Table of Contents

ARTICLE 1 - NAME AND JURISDICTION
Section 1: Organization Title
Section 2: Charter
Section 3: Jurisdiction
Section 4: Constitution

ARTICLE 2 - OBJECTIVES

ARTICLE 3 – MEMBERSHIP

ARTICLE 4 - MEETINGS
Section 1: Membership Meetings
Section 2: General Membership Meetings
Section 3: Executive Meetings
Section 4: Executive Board Meetings
Section 5: Quorum
Section 6: Special Membership Meetings
Section 7: Notice of Motions
Section 8: Agenda

ARTICLE 5 - POWERS OF ADMINISTRATION

ARTICLE 6 - LOCAL OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE BOARD
Section 1: Executive Officers
Section 2: Term of Office
Section 3: Vacancy of Executive Office
Section 4: Entitlement for Nomination for Executive Office
Section 5: Nomination and Election of Executive Officers
Section 6: Installation of Officers
Section 7: Suspension from Office
Section 8: Responsibilities of Local Executive Officers
Section 9: Executive
Section 10: Standing Committee
Section 11: Executive Board
Section 12:  Recall Procedures for Board Members
Section 13: Department Representatives

ARTICLE 7 - COMMITTEES
Section 1: General Committees
Section 2: Bargaining Committee
Section 3: Election Committee

ARTICLE 8 - SALARIES AND EXPENSES
Section 1: Salaries
Section 2: Lost Time Wages - Union Business
Section 3: Per Diem and Expenses

ARTICLE 9 - MEMBERSHIP, INITIATION FEES AND DUES
Section 1: Initiation Fees - New Members
Section 2: Membership Dues
Guidelines for Wage Assessment Fund
Section 3: Initiation of New Members
Section 4: Suspension of Membership Rights
Section 5: Dues Increase

ARTICLE 10 - ASSESSMENTS
Section 1: Death Assessments
Section 2: Retirement Fund Assessment
Section 3: Assessment - Notice of Motion

ARTICLE 11 - CHARGES AND APPEALS
Section 1: National Union Constitution

ARTICLE 12 – STRIKES AND STRIKE COMMITTEE

ARTICLE 13 – UNIFOR CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE 14 - BY-LAWS - ADOPTION AND AMENDMENTS
Section 1: Ratification and Approval
Section 2: Modification, Amendment or Repealing of By-Laws

ARTICLE 15 - PICKET DUTY

ARTICLE 16 - GENERAL
Section 1: Fiscal Year
Section 2: Local Union Business
Section 3: Donation Requests
Section 4: Strike and Ratification Votes
Section 5: Destroying of Ballots
Section 6: Media Releases
Section 7: Third Step Grievance Meetings
Section 8: Executive Officer to Salaried Position
Section 9: Company Sponsored Travel
Section 10: Harassment
Section 11: Departmental Policy Votes

BY - LAWS: UNIFOR LOCAL 456

ARTICLE 1 - NAME AND JURISDICTION

Section 1: Organization Title

This organization shall be known as UNIFOR, Local 456 (hereinafter referred to as the Local).

Section 2: Charter

This Local has been established and exists by virtue of the Charter issued to it by
UNIFOR (hereinafter referred to as the National Union).

Section 3: Jurisdiction

The jurisdiction shall embrace all workers as defined in Exhibit "A" of the Collective
Agreement and other related industries or establishments as decided in conformity with the
National Union Constitution under Article 5: MEMBERSHIP

Section 4: Constitution

The Constitution of this Local Union shall be the Constitution of the National Union, Unifor, and
these By-Laws shall be in all respects subordinate to said Constitution and all applications and
interpretations thereof.

ARTICLE 2 - OBJECTIVES

“The objectives of the Local Union include:

a.         Providing democratic and effective control by it's Membership;

b.         Improving wages, pensions and benefits, hours of work, employment security and
aaaaaaaworking conditions through collective bargaining between the employees and employer;

c.         Insuring a safe and healthy work environment;

d.         Insuring fair treatment, dignity and respect at work;

f.          Insuring a workplace is free from discrimination and harassment;

e.         Organizing the unorganized.

ARTICLE 3 – MEMBERSHIP

The Local Union shall be composed of workers eligible for Membership in Unifor, over whom
the Local Union has jurisdiction.

Each member in good standing of this Local Union has the right to nominate and vote, express
opinions on all subjects before the Local Union, to attend all Membership meetings and express
views, arguments and opinions on all matters and business, including candidates for office,
properly before the meeting; to meet and assemble freely with other members and generally,
to participate in the activities of the Local Union in a responsible manner consistent with good
conscience in order to present and discuss factually and honestly the issues upon which the
Membership must base its decisions. These rights shall at all times be subject to the rules of
procedure governing meetings and other uniform rules and regulations contained in the
Constitution, By-Laws and other official rules of the Local Union.

A member in exercising the foregoing rights and privileges shall not take any irresponsible action
which would tend to jeopardize or destroy, or be detrimental to, either the Local or National
Union as organizations, or their free democratic heritage, or which would interfere with the
performance by this Local Union or the National Union of its legal or contractual obligations
as a collective bargaining agent, or interfere with the legal or contractual obligations of this Local
Union as an affiliate of the National Union.

Violation, or abuse of these rights and privileges of Membership, or engaging in conduct
prohibited by this section, may be grounds for the commencement of a charge against a member
pursuant to Article 18 of the National Union Constitution.

The Membership shall strive to obtain the objectives set forth in the Constitution and additional
objectives as established as the policy of the National Union; to maintain free relations with other
organizations; to do all in its power to strengthen and promote the labour movement; to co-operate
with National Board Members, the National Representatives and help promote organizational activities.

ARTICLE 4 - MEETINGS

Section 1: Membership Meetings

All officers, the Executive Board and all other committees of the Local are accountable to the
Membership of the Local and are subject to Membership approval at Local meetings except as
may be otherwise provided.

Section 2: General Membership Meetings

The General Membership Meeting of the Local shall commence at 7:00 PM on the second
Tuesday of every second month, commencing in January, or if a change of date or time is
required for the meeting, notice of such change shall be posted no later than fourteen (14) days
prior to the date of the General Membership Meeting. 

Any member who attends a meeting under the influence of alcohol or drugs and/or creates a
disturbance, or becomes unruly shall lose voice and her/his right to vote at said meeting. Where
necessary to maintain order, the member may be evicted from the meeting by order of the
Chairperson subject to the challenge of the Membership. Flagrant or persistent violation of this
section by any member shall be conduct unbecoming a union member.

Section 3: Executive Meetings

The Local Executive shall meet preceding the General Membership meeting of the Local or as
deemed necessary.

Section 4: Executive Board Meetings

Executive or Executive Board meetings may be called by the President or by a majority of the
Executive.

Section 5: Quorum

A quorum for the purpose of transacting any business by the Local shall consist of sixteen
(16) Members present in person at any General Membership meeting including the Executive.

Section 6: Special Membership Meetings

The President or majority of the Executive may call for a Special Membership meeting.
Notice of all Special Membership Meetings shall be posted on all Union Bulletin Boards.  The
notice shall include the date, time and place of the meeting and shall state the purpose for which
the meeting is being called.

Section 7: Notice of Motions

All Notice of Motions as required under these by-laws must be presented in written form at any
Regular General Membership meeting and duly moved and seconded.  There shall be no debate
on the motion at this meeting.  Notice of Motions will be brought forward at the next scheduled
General Membership meeting for debate.  Membership attending that meeting will vote on the
Notice of Motion, which requires a seventy-five (75%) percent majority to pass.

Notice of Motions shall be posted fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting dealing with the issue

Section 8: Agenda

The order of business at the General Membership meeting shall be:

This Local shall abide by the Robert's Rules of Order.

ARTICLE 5 - POWERS OF ADMINISTRATION

The Membership is the highest authority of this Local Union and shall be empowered to take or
direct any action not inconsistent with the Constitution or By-Laws.

Between Membership meetings, the Executive shall be the highest authority of the Local Union
and shall be empowered to act on behalf of the Membership to the extent urgent business
requires prompt and decisive action, subject to subsequent Membership approval, but the
Executive may not take action affecting the vital interests of the Local Union without prior
Membership approval.

Between meetings of the Executive, the President shall exercise general administrative authority
and shall be empowered to act on behalf of, and take action permitted, to the Executive subject to
subsequent approval of the Executive.

ARTICLE 6 - LOCAL OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE BOARD

Section 1: Executive Officers

The officers of the Local shall be the President, First Vice President, Second Vice President,
Recording Secretary, Secretary Treasurer and Three (3) Trustees.

In the first instance three (3) trustees shall be elected for a three, two and one year term
respectively, thereafter one trustee shall be elected annually for a three (3) year term.

All other officers shall be elected for a one (1) year term. These officers shall constitute the
Executive of the Local.

Section 2: Term of Office

All officers shall hold office until their successors are elected and installed.

Section 3: Vacancy of Executive Office

In the event the office of President becomes vacant, the First Vice President will assume the
office of President for the remainder of the unexpired term and an election shall be held to fill the
position of First Vice President.

Whenever an elected position other than President becomes vacant for any cause, the President
shall order an election to fill the vacancy at the next General Membership Meeting.  Any officer
or member may be nominated to fill such vacancy but it is necessary that the officer resign his or
her previous office if elected.

If a vacancy occurs, the Executive may appoint interim officers until a candidate has been elected.

Section 4: Entitlement for Nomination for Executive Office

No member shall be entitled to hold office unless he or she has been a member in good standing
for one (1) year prior to his or her nomination.

Section 5: Nomination and Election of Executive Officers

Nomination for all Executive positions shall be held at the September General Membership
meeting, with elections being held on the day of the November General Membership meeting.

Nominees must signify acceptance of nomination either in person or in written form to the
Recording Secretary on or before the above noted Membership meeting.

If any office is not filled by acclamation, an election will be held.  Such election will be by secret
ballot vote.  Polls will be open from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Locations for voting will be at the
Main Mill Cafeteria, Div. E lunchroom and K5 Lunchroom. The times for voting in these
designated areas will be posted 2 weeks in advance. This will provide an opportunity for all
members to vote.  An Advance Poll will be held on the Friday preceding the Local General
Membership meeting for those unable to vote on the day of the Membership meeting.  The time
and place of the Advance Poll will be posted fourteen (14) days prior to the vote.
There shall be no proxy, write in or sticker voting.

A locked ballot box shall be situated in the designated polling station(s).  Each ballot shall be
accounted for and one (1) ballot shall be issued to each member presenting himself or herself at
the polling station.

Members-at-Large shall be elected by plurality vote, unless the Local Union Membership, by
affirmative action, requires a majority vote.

Section 6: Installation of Officers

Installation of officers shall take place at the January General Membership meeting prior
to adjournment. Adjournment of this meeting will signal completion of term of office and all Union
books, papers and property must be turned over to your successor.

Section 7: Suspension from Office

Any officer who is absent from three (3) consecutive meetings without a reasonable excuse shall
automatically be suspended from office and the Local shall proceed with an election of a successor.

Section 8: Responsibilities of Local Executive Officers

The responsibilities of the Local Union and their Executive Officers, in addition to those set forth in the
Unifor National Constitution shall include:

The President shall;