ARTICLE II

 PURPOSES

 

2.1       Purposes.      The Corporation is organized exclusively as a business league of companies in the Sheet Metal Industry (hereinafter “Industry”) for the promotion of common business interests and improvement of business conditions of its members, no part of the earnings of which shall inure to the benefit of any stockholder or individual.

 

In support of such purposes, the main activities of the Corporation shall include:

 

a.         To establish, conduct or participate in such educational programs for employers and employees in the Industry, and the general public, with respect to techniques, ideas and methods, which will improve the Industry and increase the contribution that the Industry can make to the community;

 

b.         To formulate programs that will promote harmony between industry employers and employees so as to avoid the possibility of work stoppages and labor disputes;

 

c.         To disseminate Industry and labor/management information to the Corporation’s membership, including, but not limited to, the following:

 

(I)         Study and explore ways of increasing productivity of both labor and management.

 

(ii)        Study and explore ways of eliminating potential problems which reduce the competitiveness and inhibit economic development in the Industry.

(iii)       Study and explore joint approaches to achieving organizational effectiveness.

 

d.         To study and institute programs which will make it possible for the Industry to be of greater service to the public;

 

e.         To engage in such public relations, education, and advertising programs as are necessary to develop and increase consumer demand so as to maintain maximum job opportunities and steady business activity;

 

f.          To establish standards within the Industry and improve such standards whenever necessary to keep pace with new developments in the Industry, including, but not limited to, the development of codes on a local, state and national basis;

 

g.         To assist signatory contractors in matters relating to the Sheet Metal Workers International Association and local unions thereof.

 

h.         To engage in proper and legal activities that will increase the efficiency of the Industry and foster good public relations;

 

I.          To support or oppose pending legislation and regulations at the local, state and/or national level;

 

j.          To engage in any other lawful activities incidental to or related to the accomplishment of the above purposes.