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February 26, 2015

EXECUTIVES                                        Jim Anderson-President
                                                                   Lori Warren-Vice President
                                                                   Shirley Cockrell-Treasurer
                                                                   Steve Kowolonek-Secretary
DELEGATES                                         Patty Memering
                                                                   DL Wallace
                                                                   Lisa Webster
                                                                    Randy Darby
                                                                   Lori Turner
                                                                   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.  Delegate Darby was not

The previous month’s general board minutes were read by Secretary Kowolonek.  A motion to accept the previous month’s minutes was made by Shirley Cockrell.  Second by Lisa Webster.  Motion passed.

The Financial Report was presented by Treasurer Cockrell. She discussed various accounts and the annual audit. A motion to accept the Financial Report was made by Steve Kowolonek.  Second by Mike Hoffman.  Motion passed.


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.


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.

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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