OPEIU Local 453
Office & Professional Employees International Union
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  • Dues Amendment Language
    Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

    Proposed Amendment to the CONSTITUTION and BY-LAWS OPEIU Local 453

                  WHEREAS, the current dues structure of OPEIU Local 453 is based upon a flat dollar amount that no longer provides sufficient funds for the union to operate in a manner to best serve the interests of the membership; and,

                  WHEREAS, the OPEIU International Union voted at its  2019 Convention to convert to a dues based percentage of earnings standard for the dues of affiliate local unions in place of flat dollar amounts; and

                  WHEREAS, Article XXI of the CONSTITUTION and BY-LAWS OPEIU Local 453 provides that amendments to the CONSTITUTION and BY-LAWS OPEIU Local 453 may be presented to the membership for adoption upon the recommendation of the Executive Board; and,

                  WHEREAS, on October 26, 2021, the Executive Board of OPEIU Local 453 adopted the recommendation to amend Article XIII, Section 3 to provide for payment of dues by individual members at the monthly rate of 1% of each member’s gross monthly base wages with a cap set at $100,000 gross annual salary; and,

                  WHEREAS, Article XXI of the CONSTITUTION and BY-LAWS OPEIU Local 453 provides that amendments to the CONSTITUTION and BY-LAWS OPEIU Local 453 must first be presented and read to the membership at one monthly meeting but not voted upon or discussed at this first meeting and then followed by a meeting notice for the succeeding meeting that shall contain a statement informing the members of the nature of the proposed amendment and that a vote will be taken at said meeting, at which a vote of the majority of the members voting shall be sufficient to constitute acceptance or rejection of the proposed amendment;

                  WHEREFORE, the Executive Board of OPEIU Local 453 presents the following amendment to Article XIII, Section 3 of the CONSTITUTION and BY-LAWS OPEIU Local 453:

    Amend Article XIII, Section 3 as follows:

    Delete all of the current language of Section 3 and replace with the following:

    Dues of this Union are due and payable on the first day of each month and shall be 1% of a member’s gross monthly base wages per month with a cap of $100,000 for the 1% dues calculation.  Any member who is more than three (3) months in arrears in dues shall be classified as suspended and shall lose all rights and privileges as a member.


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