District Committeepersons may be recalled by the members he/she represents for failure to perform the duties of his/her office. A valid petition setting forth specific complaints of the Committeepersons failure to perform the duties of his/her office shall be signed by fifty percent of the members he/she represents at the time the petition is filed with the Recording Secretary. The Committeeperson so complained against shall receive notification of the specific complaints prior to any meeting for the purpose of recall. Upon the filing of a valid petition with the Local Union, a special meeting for a recall shall be held, after due notification of at least seven days is given all parties concerned. Fifty percent of the members represented by the committeeperson complained against shall constitute a quorum at such meeting and it shall require a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting to recall.

 Section 19 a (Stamping Unit)

In the event that the Plant Chairperson resigns, is recalled or vacates his/her position, a member of the bargaining committee (as defined in Article VII, Section 15a) shall be appointed by the President for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days, during which time an election will be held to fill the vacancy.

 Section 19b (Forging Unit)

In the event that the Plant Chairperson resigns, is recalled or vacates his/her position, he/she shall be replaced in accordance with the provisions of the International Constitution for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days, during which time an election will be held to fill the vacancy.

 Section 20 a (Stamping Unit)

When the Plant Chairperson is temporarily away from his/her duties, the plant chairperson will appoint one of the bargaining committee (as defined in Article VII, Section 15a) to assume his/her duties during this temporary absence. If the members of the bargaining committee are unavailable the Plant Chairperson will then designate a replacement from the District Committeemen.

 Section 20b (Forging Unit)

When the Plant Chairperson is temporarily away from his/her duties, the plant chairperson will appoint one of the bargaining committee (as defined in Article VII, Section 15b) to assume his/her duties during this temporary absence. If the members of the bargaining committee are unavailable the Plant Chairperson will then designate a replacement from the general membership.

 Section 21

Election of the Local Chairperson shall require a majority of the votes cast for the office.

ARTICLE VIII - Duties of the Officers

 Section 1 - Duties of the President

a) He/she shall see that the committees (as defined in Article XI, Section 1) are actively engaged in carry out their respective programs and to report to the general membership of the inactivity of any of the committees.

b) Between sessions of the Local Executive Board he/she shall carry out the instructions of the Local Executive Board and shall have full authority to direct the working of the Local Union within the provisions of the International Constitution and the Local Union By-Laws and shall report his/her acts to the Local Executive Board.

c) He/she shall have the authority to recommend to the National Ford Department appointments for: Health and Safety, Benefits, ESSP, Employee Resources, Job Security, Quality, Apprentice and other joint program representatives and coordinators.

d) He/she may sit as a member of the Bargaining Committee during Local negotiations.

 Section 2 - Duties of the Vice-President

The Vice-President shall assist the President in the discharge of his/her duties and shall perform the duties of the President in his/her absence, death, incapacity, or resignation from office. He/she shall perform such other duties as prescribed by the President.

 Section 3 - Duties of the Financial Secretary

a) It shall be the duty of the Financial Secretary-Treasurer to receive all dues, initiation fees, readmissions, fines and all other income of the Local Union for any fund and to give official receipt for the same.

b) He/she shall write all checks drawn on the Local Union funds and report in writing every month, at a regular meeting of the Local Union, giving the amount of moneys received and paid out during the previous calendar month, divided as between the various income and expenditure classifications and the remaining balances in the full accounts of the Local Union.

c) He/she shall deposit all collections in such bank as Local Union Trustees may direct.

d) He/she shall be authorized to purchase such necessary supplies to efficiently operate the offices of the Local Union.

e) He/she shall perform all other duties as outlined in the Constitution of the International Union.

f) He/she shall perform such other duties as prescribed by the President.

g) That the Financial Secretary Treasurer shall work for and be compensated by Ford Motor Company one day a month as a member of the Unit Committee, this day shall be the first available day of each calendar month, per Local Union President.

h) The Financial Secretary while on full time shall work a day before and a day after a holiday within a fifteen-day period, for Ford Motor Company.

 Section 4 - Duties of the Recording Secretary

a) It shall be the duty of the Recording Secretary to keep a correct record of the proceedings of the Local Union, read all documents and conduct the general correspondence received by the Local, which does not pertain directly to the duties of the other officers of the Local Union, and keep same on file for future reference.

b) He/she shall bring to the attention of the membership of the Local Union and Executive Board any correspondence upon which the membership or Executive Board must take action.

c) He/she shall maintain in his/her files, copies of the minutes of all regular membership, Special membership, Skilled Trades, Regular Executive Board, and Special Executive Board meetings. He/she shall submit copies of all minutes to the President and Financial Secretary.

d) He/she shall perform such other duties as prescribed by the President

e) That the Recording Secretary hall work for and be compensated by Ford Motor Company one day a month as a member of the Unit Committee, this day shall be the first available day of each calendar month, per Local Union president.

f) The Recording Secretary while on full time shall work a day before and a day after a holiday within a fifteen-day period, for Ford Motor Company.

 Section 5 - Duties of the Trustees

a) The Trustees shall have general supervision over all funds and property of the Local Union.

b) They shall see that the President and the Financial Secretary-Treasurer are properly bonded in accordance with recommendations of the International Union.

c) They shall audit or cause to be audited by a certified Public Accountant, the Local Union financial records in accordance with the UAW Constitution.

d) They shall perform such other duties as prescribed by the President.

 Section 6 - Duties of the Sergeant-at Arms

It shall be the duty of the Sergeant-At-Arms to introduce all new members and visitors and assist the President in preserving order when called upon to do so. He/she shall also take charge of all property of the Local Union not otherwise provided for, and perform such duties as may be assigned to him/her by the President.

 Section 7 - Duties of the Guide

a) It shall be his/her duty to maintain order and satisfy him/her self that all present are entitled to remain in the meetings of the Local Union.

b) He/she shall have the authority to appoint deputies at any time to help preserve order.

c) He/she shall see that the American Flag is on display at all meetings in a presentable condition.

d) He/she shall make available an attendance register at all membership meetings and shall perform such other duties as prescribed by the President.

 Section 8 - Duties of the Health and Safety Representative

The primary function of the Unit Health and Safety Representative is to handle health and safety complaints in accordance with the procedure set out in Article VII, Section 23 (b) (1) In addition, the Unit Health and Safety Representative will also function in accordance with the procedure set out in Article VI, Section 8 of the Master Agreement.

 Section 9 - Duties of the Unit Benefit Plan Representative

The primary function of the Unit Benefit Plan Representative is limited to matters pertaining to the Retirement Plan, Insurance Program and the Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plan. The Unit Benefit Plan Representative will also function in accordance with the procedure set out in Article VI, Section 9 of the Master Agreement.

 Section 10 - Duties of the Employee Services Support Program Representative (ESSP)

The functions of the Employee Services Support Program are limited to matters pertaining to ESSP.  The Unit ESSP will also function in accordance with the procedure set out in ARTICLE VI, Section 10 of the Master Agreement.

 Section 11 - Duties of the Employee Resources Coordinator

The functions are limited to matters pertaining to Employee Resources. The Coordinator will also function in accordance with the procedure set forth in the Letter of Understanding dated September 17, 1987.

 Section 12 - Duties of the Quality Liaison Representative

The functions of the QLR are limited to matters pertaining to quality and will function in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Letter of Understanding dated October 7, 1990.

 Section (13) – Duties of the Chairperson

a) He/she shall be the Bargaining Committee Chairperson.

b) He/she shall assist with negotiations in any shop department whenever he/she deems it necessary.

c) He/she shall have the authority to recommend to the National Ford Department appointments for: Health and Safety, Benefits, ESSP, Employees Resources, Job Security, Quality, Apprentice and other joint program representatives and coordinators, and be responsible for their administration of said programs.

d) He/she shall appoint delegates to the various councils, sub-councils, and committees (as defined in Article XI, Section 2) that do not require election of delegates.

e) He/she shall establish plant districts and allocate committeepersons to their respective districts.

f) He/she shall be responsible for the monthly publishing of settled grievance dispositions.

ARTICLE IX - Duties of the Local Union Executive Board

The duties of the Local Union Executive Board shall be those prescribed by the Constitution of the International Union and such others as prescribed by these By-Laws.

a) Special Executive Board meetings may be called by a two-thirds majority of the Local Union Executive Board.

b) Minutes shall be taken of all Executive Board meetings by the Recording Secretary.

c) All decisions and recommendations of the Executive Board shall be reported to the next regular membership meeting.

d) A simple majority of the Executive Board shall constitute a quorum.

ARTICLE X - Attendance Rules

It shall be mandatory that all elected and appointed members in this local union attend at least two regular membership or unit meetings in every calendar quarterly period during their term of office. It shall be mandatory that all Executive Officers of the local attend the same proportionate number of Executive Board meetings in addition to the regular membership meetings. All elected officials shall be required to attend two out of three of any educational classes instituted by membership action. Educational classes must relate to the officers respective position. Failure to comply with these attendance rules will result in removal from office of the offender. Excuses for non-attendance must be acceptable to the Executive Board at their regularly scheduled meetings. If the excuse for non-attendance is not acceptable to the Executive Board at this meeting, the offender shall be removed from office effective the first week of the following. Any member so removed from office shall not be eligible to run for any elective position for the remainder of the term of the office which he is removed, except as a delegate to the International Constitutional Convention.

ARTICLE XI - Committees

 Section 1 – Local Union Committees

The Local Union shall have the following standing committees: Constitution and By-Laws, Union Label, Education, Conservation, Recreation, Publicity, Building and Site, Community Service, Civil Rights, Citizenship and Legislative, Women's Committee, Consumer Affairs, Veterans Committee and such other committees as may be deemed desirable and to the best interest of the Local when the need arises. These committees shall be appointed by the President.

 Section 2 – Bargaining Unit Committees

The Bargaining Committee may form standing unit committees as deemed desirable and to the best interest of the Bargaining Committee when the need arises.  These committees shall be appointed by the Plant Chairman.

ARTICLE XII – Finances

 Section 1

The fiscal year of this Local Union shall begin January 1, and end December 31.

 Section 2

All new members shall be required to pay an initiation fee of fifty ($50) dollars. Ten ($10) dollars of this initiation fee will go directly into the Building Fund. Reinstatement fee of fifty ($50) dollars plus back dues.

 Section 3

Monthly dues shall be two (2) hours' pay

 Section 4

The President and Financial Secretary-Treasurer shall have the authority to make disbursements of Local Union funds not to exceed five hundred ($500.00) dollars in any single disbursement or transaction without membership or Executive Board approval.

 Section 5

The Executive Board of the Local Union shall have the authority to make disbursements of Local Union funds, not to exceed two thousand, five hundred ($2,500.00) dollars in any single disbursement or transaction.  It shall have the power to direct payment of all ordinary bills and expense of the Local Union.

 Section 6

Any member called out of town for one day on Union business shall be allotted [Twenty] [$20.00] dollars for meals and expenses if travel is in excess of 100 miles. Mileage while on official Union business shall be [$0.445] per mile for mileage expenses and distance will be governed by information from AAA of Michigan.

 Section 7

a) All numbers in brackets [ ] contained in Article XII – Finances index the current International Executive Board Policy Concerning Per Diem.

b) That all parking expense be paid by the local for members attending any conventions, council, conferences or other authorized union functions.

c) Any member attending conventions or other authorized Union Business, which requires them to remain overnight, shall be allotted [$46.00] dollars per day (other than the day of return) plus an amount equal to a single room, at single room occupancy rate or 1/2 of a double room rate if shared with another member at the hotel, motel, etc. at the place of the conventions, councils, conferences, or other authorized union business approved by the Local or International Union. Compensation shall not to exceed eight (8) hours per day. The actual mode of transportation, coach airfare or [$0.445] per mile whichever is more economical, will be paid only for a destination of less than 400 miles. For any destination in excess of 400 miles the Local shall pay only the cost of coach class, round trip airfare plus incidental mileage to and from air terminals. The maximum expense payable on the day of return is [twenty] [$20] dollars.

 Section 8 - Lost Time

The Local Union shall pay a representative and member lost time at their rate of pay, inclusive of all profit sharing, vacation pay, excused absence pay, holiday pay, Christmas bonus, family days and performance pay and any other monetary improvements negotiated by the UAW-Ford Collective Bargaining agreement, letters (published and unpublished), understandings and communications, only when that member or representative is performing necessary duties for and on behalf of the Local Union during a time for which he would otherwise be compensated by the employer. The amount of lost time should never exceed the amount which the local union representative or member would otherwise have received from their employer for the same period of time for which they are being compensated by the Local Union. No lost time will be paid for premium time.

 Section 9

The Local Union will not be responsible for loss or damage to personal property while on or engaged in Local Union business or activities.

 Section 10 - Officers and Committee Expenses

President $80.00 per week
Chairperson Stamping Unit $80.00 per week
Chairperson Forging Unit $20.00 per week
Vice-President $45.00 per month, $10.00 per day *
Recording Secretary $65.00 per month
Financial Secretary $70.00 per week
Trustee, Guide, and Sergeant-at-Arms $45.00 per month
Board Member-at-Large $45.00 per month
Bargaining Committeeperson $15.00 per week
District Committeeperson $12.50 per week
Retired Board Member $35.00 per month
Full-time International appointed or approved Representative (E.T.C.) $12.50 per week.

* while performing local union duties and being compensated in accordance with the UAW Ford Master Agreement.

No member shall be paid expense money above what the By-Laws entitles him/her to. Only one person will receive designated amount as in By-Laws. Expenses of $50.00 or more will be paid on a weekly basis with all other expenses to be paid monthly.

 Section 11 – Salaries and Compensation

a) In addition to the compensation received from Ford Motor Company as per the terms of the UAW-Ford Collective Bargaining agreement, letters (published and unpublished), understandings and communications, The President (acting President) shall be compensated by the Local Union for the difference between his/her classification rate and the pay rate of Tool and Die Maker Leader for those hours paid by Ford Motor Company inclusive of profit sharing, vacation pay and excuse absence pay (including pay in lieu), holiday pay, bereavement pay, jury duty,  family day and performance pay and any other monetary improvements negotiated by the UAW-Ford Collective Bargaining agreement, letters (published and unpublished), understandings and communications. The Local Union shall pay the President lost time at this rate whenever the President is performing necessary duties for and on behalf of the Local Union during a time for which he/she would otherwise be compensated by the employer. No lost time will be paid for premium time.

b) The Office of Financial Secretary-Treasurer shall be on a full time basis (40 hours per week, paid by the Local Union) as long as the in plants population exceeds 500. He/she shall be compensated by the Local Union for the difference between his/her classification rate and the pay rate of Tool and Die Maker Classification. The Local Union shall pay him/her at this rate whenever he/she is performing duties for and on behalf of the Local Union during a time for which he/she would otherwise have been compensated by the employer inclusive of profit sharing, vacation pay, and excused absence pay (including pay in lieu), holiday pay, bereavement pay, jury duty, family day and performance pay and any other monetary improvements negotiated by the UAW-Ford Collective Bargaining agreement, letters (published and unpublished), understandings and communications. At the point the membership is less than 500 the Financial Secretary-Treasurer shall return to his/her previous classification in the plant and may be utilized on a part time basis as deemed necessary.

c) The Office of Recording Secretary shall be on a full time basis (40 hours per week, paid by the local Union) as long as the in plants population exceeds 1500.; He/she shall be compensated by the Local Union for the difference between his/her classification rate and the pay rate of Service Garage Repair Classification. The Local Union shall pay him/her at this rate whenever he/she is performing duties for and on behalf of the Local union during a time for which he/she would otherwise have been compensated by the employer inclusive of profit sharing, vacation pay, and excused absence pay (including pay in lieu), holiday pay, bereavement pay, jury duty, family day and performance pay and any other monetary improvements negotiated by the UAW-Ford Collective Bargaining agreement, letters (published and unpublished), understandings and communications. At the point the membership is less than 1500 the Recording Secretary shall return to his/her previous classification in the plant and may be utilized on a part time basis as deemed necessary.

d) Election Committee members shall be compensated when conducting elections at lost time rate plus five dollars ($5.00) per day when the time exceeds six hours, twelve dollars ($12.00) per day when the time exceeds twelve hours, and twenty four dollars ($24.00) per day when the time exceeds eighteen hours.

e) The President of the Local Union shall have the authority to authorize overtime of no more than (10) ten hours per week to the officers of the Recording and Financial Secretaries.

f) (Stamping Unit) In addition to the compensation received by Ford Motor Company as per the terms of the UAW-Ford Collective Bargaining agreement, letters (published and unpublished), understandings and communications, the Chairperson (acting Chairperson) shall be compensated by the Local Union for the difference between his/her classification rate and the pay rate of Tool and Die Maker Leader for those hours paid by Ford Motor Company inclusive of profit sharing, vacation pay and excused absence pay (including pay in lieu), holiday pay, bereavement pay, jury duty, family day and performance pay and any other monetary improvements negotiated by the UAW-Ford Collective Bargaining agreement, letters (published and unpublished), understandings and communications. The Local Union shall pay the Chairperson lost time at this rate whenever the chairperson is performing necessary duties for and on behalf of the Local Union during a time for which he/she would otherwise be compensated by the employer. No lost time will be paid for premium time.

g) (Forging Unit) The Local Union shall pay the Chairperson lost time at his/her classification rate inclusive of profit sharing, vacation pay and excused absence pay (including pay in lieu), holiday pay, bereavement pay, jury duty, family day and performance pay and any other monetary improvements negotiated by the UAW-Ford Collective Bargaining agreement, letters (published and unpublished), understandings and communications whenever the chairperson is performing necessary duties for and on behalf of the Local union during a time for which he would otherwise be compensated by the employer. No lost time will be paid for premium time.

 Section 12

To protect the security and interests of our members, the local union recognizes that it necessary to unite all workers within organized labor. To accomplish this objective the local union shall establish and maintain a local union organizer fund. Such fund shall be created and maintained by:

A) Depositing each month an amount equivalent to whichever is less:

  a) Three percent (3%) of monthly dues receipts.

  b) The monthly interest that has been received on dues that have been deposited in the bank savings or certificates or 2,500 dollars.

 Section 13

Such organizing fund may be only distributed by approval of the Local Union Executive Board to aid:

a) Efforts to organize new members by the International Union or:

b) Efforts to organize new members that may have been effectively approved by the Local Union Executive Board.

 Section 14 – Forging Unit Fund

a) Each month the financial secretary shall set aside an amount equal to 20% of : Total Forging Unit Dues minus Forging Unit Per Capita Taxes minus Average Forging Unit Council Expenses to be designated as the Forging Unit Fund.

b) The Forging Unit Fund shall be dispersed at the sole discretion of the membership of the Forging Unit or by petition of the Unit Chairperson to the Local Union Executive Board.

 Section 15 – Allocation of Assets (Pennies per Members Allocation)

The Financial Secretary-Treasurer, at the last day of each reporting month, will make the following Fund Transfers out of the Local Union’s Gerneral Fund and into each Fund listed below. The transferred amounts will be reflected in the ‘’Fund Balances’’ section of the corresponding months Financial Report:

  A. Education Fund $0.02/Member

  B. Recreational Fund $0.06/Member

  C. Building Fund $1.50/Member

  D. Retiree Local Fund $0.01/Member

  E. Building & Property Repair Fund $0.50/Member

ARTICLE XIII - Flowers

Flowers not in excess of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) will be sent in the event of death to the member or members’ immediate family (immediate family being defined in the Master Agreement between the U.A.W. and the Ford Motor Company). In the event flowers are not preferred, all eligible members of the family in good standing with the Local Union shall receive a Bible.

ARTICLE XIV - Strike Procedure

 Section 1

Where disagreement occurs between a Unit Bargaining Committee and Management and the procedures for reaching a settlement with respect to such disagreement has been exhausted, the points of disagreement shall be placed before the membership of the Local Unit and if the proposal or position of management is rejected by a majority vote of those members present and voting, a motion to take a strike shall be in order. This pertains to strike able issues not covered by the present Umpire system.

 Section 2

Upon said motion being carried, the Local Union Executive Board shall notify such governmental agencies as are required by law that a strike is pending and shall call a special meeting of the membership for the purpose of taking a strike vote by secret ballot.

 Section 3

It shall be the duty of the Election Committee to arrange and prepare for a strike vote by secret ballot. The strike vote shall be supervised by the Election Committee who shall provide for a proper polling place.

 Section 4

Only members in good standing shall be entitled to vote on the question of declaring a strike.

 Section 5

A two-thirds majority of the members voting shall be required to call for a strike. It shall be the duty of the Recording Secretary to prepare a full statement of the matters in controversy and forward same to the Regional Director and the International President. No strike shall be declared or put into effect except upon receiving approval from the International Union.

 Section 6

Before a strike shall be called off, a special ratification meeting of the Local Unit membership shall be called for that purpose and it shall require a majority vote by secret ballot of all members present and voting to decide the question either way. The Election Committee shall supervise and conduct the ratification vote. A ratification procedure shall be adopted wherein apprenticeable skilled trades and related workers, production workers, office workers, engineers, and technicians would vote separately on contractual matters common to all and in the same vote, on those matters which relate exclusively to their group.

ARTICLE XV - Trial Procedure

Procedure for the trial of any member of the Local Union shall be in accordance with provisions of the International Constitution.

ARTICLE XVI - Retired Workers

 Section 1

Provision for establishing the Local Union Retired Workers Chapter shall be in conformance with provisions of the International Constitution.

 Section 2

The duly elected Chairperson of the Local 387 Retiree Chapter shall become the representative designated as a member to the Executive Board of Local 387.

 Section 3

Forging Unit employees retired as of January 1, 2002 shall be recognized as members of Local 387 Retirees Chapter. Forging Unit employees retired prior to January 1, 2002 shall be recognized as members of Local 174 Retirees Chapter.

ARTICLE XVII - Amendment to By-Laws

 Section 1

Any motion to amend these By-Laws must be submitted in written form at the January Membership Meeting. The member making the motion shall read the amendment to the membership before referring to the By-Laws Committee for study and recommendation. A quorum need not be present at the January meeting in order that members may submit By-Laws changes to the By-Laws Committee for their study and recommendation. All By-Laws submitted to the By-Laws Committee will be posted with the notice for the next membership meeting, until acted upon.

 Section 2

The amendment shall be read at the next regular monthly membership meeting (where a quorum is present) by the By-Laws Committee, who shall submit their recommendation. If two-thirds (2/3) of the members present and voting, by secret ballot, at such meeting vote in favor of the amendment or the By-Laws Committee's recommendation, it shall become effective upon submission to the International Union. Unit specific By-Laws shall be voted on only by members of the unit affected with the necessary quorum and (2/3) majority vote being required.

 Section 3

The By-Laws Committee shall examine the Local Union By-Laws six (6) months after each Constitutional Convention, and shall submit in written form any suggested revisions at the next membership meeting. Such revisions shall be voted upon at the meeting. A two-thirds majority of the membership present and voting in favor of the revision shall put them in effect.

 Section 4

Special seven (7) day notice shall be given members of this Local Union of the January and February meetings of each calendar year at which amendments to the By-Laws are to be submitted and voted on.

 Section 5

These By-Laws shall be in force and effect immediately upon submission to the International Union.

 Section 6

The Local Union Election Committee shall provide the means whereby members shall vote collectively on common matters pertaining to the Local Union and separately on matters that relate exclusively to a designated Local Unit as determined by the Local Union By-Laws Committee.

 Section 7

Any discrepancies or disputes as to what constitutes Local Union vs. Local Unit issues shall be referred to the Local Union By-Laws Committee. The Decision of the Local Union By-Laws Committee shall be considered final unless otherwise revised by subsequent membership action.

ARTICLE XVIII - Leases & Long-Term Agreement

 Section 1

No agent or official of the Local Union is authorized to execute a real estate lease, deed, service or maintenance contract or other long-term agreement unless the proposed agreement has been reviewed by an outside expert or attorney and approved by the Local Union Executive Board.
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