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    :: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 ::

    Need Better Leadership? Run for Office - Steward's Corner by Simone Sagovac, Labor Notes
    Who's eligible? Many good candidates are disqualified because they didn't know the rules. There may be requirements in the bylaws or constitution for a certain number of years of good standing in the union, for example. There may be a requirement of continuous payment of dues in a timely fashion, even if you are on layoff.

    The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down overly restrictive rules, like requiring 50 percent attendance at union meetings for two years, since 95 percent of union members would not qualify.
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