Mary Longoria states in the “Labor Press” “The Bulletin” our union newspaper “I would like to update members on my ATU Bulletin article from last month regarding monthly reports. Since last month the credit card billing has been changed and it worked out quite well. The billing now starts on the 28th of each month and goes through to the 27th instead of the 12th through the 11th. I was able to post the credit card charges before the report ran for the month. This will help in the accuracy of the monthly reports. I think this was one of the main reasons why reports changed after the reporting cycle.”
From Mary’s statements made here it is confirmation that our officers are aware that the monthly report on the prior months financial is not accurate yet they continue to operate in the same manner. This type of practice must stop and our officers need to be held accountable.
Here is what our Constitution and Bylaw states about that. ATU International Constitution 13.12 “The Financial Secretary shall keep a true and proper account between the Local Union and its members, collect all monies due the Local Union and pay same to the Local Treasurer, taking receipt for the same; shall be one of the officers signing all drafts; shall report to the Local Union at each meeting the amount collected” and ATU757 Bylaw Section 7 “The Financial Secretary-Treasurer/Recording Secretary shall render at the first meeting on or after the 5th of the month a full report of the receipts and expenditures of the preceding month” So our member are supposed to receive a “true and proper account” “full report” of the receipts and expenditures of the preceding month. So if the financial statement is not complete or it is being changed after being presented to members would that be counted as a “true and proper account” “full report”?