Published on Oct 27 2022 by Billy Vickers
Recently, the UAEA felt the impact of inflation with an increase of the legal retainer fees for the legal firm Napier, Baillie, et al to represent the UAEA and its members. As stated in the UAEA Bylaws, Article II, Section 3, the UAEA is required to establish and maintain legal representation for both the UAEA and its members.
As a result of the increase in our legal retainer, the current operation of the UAEA is not sustainable. To maintain the same service and benefits to members each month, the executive team of the UAEA voted to request an increase of dues from the members to offset the increased legal fees and thereby sustain the organization without reducing services and benefits. Based upon the recommendation of the executive team of the UAEA, the proposed dues change requires a vote of the members to ratify the change as stated in Article 10, Section 1 of the UAEA Bylaws.
Therefore, to offset the increased legal retainer fees and sustain the operation of the UAEA without any change to current services and benefits, the UAEA executive team proposes an increase of the dues by $1 on January 1, 2023, to $11 each pay period through June 30, 2023, and then an increase to the dues by $1 on July 1, 2023, to $12 each pay period.
As required by the Bylaws Article 10, Section 1(A) this serves as the official fifteen (15) days’ notice by the Treasurer that a vote will take place on the proposed change. Voting will take place online through secret ballot on November 14, 2022 through November 17, 2022 closing at 3 pm.