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CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
of the
SCENIC ARTISTS AND PROP MAKERS
LOCAL 828


Chartered January 14, 1998
5th Edition
August 29, 2021
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes,
Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts
of the United States, its Territories and Canada
Affiliated with the
AFL-CIO and CLC


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Table of Contents


• PLEDGE • – 5 –
OBLIGATION – 6 –
• CONSTITUTION • – 7 –
ARTICLE I – 7 –
Name, Affiliation and Jurisdiction – 7 –
Section 1. – 7 –
Section 2. – 7 –
Section 3. – 7 –
ARTICLE II – 7 –
Objects – 7 –
Section 1. – 7 –
Section 2. – 7 –
ARTICLE III – 8 –
Membership – 8 –
Section 1. QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP – 8 –
Section 2. APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP – 8 –
Section 3. EXAMINATION OF APPLICANTS – 9 –
Section 4. BALLOTING ON APPLICANTS – 9 –
Section 5. REGISTERED APPRENTICES – 9 –
ARTICLE IV – 9 –
Headquarters – 9 –
ARTICLE V – 10 –
Government – 10 –
Section 1. SUPREME LAW – 10 –
Section 2. MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS – 10 –
Section 3. EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETINGS – 10 –
ARTICLE VI – 10 –
Nomination and Election of Officers – 10 –
Section 1. ELECTED OFFICERS AND ELIGIBILITY – 10 –
Section 2. NOMINATIONS – 11 –
Section 3. ELECTIONS – 11 –
Section 4. ELECTION DAY – 12 –
Section 5. INSTALLATION – 13 –
Section 6. VACANCY – 13 –
ARTICLE VII – 13 –
Duties of Officers – 13 –
Section 1. PRESIDENT – 13 –
Section 2. VICE-PRESIDENT – 14 –


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Section 3. BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE – 14 –
Section 4. SECRETARY-TREASURER – 14 –
Section 5. RECORDING SECRETARY – 15 –
Section 6. EXECUTIVE BOARD – 15 –
Section 7. DELEGATES TO INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION – 15 –
Section 8. OTHER DELEGATES – 15 –
Section 9. COMPENSATION OF OFFICERS – 15 –
ARTICLE VIII – 16 –
Transfer, Reinstatement and Honourable Withdrawal – 16 –
Section 1. TRANSFER – 16 –
Section 2. REINSTATEMENT OF MEMBERS – 16 –
Section 3. HONOURABLE WITHDRAWAL – 16 –
ARTICLE IX – 17 –
Revenues – 17 –
Section 1. DUES AND INITIATION FEES – 17 –
Section 2. REDUCED DUES – 17 –
Section 3. SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS – 17 –
Section 4. INCREASE IN DUES – 17 –
Section 5. INVESTMENTS – 17 –
Section 6. OUT-OF-TOWN MEMBERS – 18 –
Section 7. AUTHORITY TO EXPEND FUNDS – 18 –
ARTICLE X – 18 –
Good Standing – 18 –
ARTICLE XI – 19 –
Discipline of Officers and Members – 19 –
Section 1. GROUNDS – 19 –
Section 2. FAIR TRIAL – 19 –
Section 3. CHARGES – 19 –
Section 4. PENALTY FOR PREFERRING FALSE CHARGES – 19 –
Section 5. CHARGES FILED IN DUPLICATE – 20 –
Section 6. TO WHOM AND WHEN PREFERRED – 20 –
Section 7. COGNIZANCE OF CHARGES – 20 –
Section 8. CHARGES AGAINST AN OFFICER – 20 –
Section 9. WITHDRAWAL OF CHARGES – 20 –
Section 10. PUBLICATION OF CHARGES – 21 –
Section 11. WAIVER OF TRIAL – 21 –
Section 12. NOTICE – 21 –
Section 13. POSTPONEMENTS – 21 –
Section 14. APPEARANCE FOR TRIAL – 21 –
Section 15. TRIAL BODY – 22 –
Section 16. CHALLENGES – 22 –
Section 17. TRIAL IN OPEN MEETING – 22 –
Section 18. HEARING – 22 –


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Section 19. MEMBER COUNSEL – 22 –
Section 20. WITNESSES SWORN – 23 –
Section 21. INTERROGATORIES AND DEPOSITIONS – 23 –
Section 22. TRANSCRIPT – 23 –
Section 23. REPORT OF FINDINGS – 23 –
Section 24. ACTION BY MEMBERSHIP OF THE LOCAL – 23 –
Section 25. ACQUITTAL OR CONVICTION – 24 –
Section 26. IMPOSITION OF PENALTIES – 24 –
Section 27. WHERE TRIAL WAS BEFORE THE MEMBERSHIP – 24 –
Section 28. SENTENCE REPORT TO INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT – 24 –
Section 29. APPEALS – 25 –
ARTICLE XII – 25 –
Appeals – 25 –
Section 1. RIGHT OF APPEAL – 25 –
Section 2. TIME ALLOWED FOR FILING – 25 –
Section 3. MUST BE IN WRITING – 25 –
Section 4. COPY OF APPEAL – 26 –
Section 5. DECISIONS CONCLUSIVE – 26 –
Section 6. EXHAUSTING INTERNAL REMEDIES – 26 –
ARTICLE XIII – 26 –
Permanency – 26 –
ARTICLE XIV – 26 –
Altering or Amending the Constitution – 26 –
• BY-LAWS • – 28 –
ARTICLE I – 28 –
Members’ Obligations – 28 –
Section 1. – 28 –
Section 2. – 28 –
Section 3. – 28 –
Section 4. – 28 –
Section 5. – 28 –
ARTICLE II – 29 –
Working Rules – 29 –
Section 1. DISHONESTY OR DRUNKENNESS – 29 –
Section 2. MEMBERS OF COMMITTEES – 29 –
Section 3. SUMMONS – 29 –
Section 4. CURRENT ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER – 29 –
Section 5. DONATION OF SERVICES – 29 –
Section 6. DOUBLING SHIFTING – 29 –
Section 7. AVAILABILITY – 30 –
Section 8. CONDUCT UNBECOMING A MEMBER – 30 –
Section 9. LEAVING POSITION – 30 –
Section 10. HAZARDOUS EMPLOYMENT – 30 –


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Section 11. REPORTING VIOLATIONS – 30 –
Section 12. ALTERATION OF BY-LAWS – 31 –
RULES OF ORDER – 32 –
STANDING RULES – 33 –


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• PLEDGE •
I, the undersigned, as a condition of my membership in Local No. 828
and in the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes, Moving
Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its
Territories and Canada, do solemnly pledge myself to accept and abide
by the provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws of this Local and of
the Alliance, as now in force and as hereafter legally amended, and
hereby express my consent to be governed thereby in the conduct of my
trade and in my relationship with this Local and the Alliance. I
solemnly pledge myself not to resort to legal proceedings against this
Local and the Alliance for any grievance, but first seek my remedies
within this Local and the Alliance, before resorting to any other
tribunals.
Signature of Member
Local No. 828


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OBLIGATION
An applicant who has been elected to membership and who has fulfilled the initiation
requirements shall present themselves for initiation. All applicants shall take the
following oath.
I, , do solemnly pledge my word of
honour to abide by the Constitution and By-Laws of
Local 828 of the International Alliance of Theatrical
Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists
and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories
and Canada. I further affirm that I will obey the
mandates of the American Federation of Labour
Congress of Industrial Organizations, Canadian
Labour Congress so long as the International Alliance
be part of these organizations. The will of the
Majority I shall always abide by. I will use every
honourable means to secure employment for members
of this Union in preference to non-members. Also I
pledge to keep confidential the work of this body and
to do all in my power to discourage and prevent
violation of this requirement by brother and sister
members. Should I fail to keep true this, my solemn
obligation, I will willingly submit to such discipline as
my lack of loyalty may bring upon me.


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• CONSTITUTION •


ARTICLE I
Name, Affiliation and Jurisdiction


Section 1. The name of this organization shall be Local Union No. 828, International
Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied
Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC (hereinafter called
the “Local”).
Section 2. This Local has been established and exists by virtue of a Charter issued by
the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians,
Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC
(hereinafter called the “Alliance” or “International”) and pursuant to the Constitution and
By-Laws of the International.
Section 3. Jurisdiction of this Local shall embrace the jurisdiction set forth in the
Charter granted, and as more fully defined in Article XVIII, Sections 9 and 10 of the
International Constitution.


ARTICLE II
Objects


Section 1. This Local is dedicated to the principles of trade unionism. Its objects are
to unite all workers within its jurisdiction for the following purposes:
(a) To improve their wages and hours of work, to increase their job security and to
better their working conditions.
(b) To advance their economic, social and cultural interests.
(c) To establish peaceful and harmonious relations between its members and their
employers, and to increase the stability of the industry.
(d) To assure full employment.
(e) To promote and support democracy and free trade unionism.
(f) To strengthen the labour movement and to extend the process of collective
bargaining throughout all trades and industries.
(g) To help end discrimination in the work place.


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Section 2. This Local shall endeavor to accomplish the foregoing purposes by
organizing the unorganized, educating its membership, negotiating collective bargaining
agreements with employers, securing progressive legislation, and by all other appropriate
means within the International.


ARTICLE III
Membership


Section 1. QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
No person shall be eligible either for membership or to retain membership in this Local
who shall be a member of any organization having for its aim or purpose the overthrow,
by force, of the Constitution and Government of the United States or Canada.
Any member who shall, upon trial, be found to lack any of the qualifications for
membership in this Lo cal, shall forthwith be expelled and shall surrender all rights
and privileges as such member, including death benefits and other property rights,
if any, in the assets of this Union.
Persons applying for membership in this Local shall be residents of the jurisdiction
represented by the Local and shall have resided in the jurisdiction for no less than
eighteen (18) months prior to submitting an application for membership to the
Local. This requirement may be waived by the International for proper cause upon
application by the Local.
Such applicant shall be of legal age to engage in gainful employment within the
jurisdiction of this Local.
There shall be no discrimination against any person in respect to membership in this
Local by reason of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity ,age, political affiliation, preg nancy, medical condition or physical
disability, nor shall there be any arbitrary discrimination based upon physical
appearance, social or economic status.
Section 2. APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP


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Every application for membership must be made upon the official printed form supplied
by the International to the Local.
The endorsement of the application by the General Secretary-Treasurer of the
International must be obtained before any action is taken by the Local upon the admission
of the applicant, and if endorsement is refused the applicant shall be rejected.
Each application must be accompanied by a one hundred-dollar ($100) initiation fee (to
be returned if application is rejected), and such processing fee as may be determined by
the General Office. This processing fee is not returnable.
Any applicant who is guilty of making false statements upon the application blank shall,
if admitted to membership, be expelled upon conviction. Any initiation fee paid by such
member shall be forfeited upon expulsion.
Section 3. EXAMINATION OF APPLICANTS
Applicants for membership may, if so decided by the Body, be required to satisfactorily
pass an examination as to competency and qualifications. If required, such examination
shall be before a Board of Examiners, consisting of or appointed by the Executive Board,
and the examination shall be uniform for all applicants according to discipline. The
approval of the Board of Examiners is essential before further action is taken.
Section 4. BALLOTING ON APPLICANTS
An applicant who has complied with the preceding sections of this Article and who is,
thereunder, eligible for membership shall be proposed for admission at a regular meeting
of the Local.
Such applicant shall not be present when their name is proposed for membership. Open
discussion shall be permitted, and the application shall then be balloted upon. A vote of a
majority of the members present shall be required for the acceptance of said applicant.
Section 5. REGISTERED APPRENTICES
This Local may register the number of Apprentices permitted by the International
Constitution and By-Laws. They shall make application as Apprentices to this Local on
regular application forms, they shall have the same financial obligations as the regular
members. They shall at all times be under the supervision of the Business
Representatives. After serving three (3) consecutive years Apprenticeship they shall, if
not previously voted in, be balloted upon by the membership and shall become full
regular members or their connection with the Local shall cease entirely, dependent upon


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the vote of the membership. In the event the Apprentice is not elected to membership the
Apprentice’s initiation fee shall be returned.


ARTICLE IV
Headquarters


The headquarters and main office of this Local shall be within the Province of Ontario at
such place as may be designated by the Local.


ARTICLE V
Government


Section 1. SUPREME LAW
The International Constitution and By-Laws, as well as this Constitution and By-Laws,
shall be the supreme law of this Local.
Section 2. MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
Regular meetings shall be held quarterly on either the second or third Sunday in January,
April, July and October. The date, time and location will be determined by the President.
Special meetings shall be called by the President on petition of no less than thirty percent
(30%) of members, and no business, other than that for which such meeting is called,
shall be conducted thereat. A majority of the Executive Board as well as the President
shall also have the power to call special meetings.
A quorum of ten percent (10%) of members in good standing is required to open a
meeting for the transaction of lawful business.
Section 3. EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETINGS
The Executive Board shall meet at least once per quarter and at such other times as called
by the President. A majority of the members of the Board shall have the power to call an


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Executive Board meeting. All members of the Board shall be notified in advance of such
meeting. A majority of the members of the Executive Board shall constitute a quorum.


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ARTICLE VI
Nomination and Election of Officers


Section 1. ELECTED OFFICERS AND ELIGIBILITY
There shall be elected to office the following Officers, viz.:
President
Vice-President
Business Representative
Secretary-Treasurer
Call Steward
Recording Secretary
Executive Board – to consist of President, Vice-President, Business Representative,
Secretary-Treasurer, Call Steward and the Recording Secretary.
Delegates to the International Convention.
No member shall be permitted to hold more than one (1) office in this Local at the same
time.
To be eligible for office, other than as a Delegate, a person must have been a member in
good standing in this Local for a period of two (2) years and who is not disqualified from
holding office under any applicable Governmental law.
The President of this Local shall automatically be considered as a delegate to any
Convention of the Alliance by virtue of there having been elected to office. In the event
that the President is unable to attend such a Convention, the Executive Board shall elect
an alternate delegate.
Any member in good standing of this Local shall be eligible to serve as an additional
delegate should the Local be entitled to more than one (1) delegate.
Section 2. NOMINATIONS
Nominations for the positions of President, Secretary Treasurer and Call Steward
shall be made at the regularly scheduled meeting in July 2017 and every three (3) years
thereafter.
Nominations for the positions of Business agent, Vice President and recording secretary


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shall be made at the regularly scheduled meeting in July 2019 and every three (3) years
thereafter.
Members shall be notified by e-mail of the date, time and place of the meeting at which
nominations are to be taken at least twenty-one (21) days in advance of such meeting.
Such notice shall also state the offices to be filled by election and the manner in which
nominations are to be received. A quorum at the nomination meeting is not required to
proceed with nominations.
Nominations will be open for 30 days after the meeting. Within seven (7) days of the
closing of nominations, the Secretary-Treasurer will notify the membership of all
candidates that were nominated. Members wishing to accept their nomination for Office
must do so in writing. This acceptance must arrive at the official address of the Local or
in an email to the President and at least one other executive officer no later than the last
business day in the month of August. Failure to accept a nomination within the described
parameters will result in that member’s name being omitted from the election ballot.
After nominations have closed, the President shall appoint a Judge of Elections to have
charge of the proper conduct of the election and two (2) Tellers, none of whom shall be
candidates, to assist.
Section 3. ELECTIONS
The election shall be held at the regularly scheduled meeting in October of the same year
as nominations and every three (3) years thereafter. At such elections, there shall be
elected the Officers provided for in Article VI, Section 1, of this Constitution and
By-Laws.
A notice of Election shall be e-mailed to all members at least twenty-one (21) days prior
to elections, specifying the date, time and place of the election and the names of the
candidates that have accepted their nominations for the various offices. Such notices
shall be mailed to the members’ last known e-mail address.
Members can request a mail in ballot at this time.
A mail-in ballot will be comprised of a ballot paper indicating the candidates for office, a
return envelope marked with the appropriate member’s name, and an envelope in which
to seal the ballot paper. The last envelope shall have no marking on it other than the
words ‘Ballot Envelope’.
All ballots must be sent with instructions as follows: “Place the ballot paper in the
envelope marked ‘Ballot Envelope’ and seal. Do not mark this envelope in any way.
Envelopes marked or containing anything other than the ballot paper shall be considered
a spoiled vote. This ballot must be returned in the self-addressed envelope by 5:00 p.m.
of the day prior to the election. Any ballots received after that time will be ineligible.”
Only ballots received from members in Good Standing shall be accepted. A member
shall also have the option of casting their ballot in person at the election meeting.


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Section 4. ELECTION DAY
The Judge of Elections, in conjunction with at least one (1) Teller, shall prepare the
ballots, tally sheets and the ballot box. It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treasurer of
the Local to preserve the ballots and all other records pertaining to the election for a
period of one (1) year.
The eligibility of members to vote must be verified.
Every member must have a paid-up dues card to receive an official ballot which the
member shall mark alone inside a private voting area. Before leaving the voting area, the
member shall fold the ballot so as to conceal their vote and deposit it in the ballot box.
Any member, who, through misfortune, is unable to cast their own vote may call upon the
Judge of Elections only, for assistance.
The polls shall close one (1) hour after the commencement time of the meeting as listed
in the Notice of Election.
Upon the polls being declared closed, the Judge shall open the ballot box and have the
ballots counted. If the total agrees with the tally, the Judge and Tellers shall then proceed
to the official count of the votes for the different candidates. The total of each candidate’s
vote shall be recorded on a recapitulation sheet, which must be signed by the Judge and
Tellers, and delivered to the President at the meeting. The President shall then read the
results to the meeting and those candidates who receive the highest number of votes shall
be declared elected.
In the event of a tie, the effected candidates shall be asked if they wish to still be a
candidate for the Office in question. If more than one (1) candidate wishes to continue to
pursue the Office in question, then a new election will be held at the regularly scheduled
meeting in the month of April. Such election shall be conducted in accordance with
Article VI, Sections 3 and 4.
Any candidate shall have the right to have an observer (who must, however, be a member
in good standing in the Local) present at the polls and the counting of the ballots.
All reasonable requests of any candidate to distribute campaign literature by mail or
otherwise, at the candidate’s own expense, to the members in good standing shall be
honoured.
Notice of the results of the election shall be mailed to the membership no later than
twenty-one (21) days after the election.
If there is only one (1) candidate for any office, the Secretary-Treasurer shall cast a
unanimous ballot for that candidate and same shall dispense with the requirement of a
secret ballot vote for that office.
Section 5. INSTALLATION
The Officers elected shall be installed on January 1 of the following year and shall
subscribe and assent to the required pledge before entering upon the duties of their office.


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Section 6. VACANCY
The Executive Board shall appoint a member in good standing to fill any vacancy
existing in any elective office of the Local. Approval of this appointment shall be
decided by the members at the next regular meeting. In the event that the selection of the
Executive Board is not approved, the Local shall immediately go into nominations and
elections by secret ballot to fill the existing vacancy.


ARTICLE VII
Duties of Officers


Section 1. PRESIDENT
The President shall preside at all meetings of the membership and of the Executive Board
and shall at all times conduct same in accordance with this Constitution and By-Laws and
the standing rules attached hereto.
In absence of a specific law to govern a given condition the President shall decide the
matter in a spirit of fairness and equity, and such ruling shall be enforced unless changed
by the Executive Board or the membership.
The President shall see that all Officers perform their duties as prescribed by the
Constitution and By-Laws and shall be a member Ex-officio of all committees.
The President shall, with the consent of the Executive Board, use all moral and financial
aid available to the Local in enforcing the rules, wage scale and conditions of this Local.
The President shall appoint the members of all committees.
If a vacancy should occur during the term of any Officer of this Union, the President shall
have the power to appoint a member in good standing to take the place of that Officer
temporarily until the vacancy shall have been filled by the membership.
The President shall also be empowered to appoint Delegates to such conventions or trade
assemblies (other than those named in Article VI, Section 1 hereof) as shall be of interest
and importance to this Local.
Section 2. VICE-PRESIDENT
In the absence of the President, the Vice-President shall assume all duties of the
President. In the absence of the President and Vice-President at a meeting, the body shall
select a presiding Officer.


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Section 3. BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE
The Business Representative shall report to the Executive Board all alleged
violations by members of the laws of the Local.
The Business Representative shall perform such duties as ordered by the
membership or by the Executive Board between membership meetings. They shall
have full charge of the office of this Union, represent the Local in all dealings with
employers, but shall at all times be under the supervision of the Executive Board.
The Business Representative shall be a members, ex-officio, of all negotiating
committees. Contracts negotiated by any such committee shall be subject to
ratification of the membership.
Section 4. SECRETARY-TREASURER
It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treasurer to keep a true and accurate record of
all income and disbursements and all assets and liabilities of this Local including the
tracking and processing of retirement, health and any other benefit contributions
made by employers.
A bookkeeper shall be retained to keep the books and accounts of Local 828. The
Secretary Treasurer shall oversee the work of the bookkeeper and be a conduit from
the bookkeeper and the membership.
The Secretary-Treasurer shall ensure the deposit of all money in a bank account
approved by the Executive Board, same to be in the name of the Local, subject to
withdrawal by cheques signed by the Secretary-Treasurer and the President. In the
event that the President is unable to sign, by geography or physical inability, the
Executive Board may select as proxy, one of the following officers to co-sign; Vice
President; Business Agent; Recording Secretary; Call Steward. In this event all
cheques and expenditures must be approved by the President prior to the proxy
officer signing.
The Secretary-Treasurer shall collect all dues, fines and assessments from the
members and shall report quarterly to the meeting the standing of all members.


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The Secretary-Treasurer shall produce a budget in consultation with the President to
be presented to the Executive Board in September at a special meeting called for this
purpose. The Budget shall be presented to the Membership at the 4th Quarter
meeting in the year prior to the year the Budget is for. A majority vote by
membership present will make the budget binding for the year.
The Secretary-Treasurer shall, at the end of every calendar year, ensure that an
Notice to Reader is performed by a reputable outside party, and that such Notice to
Reader shall include the review of all relevant books and papers in possession of the
Secretary-Treasurer. The information obtained during said Notice to Reader will be
communicated to the Executive Board and Trustees.
Section 5. RECORDING SECRETARY
It shall be the duty of the Recording Secretary to maintain an accurate record of all the
minutes of all meetings of the Local and its Executive Board and to make proper report
thereof to each succeeding regular meeting of the Local.
The Recording Secretary shall keep a master copy of the Constitution and By-Laws of the
Local amended and up to date at all times. The Recording Secretary shall call all
meetings to order in the absence of the President and Vice-Presidents and preside at same
until the election of a President pro tem.
Section 6. CALL STEWARD
The Call Steward shall, when called upon to do so, supply employers with the
individuals necessary to meet the employers ’labour requirements. They shall keep a
correct list of all work given out, as well as a list of the unemployed.
They will keep an up to date record of all future members and their contact information.
Section 7. EXECUTIVE BOARD
The Executive Board shall investigate all complaints of members and decide, if
possible, upon all questions in dispute between employer and employee, accepting
any honorable means toward an amicable settlement that may be deemed essential
to the best interests of this organization.
The Executive Board shall decide upon all matters referred to them by the
membership and their decision shall be binding unless reversed by a majority vote


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of the members present at a regular or special meeting of the Local. The Executive
Board shall act as a trial board of this Lo cal unless the member elects to be tried at
an open meeting as provided in Article 12, Section 14 hereof. They shall have the
power to summon as a witness any member and those failing to answer may be
adjudged in contempt and penalized for same by fine or suspension.
Section 8. DELEGATES TO INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
The Delegates shall perform their duties as prescribed by the Constitution and By-Laws
of the International Alliance and report thereon at the next regular meeting following the
Convention.
Section 9. OTHER DELEGATES
Other delegates shall attend meetings of the Bodies or Conventions to which they are
accredited and shall report thereon to the membership at the next regular meeting.
Section 10. COMPENSATION OF OFFICERS
The designation of those Officers to be compensated for their services and the amount of
compensation they are to be paid shall be determined by majority vote of the membership
at the regular meeting in the month of October and, once fixed, shall not be reduced
during the following twelve (12) months. Any proposed increase of the compensation so
fixed during the following twelve (12) months shall require a two-thirds favorable vote
by secret ballot of the members present at a special meeting.
Section 11. COMPENSATION OF DELEGATES TO DISTRICT AND
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

Delegates will keep all money given by the District as per diem. All hotel, flights and
ground transportation between airports and hotels will be paid for by the local
Sub section 1.
Compensation for ALL Delegates


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All delegates attending Conventions as prescribed herein, including those appointed
by the President as per Article VII section 1, and those attending training mandated
by the Local shall be entitled to:
a) Daily Per Diem paid in cash in advance in the amount of $100, in the currency
of the country to which they are travelling, including travel days. However, if
the event is virtual and the delegate is able to attend from home no per diem
is applicable. Such per diem should be paid in cash 3 days prior to departure
b) Airfare and Ground transportation expenses (exceptions – see International
Convention ) A delegate may opt to be paid mileage in the amount of $ .50
per km up to the equivalent of an economy class airfare, distance to be
calculated using GPS mapping data.
c) Accommodation at the Hotel provided by the body hosting the event,.
Should the hotel have no vacancy a reasonable substitute may be provided,
but in any case must be within a 5 min walk of the Event Hotel. Should this
not be possible, additional allowances must be provided for ground
transportation to and from the event hotel.
d) Daily Compensation (exceptions – see International Convention ) Upon
completion of assignment, including reporting; a daily wage (to a maximum of
8 hours) This hourly rate will be calculated using the mean (add together and
divide by 2) of the highest Head rate and the lowest Head rate that is paid
under our local’s contracts. It will be calculated on January 1 of each year paid
in Canadian dollars
e) When travelling on a day not compensated by d) delegates will receive a flat
rate of $150 cdn.
EXCEPTIONS:
Sub Section 2: International conventions.


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Air travel, Ground transportation and Daily compensation will be covered by the
International Office at a rate prescribed by Article 4 section 9 of the International
Constitution. In the event that the amount of compensation contemplated by the
International Constitution, after currency exchange is
less than the amount laid out in Subsection 1 d, the Local shall compensate the
delegate the difference.
Sub section 3: Canadian Convention.
The per diem/compensation provided by District 11 will be used to offset the
wages laid out in Subsection 1 d). Delegate will provide a copy of the per diem
cheque or bank notification to the Secretary Treasurer in order for the amounts to
be calculated.


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ARTICLE VIII
Transfer, Reinstatement and Honourable Withdrawal


Section 1. TRANSFER
Any member of another Local of this Alliance wishing to transfer that membership to this
Local shall present an application as a new member together with a transfer card from the
Local to which they formerly belonged.
Section 2. REINSTATEMENT OF MEMBERS
Any member who has been suspended from membership shall be required to pay a
reinstatement fee of seventy-five dollars ($75), together with all financial obligations that
may have accrued against the member during the period of suspension. Any member
who has been expelled shall be required to make application as a new member, and shall
be governed by all conditions pertaining to same.
Section 3. HONOURABLE WITHDRAWAL
Upon request, any paid-up member in good standing who is not under charges of
misconduct and who has declared under oath that they will not continue to work in the
craft of the Local shall be issued an honourable withdrawal card.
Members holding honourable withdrawal cards may be re-admitted in the future at the
option of the Local. However, if the member is re-admitted they will be responsible for
payment of all dues or assessments accrued during the period of withdrawal.
The Local shall refuse to reinstate or re-admit to membership any holder of an
honourable withdrawal card who has committed acts detrimental to this Alliance after the
date of issue of the withdrawal card.


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ARTICLE IX
Revenues


Section 1. DUES AND INITIATION FEES
The Dues payable by each member shall be One hundred and twenty-five ($125) per
Quarter payable in advance plus two percent (2%) of the earnings of members (to a
maximum of five hundred ($500) in any calendar year) from work under Collective
Agreements. Dues shall increase by the same amount per year as the International per
capita as per Article 14 Section 1 of the International Constitution. The initiation fee
shall be one hundred dollars ($100) plus the processing fee of the International but may
be reduced or waived by vote of the membership for organizational purposes.
Members at least sixty-five (65) years of age with twenty-five (25) years of membership
in the Alliance may at their option be declared Retired Members provided they fully
cease employment under the Local’s jurisdiction or under the jurisdiction of any other
affiliated IATSE local or the International. Retired Members shall have voice but not
vote at Union meetings and shall not be eligible to hold office.
Section 2. REDUCED DUES
Any member who is unable to work as a result of prolonged illness, physical
injury, maternity leave or caring for a family member may, upon written
application to the Executive Board, have their quarterly dues reduced to the total
amount of $5 (five dollars) plus the per capita tax of the International, the District
11 Per capita, the District 11 Defense fund, the OFL per capita as prescribed
annually.
Section 3. SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS
If at any time the Executive Board deems it necessary to acquire additional revenue, for
the best interest of the Union, it shall recommend to the membership a special
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Section 4. INCREASE IN DUES
The amount of dues provided for herein shall not be increased nor shall any special
assessment be levied or increased unless approved upon secret ballot by a majority vote
of the members in good standing present at a regular or special meeting, written notice of
which has been mailed to the members at least twenty-one (21) days in advance.
Section 5. INVESTMENTS
The Executive Board, subject to the approval of the membership, shall be permitted to
invest the surplus money of this Local in Government securities or other insured financial
instruments.
Section 6. OUT-OF-TOWN MEMBERS
Members of other Locals of the Alliance working in the jurisdiction of this Local shall
pay a percentage of weekly earnings, but they shall not be required to pay Quarterly Dues
to this Local.
Section 7. AUTHORITY TO EXPEND FUNDS
The funds of this Local shall be used to defray the proper operating expenses provided
for herein and for other legitimate purposes to accomplish the objectives of the Union.


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ARTICLE X
Good Standing


Members in good standing of this Local shall enjoy all rights, privileges and benefits of
this Constitution and By-Laws.
Failure on the part of any member to pay any financial obligation to this Local within
thirty (30) days after same became payable shall result in such member being
automatically declared not in good standing. A member not in good standing shall be
deprived of the right to hold office, to attend meetings and to vote. If such default
continues for a period of more than six (6) months from the date that the financial
obligation first became payable and should the member fail to pay up in full this
indebtedness within ten (10) days after written notice by certified mail of said default has
been sent to the member’s last known address (such written notice to specify the amount
due and how such amount was arrived at), the member shall be deemed automatically
expelled unless prior thereto, the member has been granted an extension of time to pay by
vote of the membership.
The term “In Good Standing” as used in this Constitution and By-Laws shall be construed
to mean that the member has fully complied with all of their obligations to the Local not
only financially but in all other regards. Payment of any financial obligation due by a
member to the Local shall be enforceable by fine, suspension or expulsion and, in
addition thereto, by resort to court action. If court action is required, the delinquent
member shall also be liable to the Local for reasonable legal fees and other expenses
incurred by it in connection with the suit.


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ARTICLE XI
Discipline of Officers and Members


Section 1. GROUNDS

In addition to the penalties expressly provided under the various sections of this
Constitution and By-Laws, any member who shall breach their duty as a member by
violation of the express provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws of this Local or of
the Alliance, or by such conduct as is detrimental to the advancement of the purposes
which this Local or the Alliance pursues, or as would reflect discreditably upon this
Local or the Alliance, shall be subject to discipline in the manner set forth in the sections
following. Charges filed against an Officer of this Local shall be filed pursuant to this
Article, except as provided in Article Seven, Section 5(e) of the International
Constitution.
Section 2. FAIR TRIAL
Nothing in the provisions of this Constitution and By-Laws shall be construed to deprive
a member charged with a violation thereof of the right to a fair trial whereby that
member’s guilt or innocence may be determined, with the exception that a member who
has defaulted in the payment of any dues, fees, fines, or assessments lawfully imposed,
shall not be entitled to stand trial, but shall be punished summarily as this Constitution
and By-Laws provide.
Section 3. CHARGES
All charges against a member for a violation of the provisions of this Constitution and
By-Laws or the Constitution and By-Laws of the International must be in writing, in the
form of a sworn affidavit, reciting clearly the offence charged, the name of the accused,
the time, place and nature of the violation, the section or sections of this Constitution or
By-Laws or the Constitution and By-Laws of the International alleged to have been
violated, over the signature of the accuser, together with a statement of the names of all
witnesses to the offences charged who shall be known to the accuser.
Section 4. PENALTY FOR PREFERRING FALSE CHARGES


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If false charges shall be maliciously preferred against any member, the person or persons
preferring such charges shall be fined five hundred dollars ($500), plus the expenses of
the proceeding. These amounts shall be imposed upon the acquittal of the member
accused.
Section 5. CHARGES FILED IN DUPLICATE
Charges shall be filed in duplicate, but only the original need bear the seal of the Notary
Public before whom the affidavit was sworn.
Section 6. TO WHOM AND WHEN PREFERRED
Charges shall be filed with the Secretary-Treasurer of the Local or with the General
Secretary-Treasurer of the Alliance where the charges are preferred against a member
who does not hold membership in this Local.
Charges must be filed within sixty (60) calendar days after the offence becomes or should
have become known to the person making the charge.
If the Secretary-Treasurer of the Local is the party charged, the charges may be filed with
any other Officer of the Local who is not a charged party.
Section 7. COGNIZANCE OF CHARGES
The Executive Board shall examine all charges preferred and shall have the power to
declare such charges cognizable or not.
Section 8. CHARGES AGAINST AN OFFICER
Charges shall be filed with the Secretary-Treasurer of the Local. If cognizance is taken of
the charges, the Executive Board of the Local may, if it deems it necessary or advisable,
suspend the accused from office and, in that event, further payment of salary to such
officer shall be withheld pending the outcome of the trial.
If the accused was suspended from office pending the outcome of the trial and is not
found guilty after the trial, they shall be immediately reinstated to office with pay for the
period during which they were under suspension.
Whenever an officer of the Local against whom charges are preferred is temporarily
suspended from office, such officer shall be entitled to a trial no less than thirty days after
the date of their suspension. In the absence of extenuating circumstances, failure of the


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Local to comply with the foregoing requirement shall result in dismissal of the charges by
the International President.
Section 9. WITHDRAWAL OF CHARGES
After charges have been filed with the Secretary-Treasurer of the Local they shall not be
withdrawn unless the member accused shall consent to withdrawal.
Section 10. PUBLICATION OF CHARGES
After the Executive Board has taken cognizance of the charges, they shall be read at the
next regular meeting by the presiding officer. No debate or discussion shall be permitted,
but the presiding officer shall request those having personal knowledge of any of the facts
alleged in the charges to submit their names as witnesses to the Recording Secretary of
the meeting. The presiding officer shall refer the charges to the Executive Board for trial.
Section 11. WAIVER OF TRIAL
If charges as required by either Section 3 or Section 8 hereof have been filed, the accused
may plead guilty and waive the holding of the trial provided that the accused does so in a
written, notarized and witnessed statement and has been advised in writing as to the range
of penalties that may be imposed upon them by reason of such plea. If the accused
wishes to plead guilty with an explanation, such explanation shall also be in written form.
An accused who pleads guilty to charges shall be deemed to have waived their right on
any appeal to raise any question concerning their guilt or innocence and their appeal in
that event, shall be limited to the question of the appropriateness of the penalty or
penalties imposed. No stenographic transcript or tape recording shall be required if a
plea of guilty is entered in accordance herewith.
Section 12. NOTICE
Within one (1) week after reference of the charges, the Executive Board shall cause to be
served upon the accused personally, or by registered mail to the accused member’s last
known address, a duplicate copy of the charges, and shall notify said accused of the time
and place appointed for the hearing thereon. Provided, that such notice shall be served
upon or sent to the accused at least fifteen (15) calendar days prior to the date for the
hearing.


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Section 13. POSTPONEMENTS
Should the accused be unable for proper cause to attend the hearing at the time and place
designated, they shall, at the discretion of the Executive Board, and upon application, be
granted a postponement or continuance to some place and date agreed upon.
Section 14. APPEARANCE FOR TRIAL
If the accused so desires, they may waive the right of appearing before the Executive
Board for hearing upon the charges preferred against them, or the accused may designate
a fellow member as counsel to appear on their behalf and conduct their defense.
Provided, that waiver of appearance shall not be prejudicial to the accused, and the trial
shall, if the accused fails to appear, proceed in the absence of the accused, the Executive
Board hearing all evidence and basing its decision as to the guilt of the accused solely
thereon.
Section 15. TRIAL BODY
The Executive Board shall sit as a trial body to hear all evidence upon the charges, and to
determine the guilt or innocence of the accused and make recommendations as to the
penalty to be imposed if found guilty.
Section 16. CHALLENGES
The accused shall have the privilege of challenging the right of any member of the
Executive Board to sit upon their case, and in the event of such a challenge, the other
members of the Executive Board shall pass upon its validity, sustaining or overruling it.
Section 17. TRIAL IN OPEN MEETING
Where the accused shall be aggrieved by the ruling of the Executive Board upon the
challenge of an individual member or members, the accused shall have the election to
proceed before the Executive Board, waiving the challenge, or to demand a trial before
the members of the Local in open meeting. Provided, that if the accused elects to be tried
in the last-named manner the hearing shall be conducted in the manner set forth for trials
before the Executive Board.


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Section 18. HEARING
The accused shall, at the hearing upon the charges, have the right to present their defense
in full, and to confront and question all witnesses and to examine all the evidence of the
case.
Section 19. MEMBER COUNSEL
The accused shall have the right to be represented by counsel, who shall be a member of
this Alliance in good standing.
Section 20. WITNESSES SWORN
Whenever the accused or the Executive Board so request, the testimony of any witness
must be taken under oath, to be administered by the Chairman of the Executive Board.
Section 21. INTERROGATORIES AND DEPOSITIONS
If a witness be unable to attend the trial, written interrogatories and cross interrogatories,
on notice to the adverse party, may be allowed upon due application to the Executive
Board; or a written deposition of their testimony may be taken in the form of an affidavit,
in which latter case such portions of it as are not denied by the adverse party shall be
admitted as evidence.
Section 22. TRANSCRIPT
A written verbatim transcript of all testimony adduced at the hearing shall be made,
provided, however, that in the event the Local elects to tape record the proceedings, such
recording must be fully and accurately transcribed by the Local in typewritten form in the
event of an appeal to the International President.
Section 23. REPORT OF FINDINGS
The Executive Board shall, after hearing all the evidence, render a written report of its
findings as to the guilt or innocence of the accused and, if the accused be found guilty,
the penalty to be imposed. A copy thereof shall be filed with the Secretary-Treasurer of


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the Local and a copy shall be served either personally or by registered mail on the
accused within five (5) working days. A copy of the transcript of the evidence and
proceedings at the hearing shall be available for examination by the accused or by the
member counsel of the accused at the offices of the Local. If so requested by the accused
in writing, a copy thereof shall be furnished to the accused at their own expense.
Immediately upon receipt of the transcript, the Local shall notify the accused in writing
of its availability.
Section 24. ACTION BY MEMBERSHIP OF THE LOCAL
At the next membership meeting of the Local but in no event sooner than twenty (20)
days from the date on which the accused has been notified of the availability of the
transcript or tape recording, the report of the Executive Board shall be submitted to the
membership for appropriate action as hereinafter provided. The transcript of the hearing
shall not be read except upon motion duly seconded and carried by a majority vote of the
members present or if so requested by the accused or in any case under the circumstances
referred to in Section 27 hereof.
Section 25. ACQUITTAL OR CONVICTION
After submission of the report, the accused, if aggrieved by the decision of the Executive
Board, and any other member in attendance at the meeting, including members of the
Executive Board, shall be afforded an opportunity to speak either in favour of or against
such decision. Upon completion of debate, the membership shall proceed to vote upon
the findings of the Executive Board as to the guilt or innocence of the accused. If a
majority of the members present so vote, the findings of the Executive Board shall be
adopted. If the findings are not accepted, the transcript shall be read unless this has been
done theretofore, and the question shall be put whether the accused shall be granted a trial
by the membership or whether the membership shall proceed to vote upon the guilt of the
accused. If a majority of the members present vote for a latter procedure, a vote shall be
taken on the guilt of the accused, and if two-thirds of the members present shall vote
contrary to the findings of the Executive Board, the findings shall stand reversed,
otherwise, the findings shall stand upheld.
Section 26. IMPOSITION OF PENALTIES
If the accused be found guilty, the membership shall then proceed to vote upon the
decision of the Executive Board as to the penalty to be imposed. If a majority of the
members present so vote, the penalty fixed by the Executive Board shall be adopted. If a


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majority of the members present reject the penalty decided upon by the Executive Board,
the membership shall then proceed to vote upon the penalty to be imposed, the members
voting to expel, suspend, fine and/or reprimand.
When membership voting on the report of the Executive Board is completed, available
remedies within the Local shall be deemed exhausted.
Section 27. WHERE TRIAL WAS BEFORE THE MEMBERSHIP
Where the accused is tried before the Local as provided in Section 17, the guilt or
innocence of the accused shall be determined by majority vote of the members present
and the penalty shall be imposed as prescribed in Section 26.
Section 28. SENTENCE REPORT TO INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT
A report of the sentence imposed upon an accused member shall be forwarded by the
President of the Local to the International President of the Alliance for filing.
Section 29. APPEALS
Appeals may be taken from decisions upon the charges against members in the manner
provided by Article XII of this Constitution. Members shall exhaust all remedies by
appeal within this Alliance and shall be bound by the decisions of its tribunals as to all
their rights.


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ARTICLE XII
Appeals


Section 1. RIGHT OF APPEAL

Any member aggrieved by the decision, rule, regulation, order or any other act or
omission or mandate of an Officer or the Executive Board of this Local, after exhausting
remedies within the Local by appeal to the membership, may appeal their case in the
following order: (1) from the decision of the membership of the Local to the International
President of this Alliance; (2) from the decision of the International President to the
General Executive Board; (3) from the ruling of the General Executive Board to the
Alliance in convention assembled and the latter body shall be the tribunal of ultimate
judgment. However, in the interim rulings of any proper tribunal of this Local or the
Alliance shall be enforced pending disposal of appeal, unless a stay of the decision has,
upon application, been granted.
All appeals by a member to the membership of the Local must be heard within sixty (60)
days of the date the appeal was filed or the member may appeal directly to the
International President.
Section 2. TIME ALLOWED FOR FILING
Appeals shall be cognizable only if filed within thirty (30) days after the decision
appealed from.
Section 3. MUST BE IN WRITING
All appeals to the International must be in writing, setting forth those facts which the
appellant shall consider entitle him/her to a reversal of the ruling, and signed by the
appellant.
Section 4. COPY OF APPEAL
When an appeal is taken to the International President from the decision of the Local, a
copy of the appeal shall be filed with the Secretary-Treasurer of the Local. Within two
(2) weeks the Local shall forward to the International President all the records in the case.
If the appeal involves a determination made after trial of charges against a member or
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Officer, the records in the case shall include the sworn charges and the transcript of
testimony or if a tape recording was made, the original unedited tape recording and a
typewritten transcript thereof, the findings and sentence, and any additional matters of
evidence on record. The correctness of the transcript or of the tape recording and
stenographic transcript thereof and the record shall be certified by the Local under the
appropriate seal. The Local shall also answer to the appeal, setting forth reasons in
support of its decision, and serve a copy of the answer on the appellant.
Section 5. DECISIONS CONCLUSIVE
The members of the Local shall submit all their rights within the Local and the Alliance
first to the determinations of their proper tribunals.
Section 6. EXHAUSTING INTERNAL REMEDIES
The members further consent to be disciplined in the manner provided by this
Constitution and By-Laws, and under no circumstances to resort to outside tribunals until
all the remedies therein provided shall have been exhausted.


ARTICLE XIII
Permanency


This Local shall not dissolve itself while there are fifteen (15) dissenting Members, nor
shall this Article of the Constitution be subjected to any alteration or amendment
whatsoever.


ARTICLE XIV
Altering or Amending the Constitution


Alterations or amendments to this Constitution shall be submitted in writing to the
Secretary Treasurer no later than the 1st of the month preceding the next general meeting as
prescribed in Article 5 Section 2, when they will be voted upon by the membership (eg
March 1 for the April meeting). All changes must be mailed or emailed to the membership
21 days in advance of the regular meeting at which they will be voted upon. Changes must


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receive the favorable vote of at least two-thirds of the members present. No such alteration
or amendment shall, however, be effective until it is endorsed by the International President.


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• BY-LAWS •


ARTICLE I
Members’ Obligations


Section 1.

Every member of this Local shall adhere to the working rules herein set forth, and to the
terms of all pertinent contracts and collective bargaining agreements entered into by this
Local, and shall refrain from conduct obstructive of the performance of this Local, or its
Officers, in meeting its contractual obligations.
Section 2.
Every member, in signing their Obligation, shall agree to abide by the Constitution and
By-Laws of this Local and of the Alliance, to carry out all required duties and
obligations, and not to interfere with the rights of other members.
Section 3.
In respect to certified shops and/or Union work: every member shall agree to accept the
Local as their exclusive collective bargaining representative, and to acknowledge the
Local as the final authority in the processing and disposal of grievances.
Section 4.
Every member will endeavour to support the general welfare and advancement of
Canadian performing arts including its related arts and crafts; particularly live theatre and
its production.
Section 5.
Every member will endeavour to honour their profession and its traditions; to acquaint
themselves with responsibility and integrity; to teach and to be taught.


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ARTICLE II
Working Rules


Section 1. DISHONESTY OR DRUNKENNESS

In cases of substance abuse by a member, the Shop Steward, in consultation with the
lead/charge person, shall take responsibility in deciding whether the member in question
is able to work, or to remain on the jobsite, and may send the member home without pay;
but may not fire or suspend the member without due process.
Section 2. MEMBERS OF COMMITTEES
Any member of a committee who shall refuse or neglect to perform their duty shall be
removed by the Chairperson.
Section 3. SUMMONS
Any member who is summoned to appear at a meeting of the membership, the Executive
Board or a legally appointed committee of the Local and fails to appear, after receiving
due notice of same, shall be penalized to such an extent as the Local may see fit, after fair
trial.
Section 4. CURRENT ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER
It is the responsibility of every member to keep the Local office and/or Business
Representative informed of their correct mailing address and telephone number. The
latest registered address shall be held legally valid.
Section 5. DONATION OF SERVICES
No member shall be permitted to donate their services gratis except by permission of the
Business Representative(s) under penalty of a fine.


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Section 6. DOUBLING SHIFTING
In relation to Union work and/or certified shops only: it shall be illegal for any member
to double-shift or work two (2) shifts at two (2) jobs on one (1) day, unless permission
has been granted by the Business Representative. Members who do so may be subject to
fine.
Section 7. AVAILABILITY
It is the responsibility of each member to give their intention of availability to work to the
Business Representative.
Section 8. CONDUCT UNBECOMING A MEMBER
Conduct unbecoming a member or that which is contrary to trade unionism, or that which
would bring discredit to this Local or the Alliance, shall be an offense against this Local,
and upon being found guilty thereof after trial, the offending member shall be liable to
such penalty as the Local may see fit.
Section 9. LEAVING POSITION
Any member leaving a full-time position must notify both this Local and the employer at
least two (2) weeks in advance.
Section 10. HAZARDOUS EMPLOYMENT
In concordance with the guidelines laid out in the Ontario Occupational Health and
Safety Act, any member who is given an assignment which they may consider to be
hazardous shall immediately notify the Shop Steward and a member of the Health and
Safety Committee (where existent) and shall have the right to refuse to do the assignment
until the Steward and the Health and Safety Committee (where existent) have made a
ruling.
It is the responsibility of each member to conduct work in a safe and conscientious
manner, abiding by the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, and within WHIMIS
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Section 11. REPORTING VIOLATIONS
A member having knowledge of a violation of the laws or working agreements of this
Local by a fellow member or an employer shall immediately report the violation in
writing to both the Business Representative and the Executive Board. All reports shall be
held in strict confidence.
A member having knowledge of harassment or substance abuse of or by a fellow member
shall report this knowledge in writing to both the Business Representative and the
Executive Board. All reports shall be held in strict confidence.
Section 12. ALTERATION OF BY-LAWS
No portion of these laws may be suspended but may be amended or altered by a
resolution approved by a majority of the members present at a regular or special meeting
after the members have been properly notified. All changes must be approved by the
International President.


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RULES OF ORDER


Order of Business

  1. Call to order.
  2. Roll call of Officers.
  3. Installation of Officers.
  4. Obligation (or initiation) of candidates.
  5. Nominations and Elections.
  6. Reading of the minutes of previous meetings (General and Executive Board).
  7. Propositions of candidates.
  8. Reports of committees on candidates.
  9. Balloting on candidates.
  10. Committee reports.
  11. Notices of motion.
  12. Communications
  13. Business Agents’ Reports.
  14. Secretary-Treasurer’s Report.
  15. Unfinished business.
  16. New business.
  17. Good and welfare.
  18. Closing of the meeting.


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STANDING RULES

No business shall be taken up except in the order prescribed, unless on motion,
such irregularities shall be sanctioned by a majority of the members present.

No motion shall be received or laid before this Union, unless moved by two (2)
members, nor open for discussion until stated by the presiding Officer. When a question
is before the Union no other motions shall be in order, except, first to adjourn; second, to
lay on the table; third, the previous question; fourth, to postpone; fifth, to refer; sixth, to
amend; which motions shall take precedence in the order in which they are arranged. The
first three (3) shall be decided without debate, unless it is proposed to postpone to a
definite period, in which case it shall be debatable.

Resolutions, amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws and charges against
Officers and members, must in all cases be presented in writing, otherwise they shall not
be considered.

The mover of any verbal proposition shall, upon the request of the chair, or two
(2) or more members, reduce it to writing.

Any member entitled to a vote may move for a division of the question when the
sense of the same will admit it.

A motion to consider any former motion or vote shall only be made and seconded
by members who voted in the majority.

When the reading of any paper is called for and objected to, the question shall be
decided by vote.

A division of this Union shall be taken on any question, and recorded at the
request of five (5) members.

When members speak they shall rise and address the presiding Officer, confining
themselves strictly to the merits of the question under consideration. A member shall not
be interrupted while speaking, unless by the presiding Officer, who may call to order, or
admonish to a closer adherence to the subject, and to avoid all personalities. Nor shall a
member be allowed to speak more than twice on the same subject without the permission
of the presiding Officer. When two (2) or more members rise at once the presiding
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On the call of five (5) members for the previous question the President shall put it
in this form: “Shall the question be now put?” and until this is decided it shall preclude all
amendments to main question and further debate shall cease.

The Officer or member presiding in the absence of the President shall, for the
time, possess all the powers and privileges vested in the President by the Constitution and
By-Laws of this Union.

No subject of a partisan or religious nature shall at any time be admitted.

No person who is not a member shall be allowed at any of the meetings without
the consent of this Union.

In the absence of a standing rule to apply to questions before the Union, recourse
shall be had to Robert’s Rules of Order.

Questions of order shall be decided by the presiding Officer. In the case of an
appeal of the decision made by the presiding Officer, the members assembled shall be
called upon to either accept or reject that decision without debate.

Refreshments, other than cold water, shall not be allowed in headquarters of this
Union while the meeting is in session.


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THIS CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS REVISED AND PRINTED
August 29th 2021
ENDORSED BY INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF THEATRICAL STAGE
EMPLOYES, MOVING PICTURE TECHNICIANS, ARTISTS AND ALLIED
CRAFTS OF THE UNITED STATES, ITS TERRITORIES AND CANADA
ON THE DATE OF August 29 , 2021
BY


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