Article I – Organization
The United States National Branch (hereinafter “National Branch”) of the International Society for Labor Law and Social Security is organized pursuant to the Articles of Organization of that Society and is a cooperating branch of that Society.
Article II – Purposes
The purpose of this National Branch shall be to engage in and to encourage the study of labor law, labor relations and social legislation,, on a comparative basis at both the national and international levels; to exchange ideas and information, and to encourage and facilitate cooperation between practitioners, jurists and scholars interested in the study and practice of this field of law; and, to cooperate with and Facilitate the work and activities of the International Society for Labor Law and Social Security.
Article III – Membership
Any member of the International Society for Labor Law and Social Security who is resident within the United States of America shall be a member of the Na-tional Branch upon payment of all dues and assessments prescribed by the National Branch.
Article IV – National Executive Board
Section 1. Duties
The property, affairs, activities and concerns of the National Branch shall be vested in and governed by a National Executive Board which shall have full authority to establish and collect dues, levy assessments, authorize the expenditure of funds, name committees, appoint representatives, plan programs and congresses, and otherwise determine and carry out activities it desires appro-priate to promote the purposes of the National Branch.
Section 2 Numbers.
The National Executive Board shall consist of the following:
Section 3. Meetings and quorum.
The National Executive Board shall meet at such times and places as it shall determine, or upon the call of the Chairman. One quar-ter of the elected members of the National Executive Board, and one half of the of-ficers of the National Branch shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of busi-ness. The vote of a majority of the National Executive Board present at the time of a vote, if a quorum is present at such time, shall be the act of the National Execu-tive Board.
Section 4. Executive Committee.
The National Executive Board may delegate such authority and responsibility as it deems advisable to an Executive Committee com-posed of the officers of the National Branch.
Section 5. Action Without a Meeting.
The National Executive Board and the Ex-ecutive Committee may transact business by mail or by electronic communication to the extent practical and convenient and may take any action without a meeting upon written or electronically printed consent, setting forth the action so taken, ap-proved by a majority of the members entitled to vote thereon.
Section 6. Election.
Article V – Officers
Section 1. Number.
The officers of the National Branch shall be a Chair, a Vice-Chair, a Secretary-Treasurer, the editor or co-editors of the National Branch publi-cation, and the representative of the International society for Labor Law and Social security if such representative is not one of the foregoing officers. The officers shall constitute the National Executive Committee. The duties and powers of the officers shall be such as are necessarily incident to their respective offices. The chair of the National Branch may appoint an alternate representative for any meet-ing of the Executive Committee of the International Society.
Section 2. Election.
The officers shall be elected by the National Executive Board, but not necessarily from their own number.
Section 3. Term of Office.
An election of officers shall be held immediately after the establishment of the National Executive Board pursuant to Article IV, Section 6, so as to ensure that said officers, who shall serve until the election of their successors, will be in office prior to the World Congress. Such election may be conducted by mail through the office of the incumbent Secretary-Treasurer.
Article VI – Meetings
Meetings of the National Branch shall be held in connection with the Con-gresses of the International Society for Labor Law and Social Security, in connec-tion with meetings of the Section of Labor Relations Law of the American Bar As-sociation, or at such other times and places as the National Executive Board shall decide.
Article VII – Amendments
These articles may be amended upon a proposal made by the National Execu-tive Board or by any fifteen (15) members of the National Branch and approved by a two-thirds vote of the members of the National Branch voting by mail ballot. Notice of the wording and purpose of a proposed amendment shall be given at least thirty days prior to taking the vote.
Amended as of January 15, 2002