A M ALGA M ATED TRANSIT UNION Know Your Rights LOCAL UNION INFORMATION AND A MEMBER’S RIGHT TO KNOW
malgamated Transit Union members are encouraged, indeed expected, to participate in the affairs of their local union. While competing demands on a member’s time often make it difficult to attend every monthly membership meeting, it is important to attend as many meetings as possible.
• Executive board meeting minutes - As reviewed and approved
As a member of the ATU, and as required by federal and provincial law, you have the right to acquire copies of or be given access to the information listed below:
As indicated above, members do not have an absolute or unqualified right to review and copy all information available at the local union.
• ATU Constitution and General Laws • L.U. bylaws • Current collective bargaining agreement • Pension Plan -Summary Plan Description • Health Plan - Summary Plan Description
• Membership meeting minutes - Reviewed and approved at • monthly membership meetings
Requests to review certain documents to verify reported information require the submission of a statement to the local union officers justifying the request and purpose for the examination of such material. Any member who has questions with respect to these rights should first contact their local union officers and thereafter the International office, if necessary.
• 401(k)/457 Plan - Summary Plan Description • L.U. financial reports presented at monthly membership meeings - Individual copies are not required at that time; upon request, L.U. makes copies available for review at local union office • Local union audits - Upon request, available for review at local union office
Amalgamated Transit Union AFL-CIO/CLC 5025 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20016 202.537.1645 www.atu.org
Know Your Rights LOCAL UNION INFORMATION AND A MEMBER’S RIGHT TO KNOW