Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

AFT Constitution: Article III

MEMBERSHIP

Section I

All full-time faculty members, counselors, librarians, and instructional and laboratory aides, specialists, and/or technicians are eligible for membership. No discrimination shall ever be shown toward individual members or applicants for membership because of age, race, creed, religion, color, sex, handicap/disability, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, or political activities or beliefs.

Associate membership without the right to vote or hold office shall be open to those eligible for membership under ARTICLE III, Section 3 of the CONSTITUTION, who have retired or withdrawn from the profession, unless they are ineligible for membership under ARTICLE III, Section 3 of the CONSTITUTION. Such associate membership shall also be open to the professional categories designated by ARTICLE III, Section 1 of the CONSTITUTION, for people in public or private institutions outside the jurisdiction of the Local, and where there is no American Federation of Teachers Local within their jurisdiction.

All regular part-time Employees who are members of the bargaining unit shall be eligible for membership in the Federation.

Section II

Associate membership without the right to vote or hold office shall be open to those eligible for membership under ARTICLE III of the CONSTITUTION, who have retired or withdrawn from the profession.

Section III

All full-time teaching faculty (including temporary appointments of one (1) academic year’s duration), counselors, librarians, athletic coaches, lecturers with one (1) year contracts, audio-visual specialists, division faculty advisors, division chairmen, department heads, laboratory technicians, audio-visual technicians and library technicians, and excluding personnel with the rank of Administrator or above are eligible for membership. Members who assume the rank of Director or above shall lose their membership automatically on the effective date of their appointment.

Section IV

Applicants for membership in this Federation whose employment status is not clearly defined under the provisions of the CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS may be elected to membership by a majority of the votes cast by the members of this Federation.

A member in good standing is one who is currently paying dues.

All regular part-time Employees who are members of the union shall be entitled to one (1) vote in contract ratification and in election for Federation Officers.

Any member whose dues are in arrears more than four (4) months may, by decision of the Executive Committee, be dropped from the rolls and their names from the records of the National Office.