To provide that the national dues of members in any merged local affiliate with 20,000 members or more in the membership year prior to the merger shall be determined on a comparative membership basis as provided under Bylaw 2-7m(1) rather than with the 50/50 split required under Bylaw 2-7m(2).

BYLAW 2-7(m) Membership Dues

m. (1) Except as otherwise provided in Bylaw 2-7m(2) with regard to members of certain dual-national local affiliates, or in Bylaw 8-11c with regard to persons eligible for Active membership in the Association pursuant to Bylaw 2-1b(iv), members of a dual-national state affiliate shall maintain membership in the Association and the American Federation of Teachers where eligible, and the total combined national dues that such members pay shall be not less than the Association dues for members in the relevant membership category. If a member of a dual-national state affiliate is a member of the Association and the American Federation of Teachers, said member’s total combined national dues shall be allocated between the two organizations in a manner that reflects the comparative number of members in the relevant membership category who were eligible for Association membership in the respective Association and American Federation of Teachers state affiliates during the membership year immediately preceding the date on which the dual-national state affiliate came into existence as a legal entity (hereinafter “allocation percentage”), provided (a) if, during any of the first five (5) membership years following the affiliation of a dual-national state affiliate, the number of such members exceeds by more than three percent (3%) the number of such members during the immediately preceding membership year, each organization shall receive fifty percent (50%) of the total combined national dues of such excess members; (b) beginning with the sixth membership year following the affiliation of a dual-national state affiliate, if the number of such members during any membership year exceeds the number of such members during the immediately preceding membership year, each organization shall receive fifty percent (50%) of the total combined national dues of such excess members; and (c) the Association shall not receive pursuant to Section 2-7m(1)(a) or 2-7m(1)(b) above, more from any such member than the allocation percentage, or fifty percent (50%), whichever is appropriate as applied to Association dues for the relevant membership category. If the member is a member of the Association but is not eligible for membership in the American Federation of Teachers, the Association shall receive the full amount of said member’s total combined national dues.

(2) If a member of a dual-national local affiliate (a) that is in a state that does not have a dual-national state affiliate, or (b) that is in a state that has a dual-national state affiliate but is newly created and did not result from the merger of an Association local affiliate and an American Federation of Teachers local affiliate, is a member of the Association and the American Federation of Teachers, each organization shall receive fifty percent (50%) of said member’s total combined national dues, provided that the Association shall not receive more than fifty percent (50%) of the Association dues for the relevant membership category. If the member is a member of the Association but is not eligible for membership in the American Federation of Teachers, the Association shall receive the full amount of said member’s total combined national dues.

Provided that the national dues of members in any merged local affiliate with 20,000 members or more in the membership year prior to the merger shall be determined in accordance with Bylaw 2-7m(1), not Bylaw 2-7m(2).

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