Utility Workers Union of America
GENERAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
The Pledge of Allegiance occurred.
A moment of silence was observed.
Roll Call was taken by Treasurer Cockrell. All present.
The previous month’s general board minutes were read by Secretary Kowolonek. A motion to accept the previous month’s minutes was made by Mike Hoffman. Second by DL Wallace. Motion passed.
The Financial Report was presented by Treasurer Cockrell. A motion to accept the Financial Report was made by Steve Kowolonek. Second by Randy Darby. Motion passed.
National Director Don Opatka sent a letter seeking members to
The complete Audit booklet from Hammerman, Graf, and Hughes was presented.
Compensation Committee- discussion occurred about compensation guidelines for board members. The committee would meet again to clarify questions.
Arbitration #367- President Anderson presented a letter from the company concerning arbitration #367. After discussion, Lori Warren made a motion to drop arbitration #367 if the company would clarify the reasons that the company would allow an interview team member to be excused. Second by Walt Dobbins. Motion passed.
Call Center- President Anderson, Vice President Warren, Delegate Wallace and Delegate Webster met with the new Call Center Reps.
Call Center- discussion occurred about the incentive pay in the Call Center.
Power Plants- discussion occurred about the sale of the company power plants and its possible effect on Union members.
UEIP- the percentage amounts for the annual UEIP were announced. For the members still participating in the traditional pension plan, the percentage payout is 1.69%. The members who are in the Cash Balance will receive a payout percentage of 3.54%. The payout will be on the March 7th check.
Membership meeting- the march Membership meeting will occur at the Bellevue Vets.
Delegate Dobbins-discussed the arbitration involving work within the Gas Department.
Delegate Webster-discussed grievance involving an exempt employee doing Union work in the Call Center.
Delegate Memering-discussed 3 members who are still displaced from their work classification.
Delegate Hoffman-discussed situation of Senior Meter Readers.
Secretary Kowolonek-presented how different local UWUA unions provide scholarships to their memberships. After discussion, President Anderson would like to pick a committee in March to look at presenting a Local 600 scholarship.
Cockrell-discussed Auditor Don Stewart and the fine job he has done for our
local. The local has saved over $3000 over the past few years using him
compared to our previous financial advisor.
A motion to adjourn was made by Lori Warren. Second by Lisa Webster. Motion passed.
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