UNITED STEEL WORKERS
Local Union 9511
Local Union 9511, of the United Steel, Papery
and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service
Workers International Union (“United Steelworkers”, “USW”), acknowledges the
standard By-Laws for the Local Unions, as documented in the USW’s booklet of
the same name.
Below captioned are the Supplementary Local
Union 9511 By-Laws that are in additionto those established by the United Steelworkers International union in the above
The regular membership meetings of Local 9511
will be held at 6:30 pm on the second
Tuesday of every second or third month, as determined at the discretion of the
A quorum for a general membership meeting of
Local 9511 will be seven or more members
in good standing. The President of the
local union, or the alternate, shall make certain that a quorum is present
before the meeting is called to order.
As this local union has voted to affiliate
itself with: the Labour Council of Metropolitan
Toronto, the Ontario Federation of Labour, the Steelworkers Toronto Area
Council, the Steelworkers Building Fund, Educational Fund and Welfare Fund, the
New Democratic Party, and the Toronto – Barrie Strike Fund, it is thereby
instructed to pay the per capita tax regularly to the above named organizations
through the Area Council.
The executive board will consist of the
President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary,
Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Inside Guard, Outside Guard, and Three
The Grievance Committee of Local Union 9511
shall consist of up the three members in good standing, one of whom must be the
President, designate. This committee shall have been elected in accordance with
the by-laws of Local Union 9511.
The election of Stewards shall be held within
sixty days, following the regular election of the Executive Board and the
The Executive Board of the Local Union 9511
shall have the authority to request any member whom the Board deems should be
present at either a Membership Grievance, or Executive Board meeting, to attend
such meeting and shall have authority
to pay for the time he/she loses from work by attending such meeting, in
accordance with the provisions of these By-Laws.
The President shall be given out of pocket
expenses of $300.00 per annum, payable semi-annually, in June and December.
The By-Laws of Local Union 9511 may be
changed by a two thirds majority vote of the members present at a regularly
convened membership meeting. A notice regarding
the proposed changes must be posted on the Local Union 9511 notice boards in each DEC no less than ten
days prior to the meeting. Such
amendments shall become effective only after scrutiny by the By-Laws Committee
and approval by the International union.
All requests for money from this Local Union
will have to be made in writing to any executive member at least one week prior
to the next regular executive meeting.
No member shall undertake expenses on behalf
of the Local Union without the approval of the Executive Board or the
Membership. The Executive Board has the authority to authorize a maximum of
$300.00 for committee expenses subject to approval at the next General meeting.
A) Any Local Union member who is authorized
by the Membership or the Executive Board to take time off work to conduct
business on behalf of the Local Union shall be paid his or her occupational
straight time hourly rate but not exceeding 8.0 hours per day or 40.0 hours per
B) Any Local Union member who is authorized
to attend Union business on behalf of the Local Union 9511 shall, after
returning, take any Statutory Holiday which may have fallen during that period.
Any member who is authorized to attend
Local Union business within 50 kilometers of their
home DEC (omit) shall be given expenses not to exceed $35.00 per day which
shall be deemed to cover the costs of meals and parking.
Any member who is authorized to travel more
than 50 kilometers from their home DEC shall be paid from the Local Union
treasury an amount equal to the cost of economy air fare or the ground fare, as
Any member who uses his or her personal
vehicle for authorized Local Union business shall be paid
54 cents per kilometer and/or the cost of public transit, and expenses
as provided in By-Law 13.
A) Any member who is required to travel to
another community on authorized union business which requires an overnight stay
shall be paid the sum of no more than $60.00
from the Local Union treasury to cover the cost of daily meals, plus expenses
as per By-Law 13 for the last day of business.
B) In all cases where the Local Union pays
directly for the cost of overnight accommodation and meals, $15.00 per day expenses shall be paid instead of the $60.00. The mileage money, however, shall be paid
Executive Board members shall be paid for time
lost during attendance at Executive Board
Meetings and four hours travel the day before a
scheduled Executive Board.
The President or appointed alternate
shall attend the funeral of a fellow member, and paid for loss of wages at the
straight hourly rate. At no time will
payment for attending weekend funerals be made, unless the attendee was
scheduled to work.
Any expenses incurred by a member of the
Local Union 9511 while attending authorized union business in the U.S.A. shall
be reimbursed for the difference of currencies at the current rate of exchange