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1

What does COMET stand for?

Construction Organizing Membership Education Training

2

The local by-laws override the IBEW constitution...
a. always c. never
b. sometimes
c. never
d. Only when the IO Pres agrees to it.

c. never

3

The IBEW International Convention meets how often and how could it be changed?

quarterly? I read every five years (your mom)

4

The IBEW Constitution states that no member can speak on a subject more than twice for how long?
a. 20 minutes c. 18 minutes
b. 10 minutes d. 7 minutes

d. 7 minutes

5

Only with the international president's consent can a local union allow a stoppage of work. True or False?

True

6

Who is responsible for the conduct of business at a union meeting?

Chair of business manager

7

Which of the following helps the local union to enhance the public image of organized labor at the local labor?
a. publicized volunteer work
b. never let a chance slip by to conceal the positive attributes for organized labor
c. hang banners on job site walls.
d. talk to non-union electrical workers about the opportunities to become a skilled worker with the aid of an apprenticeship program.

a. publicized volunteer work

8

What are some ways to obtain job conditions of non-union companies? List two.

ask them while working
salt them

9

If a member is convicted by the local union trial board of an offense, a person can appear the ruling to what four people? (place in order)

1. IVP
2. IP
3. International Executive Committee
4. International Committee

10

Name two documents that are absolutely binding on every IBEW local union member.

constitution and by-laws

11

The IBEW executive board consists of how many members?

7 members

12

Name two ways your local union can prevent non-union companies from establishing consistent wages and benefits.

skilled labor
market share

13

Which of the following are times when it is not necessary to receive permission from the chair to speak at a union meeting?
a. to second a motion
b. a question of order
c. to appeal a decision
d. all of the above

d. All of the above

14

A member owing six months' dues shall be dropped from membership according to which IBEW document?
a. IBEW Constitution
b. local union by-laws
c. local union accepted collective bargaining agreement
d. A and B

a. IBEW Constitution

15

What motion needs to be made in order to kill a main motion?

to postpone indefinitely

16

Name the two positions (people) who may call special meetings of the executive board.

business manager
executive board chair

17

Place the following motion made at a union meeting in order from highest to lowest in rank:
subsidiary
incidental
main
privileged

1. privilege
2. incidental
3. subsidiary
4. main

18

Your local union officers must be bonded. True or Falst?

True

19

Robert's Rule of Order has been adopted by the IBEW Constitution for what purpose?
a. for salting
b. for conducting meetings
c. for making motions
d. conduction of the IBEW Convention

b. for conducting meetings

20

How are election judges and tellers selected by local unions?

elected

21

A local union can meet three times without a special meeting being called. True or False?

False

22

If a member is nominated for more than one office position in the same election, what should be done?

Declare which office

23

It takes 2/3 attendance votes to carry a motion to close nominations. True or false?

True

24

Rising to a "Question of Privilege" should be used in a union meeting for what purpose?

Gaining attention of the Chair for something that can't be put off

25

What percentage of skilled craft workers does the construction industry employ?
a. 25%
b. 75%
c. 30%
d. 45%

c. 30%

26

What is the single most important tool in the organizing program?
a. Apprenticeship training
b. Phone bank calling
c. Salting
d. Handbilling

a. Apprenticeship training

27

A member may be suspended from meeting for:
a. voting against a motion
b. being negative
c. siding with the contractors on an issue
d. being disorderly

d. being disorderly

28

What are the dues of your local union?

$25/month

29

Manufacturing is the United States largest industry. True or false?

False

30

The international vice president is responsible for approving local by-laws. True or false?

True