Utility Workers Union of America
GENERAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
The Pledge of Allegiance occurred.
Grievance #383-The Grievant presented grievance #383 to the Board. After discussion, the Board voted to take grievance #383 to arbitration.
President Anderson recognized that Delegate Walt Dobbins will be retiring at the end of July and that Walt is a great asset to Local 600 and will be truly missed.
A moment of silence was observed.
Roll Call was taken by Treasurer Cockrell. Delegate Wallace not present.
A motion to dispense of the reading of the previous month’s minutes was made by Mike Hoffman. Second by Randy Darby. Motion passed.
The Financial Report was presented by Treasurer Cockrell. A motion to accept the Financial Report was made by Steve Kowolonek. Second by Lisa Webster. Motion Passed.
Picnic Committee- Local 600’s annual picnic will take place on September 12 at Hartwell.
Member to Member campaign- Discussion occurred concerning the Member to Member campaign and future meetings with the membership.
New Reps-2 new Area “B” reps were appointed. They are Jason King and Briton Haubner.
Executive Board Retirement-President Anderson presented a proposal regarding retiring Board members. A motion was made by Lori Warren to accept the proposal. Second by Walt Dobbins. Motion passed.
Grievance #385- Grievance #385 was dropped by the grievant.
Grievance #384- Grievance #384 was withdrawn.
Secretary Kowolonek discussed some of the material from the Columbus Union meetings.
Delegate Memering-She discussed the use of contractors in the Major Projects group. She also discussed mileage compensation.
Delegate Webster-She discussed the Member to Member committee and how it could be used to help our membership interact. Patty Memering made a motion to purchase 300 UWUA logo cups to be given out at the upcoming union picnic. Second by Mike Hoffman. Motion passed.
Negotiation Committee-Per the Local By Laws, the four executives are on the Negotiation Committee. The Board is to appoint two other members to the Committee. The President has the authority to appoint other members as he sees necessary. The two other members of the Negotiation Committee are DL Wallace and Randy Darby. Lisa will serve as the alternate if DL or Randy cannot serve.
A motion to adjourn was made by Steve Kowolonek. Second by Walt Dobbins. Motion passed.
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