1.1 The Federation shall increase dues
to equal any increase in per capita payments that are required to be made to
the American Federation of
Teachers, the AFL-CIO and the Central New Mexico Central Labor Council.
(from E. A. Constitution, VI, Dues,
1.2 The local share of
dues will be indexed to the member's salary. The Executive Council shall vote on
the formula for the index. (from
E. A. Constitution, VI, Dues, B.)
1.3 Every member, officer
and Executive Council Member shall pay dues.
(from E.A. Constitution, VI, Dues, C.)
1.4 Dues must be paid
through payroll deduction or semiannual payment if retired or on leave.
(from A.T.F. Bylaws, Article I,
1.5 The dues year shall be from
September 1 through August 31.
(from A.T.F. Bylaws, Article I, Section 4)
DUTIES OF OFFICERS
2.1 All officers and
committee chairs must file
copies of all official non-financial correspondence with the Secretary.
here to read Constitution
2.2 The President shall be
an ex-officio member of all standing and special committees except election
2.3 The President shall
authorize all payments of bills submitted by the Treasurer.
2.4 The President shall
provide leadership in executing the policies and objectives of the membership of
2.5 The President shall
preside at all meetings of the Executive Council and of the general membership.
2.6 The President shall
make a report to the membership at least once each year summarizing the
accomplishments of the Federation and outlining plans for
the next year.
2.7 The President, with
the approval of the Executive Council, shall appoint the chairpersons of all
standing and ad hoc committees, the Chief Negotiator of each
bargaining team, and
the members of the bargaining teams.
2.8 The President shall
represent the Federation to TVI and to the community.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
2.8 The Executive Vice
President shall perform such duties as designated by the President.
2.9 The Executive Vice President shall, in
the absence of the President, perform the duties of the President.
2.10 The Executive Vice President
shall facilitate communications between the Federation and each of its
constituent bodies, including the
branch campuses and departments.
2.11 The Executive Vice
President shall be responsible for membership and recruitment in coordination
with the Unit Vice Presidents.
2.12 The Executive Vice
President shall be the chairperson of the Membership Committee.
2.13 The Executive Vice
President shall furnish written monthly membership recruitment reports to the
UNIT VICE PRESIDENTS
2.14 The major
responsibility of the Unit Vice Presidents shall be to communicate the needs and
desires of the members in their units to the Executive Council.
2.15 The Unit Vice
Presidents shall attend all meetings of the Executive Council.
2.16 The Unit Vice
Presidents shall hold at least two annual meetings of the unit which he/she
represents in order to survey the needs and wishes of said unit.
2.17 The Unit Vice
Presidents shall be available to chair unit meetings throughout all the TVI
district campuses in order to meet the needs of the unit members
2.18 The Unit Vice
Presidents shall meet at least twice per year with the other unit vice
presidents to build communication among themselves and to develop
common purpose among all the represented units.
2.19 The Secretary shall
keep minutes of Executive Council and membership meetings.
2.20 The Secretary shall help in
the preparation of all written communications, including newsletters and
electronic publications of the Federation.
2.21 The Secretary shall be
responsible for maintaining all non-financial records of the Federation.
2.22 The Secretary shall
distribute meeting minutes no later than two weeks after each meeting, or at the
next general membership meeting if it is scheduled
within two weeks of the meeting in question.
2.23 The Secretary shall
maintain a file of all Federation correspondence and make it available to any
member upon request.
2.24 The Secretary shall ensure
that copies of the Federation Constitution and By-Laws be made available to
Federation members upon request.
2.25 The Treasurer shall
carry out the financial transactions of the Federation.
2.26 The Treasurer shall
keep accurate records of all transactions.
2.27 The Treasurer shall
make a written financial report to the Executive Council at least once per
month, and provide written financial reports to the
general membership meetings in the Fall and Spring of each academic year.
2.28 The Treasurer shall prepare
an annual budget for approval by the Executive Council and the General
2.29 The Treasurer shall
maintain and provide accurate membership and non-membership lists for the
Federation and its affiliated organizations.
2.30 The Treasurer shall
furnish a current listing of all paid members in good standing to the Nominating
Committee Chairperson during the election process.
2.31 The Treasurer shall be
the chairperson of the Finance and Budget Committee.
3.1 The Labor Delegate
shall be appointed by the Executive Council.
4.1 All committees shall
designate a secretary who will take the minutes and make them available to the
Executive Council upon request.
here to read Constitution
4.2 The Membership
Committee shall promote the Federation, encourage membership through active
campaigns, distribute Federation materials, and coordinate
4.3 The Membership
Committee shall make a monthly written report of its activities to the Executive
NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE &
4.4 The Negotiations
Committee shall consist of the Bargaining Team and two (2) members from each of
the bargaining units.
4.5 The Negotiations
Committee shall survey members and develop needs assessments.
4.6 The Negotiations
Committee shall prepare proposals for negotiations.
4.7 The Negotiations
Committee shall provide members for the Bargaining Team with at least one (1)
new member from this committee chosen each
negotiating cycle to serve on the Bargaining Team.
4.8 Each Bargaining Team shall consist of
at least a majority of members from that particular bargaining unit.
4.9 Each Bargaining Team
shall make regular reports of its progress to the Negotiating Committee.
4.10 The Negotiations
Committee shall approve any tentative agreement made before ratification by the
4.11 The Negotiations
Committee shall report to the membership on any tentative agreement prior to
4.12 The Grievance
Committee shall consist of one (1) Department Representative (building rep/shop
steward) and one (1) member from the general membership
from each bargaining unit.
4.13 The Grievance
Committee shall review grievances and make recommendations to the Executive
Council regarding bringing grievances to arbitration and
providing legal services.
4.14 The Grievance
Committee shall ensure that official grievances are properly filed in a timely
manner according to contract provisions.
4.15 The Grievance
Committee shall maintain records of all complaints made by bargaining unit
members, by department, and employee's full- or part-time status.
This information shall be provided upon request to the Executive Council and the Negotiating Committee only so long as
the complainant's anonymity is safeguarded.
4.16 The Grievance
Committee shall safeguard the confidentiality of individual grievances or
FINANCE AND BUDGET COMMITTEE
4.17 The Finance and Budget
Committee shall consist of the Treasurer, the Executive Vice President, and one
other member appointed by the President.
4.18 The Finance and Budget
Committee shall prepare a budget for adoption by the Executive Council at least
one (1) month prior to the beginning of the fiscal
4.19 The Finance and Budget
Committee shall review all financial transactions of the Federation.
4.20 The Finance and Budget
Committee shall review all financial reports.
4.21 The Finance and Budget
Committee shall review all books on all financial matters.
COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL
4.22 The Committee on
Political Education shall consist of the COPE Director who will be the
chairperson, the CNMCLC (Central New Mexico Central Labor Council) delegates,
and other members.
4.23 The Committee on
Political Education shall be the non-partisan political wing of the union.
4.24 The Committee on
Political Education shall educate the membership concerning political issues.
4.25 The Committee on
Political Education shall advance the interest of educators on every political
front through political action and lobbying.
4.26 The Committee on
Political Education shall conduct candidate screenings and support the campaigns
of selected candidates.
4.27 The Committee on
Political Education shall work with other NMFEE and AFL-CIO COPE committees to
further common goal
4.28 The Committee on
Political Education shall report to and receive guidance from the Executive
4.29 The Committee on
Political Education shall sponsor an annual legislative breakfast.
amendment to these bylaws may be proposed by any member in good standing
of the Albuquerque TVI Federation.
5.2 The proposed
amendment shall be submitted in writing to the Secretary at least ten (10)
days prior to the next regularly scheduled Executive Council
5.3 These bylaws may be
amended by a two-thirds vote of the Executive Council.
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