How to Pass the Christie Resolution
The Christie Resolution has been mailed to every local in the UBC. Your Executive
Board may be censoring correspondences before you have a chance to hear them.
Ask the President of your local, if
they have received an official correspondence from L.U.34. If
they have, ask that it be read. If they do not have it, but say they received
it, take your copy and ask that it be read. If that is not done
read it yourself under good of the order and prepare the local for a resolution
accepting it under new business. Always prepare for the unexpected. If the chair rules you out of order, challenge the chair. That
will give you the opportunity to speak about why you believe that the local should hear
Above all, never give up.
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Christie Resolution - As amended by local 34
WHEREAS this country was founded on mans inalienable rights to life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness and
WHEREAS the issue of taxation without representation was the corner stone of our countries
WHEREAS this country continued and became great with a government of the people by the
people and for the people and
WHEREAS our great Union for the first one hundred and fifteen years of existence followed
the same path of democracy and
WHEREAS the UBCs proud history was written by leadership voted on, answerable to,
and held accountable by the membership directly and
WHEREAS the UBC grew strong and prospered based on the shared wisdom of no single person
or committee, but of all the members who voted on their officers, by-laws, dues,
expenditure of funds, collective bargaining agreements and all other issues affecting
their union, their funds and their livelihood and
WHEREAS the Platform of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of North America
calls for the "Adoption of legislation requiring the election of all public officials
by direct election of the membership".
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this Union be returned to the rank and file membership who
are its rightful stewards and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Constitution of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners of America under General Officers and Elections - Section 9 (b) be amended as
B The General Officers shall be elected, by referendum vote of all the members who are
eligible to vote in accordance with the Constitution & Laws of the UBC. The
nominations shall be made on the third day of the first week of the Convention, and the
election shall take place within ninety days of the Convention by mail ballot in
accordance with, and under the supervision of the standards set forth by the Department of
C The General Executive Board members shall be elected by referendum vote of all the
members who are eligible to vote in accordance with the Constitution & Laws of the UBC
and reside within the District as set forth in the Constitution & Laws.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Constitution of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters of
America, under Jurisdiction and Powers of District Councils - Section 26 (j) be amended as
J The membership of any subordinate body Local Unions, District Councils, Regional
Councils and State or Provincial Councils shall elect their officers and full time
representatives in a manner to be to be determined by them and in accordance with any
applicable state, provincial or national laws.
The adoption of this resolution and the restoration of the
member's "inalienable rights will also restore the PRIDE,
SPIRIT, DEDICATION and PARTICIPATION in and to THEIR UNION!
- Piledrivers Local Union 34 passed a slightly
amended version of Christie's Resolution
- Local 218 in Boston (Metro-North) unanimously
voted to approve the Christie Resolution
- Local 33 Boston passed the Christie resolution
- Local Union 926 Brooklyn NY of the NYDCC passed the
- New England Floor Coverers L.U.2168 endorses
Christie Resolution: Unanimous 193/0
- By a unanimous vote, Local 22 passed the Christie
- Local 63, Bloomington, Illinois, has voted to support
the Christie Resolution.
- Atlanta LU#225 passed all three parts of the
Christie Resolution at last months meeting!
- Local 247, Portland, Or. passed the Christie
resolution without a single dissenting vote.
- Local 713, Hayward, California, 3000 members
strong, passed the Christie resolution
- Local 1026 (Miami) voted on the Resolution. It was
passed 41 yes 2 no.
- Carpenters Union 44 in Champaign Ill. passed all
three parts of the Christie Resolution
- Local 131 voted to send as an amendment to Convention, 34's
version of Christie.
- L.A. Pile Drivers Local 2375 unanimously passed the
- Janesville Wisc. Local 836 passed the Christie
unanimously, including contract ratification!
- On the first Monday of June Local Union 286, Great Falls,
Montana passed the CHRISTIE RESOLUTION
- Local 936, Portage Wi., passed the Christie (all three parts)
12-8, and the beat goes on.
- Carpenters Local 152, Martinez, unanimously passed the Christie
- Rochester Carpenters Local 85 Passed the Christie Resolution
unanimously on June 12th
Official Copies of the Christie Resolution on
Local 34's letterhead with the Local's official seal imprinted upon it may be
obtained by contacting;
Local Union 34
Oakland, Ca. 94621-1301
Pile Drivers Fax (510)635-1234 55