A. Trustee Action to Protect the Union
1. The International President, with the concurrent approval of the Executive Board, is authorized to take corrective action against a Master Executive Council or Local Executive Council, or any Officer or representative thereof, if any such Council, Officer or other representative, in the judgment of the International President and the Executive Board, violates or fails to comply with any of the provisions of this Constitution and Bylaws, or policies, or engages in financial malpractice or corruption, or embezzlement or misappropriation of funds.
2. Such corrective action may include, in the case of a Master Executive Council or Local Executive Council, the suspension or revocation of recognition of such Master Executive Council or Local Executive Council, its dissolution, the suspension or removal of any of its Officers or committees or representatives and the designation of a Trustee or Trustees over the affairs and property of the Master Executive Council.
3. The Master Executive Council or Local Executive Council or Officer or representative thereof involved, before any corrective action is taken, shall be given written notice of the charges and a reasonable time to prepare a defense and shall be afforded a full and fair hearing before the Executive Board on no less than twenty (20) days written notice.
4. The International President may cause written charges to be served, notice to be given and the Executive Board to be convened in order to initiate the procedures herein provided.
B. Appeal and Review
A Master Executive Council or Local Executive Council or Officer or any representative thereof involved may appeal the decision of the International President and Executive Board to the next ensuing meeting of the Board of Directors. Upon written request, the International President shall authorize flight pay loss and expenses for the flight attendant or flight attendants as to whom the corrective action was taken for attendance at said Board of Directors meeting. Notice of any such appeal shall be filed in writing with the International Secretary-Treasurer of the Union within one hundred and twenty (120) days after transmittal of the International President's and Executive Board's decision, and an appellant shall have the right to appear before the Board of Directors as provided herein. During the pendency of any appeal from the decision of the International President and Executive Board, said decision shall remain in full force. The Board of Directors shall affirm, reverse or modify the decision of the International President and the Executive Board.
C. Duties, Rights and Obligations of Trustees
In any case where the International President appoints a Trustee to take charge of and conduct the affairs of a Master Executive Council or Local Executive Council, such Trustee shall have the right, in the name of the Union, upon demand, to all of the funds, properties, books and assets of the suspended Master Executive Council or Local Executive Council whether obtained from the Treasury or from membership assessment or contribution, and shall hold such funds and properties in trust on behalf and for the benefit of the respective membership group involved, and to be expended in the conduct of their affairs. The International President may also appoint temporary officers and committees to serve under the supervision of a Trustee. Said Trustee and temporary officers shall be empowered to act in a representative capacity in the same manner and to the same extent as the deposed or suspended officers that they replace. A Trustee appointed under this rule may be removed, with or without cause, by the International President at any time.
D. Termination of Trusteeship
Such Trusteeship shall be terminated by direction, if any, of the Board of Directors, the Executive Board or the International President, as soon as in its or the International President's judgment the need for the same shall no longer exist, and thereupon the affairs and assets then held in trusteeship shall be returned to the respective local body. If appropriate, the Master Executive Council or the Local Executive Council or any officer or representative thereof shall be reestablished as provided in Article III of this Constitution and Bylaws.