ARTICLE 5 DELEGATES 1 Each local shall elect a Delegate and an Alternate Delegate to the 2 International during the year preceding the quadrennial convention, 3 from the members of each local who have not voluntarily elected to 4 receive a rebate of dues from any department. They shall assume their 5 offices on January 1 of the year in which the convention is held and 6 serve for a period of four (4) years. 7 In the event the Delegate is unable to attend the convention, it will 8 be the duty of the Alternate Delegate to attend and represent the local. 9 If the office of Delegate becomes vacant for any reason, the 10 Alternate Delegate will succeed to that office and the local will elect 11 another Alternate to fill the unexpired term of the Alternate Delegate. 12 The General Secretary and Treasurer shall furnish each local in 13 good standing with a credential form which shall be signed by the 14 President and Secretary of the local. The credential shall bear the sea 15 of the local and be furnished to the Delegate, which shall be 16 authorization to represent the local at the convention of the 17 International. 18 Delegates shall receive Vice President's daily rate of pay for their 19 services and per them at the maximum rate allowed by the Internal 20 Revenue Service for the locality of the convention site, commencing on 21 the travel day prior to the opening day of the convention, the five 22 session days, and a travel day after the convention adjournment. 23 Each Delegate shall receive a travel expense allowance at 24 the maximum automobile mileage rate set by the Internal 25 Revenue Service from the city in which his/her local is located
26 to the convention city and return by the most direct route, and 27 based on official Rand McNally Road Atlas mileage tables. 28 If a Delegate is absent at roll call or when the yeas and nays are 29 called on any subject, no pay shall be received for that day unless 30 excused by the convention. 31 A Delegate who becomes ill while attending a convention will, 32 provided evidence of illness is reported to the convention, receive pay 33 as though present. 34 A full time General Chairperson, Legislative Director or Representa- 35 tive, or other committee member or officer, who serves as Delegate to 36 the International convention or some other position of the 37 International, will be paid the salary and expense allowance established 38 for the position he/she is filling or his/her regular salary and expense 39 allowance, whichever is the greater. If, under this arrangement, he/she 40 receives his/her regular salary and expense allowance, the salary and 41 expense allowance he/she would otherwise have received as Delegate 42 will be credited to the fund from which his/her regular salary and 43 expense allowance is paid. 44 The General Secretary and Treasurer shall have printed in the 45 United Transportation Union Directory the name, address, local number 46 and title, if any, of each Delegate and Alternate Delegate.