Article 14.

ARTICLE XIV – AFFILIATIONS

Section 1. This federation shall maintain affiliation with and whenever possible send delegates to the following organizations:

1.1. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT). All delegates and alternates to the national Convention, except those designated as a duty of their office, shall be elected annually by majority vote according to the same procedures for election of officers described in Article IV. The election will be scheduled after the Call-to-Convention is given by the American Federation of Teachers. Delegates shall serve for a term of one year from the time of their election. The President and the Secretary shall certify the election and forward the credentials of all delegates and alternates to the National Office as soon as possible but not later than the time required by the National Office before the convening of the National Convention. The number to be sent to the convention, notwithstanding the number to which the Local is entitled, is subject to determination in advance by the Executive Council. The Treasurer will ensure that the national per capita payment through the required month has been sent to the National Office at least fifteen (15) days before the convening of the National Convention.

1.2. AFT-Oregon. Delegates and alternates, except those designated as a duty of their office, shall be elected annually by majority vote of those voting according to the same procedures for election of officers described in Article IV. The election will be scheduled after the Call-to-Convention is given by the AFT-Oregon. The number to be sent to the convention, notwithstanding the number to which the Local is entitled, is subject to determination in advance by the Executive Council.

1.3. The Oregon State AFL-CIO. Delegates and alternates, except those designated as a duty of their office, shall be elected annually by majority vote of those voting according to the same procedures for election of officers described in Article IV. The election will be scheduled after the Call-to-Convention is given by the Oregon State AFL-CIO. The number to be sent to the convention, notwithstanding the number to which the Local is entitled, is subject to determination in advance by the Executive Council.

Section 2. Upon request, each delegation shall make written reports to the Executive Council on meetings attended.

Section 3. Every reasonable effort shall be made by this federation to pay the legitimate expenses of delegates to meetings and conventions of affiliated organizations.

Section 4. The federation to the best of its ability shall be active in the affairs of affiliated organizations.

Section 5. Delegates to affiliated organizations shall meet the same requirements as officers of this local.