Cairo Association of Teachers - Bylaws



ARTICLE II
MEMBERSHIP, AFFILIATION AND NON-DISCRIMINATION

Section 1 - Membership

Membership shall be open to all full-time regularly employed certified personnel including classroom teachers, counselors, nurses, specialists and any other certified employees spending over 50% of their time in duties other than the following: Superintendent, assistant superintendent, principals, directors, assistant principals, deans, non-certified nurses, social workers, psychologists, and any other personnel providing administrative, supervisory or support services for at least 50% of the time. (Note: If a bargaining unit member chooses not to join the Association and elects to assume a fair share status, that bargaining unit member shall not be eligible to hold office or vote in elections, including an election to ratify a collective bargaining agreement.)

Section 2 - Affiliation

This organization shall be affiliated with, and comply with the Bylaws of the Illinois Education Association and the Constitution and Bylaws of the National Education Association. If there are any conflicts or inconsistencies between the Local Bylaws and the Bylaws or Constitution of the state or national organization, the state or national documents shall govern.

Section 3 - Non-Discrimination

This organization shall not deny membership based upon race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status or economic status. Whenever nominations are solicited for elective office or committee assignments are made, every effort shall be made to promote a diverse representation.