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Board takes action, Member wants information. Proper venue?


SaintCad

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I know there might be legal issues involved but limiting it to RONR.

The Board of a union takes a certain action or doesn't do something according to the bylaws and a member of the body (not on the Board) wants information from them.  Proper venue is a meeting of the membership correct?

But there are no meetings of the membership ever held (voting is done at the sites).  Would the proper venue for the member's Points of Order, Requests for Information, etc. switch to the Board Meeting?

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12 minutes ago, SaintCad said:

I know there might be legal issues involved but limiting it to RONR.

The Board of a union takes a certain action or doesn't do something according to the bylaws and a member of the body (not on the Board) wants information from them.  Proper venue is a meeting of the membership correct?

But there are no meetings of the membership ever held (voting is done at the sites).  Would the proper venue for the member's Points of Order, Requests for Information, etc. switch to the Board Meeting?

A Request for Information is simply a question, and members are free to ask questions outside of a meeting. Certainly the proper time for a Point of Order, or for any other action (such as disciplinary action), would be at a meeting of the membership.

Only members of the board may make motions or speak at board meetings. The fact that there are no meetings of the membership doesn’t change that. It may be that the bylaws provide some recourse for this situation. If they do not, then it appears the only recourse is to elect new board members or to consult an attorney.

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