2016 Code of Alabama
Article 1 - General Provisions.
Section 25-7-5 - Labor organizations to file copies of constitutions, bylaws, and amendments thereto; annual reports.

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Section 25-7-5Labor organizations to file copies of constitutions, bylaws, and amendments thereto; annual reports.

(a) Every labor organization functioning in Alabama, and every labor organization hereafter desiring to function in Alabama shall, before doing so, file a copy of its constitution and its bylaws and a copy of the constitution and bylaws of the national or international union, if any, to which the labor organization belongs, with the Department of Labor, but this provision shall not be construed to require the filing of any ritual relating solely to the initiation or reception of members. All changes or amendments to the constitution or bylaws, local, national, or international, adopted subsequent to their original filing must be filed with the Department of Labor within 30 days after the adoption thereof.

(b) Every labor organization functioning in the State of Alabama and having 25 or more members in any calendar year shall file annually, on or before March 31, or, if the organization's fiscal year does not coincide with the calendar year, within 90 days after the close of the organization's fiscal year, with every member of their respective labor organizations and with the Commissioner of the Department of Labor, a report in writing showing certain facts hereinafter required as of the close of business on the last day of the previous calendar or fiscal year. Such report shall be filed by the secretary or business agent of such labor organization and shall show the following facts:

(1) The name of the labor organization;

(2) The location of its principal office and its offices in Alabama;

(3) The name of the president, secretary, treasurer, and other officers and business agents, together with the salaries, wages, bonuses, and other remuneration paid each and post office address of each;

(4) The date of the regular election of officers of such labor organization;

(5) The number of its paid up members;

(6) A complete financial statement of all fees, dues, fines, or assessments levied and/or received, together with an itemized list of all disbursements, with the names of recipients and purpose therefor, covering the preceding 12 months; and

(7) A complete statement of all property owned by the labor organization, including any moneys on hand or accredited to such labor organization.

The report shall be duly verified by the oath of the president, secretary, or some other regularly selected and acting officer of such labor organization having knowledge of the facts therein stated. It shall be the duty of the Commissioner of Labor to cause to be printed and to make available to the public forms for making such report. The Commissioner of Labor shall receive, file, and index the reports provided for in this section.

(c) The records provided for in this section shall be made available by the Commissioner of Labor in his or her office to the Governor of Alabama for examination.

(d) It shall be unlawful for any fiscal or other officer or agent of any labor organization to collect or accept payment of any dues, fees, assessments, fines, or any other moneys from any member while such labor organization is in default with respect to filing the annual report required in this section.

(Acts 1943, No. 298, p. 252, §7; Acts 1961, Ex. Sess., No. 262, p. 2278; Act 2013-357, p. 1285, §1.)

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