ARTICLE I - NAME
The name of this organization shall be Wisconsin State Professional
Social Services Employees Local Number 2748 of the American Federation
of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO.
ARTICLE II - AFFILIATIONS
This local union shall be affiliated with the Wisconsin State Employees Union Council Number 24 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO; and the appropriate AFL-CIO Central Labor bodies.
The objectives of Local 2748 are:
A. To promote the organization of all workers in general and employees of the State of Wisconsin in particular.
B. To promote the welfare of the membership and to provide a voice in the determination of the wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment, professional standards and the highest quantitative and qualitative levels of service to clients. We are committed to. the process of collective bargaining as the most desirable, democratic, and effective method to achieve these goals. As union members, and as citizens, we shall also employ available legislative and political action.
C. To promote the merit principle and career service in government.
D. To foster cooperation among all affiliates of W.S.E.U., Council 24.
E. To cooperate with other labor organizations in particular and other segments of our society in general toward the end that the material riches of American society be more justly distributed and the moral promise of American life be realized.
F. To work with our brothers and sisters in other lands toward the improvement of conditions of life and work of all countries, toward the diminution of international tensions and the reduction of the use of armed forces to resolve disputes, and toward genuine fraternity of all workers.
G. To promote equal opportunity and diversity among our members and society in general.
Section 1. All professional social services employees of the State of Wisconsin are eligible for membership in this local union, subject to the requirements of the Constitution of the International Union.
Section 2. Application for membership shall be made on a standard application form. Unless such form includes a valid authorization for deduction of dues, the application shall be accompanied by the current month's dues.
Section 3. The biweekly membership dues of the local shall be $18.45 per member in addition to the constitutionally established rate of per capita tax to the International Union and Council 24, rounded to the nearest five (5) cents. In January of each year, the dues shall be automatically adjusted in accordance with the minimum dues provisions of the International Constitution. Seventy-five (75) cents of the amount per member, per month shall be set aside as rebates to the chapter and paid out yearly, only to those chapters whose financial statements from the previous year have been submitted to the local treasurer by June 30th and whose balance on December 31st of the previous year is seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) or less.
Section 4. Membership dues shall be payable monthly in advance to the local secretary-treasurer and in any event shall be paid not later than the 15th day of the month in which they become due. Any member who fails to pay dues by the 15th day of the month in which they become due shall be considered delinquent, and upon failure to pay dues for two successive months shall stand suspended. Provided, however, that any person who is paying dues through a system of regular deduction shall for so long as such person continues to pay through such deduction method, be considered in good standing.
Section 5. A member suspended under the above section may be reinstated to membership in the local upon payment of a reinstatement fee of $1.00 plus the current month's dues.