LTA Bylaws Update (2016), Part 1

The LTA Rep Council is in the process of updating our LTA Bylaws.  Rep Council is considering a few changes to better meet the needs of our union and our members.  Below is a summary of the main changes that have been proposed:

Bylaws – (future amendments would require notification of all members and posting for 1 month before Rep Council could vote; Rep Council would need to approve by 2/3 majority)

  • Clean-up Bargaining Team language, make it more similar to other committees, including PAC
  • Establish PAC in the Bylaws, along with a $2/month/member contribution and opt-out procedures

Standing Rules – (future amendments could be made at any Rep Council meeting by simple majority vote)

  • $50 longevity bonuses for Site Reps who return for a second year to encourage longer commitments and discourage frequent turn-over in Site Reps, and thus, LTA leadership
  • More clean-up of Bargaining Team language, provision for sharing Bargaining Survey results with Rep Council after negotiations have concluded
  • PAC composition, procedures, and process for recommending candidates and ballot initiatives for endorsement
  • Add a provision to election rules to waive the need to hold election in uncontested Site Rep elections (now allowed by CTA)

link to full text of proposed bylaws revisions

Rep Council has been researching and refining the proposed changes for several months, and Site Reps have shared drafts with their schools during 10-minute meetings to gather feedback and answer questions.  Now that Rep Council has finalized the proposed language, it’s time for members to consider the proposal as a whole and give Site Reps their final opinion.  Rep Council will vote on the proposal at the June Rep Council meeting, in time to factor any changes into the 2016-2017 LTA Budget, which will also be approved at the June Rep Council meeting.  Your opinion is important; Site Reps, LTA, and the Bylaws represent you.  Please review the proposed changes and give feedback to your Site Reps, or, if you prefer, contact me directly, or join us at the June 9th Rep Council to share your opinions with the whole Rep Council.

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