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JOSE RIVERA COMMEMORATIVE COIN

Under Section 501 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA) it states that union officials shall hold union dues solely for the benefit of the union and its members.  The officials should manage, invest, and disburse funds and property only as authorized by the union's constitution and by-laws or by proper resolution of its membership.  The officials shall refrain from financial or personal interests which conflict with those of their union; and account to their union for any profits received from transacting union business.  Below is the entire law:

TITLE V-SAFEGUARDS FOR LABOR ORGANIZATIONS

Fiduciary Responsibility of Officers of Labor Organizations

(29 U.S.C. 501)

SEC. 501. (a) The officers, agents, shop stewards, and other representatives of a labor organization occupy positions of trust in relation to such organization and its members as a group. It is, therefore, the duty of each such person, taking into account the special problems and functions of a labor organization, to hold its money and property solely for the benefit of the organization and its members and to manage, invest, and expend the same in accordance with its constitution and bylaws and any resolutions of the governing bodies adopted thereunder, to refrain from dealing with such organization as an adverse party or in behalf of an adverse party in any matter connected with his duties and from holding or acquiring any pecuniary or personal interest which conflicts with the interests of such organization, and to account to the organization for any profit received by him in whatever capacity in connection with transactions conducted by him or under his direction on behalf of the organization. A general exculpatory provision in the constitution and bylaws of such a labor organization or a general exculpatory resolution of a governing body purporting to relieve any such person of liability for breach of the duties declared by this section shall be void as against public policy.

(b) When any officer, agent, shop steward, or representative of any labor organization is alleged to have violated the duties declared in subsection (a) and the labor organization or its governing board or officers refuse or fail to sue or recover damages or secure an accounting or other appropriate relief within a reasonable time after being requested to do so by any member of the labor organization, such member may sue such officer, agent, shop steward, or representative in any district court of the United States or in any State court of competent jurisdiction to recover damages or secure an accounting or other appropriate relief for the benefit of the labor organization. No such proceeding shall be brought except upon leave of the court obtained upon verified application and for good cause shown which application may be made ex parte. The trial judge may allot a reasonable part of the recovery in any action under this subsection to pay the fees of counsel prosecuting the suit at the instance of the member of the labor organization and to compensate such member for any expenses necessarily paid or incurred by him in connection with the litigation.

(c) Any person who embezzles, steals, or unlawfully and willfully abstracts or converts to his own use, or the use of another, any of the moneys, funds, securities, property, or other assets of a labor organization of which he is an officer, or by which he is employed, directly or indirectly, shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than five years, or both.

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POLICY/ WORKGROUPS

I do not support the workgroups/committees or these by any other name as they do not provide the Council the opportunity to negotiate changes in policy.  There are limited numbers on these groups that are billed as "policy writing groups" when in fact they are small groups that are "negotiating changes in policy."  The Council is not the negotiating team on these changes.
 
I believe this is in conflict with the constitution. Therefore, I do not support workgroups by this or any other name.  The Agency has offered to do multiple policy groups with 10 people on each team. This would provide an opportunity for more people to participate and get experience. This appears to be a better option.

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CPL 33 TRAINING

409 Cleveland Ave.

Forrest City, Ar 72335

870-633-0508

September 14-17, 2009

 

For room reservations please contact the Hampton Inn:

 

Hampton Inn

300 Holiday Dr

Forrest City, Ar 72335

870-630-9000

 

MONDAY

 

TRAVEL DAY

 

TUESDAY

 

8am-12pm          REVIEW DEPARTMENT OF LABOR LAW, REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

 

1pm-5pm  REVIEW OF DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ACCOUNTING REQUIREMENTS AND REQUIRED LM FILINGS

 

WEDNESDAY

 

8am-12pm          REVIEW INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE REGULATIONS AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

 

1pm-5pm            REVIEW THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE  REQUIRED ACCOUNTING, REGULATIONS AND MANDATORY 990 FILINGS.

 

THURSDAY

TRAVEL DAY

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FINANCIAL OFFICERS' TRAINING SCHEDULE FOR 2009
 
1) BOP Training Seminar- National Labor College
               2/13/09- afternoon only
2) St Louis Area Training Seminar- St Louis, Missouri
3/17-20/09
3) Human Rights Training Seminar- Las Vegas, Nevada
3/23-27/09
4) 8th District Training Seminar- Sioux Falls, S. Dakota
5/11-14/09
5) 5th District Training Seminar- Savannah, Georgia
5/18-22/09
6) 7th District Training Seminar- Thomasville, Michigan
6/7-12/09
7) 12th District Training Seminar- Escondido, California
7/13-17/09

 
 
 
 
Register Now!  Early Bird Discount Available!
Two Special Topic Seminars
University of Arkansas at Little Rock                                    
Labor Education Program/IEA                                        
Presented in cooperation with the Arkansas AFL-CIO
 

Technically Speaking: Moving Your Local into the YouTube Age

February 26-27, 2009

Reynolds Building, Room 429

UALR campus

Little Rock, AR

 

Topics include:

 

      Legal Rights to Communicate in the Workplace

 

      Bargaining for Union Communication Rights

 

      Effective Use of E-mail and Web Sites     

 

      Creating Videos and Posting on YouTube

 

      Using Facebook and MySpace

 

      Texting Your Union Messages

 

Bring your cell phones!

Hands on practice with using technology.

 

Who should attend: Union members and officers interested in effective communication.

 

Seminar sign in                   8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.

Friday                                    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday                               9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Lunches provided

 

Park in Lot 13 on the north side of 28th Street.

 

Registration Fee

Early Bird:    $110

Regular         $125  

 

Registration deadline:

Early Bird:    January 22, 2009   

Regular:        February 5, 2009

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Issues in Collective Bargaining

March 12-14, 2009

Reynolds Building, Room 450

UALR campus

Little Rock, AR

 

Topics include:

 

      Bargaining Environment

      Update on Health Care

      Working Family Issues

      FMLA and Attendance Policies

      Job Security

      Setting up Advocacy Committees

      Developing Proposals and Drafting Language

      Table Tactics and Bargaining Strategies

 

Participate in a mock bargaining session

Please bring your collective bargaining agreements.

 

Who should attend: Union officers, bargaining committee members and those interested in the collective bargaining process.

 

 

Seminar sign in                   8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.

Thursday and Friday         9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday                               9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lunches for Thursday and Friday provided

 

Park in Lot 13 on the north side of 28th Street.

 

Registration fee:     $175

Registration deadline: February 26, 2009

 For a registration form and more information, see attached brochure or visit our web site at  http://www.aiea.ualr.edu/lep/default.html
Questions? Call us at 501-569-8483, or e-mail lep@ualr.edu

 
 
 
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