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GENERAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
March 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 monthís general board minutes were read by Secretary Kowolonek.  A motion to accept the previous monthís minutes was made by Lori Warren.  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.

President Anderson discussed transferring funds from Aurgroup because the downtown branch was closing.  A motion was made by Patty Memering to move the remaining funds in Aurgroup Credit Union to the localís 5th/3rd account.  Second by Shirley Cockrell.  Motion passed.

President Anderson discussed an upcoming UWUA Victory conference in Columbus.  It will take place on May 14, 15, and 16.

President Anderson discussed the ongoing lock out of brother Local 180.  A motion was made by Patty Memering to send $1000 to the Local 180 Family Fund.    Second by Mike Hoffman.  Motion passed.

OLD BUSINESS

Compensation Committee- The committee will meet on April 15.

Competency Based Selection Grievance Letter- the Company sent a letter giving the reasons that a member from an interview team may be excused.

Arbitration #375- President Anderson informed the Board that the Arbitrator had been chosen. 

Meter Reading Conference Call- President Anderson discussed a conference with Meter Reading management.

NEW BUSINESS

Grievance #380 (Parking Issue) - President Anderson discussed the parking situation downtown.  Members have been offered a place free of charge and now are required to pay for part of the fee.  The Board voted to take Grievance #380 to arbitration.

New Position- A new position of Senior Customer Service Rep is being created.  After discussing the new position, Shirley Cockrell made a motion to have the new position evaluated through the companyís job evaluation process.  Second by Patty Memering.  Motion passed.

Call Center Incentive- Call Center Reps who meet the standards set by All-Connect, will receive a bonus from All-Connect.

New Power Plant job description- President Anderson discussed a meeting with the Company where the company wanted to combine the 3 power plant clerks into one position.

OFFICERS REPORTS

Delegate Darby- discussed the manpower in the Surveying Group.  There are now 4 surveyors left in the group.

Delegate Memering- discussed situation where Operations Techs are being trained to provide maintenance to reclosers. She will file a grievance on this.  She also discussed the possibility of Techs acting as Project Managers on certain jobs.

Delegate Webster- discussed the Call Center and the declining morale.  She also discussed the Senior Rep work and who is doing it.

Treasurer Cockrell- discussed the Union compensation amounts that each Board member will receive.

A motion to adjourn was made by Lori Warren.  Second by Mike Hoffman.  Motion passed.

 

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