The name of this organization shall be the Brockport Chapter of United University Professions (“UUP”), Local #2190 of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO (hereinafter, the “Brockport Chapter” or “Chapter”).
The purpose of the Brockport Chapter shall be to promote the aims of UUP, namely, to improve the terms and conditions of employment of those it represents; to promote mutual assistance and cooperation among the members of UUP; to advance education in a democracy and democracy in education; to promote the principle of unity and collective bargaining in higher education; and to defend the civil, professional, and human rights of those it represents. Its purpose is also to monitor local compliance with the Agreement between UUP and the State of New York. In addition, it shall be the purpose of the Chapter to promote academic excellence and to strengthen the college and university community. The Chapter will organize and support activities associated with its campus responsibilities as a union and shall cooperate with other Chapters, UUP, UUP affiliates, and other appropriate organizations in furtherance of these objectives.
3.1.1. There shall be the following classes of membership in the Brockport Chapter, as defined by the UUP Constitution: Regular Membership; Special Membership, either Retired or Sustaining; Associate Membership; and Honorary Membership.
3.1.2 Regular membership in this Chapter shall be open to employees in the Professional Services Negotiating Unit (08) at the State University of New York, College at Brockport. Membership in good standing shall be maintained through membership in UUP as specified in the UUP Constitution.
3.1.3 Rights of all classes of members are defined by the UUP Constitution.
5.2.1 The Chapter President shall preside over meetings of the Chapter and the Executive Board; be the first delegate to the Delegate Assembly; maintain liaison with UUP; appoint chairpersons and members of committees, subject to approval by the Executive Board; be a non-voting member of all committees; serve as the administrative officer of the Chapter; supervise any office staff; be authorized to sign checks in the absence or incapacity of the Treasurer; and perform other functions and duties usually attributed to the office of President. In addition, the Chapter President shall represent the Chapter to management, to the college community, and to the public.
5.2.2 The Vice Presidents for Academics and Professionals shall be delegates to the Delegate Assembly; shall have as their primary duties the representation of the members of the categories they represent, and shall be responsible for organizing a Department Representative Structure. In addition, they shall perform other responsibilities and duties assigned by the Chapter President and/or the Executive Board. In the event the Chapter President is absent or disabled, the Vice President from the alternate membership category shall automatically assume the duties of the presidency until such time as the Executive Board meets and appoints an Acting Chapter President or until a special election is held.
5.2.3 The Secretary/Treasurer shall oversee the keeping of accurate minutes of the Chapter, the Executive Board, and Labor-Management meetings; shall in the absence of a Designated Election Official, assume the duties assigned to that position; shall maintain official files of the Chapter; the Secretary/Treasurer shall be responsible for Chapter funds; be authorized to issue checks and make withdrawals and transfers in accordance with the annual budget approved by the membership of the Chapter, or as authorized by the Chapter President or Executive Board; present a financial report at each meeting of the Executive Board and Chapter; prepare an annual financial report for publication and distribution to the Chapter and to the state-wide Treasurer and state-wide UUP Executive Board; prepare a budget for submission to the Executive Board; and keep the Chapter President and Executive Board informed of the financial condition of the Chapter; and shall perform such other functions usually attributed to this office as requested by the Chapter President, the Executive Board or the Chapter.
5.2.4 The Grievance Officer shall be responsible for assisting members of the bargaining unit with the processing of grievances, shall report to the Chapter, the Executive Board, and the Chapter President, as appropriate, and shall make recommendations to the Executive Board. The Grievance Officer shall serve as chairperson of the Grievance Committee.
5.2.5 The Part-Time Concerns Officer shall be responsible for monitoring the concerns of Part-Time members, shall report to the Chapter, the Executive Board, and the Chapter President, as appropriate, and shall make recommendations to the Executive Board. The Part-Time Concerns Representative shall serve as chairperson of the Part-Time Concerns Committee.
5.2.6 The Affirmative Action Officer shall be responsible for monitoring Affirmative Action and related concerns, shall report to the Chapter, the Executive Board, and the Chapter President, as appropriate, and shall make recommendations to the Executive Board. The Affirmative Action Officer shall serve as chairperson of an Affirmative Action Committee.
5.2.7 The Chairperson for Membership shall be responsible for the representative organization of Chapter members by:
5.2.8 The Chairperson for Legislation shall:
5.2.9 The Chairperson for Retirees shall represent the interests of retirees by:
5.2.10 The Chairperson for EOC Academics shall represent the interests of EOC academics in consultation with the Chapter Vice President for Academics and assist them in understanding their rights and responsibilities.
5.2.11 The Chairperson for EOC Professionals shall represent the interests of EOC professionals in consultation with the Chapter Vice President for Professionals and assist them in understanding their rights and responsibilities.
5.2.12 The Chairperson for Elections shall:
5.2.13 The Chairperson for Publications shall:
5.2.14 The Chairperson for Safety & Health shall identify and review safety related issues affecting employees and recommend plans for the correction of such matters.
5.3.1 The Chapter President, Vice President for Academics, Vice President for Professionals and Secretary/Treasurer shall be elected by the Chapter membership for a term of two years. The Vice Presidents shall be elected by and from their respective membership categories. Elections shall be conducted in accordance with the UUP Constitution and Article 10 of these Bylaws.
5.3.2 The Part Time Concerns Office shall be elected. The election shall be conducted in accordance with the UUP Constitution and Article 10 of these Bylaws.
5.3.3 All other officers and Committee Chairpersons shall be appointed by the Chapter President with the approval of the Executive Board and with consultation of the constituency group, if any.
5.3.4 The terms of office for those appointed shall be for two years and shall coincide with the terms of office of the elected officers.
The Executive Board shall consist of:
6.4.1 The Executive Board shall meet at least monthly during the academic year. Meetings shall be convened by the Chapter President or by a written request of one-third of the Executive Board or ten-percent of the Chapter membership. The Chapter President shall send a written announcement of an Executive Board meeting to all members of the Executive Board at least seven days prior to the meeting. The announcement shall contain the date, time and place of the meeting and the agenda, which may be modified at the meeting.
6.4.2 Executive Board meetings, other than executive sessions, shall be open to all members of the Chapter. Members of the Chapter shall be notified by appropriate means of the schedule of Executive Board meetings.
9.2.1 Affirmative Action Committee: The Affirmative Action Committee shall assist the Affirmative Action Officer in monitoring campus Affirmative Action programs and policies, and shall recommend actions designed to implement and enforce Affirmative Action goals.
9.2.2 Grievance Committee: The Grievance Committee shall advise members of their rights under the contract, represent them in grievance hearings, and assist the Grievance Officer in processing grievances.
9.2.3 Legislation Committee: The Legislation Committee shall assist the Chairperson for Legislation in planning and coordinating activities that inform legislators of Chapter and UUP needs, and educate the Chapter membership about legislation of interest to UUP. It shall coordinate activities with the statewide UUP Legislation Committee and coordinate the annual Vote/Cope campaign.
9.2.4 Membership Committee: The Membership Committee shall assist the Chairperson for Membership in recruiting new members; organizing membership drives; maintaining up-to-date lists of members; and disseminating literature to the membership.
9.2.5 Part-Time Concerns Committee: The Part-Time Concerns Committee shall assist the Chairperson for Part-Time Concerns to encourage and promote membership and activity of parttimers, and shall make recommendations with regard to organizational structures wherein parttimers work.
9.2.6 Safety and Health Committee: The Safety and Health Committee shall assist the Chairperson for Safety and Health to identify and review safety-related issues affecting employees and shall recommend plans for the correction of such matters.
9.2.7 Additional Standing Committees may be established by amendment of these Bylaws.
9.4.1 Unless otherwise specified, members of all standing and ad hoc committees shall be appointed by the Chapter President, subject to approval by the Executive Board.
9.4.2 The term of office of Standing Committee members shall coincide with the terms of the elected officers.
9.4.3 The term of office of Ad Hoc committee members shall expire upon the completion of their charge and/or the expiration of the term of officers.
11.2.1 Upon receipt of written charges and a petition of ten percent of the Chapter membership, or onethird of the voting members of the Executive Board, the Chapter President shall appoint a Select Committee, subject to approval by the Executive Board, to conduct a confidential investigation. The Select Committee shall be composed of not less than three and not more than five members of the Chapter. If charges are raised against the Chapter President, the Select Committee shall be appointed by the Vice President of the alternate membership category. The charges from such a petition shall be mailed registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, to the official address of the individual charged; and shall be given to the Select Committee.
11.2.2 An individual charged must indicate in writing, receipt of the charges and an interest in retaining the office in question. Failure to indicate such interest within two weeks of receipt of the charges shall be deemed to be a resignation, and the office shall be declared vacant. In such case, the Select Committee shall report the resignation and vacancy to the Executive Board, and the investigation shall be considered close.
11.2.3 If a vacancy is declared, it shall be filled in accordance with the procedures in Article 10.3. If a vacancy is not declared, the Select Committee shall investigate the charges and provide an opportunity for the individual charged to respond. Such an investigation shall be conducted in accordance with the latest edition of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised. Following the conclusion of an investigation, the Select Committee shall report its findings to an executive session of the Executive Board. If the Executive Board concludes that there is merit to the charges, it shall call a special meeting of the membership according to procedures in Article 4.3. At the special membership meeting there shall be full discussion of the charges and the individual charged shall have the right to present a defense. A majority vote of those attending the special membership meeting shall be required to authorize a recall election.
13.1.1 If a provision of these Bylaws is discovered to be null and void because of a conflict with an authority that must take precedence, the Executive Board shall have the authority to change the provision to make it conform to all necessary policies/statements.
13.1.2 A decision by a competent agency invalidating a clause, phrase, or section of these Bylaws shall not invalidate any other clause, phrase or section.
14.1.1 Amendment of these Bylaws may be proposed by the Executive Board or by written petition of ten percent of the Chapter membership.
14.1.2 A proposed amendment shall be submitted to the membership, in writing, at least (30) thirty days prior to a regular or special meeting of the membership called in accordance with the procedures in Article 4. Following such a chapter meeting, a vote on a proposed amendment shall be conducted by mail to all members of the Chapter. Chapter members shall have no fewer than 14 calendar days to return their ballots.
14.2.1 Amendments to these Bylaws shall go into effect immediately upon adoption by a majority vote of the members voting in a mail ballot according to the procedures specified in Article 14.1.2.
14.2.2 These Bylaws shall supercede all prior Constitutions and Bylaws of this Chapter. Upon ratification, a dated copy shall be sent to all Chapter members and to the Secretary of UUP.
Chapter Bylaws Revised 4/1/02