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— by Pat Nee Pat Nee
No person shall be an employee of an affiliated Local Union except for persons employed in clerical positions, subject to the District Council Personnel Policy. Upon approval of these Bylaws, all Local Union employment positions, except for clerical positions, shall cease to exist. Furthermore, the Council shall have all other powers provided for in the Bylaws.

Each Local Union shall have at least one Delegate to the Council Delegate Body with the remaining delegates allocated proportionally based upon the following ratio: 1 Delegate for every 200 members of a Local Union. Provided however, that no Local Union may have more than twenty (20) delegates.

DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT


Section 8. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings of the Council, enforce a due observance of the Constitution and Laws of the United Brotherhood, conduct the same according to parliamentary rules and perform such other duties as designated by the body.

DUTIES OF THE VICE PRESIDENT

Section 9. The Vice President shall assist the President in the performance of his or her duties and conduct meetings in his or her absence. The same rules are to govern as are applied to the President.

The Executive Secretary-Treasurer shall have the authority to hire, fire or discipline all clerical or custodial employees and shall determine their duties, assignments, compensation, hours of employment and conditions. Provided, however, that the Executive Secretary-Treasurer may not hire more clerical or custodial employees than those allowed for by the table of organization developped by the Director of Human Resources. The Executive Secretary-Treasurer shall have the authority to hire, fire or discipline Council representatives and organizers, subject to the recommendation of the Executive Committee and the approval of the Council Delegate Body. The foregoing hiring authority, both with respect to clerical and custodial employees and Council representatives and organizers, shall be in accordance with the District Council Personnel Policy.

(I) In accordance with the Bylaws, and subject to the District Council Personnel Policy and the necessary approval of both the Executive Committee and the Council Delegate Body, the Executive Secretary Treasurer shall have the power and authority to appoint and remove representatives for and on behalf of its Local Unions to act as Trustees for all negotiated Employer/Union Trust Funds, including, but not limited to, annuity, health and welfare, pension, apprenticeship, labor-management cooperation committee, vacation savings and holiday plans. No such appointment shall be effective without the consent of both the Executive Committee and the Council Delegate Body. In the event that either the Executive Committee or the Council Delegate Body withholds its consent to an appointment, the Executive Secretary Treasurer must submit a new candidate to fill the vacant position. In addition, the Executive Secretary-Treasurer has the power and authority to appoint and remove representatives on Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committees. Accordingly, all trust agreements and/or plan documents shall be amended by the authorized representatives of the Local Unions to reflect the forgoing appointment and removal process.

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No individual employed by the District Council on the day these bylaws go into effect shall be included in the calculation of the Fifty Percent (50%) limit referred to in the prior sentence, unless the individual’s employment by District Council is terminated.