Educated Guess

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by UniteandWin, May 25, 2016.

  1. UniteandWin

    UniteandWin Active Member

    Im a 21 year Teamster, been a Steward for 9 years, just wondering if anyone here has been to the Convention in Vegas, and what it might cost to put the whole thing on, and who foots the bill.

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  2. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Don't know what it costs

    Your dues is paying for it
     
  3. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    Each local foots the bill for their delegates expenses (airfare, lodging, food and wages). The bigger the local, the bigger the costs as membership determines the number of delegates. The IBT rents the conference rooms. Las Vegas is a union dense city, with relatively inexpensive flights, hotels and facilities large enough to accomodate. The once every five year convention is mandated by the IBT constitution.
     
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    We make our guy drive his own car but we give him a $5 7/11 gift card for snacks.
     
  5. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    And ask for change...
     
  6. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    Exact costs for the interational will likely be on next years LM-2s for the IBT.

    Costs for individual locals will varely widely but should be available on the monthly expense reports.
     
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  7. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Yep.



    Just to follow that....


    3. Attendance at Convention and Payment of Expenses

    (a) Each Local Union shall send to the Convention and pay the expenses, or make arrangements for such payment by agreement with other subordinate bodies, of all delegates to which it is entitled, unless the Local Union is financially unable to do so and the Local Union membership has voted prior to the time of submitting its Local Union Plan to send less than a full complement of delegates. A Local Union claiming financial inability shall demonstrate actual financial inability to the General Secretary-Treasurer, subject to review by the Election Supervisor who retains the authority to amend or overrule any such decision. If the Local Union is permitted and has voted to send to the Convention and pay the expenses of less than a full complement of delegates, the highest ranking delegate(s) shall be those sent and for whom expenses are paid. Nothing herein shall prohibit any delegate(s) not so sent from attending and being seated at the Convention. Such delegate(s) may seek contributions to defray any or all of their expenses, provided that such contributions conform to the requirements of Article XI of the Rules.

    (b) No Local Union shall be required to send to the Convention or pay the expenses of any alternate delegate unless the Local Union has indicated its intention to do so in the Local Union Plan. If the Local Union sends or pays the expenses of any alternate delegate(s), the highest-ranking alternate delegate(s), shall be those sent and for whom expenses are paid. Nothing herein shall prohibit any alternate delegate(s) not so sent from attending the Convention. Such alternate delegate(s) may seek contributions to defray any or all of their expenses, provided that such contributions conform to the requirements of Article XI of the Rules. No Local Union may pay the expenses of any alternate delegate unless it sends and pays the expenses of its full complement of delegates.

    (c) A Local Union may not send to the Convention or pay the expenses of any member or guest unless it pays the expenses of all its alternate delegates, regardless of the terms of the Local Union Plan.

    (d) Local Unions shall pay the actual, reasonable expenses of the elected delegates, including expenses for travel, hotel, and per diem expenses. A Local Union may not discriminate between its treatment of delegates and its treatment of alternate delegates, except that a Local Union may differentiate between its delegates and its alternate delegates with respect to expenses provided the Local Union acts in accordance with its approved Local Union Plan. No Local Union may discriminate among or between its delegates. No Local Union may discriminate among or between its alternate delegates. No Local Union shall treat a delegate or alternate delegate less generously than a member or guest who is not a delegate or alternate delegate.


    Article III | Office of the Election Supervisor for the IBT


    The information is out there, and readily available.



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