MEMO from the Bylaw Committee

February 27 2017
Greetings CUPE 3175 Members
MEMO from the Bylaw Committee

The CUPE 3175 By Law Review committee met July 27, September 15, December 5, January 31 to review, amend and collate the attached document. Deadline for submitting amendments was November 21st 2016. The committee used the CUPE “Guide to Preparing Local Union ByLaws” tool which was adopted at the 2011 National Convention, and sets out clear language and a clarified sequence and order of provisions. Copies of the proposed amendments were made available at the General Membership Meeting on Monday, February 27th.

We will discuss and vote on the amendments at the General Membership Meeting on June 7th.

Please note that the yellow amendments indicate changes that were made to mirror the CUPE National Template and the Green amendments are based on member input.

To review the proposed amendments to the bylaws, please click here

Process
At the meeting, a motion will be called to accept each suggested amendment individually. The committee will go through each amendment, and allow discussion. In efforts to get through as much of the document as possible, every member will have the opportunity to speak to an amendment only once, up to 5 minutes each. Once there is no further discussion, we will vote on accepting the amendment, amendments will be accepted only if there is a majority vote. If majority vote is not reached, the original text will remain.

In the event that a Motion is put forth to make a change to the amendment presented, that member will need to present exact wording to amend the amendment. If the amended amendment is voted down, we may then vote on the original amendment.

Only amendments presented can be modified, no other changes to the bylaws will occur.

In Solidarity

The Bylaw Review Committee; Shannon Parker, Lethycia Ouellet Cote, Christina Fisher and Karla Weber