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Resolutions & Amendments

37th International Convention - Chicago, IL (2006)

An Amendment to Authorize Councils to Pay AFL-CIO Central Body Per Capita Tax on Behalf of their Affiliated Locals

Amendment No. 4
37th International Convention
August 7-11, 2006
Chicago, IL


That the International Union Constitution, Article IX, Section 20, is amended to read as follows:

Section 20. Local unions shall affiliate with and actively participate in the affairs of central, area and state bodies of the AFL-CIO in their respective localities, except when a local union applies for permission to abstain from such affiliation and permission is granted by the International Executive Board or by the International President, subject to the approval of the International Executive Board.  Beginning with the month of January 2007, councils, as defined in Section 11 of this Article, that receive dues for their affiliated local unions, shall be authorized to deduct from such dues and pay on behalf of each local the amounts owed by such local as per capita tax to the appropriate AFL-CIO central body or area labor federation, and any council that exercises this authority shall be required to promptly report to each local all such deductions and payments made on its behalf.  Beginning with the month of January 1989, and each month thereafter, the International Union shall pay to the AFL-CIO, on behalf of each local union, such amounts as per capita tax as may be required to insure that each local union is fully affiliated, and maintained in good standing, with the appropriate state body of the AFL-CIO.