As amended through September 1, 2006
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Table of Contents

Mission Statement
ARTICLE I: Name and Affiliation
ARTICLE II: Jurisdiction
ARTICLE III: Objectives and Guiding Principles: Section 1 - Objectives | Section 2 - Guiding Principles
ARTICLE IV: How Our Union is Organized: Section 1 | Section 2 - State Regions | Section 3 - Administrative Divisions | Section 4 - Areas
Section 5 - Chapters | Section 6 - Industry Councils | Section 7 - Delegates | Delegates Pledge
ARTICLE V: The Members: Section 1 | Section 2 - Regional Membership | Section 3 - Chapter Membership
Section 4 - Meetings of Members | Section 5 - Eligibility for Membership | Section 6 - Right and Privileges of Members
Section 7 - Duties of Members | Section 8 - Dues and Good Standing | Section 9 - Suspension for Non-Payment of Dues
Section 10 - Termination for Non-Payment of Dues | Section 11 - Reinstatement from Termination or Resignation
Section 12 - Withdrawal Cards
ARTICLE VI: Retired Members Division: Section 1 - Eligibility for Membership | Section 2 - Delegates
Section 3 - Rights and Privileges of Retired Members | Section 4 - Obligations of Retired Members
ARTICLE VII: Our Elected Officials and Delegate Assemblies: Section 1 - Officers | Section 2 - President | Section 3 - Secretary-Treasurer
Section 4 - Executive Vice President | Section 5 - Vice President | Section 6 - Organizers
Section 7 - Salaries for Officers and Organizers | Section 8 - No Dual Salaries or Membership | Section 9 - Executive Council
Section 10 - Vacancies | Section 11 - Regional Delegate Assemblies | Section 12 - Regional Executive Boards
ARTICLE VIII: Elections: Section 1 - Elections | Section 2 - Election Board | Section 3 - Nominations for Officers and Delegates
Section 4 - Elections | Section 5 - Installations
ARTICLE IX: Hearings and Appeals: Section 1 - Chapter or Area Hearing Board | Section 2 - Regional Hearing & Appeals Board
Section 3 - Unionwide Appeals Board | Section 4 - Hearing Board of the Executive Council
Section 5 - Unionwide Hearing & Appeals Board | Section 6 - Appeals Relating to Arbitration of Discipline Grievances
ARTICLE X: Affiliation
ARTICLE XI: Delegates to the SEIU Convention
ARTICLE XII: Amendments
ARTICLE XIII: Referendum