1		The rules of order for conventions of the International shall be
2 		Robert's Rules of Order, Revised, except as otherwise provided in the
3 	following rules:
4		1. These rules may be amended at any regular meeting of the
5 	International by a majority vote of the Delegates present.
6		2. The daily sessions of the convention shall begin at 9:00 a.m.
7 	and adjourn at 2:00 p.m. Evening sessions may be called by a majority
8 	vote of the Delegates to begin at 8:00 p.m. Instead of a roll call,
9 	appropriate checks shall be collected from the Delegates as a means of
10 	recording attendance.
11 		3. The convention shall meet daily excepting Saturdays, Sundays,
12 	and legal holidays and, for parliamentary purposes, shall be considered
13 	to be in continuous session until adjourned on the last day.
14 		4. The General Secretary and Treasurer shall supply each Officer
15 	and Delegate with a list of Delegates and standing committees.
16 	Proceedings of each day's meeting shall be printed and shall be
17 	distributed the following morning.
18		5. Officers and Delegates shall be admitted upon display of their
19 	identification badge and will take their seats without ceremony.
20		6. No person except Officers and Delegates of the International
21 	shall be admitted to the floor reserved for Delegates. Other officers
22 	and members of the United Transportation Union may attend the
23 	convention as visitors on presentation of a receipt for current dues or


24	membership card.
25		7. The International President, or in his/her absence, the Assistant
26	President, shall preside. He/she may speak to points of order in
27	preference to other Officers and Delegates. He/she shall decide points
28	of order without debate, subject to appeal by five (5) or more
29	Delegates. No Delegate may speak more than once on such appeal.
30		8. No main motion shall be debated until it has been scheduled
31	and stated by the presiding officer who may require the motion to be
32	put in writing before it is stated.
33		9. While in the Committee of the Whole, a Delegate may speak
34	but once on any subject or motion. The maker of a motion may close
35	debate but will not be permitted to speak in excess of five (5) minutes
36	in the exercise of this right.
37		10. After a question has been decided, any two (2) Delegates who
38	voted with the majority may, at any time during the session, move to
39	reconsider the question. No debate will be permitted on such motions.
40	Should the motion to reconsider be carried, the question at issue may
41	then be debated in the same manner as a new motion.
42		11. When a question is put, every Delegate in the assembly must
43	vote on it unless excused by a majority vote of the Delegates.
44		12. Except as provided in Article 6, a majority of each 
45	will be appointed by the International President and a minority by the
46	Assistant President. The person named first on a committee shall be
47	the chairperson.
48		13. A yea and nay vote will be taken on any question when called
49	for by one-third of the Delegates present.
so		14. The convention is prohibited from considering proposed
51	constitutional amendments not previously presented to the Constitution
52 	Committee.
53		15. All constitutional changes recommended by the Constitution
54 	Committee and all such proposals printed and distributed to Officers
55 	and	Delegates will show the current constitutional provision and the
56 	proposed change printed on the same sheet in a manner which will
57 	permit easy and accurate comparison. Portions of the Constitution
58 	which are not involved in amendment proposals will not be read during
59 	sessions of the Committee of the Whole and such portions will,
60 	therefore, be identified and passed upon by making appropriate
61 	references to their number and/or title.
62		16. Affirmative action by the Committee of the Whole in rescinding
63 	a former action is not subject to a motion to reconsider. If the motion
64 	to rescind in a case of this kind fails to carry, a motion to reconsider
65 	would be proper but the matter can be acted upon but once.
66		17. During debate the presiding officer will recognize the Delegate
67 	first in line before each microphone in series beginning with
68 	microphone No. 1, and continuing through the number of microphones
69 	on the floor before again recognizing microphone No. 1. Recognition
70 	shall be alternated between proponents and opponents on all
71 	questions, odd number microphones for proponents, and even numbers
72 	for opponents. When a Delegate wishes to speak he/she shall proceed


73	to one of the microphones. When recognized by the presiding officer,
74	the Delegate shall give his/her name and local number. He/she shall
75	confine remarks to the pending question.
76		18. If the report of a committee is adopted, the report becomes
77	the act of the convention. If the report fails of adoption, it may be
78	referred back to the committee for further consideration.
79		19. The report of the Committee on International Officers' Reports
80	will be distributed to Delegates on the first day of the convention. The
81	report will be considered, without reading, as a special order of
82	business on the fourth day of the convention.
83		20. Documents of interest to the convention shall be printed in the
84	minutes without being read to the convention. This includes resolutions
85	and other matters which direct themselves to appropriate committees
86	for consideration prior to being brought to the floor of the convention.
87		21. Reports of the Sick Committee will be printed in each day's
88	minutes.
89		22. The daily sessions of the convention may be opened with a
go	prayer by a member of the clergy or, in the absence of same, by a
91 	Delegate.
92		23. The General Secretary and Treasurer may advance travel
93 	allowances and per them payments to Delegates upon request without
94 	approval of the convention.
95		24. While in the Committee of the Whole, a motion to stop debate
96 	shall	apply only to the specific subject then under debate.
97	25. Election of International officers will commence not later than
98 	the	first order of business on the second Monday of the convention.
99		When electing International officers the following rules will apply:
100 	Where an individual officer or position is involved, and no candidate
101 	receives a majority of legal votes cast on the first ballot, and there 
102 	more than three (3) candidates on the ballot, all candidates except the
103 	top three (3) will be dropped. Thereafter, the candidates receiving the
104 	lowest number of votes will be dropped on each ballot, until one of the
105 	candidates receives a majority of legal votes cast. In placing the
106 	names of candidates on ballots or voting machines, the names of
107 	incumbent officers shall appear first with the names of other candidates
108 	following in alphabetical order. When elections are run simultaneously
109	log no member may be a candidate for more than one office or position.
110 		In addition to the foregoing the following procedure will govern the
ill 	election of International officers:
112		After the election of the President, the election of the Assistant
113	President will be conducted. After the election of the Assistant
114	President, the General Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected. After
115	the election of the General Secretary and Treasurer, the National
116	Legislative Director and Canadian Legislative Director will be elected.
117	Nominations will be accepted for Vice Presidential positions 1 through
118	14, until there are four contested positions after which an election shall
119	be conducted. In other words, it is contemplated that contested Vice
120	President positions will be elected simultaneously in groups of four,
121 	until all Vice President positions are filled.


122		The Assistant to the President - Yardmasters and the Alternate
123 	Assistant to the President - Yardmasters will be elected.
124		The Alternate National Legislative Director, and the Alternate
125 	Canadian Legislative Director shall be elected next. Alternate Vice
126 	Presidents shall be elected as follows - First Alternate in the Eastern
127 	territory, First Alternate in the Western territory, First Alternate in 
128 	Southern territory, Alternate Canadian Vice President, First Alternate
129 	Bus	Vice President in the Western territory and Alternate Commuter
130 	Vice	President, to be elected simultaneously. Second Alternate in the
131 	Eastern territory, Second Alternate in the Western territory, Second
132 	Alternate in the Southern territory, and Second Alternate Bus Vice
133 	President in the Eastern territory, to be elected simultaneously.
134		Boards of Appeals will be elected simultaneously. The United
135 	States Board - (Five members). One (1) member from engine service,
136 	position one; one (1) member from road train service, position two;
137 	one	(1) member from yard train service, position three; one (1)
138 	member from Commuter Authorities, position four; and one (1)
139 	member from the Bus Department, position five. The Canadian Board -
140 	(Three members). Three (3) positions At Large.
141		Executive Board - (Five members). Four (4) members from the
142 	United States in position one, two, three, and four and one member
143 	from Canada in position five will be elected simultaneously.
144	Alternate to the Executive Board - One (1) Alternate to the
145 	Executive Board to be elected from the United States.
146		The demarcation lines for the various territories are as follows:
147		Western Territory - All territory lying west of and including 
148 	southern lines of the Illinois Central Railroad (prior to the merger with
149 	the Gulf Mobile and Ohio) and lying on the West side of Lake Michigan,
150	and south of Lake Superior, and northwest of a line laid through Sault
151	Ste. Marie, Michigan, and shall be bounded on the South side by the
152	Mexican border.
153		Eastern Territory - Shall be composed of the territory east of 
154	aforementioned line and north of the lines of the Chesapeake and Ohio
155	Railway.
156		Southern Territory - Shall comprise the territory south of and
157	including the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway and as far west as the
158	Illinois Central Line, mentioned as the boundary of the Western
159	Territory. Lines of the former Gulf Mobile and Ohio shall be included in
160	the Southern Territory.
161		26. When an election for a particular office or board is
162	commenced, the same must be completed before the convention
163	adjourns for the day.
164		27. International officers may speak but shall have no vote in
165	convention.