Duties of Local Union Officers Per United Steelworker Constitution
Section 1. Duties
of the President
The President shall preside at all meetings of the Local Union and preserve order, and shall decide all questions of
order, subject to an appeal to the Local Union. The President shall have the right to vote at all elections of officers, and,
when the members are equally divided on other questions, shall have the deciding vote. The President shall call special meetings
by request of ten (10) members in good standing of the Local Union, and shall enforce the provisions of this Constitution.
The President shall appoint all committees not otherwise provided for and be ex officio member of all committees. The President
shall perform such other duties as the Local Union may assign.
In the event that a vacancy occurs in the office of Vice President, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, Treasurer,
Guide, Guard or Trustee or in the position of Grievance Committee Member at any time during the term of office, the remaining
Local Union Officers shall, by majority vote, select a successor to serve for the remainder of that term.
Section 2. Duties
of the Vice President
The Vice President shall assist the President in the discharge of the President's duties and during the President's
absence shall perform the duties of the President. In the event that a vacancy occurs in the office of President, the Vice
President shall act as President for the unexpired term.
Section 3. Duties
of the Recording Secretary
The Recording Secretary shall record the proceedings of the Local Union in a book kept for that purpose, read all papers
and perform such other duties required under this Constitution and as the Local Union may assign. The Recording Secretary
shall also have custody of the Local Union Seal, and shall be responsible for any misuse of same.
Section 4. Duties
of Financial Secretary
The Financial Secretary shall receive all money due the Local Union and pay the same to the Treasurer, from whom the
Financial Secretary shall take a receipt. The Financial Secretary shall also keep accurately the accounts of the Local Union
with its members, and shall at all times have the books open for examination by the Auditing Committee, and perform such other
duties required under the Constitution and as the Local Union may assign. The Financial Secretary shall make out the various
reports required by the International Secretary-Treasurer and forward such reports to the International Secretary-Treasurer
in accordance with instructions.
Should it be proved that a Local Union Financial Secretary has failed to report monthly the full membership of the
Local Union as provided for in the report to the International Secretary-Treasurer and transmit the full amount of initiation
fees and dues, the Financial Secretary shall be suspended from all privileges and benefits until the deficiency is made good,
and shall be liable to the International Union for the full amount unpaid.
The Financial Secretary shall keep a record of all transfer request forms issued and received.
The Financial Secretary's accounts shall be subject at all times to audit by the International Secretary-Treasurer.
Section 5. Duties
of the Treasurer
The Treasurer shall receive from the Financial Secretary all money collected by the Financial Secretary and shall deposit
all money collected by the Financial Secretary and shall deposit all money belonging to the Local Union in a bank designated
by it. All initiation fees and dues shall be deposited in a separate bank account to be designated as a trust fund for the
International Union. The Treasurer shall cause to be issued to the Financial Secretary a receipt for all money turned over
to the Treasurer or deposited to the Treasurer's credit in the regular bank account. The Treasurer shall issue a separate
receipt for the amount of money turned over at any time or for such deposit made, and shall sign all checks and have them
countersigned by the President and the Financial Secretary.
The Treasurer shall keep regular and correct accounts of all money received and paid, and report at each meeting the
balance of cash shown by the last report, the amount received since, the total checks issued and authorized, and the balance
remaining. The Treasurer's accounts shall be open for examination by the Auditing Committee at any time when called upon.
The Treasurer's books shall be subject at all times to audit by the International Secretary-Treasurer of the United Steelworkers
of America. The Treasurer shall perform such other duties required under the Constitution and as the Local Union may assign.
It shall be the duty of the President, Financial Secretary and Treasurer to insure that the funds and property
of the Local Union are preserved, managed, invested and expended in accordance with the International Constitution and policies
and Local Union By-Laws.
Section 7. Duties
of the Guide
It shall be the duty of the Guide to see that all present are
entitled to remain.
Section 8. Duties
of the Guards
It shall be the duty of the Guards to take charge of the door and see that no one enters who is not entitled to do
Section 9. Duties
of the Trustees
It shall be the duty of the Trustees to have charge of the hall and all property of the Local Union, subject to the
direction of the Local Union, and perform such other duties as the Local Union may require.