Constitution and By-laws specifies that our local's operation shall be
overseen by nine elected officers: a Business Representative, President,
Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Sergeant at Arms and three Board
of Trustees members. Positions are open to journeymen only and appointment
is by nomination and simple majority election via secret ballot every
third year. In addition, the Business Representative may appoint an Assistant
Business Representative and/or PAC Call Steward to assist in the handling
of calls and work assignments.
the officer positions function as follows:
Representative - handles the day-to-day business activities of the local
and places qualified workers on calls. As required, also closely coordinates
those activities with the the Assistant Business Representative and
the Performing Art Center (PAC) Call Steward. Serves as Local 354's
representative at the International conventions.
- Conducts and presides over all monthly and special meetings.
- Records the minutes of all meetings, files required reports with the
International office, handles the local's correspondence and issues
all membership cards.
- Maintains the local's financial records and pays all obligations,
receives membership dues, fees and other income and deposits them with
the appropriate financial institution and files all local, state, and
federal financial reports.
- Verifies eligibility of those attending union meetings and maintains
order in correlation with Roberts Rules of Order.
of Trustees - Functions as a financial oversight committee and performs
periodic audit of the locals financial records
and at the discretion of the President, Special Committees shall be convened
to address specific needs of Local 354. Current active committees include
the Negotiating and Apprenticeship Committees.