Bylaws are rules and procedures for making decisions, choosing leaders and handling the local’s finances, among other things.

This new guide replaces CUPE’s existing model bylaws, using clear language to make the rules and procedures easier for everyone to understand.  The guide also helps explain the reasons for some necessary rules, and gives options to adapt other rules to the unique situations of each local.

To go with the guide, there is also a Microsoft Word template for local union bylaws that can be taken and modified by individual local unions, that can be downloaded from the link immediately following the guide.

For any questions about the guide, please get in touch with the National President’s Office.