Voting for delegates to the State and National Conventions of the AFT, and the State Convention of the AFL-CIO will take place at the March 19 General Membership meeting. All URA delegates are expected to attend all business sessions of the respective Convention, and appropriate educational workshops held in conjunction with these events. Travel, accommodations (dual occupancy), and IRS per diem expenses are provided from the URA budget.
Article XII of our Constitution states
Section I. This organization shall maintain affiliation with the following organizations:
a. The American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. Whenever possible, the URA-AFT will send delegates to the AFT convention. Delegates shall be appointed by the Executive Board.
b. The appropriate state federation of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. Whenever possible, URA-AFT will send delegates to the state federation’s convention. Delegates shall be appointed by the Executive Board.
c. The state American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations; and
d. The appropriate Central Labor Council(s) of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations.
The full text of the Constitution can be found at http://www.ura-aft.org/downloads/ConstitutionFinal1.pdf.