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March 22, 2018

EXECUTIVES                                                                                       Jim Anderson – President

                                                                                                                Steve Kowolonek – Vice President

                                                                                                                Mike Hoffman – Treasurer

                                                                                                                DL Wallace – Secretary

DELEGATES                                                                                         Jueisha Boykin                                                 

                                                                                                                David Loerich

                                                                                                                Illyana Long

                            Victoria King

                                                                                                                Patty Memering

                                                                                                                Camille Waller

The Meeting was called to order by President Anderson.

The Pledge of Allegiance occurred.

(President Anderson discussed a visit and presentation for today’s meeting from American Income Life Insurance @ 4:30pm.) – Amanda Cross – American Income Life Guest Speaker (see other information from meeting on file at Union Hall.)

A moment of Silence was observed for deceased members.

Roll Call was taken by Treasure Hoffman.    All board members present.

Previous month’s minutes were read by Secretary Wallace.  A motion was made by Vice-President Kowolonek to accept the reading of the last month’s minutes.   Second by Delegate Loerich.   Motion passed.              

The Financial Report was given by Treasure Hoffman.   A motion to accept the Financial Report was made by Delegate Boykin.   Second by Delegate Waller.  Motion passed.  (Financial Report on file at Union Office.)

Discussion – Treasurer Hoffman – provided a report of meeting with Matt Darpel regarding use of dividends to meet Local 600 monthly expenses.  Recommended utilization of combination of bonds, percentage of stocks and to do re-investment on any products that provide increase in returns.  Matt Darpel will provide an update for our next board meeting.

COMMUNICATIONS – President Anderson

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – President Anderson

Retiree Committee – Jim Anderson still will make a post to the Duke-Energy Facebook Retiree page for any former Local 600 member who may have an interest in joining and will also provide information regarding the volunteer opportunity with Matthew 25 Ministries.  Jim Deering has offered to help-out when needed.

Call Center – discussed wage increase, current new hire classes in the Midwest call center for contractors, incentive program and if contractors will be held to the same incentive measures as that l Local 600 members assigned to the Midwest Call Center.  President Anderson will follow-up with the company regarding.

Dues Issues – information has been sent to the company regarding dues not being collected.  The local has not received any response to prior inquires made to the company regarding this issue.  Accurate information is not being received.

UEIP Update – the issue with the percentage used when rounding numbers for payout is going forward to compensation department, no feedback has been received.  Delegate Boykin has reviewed with spreadsheet the prior ten (10) years regarding.  Information obtained showed regarding earnings per share @ 1.32 should be corrected at 1.41.

Enable – SS9 – discussion options being reviewed.

Grievances -   3rd stage GIS – being reviewed, arbitrators have been selected.  Discussion has anything changed.   A motion was made by Delegate Waller to drop the Grievance from processing to arbitration.  Second by Delegate King.  Motion passed.


President Anderson – discussed Corrosion Technician A & B, company has proposed a new job description.  This is being reviewed.  Delegate Memering will meet with those technicians currently performing the duties to review.  Additional questions and discussion from Vice-President Kowolonek.  President Anderson will send more information to the board for review.

Motion was made by Vice President Kowolonek to approve two (2) mailing per year for American Income Life Insurance to send information to membership.  Second by Treasurer Hoffman.  Motion passed.

Work Schedules – President Anderson discussed company questions regarding alternate work schedules.  Specifically regarding the four (4) –ten (10) hour work week and the four (4) - nine (9) hour and one (1) –four (4) hour work week.  The company will notify that this is not a Local 600 issue as the contract already addresses these alternate work schedules. The opportunity is available per each department and management to work out if available in the specific department to meet work requirements.


Vice President Kowolonek – no feedback at this time from the By-Laws Committee.  Please notify the union hall when there are new hires within your work-group or work areas.

Delegate King- discussed developmental roles within Midwest Call Center – Service Installation.

Vice-President Kowolonek made a motion to adjourn.  Second by Delegate Waller.  Motion passed.  Adjourned.

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