Utility Workers Union of America
Local 600
AFL-CIO
Representing Office, Clerical, Technical and Residual Employees 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
February 27, 2014

EXECUTIVES                                        Jim Anderson-President
                                                                   Lori Warren-Vice President
                                                                   Shirley Cockrell-Treasurer
                                                                   Steve Kowolonek-Secretary
DELEGATES                                         Patty Memering
                                                                   DL Wallace
                                                                   Lisa Webster
                                                                   Randy Darby
                                                                   Walt Dobbins
                                                                   Mike Hoffman

The meeting was called to order by President Anderson.

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.

COMMUNICATIONS

UWUA National Director Don Opatka sent a letter seeking members to
attend an AFL-CIO Sportsman Dinner on March 14th in Columbus Ohio.

The complete Audit booklet from Hammerman, Graf, and Hughes was presented.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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.

NEW BUSINESS

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.

OFFICER’S REPORTS

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.

Treasurer 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.
She also discussed the Arbitration Conference that she and others had attended. 

A motion to adjourn was made by Lori Warren.  Second by Lisa Webster.  Motion passed.

 

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