The Local Union shall elect an Executive Board of five (5) members, which shall include the Vice-President of the Local Union who by virtue of his office shall be a member thereof and Chairman of the Executive Board. They shall meet at least once in every month, and the Local Executive Board shall be empowered to comply with the direction of the General Executive Board of the United Association Constitution.
The Local Executive Board shall, between the meetings of the Local Union, have full and complete charge of all business of the Local Union, may enforce and collect all dues and assessments, if so directed by the General Executive Board of the United Association, and transact such other business as may be necessary for the welfare of the Local Union.
The Local Union shall elect a Finance Committee of three (3) whose duty it shall be to examine the accounts of the Financial Secretary-Treasurer of the Local Union at the end of each quarter. They shall examine the bank books and bank accounts and count all money in possession of the Financial Secretary-Treasurer. They shall, if they deem it necessary, require a bank statement from the cashier of the bank in which the Local Union monies are deposited, and they shall report their findings at a regular meeting the following month.
The Finance Committee shall have power to examine the accounts of the different Officers any time they deem it necessary to do so, and any officer or member refusing to deliver to such Finance Committee any books, papers, stamps or other matter necessary for such examination, or who shall in any manner harass the Finance Committee in the discharge of their duties, shall be assessed not less than $25.00.
The Examining Board shall consist of four (4) members of Local Union 157 elected by the membership: One fitter, one plumber, one welder and one refrigeration/air-conditioning fitter. Their duties shall be to examine candidates for entry into the Building Trades Division of Local No. 157. A unanimous vote in the affirmative must be made by this Board before any person is admitted to membership. In case this Board cannot agree on an individual or individuals, the President shall appoint one (1) extra temporary member who shall be discharged after such cases are disposed of. The decision of the majority of the enlarged Board shall be final. An apprentice member of the Local Union, having successfully completed his five-year apprentices program, and having been certified by the Joint Apprentice Committee, shall not be examined by the Local Examining Board and shall automatically be entered on the rolls of the Local Union as a Journeyman.