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On December 15, 2015, the IEAU received its DOL stamp. In

On December 15, 2015, the IEAU received its DOL stamp. In early 2016, the founder of IEAU started to create local chapters to fall under the IEAU (it's mother union)One of the chapters, APAG, held an election for officers, and the IEAU founder appointed other officers, for offices for which there were no nominees. On June 6. We were sworn in, and we submitted our bylaws to DOL, and have since received our own stamp.We are veterans within our industry, with little to no previous union experience.In late July, it became apparant that the founder of IEAU, was operating outside of her rights as the founder. When the APAG officers started to reject her demands, and attempt to move forward to build a stronger structure, the IEAU founder started to threaten us, and arbitrarily claim that we are dismissed from office. She has contacted us numerous times, to the point of harassment, INSISTING that we must sign an unsound contract, in order to remain officers for the positions we've already been sworn-in to.Is it usual for the FOUNDER of a mother union, to contact OFFICERS of a local chapter, and insist they sign a contract in order to remain an officer?

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I would like to start a social enterprise ( online platform

I would like to start a social enterprise ( online platform for mentally ill teens) - would like to know if non-profit incorporation or for profit incorporation is better. Need initial "seed" donation/funding and then over time have revenue sustain operations. All profits will be invested back in growing the community. Over time there are likely to be two to three employees others would volunteers. The revenue model is via online sponsorships and ads as well as direct revenue from referrals to professionals.

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Non-Profit start-up question. What is the fastest and least

Non-Profit start-up question. What is the fastest and least expensive way to begin a non-profit that involves the fewest number of people? I know usually there's a ' board,' etc. I want to start a small arts non-profit and then build it up from there to be able to apply for grants etc. eventually. It would be small to start, and potentially just myself or one or two others included. Is that possible with a very small group, not a big ' board' involved? I know there's a ' state-level' type of filing, and then something called 501-C ?)- but that's about all I know. Thanks.

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Background: Owners from a condo association are required to

Background:Owners from a condo association are required to replace all windows and sliding door of the property.The owners are also required to use ONE SINGLE contractor to do the job. The decision was made by the board director. The decision of changing the window is not for complying the by law or any house rule by city/country but sole for the purpose of nicer appearance and better property value. The decision was probably based on voting of the association. The association/board director might have sent out prior notices asking for opinion/input. Now they said the window replacement has no exception. The association will sue the owner(s) who do not comply and threat these owners to pay legal fee.Update:Contacted the association and make verbal complaint. But the association does not make any exceptions. They said in one instance, one home owner used a different window installer, other than the one appointed by the association, to replace the window, the judge made ruling in favor of the association.What to do?I intend to challenge such decision and do not want to replace window/sliding door. I check the small claim court. But at this stage, I do not have financial damage yet. However, once they sue me for not complying window replacement, and they demand me paying for legal fee( they will hire attorney) and replacing working window, I will incur financial damage.I like to know how likely I can win against them. Even if I get an attorney to write them a letter, it will not stop this.

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I see in the by-laws of many organizations that Rules of

I see in the by-laws of many organizations that Roberts Rules of Order shall govern the conduct of meetings. But what if it's not specified and nothing is specified to replace it? What is the legal default?

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California 501(c)(3) Federally Qualified Health Clinic

California 501(c)(3) Federally Qualified Health Clinic Governance.Is there any restriction against Directors serving on BOTH Finance Committee and Audit Committee?

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I went to the bank with my documents to get a copy of what

I went to the bank with my documents to get a copy of what my business partner had submitted to remove me from the account,and the bank refused,and removed my online profile of the account now I'm blind to see the business proceeds that the company is making. I hired an attorney as advised 3 weeks ago but they have done nothing to help my case. Can I file something to close the business,but more importantly file something to keep him from spending the business proceeds or using the company tax ID to open another business account. How do I report him and his aunt who works at dcra? I feel like this matter is taking too long because the business is not worth $100k I guess. Please help.

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I am a member of a trade association and was part of it when

I am a member of a trade association and was part of it when it was established. It was established as a member driven board with the members electing the board. I am disappointed now that the board has decided to appoint several additional members calling them ex officios. There is a provision for ex officio in the bylaws (but was to only be for the past president to remain on the board and a regional representative). Is there any limit to how many ex officios can be named? The only limitations are in the policy and procedures that cap the total number of board members at 12.Thank you

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Can a priest kick out of the church a person who volunteered

Can a priest kick out of the church a person who volunteered and funded the church for years? because the person's beliefs slightly differs from the priests.

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