These By-Laws, Trade Rules and any other rules, resolutions and directives adopted by theCouncil shall govern and be binding on each Local Union affiliated with the Council. Anysubject not covered by these By-laws and Trade Rules shall be governed by the Constitutionof the United Brotherhood and nothing in these By-laws shall in any way be construed toconflict with the Constitution of the United Brotherhood.
COUNCIL REPRESENTATION Section 4
Each Local Union shall elect Delegates to the Council in accordance with the Constitution of the United Brotherhood governing nomination and elections in subordinate bodies The ratioof representation from each Local Union to the Council shall be determined by the Council. Amember who meets the qualifications of Section 3 1D of the Constitution of the UnitedBrotherhood shall not be ineligible to be a Delegate because he or she is a BusinessRepresentative of the Council, nor shall an otherwise qualified Delegate be ineligible forappointment as a Business representative because he or she is a Delegate Each Local Unionshall submit the correct number of members on their rolls month to month on and after thefirst meeting of each month
The ratio of representation from each Local Union to the Council shall be as follows:
1 to 500 members = 5 delegates501 to 1,000 members = 6 delegates
1,001 to l,500 members = 7 delegates
1,501 to 2,000 members = 8 delegates
2,001 to 2,500 members = 9 delegates
2,501 to 3,000 members = 10 delegates
3,001 to 3,500 members = 11 delegates
3,501 to 4,000 members = 12 delegates
4,001 to 4,500 members = 13 delegates
For each additional 500 members thereafter = one delegate
POWERS AND DUTIES OF DELEGATES Section 5
The Delegate Body shall have the exclusive authority to consider, vote upon and finallyapprove decisions on all matters which are expressly delegated by the Delegate Body.Without limiting the generality of this grant of authority, the Delegate Body shall have theexclusive authority to: finally approve the budget and all expenditures of the Council, finallyapprove the overall organizing plan of the Council, finally approve all recommendations of the Executive Committee, finally approve all contracts of the Council, including, but notlimited to, those relating to the employment of service providers, outside legal advice orother professional advice, finally approve collective bargaining agreements, finally approvethe appointment and removal of Trustees to the Trust Funds, and appoint the Council's TrialCommittee, Rules and Resolutions Committee, District Council Grievance Committee andElection Committee and such other committees it deems necessary. The Delegate Body shallalso have unlimited authority to raise and finally resolve any matter within the jurisdictionof this Council on its own initiative.
The Council by majority vote of the Delegates present, either in regular or special session,shall have the authority to adopt Operating Procedures to govern the Council and all LocalUnions, and to enact all measures, resolutions, trade rules, instruction to members andLocal Unions and all other actions that may be necessary to further the objectives andpurposes of the Council
Council Delegates shall be elected in accordance with the Constitution of The UnitedBrotherhood and the approved New York City District Council of Carpenters Election RulesCouncil Delegates shall be elected for a term of not more than three years or until theirsuccessors are elected, qualified and installed.
DELEGATE CREDENTIALS Section 6
Recording Secretaries of Local Unions must forward credentials of the Delegates from theirLocal Union to the Council properly signed by the Local Union President and RecordingSecretary with the seal of the Local Union affixed. They shall be referred to the Executive