– Re: Local 157 Eboard
In Reply To
As for Regional Councils mandating assessments, the Regional Councils power is derived by bypassing the members , all members get to do is paydues.
(29 U.S.C. 481)
SEC. 101 (3) DUES, INITIATION FEES, AND ASSESSMENTS.-- Except in the case of a federation of national or international labor organizations, the rates of dues and initiation fees payable by members of any labor organization in effect on the date of enactment of this Act shall not be increased, and no general or special assessment shall be levied upon such members, except-
(A) in the case of a local organization, (i) by majority vote by secret ballot of the members in good standing voting at a general or special membership meeting, after reasonable notice of the intention to vote upon such question, or (ii) by majority vote of the members in good standing voting in a membership referendum conducted by secret ballot;
SEC. 401. (b) Every local labor organization shall elect its officers not less often than once every three years by secret ballot among the members in good standing.
This is the law, I have no idea where you are getting appointed eboards from.