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Section 1. The International Union shall be governed by its membership in the following manner:
(a) The highest tribunal shall be the International Convention composed of delegates democratically elected by the membership of Local Unions.
(b) Between Conventions the highest authority shall be the International Executive Board. The Board shall hold regular quarterly meetings and such special meetings as are required.
(c) Between meetings of the International Executive Board the administrative authority of the International Union shall be vested in the International President. The International President shall be responsible to the International Executive Board for the administration of the Union between International Executive Board meetings, according to the Constitution, the actions of the International Convention and the decisions of the International Executive Board. On all matters of major importance s/he shall consult the other International Executive Officers. S/He shall report her/his actions to the International Executive Board for its approval or rejection.
(d) In the case of the incapacity of the International President, her/his powers and duties shall be assumed by an Officer of the International Union who shall be selected by the International Executive Board.
Section 2. To achieve the objectives and purposes of this organization as set forth in this Constitution, the funds of this organization are authorized to be managed, invested, expended or used under this Article and Constitution not only for the purposes and objectives expressly set forth in Article 2 and otherwise in this Constitution, but also for any additional purposes and objectives not inconsistent therewith as may be contained at any time in the resolutions and programs adopted and/or ratified by any International Convention or which the International Executive Board believes will further the general interest and welfare of the membership of this organization or any substantial part thereof.