Rhode Island Local 251 members voted on Sunday to approve a Bill of Rights to strengthen members’ rights by an overwhelming 90 percent margin.
Local 251 members voted to change their local union bylaws to establish:

the right to elect their shop stewards
the right to elect rank-and-file members to contract negotiating committees
the right to vote on any salary increases for union officers and representatives

Members also voted to lower the union dues rate for all members who make less than $15 an hour and to establish a Local 251 Strike Fund to help members win good contracts.
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