“Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of America.”
John L. Lewis
The Vice President is expected to assist the President and to carryout responsibilities assigned by the President.
In the absence of the President, the Vice President chairs meetings. The Vice President should help keep order at meetings.
In the absence of the President, the Vice President assumes the duties of the President.
The Vice President should be an active member of the local union. This can be assured if the President assigns special duties or responsibilities to the Vice President.
In many locals, the Vice President is responsible for the activities of the very important Constitutional Standing Committee