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Eligibility for the constitutional or executive offices of the Local Union is set forth by the National Union Constitution and cannot be amended by the Local Union. The standard for eligibility is simply membership in good standing, unless the Local Union provides in its by-laws that the standard should be different, such as a period of no longer than one year of membership in continuous good standing, as per Article 15 Section B Paragraph 6 of the Constitution.

The Local is free to establish its own eligibility requirements in terms of continuous good standing for all other elected officials. They may be uniform or may vary as between Executive Board Members-at-Large, Stewards, Committeepersons, etc., but in no case shall any eligibility requirement exceed the constitutional requirement for Executive Officers of one year’s continuous good standing. If there are no eligibility requirements for Non-Executive Officers or officials in the By-Laws, it would be presumed that the only requirement is to be a member in good standing.

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