Robert’s Rules of Order Cheat Sheet

The Pittsburgh Industrial Workers of the World utilizes Robert’s Rules of Order for conducting business. To assist members in navigating Robert’s Rules of Order, the Industrial Workers of the World has this cheat sheet.

ActionWhat to SayCan Interrupt SpeakerNeed a SecondCan be DebatedCan be AmendedVote Needed
Introduce Main Motion“I move to…”NoYesYesYesMajority
Amend a Motion“I move to amend the motion by…”NoYesYesYesMajority
Move Item to Committee“I move that we refer the matter to committee.”NoYesYesYesMajority

Last Updated: 2020 January 01