Brothers and Sisters,
Hello Sisters & Brothers,
I know there have been a lot of issues in the month of January concerning your pay and union dues. GM switched to another Financial Payroll company. I have been in contact with the plant, International UAW and GM payroll on this issue.
At the February union meeting I talked about January union dues received by the local from General Motors. In January dues received from General Motors were only $41,430, which is one third of the normal dues collected by GM.
Most of the GM facilities had some kind of problem with their union dues and payroll in the month of January. Local 31 is now in the process of waiting for the February dues reports to get downloaded in membership records. This should include all dues paid for the month of January that was not deposited until February. The February dues that were taken out February 1st will also be downloaded in our system.
We want to thank everyone for their patience in this matter. I would also like to thank our International Servicing Representative R. D. Snow and GM’s Comptroller Myriam Murat for their help.
It shall be the duty of the Financial Secretary to receive all dues, initiation fees, readmission fees, and all other income of the Local Union for any fund from any source and to give official receipts for same, as provided in this Constitution. Financial Secretaries of Local Unions having a check-off arrangement shall issue one (1) receipt for the check received from the company, and otherwise use the procedure outlined above for any other income. No receipt shall be issued to individual members unless the company does not show on the check stub or pay envelope the amount of the deduction and the reason therefor.
The Financial Secretary shall write all checks drawn on the Local Union funds and report in writing every month at a regular meeting of the Local Union giving the amount of monies received and paid out during the previous calendar month, divided as between the various income and expenditure classifications, and the remaining balances in the fund accounts of the Local Union.
The Financial Secretary shall deposit all collections either with the Treasurer, taking a receipt therefor, or in such banks as Local Union Trustees may direct, with advice to the Treasurer as to the amount so deposited.
The Financial Secretary shall by the 20th of each month, send a report to the International Secretary-Treasurer on blanks furnished by the International Union, together with the correct amount of money due the International Union for the preceding month which begins on the first and ends with the last day of the month. S/He shall receive applications for membership and notify the candidates of their election or rejection. S/He shall assist the International Union in seeing that all members receive the official publication regularly when eligible, provide each member with an official receipt for all monies paid and make available to each member a copy of the International Constitution and bylaws of the Local Union. Union membership cards and/or dues buttons may be issued at the option of the Local Union.
The Financial Secretary shall furnish the International Secretary-Treasurer with the names and addresses of all the officers of the Local Union. S/He shall keep a record of all members initiated, suspended, expelled or deceased, transfers in and out and reinstatements, during her/his term of office and notify the International Secretary-Treasurer of same, and perform such other duties as the bylaws prescribe or the Local Union may direct. There shall be maintained by the Financial Secretary a complete record of all active members of the Local Union. This record shall have the date of initiation, the date and cause of suspension or expulsion, the date of reinstatement, together with the date of death, home address and such other matters as may be deemed necessary to keep a record of the continuous membership of a member of the Local Union.
The Financial Secretary shall not make said record of all active members (membership list) available to anyone except pursuant to the provisions of Article 37, Section 9 of this Constitution.
The Financial Secretary shall keep an inventory of all records and property of the Local Union, the same to contain, when possible, date of purchase and amount paid for each article. S/He shall notify all members in arrears of the amount of their indebtedness and turn over her/his books to the Trustees for audit and approval when called to do so. S/He shall, on the demand of the International Secretary-Treasurer, produce her/his books for examination and audit and shall comply with the provisions of this Constitution.
Should it be proven that any Local Union Financial Secretary has willfully and intentionally failed to report monthly the full membership of her/his Local Union to the International Secretary-Treasurer; or should it be proven that any Local Union President, Treasurer and/or Financial Secretary willfully and intentionally refuses to sign a check to send in the full amount of per capita tax on the same number of members who have paid dues to the Local Union, the Local Union may be suspended from all privileges and benefits until the deficiency is made good and the officer or officers responsible for such failure shall not be allowed to again hold office in the organization for a period of two (2) years.