The 1986 Representative Assembly of the National Staff Organization adopted a policy on an ‘affiliate in good standing’ requiring that affiliates “shall abide by the constitution and bylaws of the National Staff Organization…”
‘In good standing’ is defined as an “Member or member in good standing or affiliate who has fulfilled the requirements for membership or affiliation in the Organization, and who neither has voluntarily withdrawn from membership nor has been expelled or suspended from membership after appropriate proceedings consistent with lawful provisions of the Constitution and Bylaws of the Organization.” [Article XI of the NSO Constitution]
Non-compliance by an affiliate will affect the assistance provided by the National Staff Organization including but not limited to bargaining, crisis, financial assistance and the seating of delegates at the Representative Assembly.
In 2005, the Representative Assembly amended the NSO Constitution to include the submission of ‘all dues (General Funds, and Charlie Love Crisis Fund Dues), affiliate membership lists and Department of Labor (LM) Reports” to the NSO by June 1 of each year for affiliates to be considered ‘in good standing’. [RA 2004, NBI# 11—Adopted at the 2005 Representative Assembly]