TCU LOCAL LODGE 319
Resolution 17 - Found On Page 144 Of The TCU Constitution Dealing With Strikes4/6/2008
So that all of our members can review it, below is the language of Resolution 17 which addresses the honoring of all picket lines, which can be found on page 144 of the TCU Constitution.
WHEREAS, Previous TCU Conventions have recognized the time honored tradition within the trade union movement that picket lines will be respected; and,
WHEREAS, This unity and solidarity has enabled TCU members, and members of other unions, as well, to secure and maintain decent working conditions, wage standards, adequate health and welfare coverage, etc.; and
WHEREAS, This Union and its members have recognized this obligation to honor picket lines of our own and sister unions;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That TCU and its members do hereby declare that the policy of our Union is and will be to honor bona fide picket lines established by TCU or any other union and the members shall not cross or knowingly work for any firm or company where employes are on strike or locked out; and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That in the event any unit of TCU commences a strike, all members working for the struck property will be considered on strike and shall, upon commencement of the strike, leave the employer's premises;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That in the event another union commences a strike while a member is at work or employes represented by another union are locked out while a member is at work, the member shall complete his normal shift only and shall not continue working beyond the normal end of his shift; and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That any member who fails to abide by this established policy will be subject to being charged with violation of the policies and laws of our Union and tried in accordance with Article 10 of the Statutes for the Government of Lodges or Article 10 of the Government of Districts; and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, This Convention recommends that a member so charged and found guilty, if fined, the fine should be an amount not less than the the amount earned by the member for each and every day the member performed service during such picketing, strike or lockout.