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GENERAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES

April 26, 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 Vice- President Kowolonek.

The Pledge of Allegiance occurred.

A moment of Silence was observed for deceased members.

Roll Call was taken by Treasure Hoffman.    Board members absent President Anderson, Delegate(s) Loerich and Waller.  All other board members present.

A motion to dispense with the reading of last month’s minutes was made by Treasure Hoffman.  Second Delegate Memering.   Motion passed.      

A motion to dispense with the reading of last month’s Financial Report was made by Delegate Memering.   Second by Delegate Boykin.  Motion passed.  (Financial Report and updates (three (3) attachments on file at Union Office.)  Vice President Kowolonek and Treasurer Hoffman discussed return on investments and current direct deposits for dues in place for both Duke-Energy and Dynegy.

COMMUNICATIONS – No communications per Vice-President Kowolonek

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – Vice-President Kowolonek

Retiree Committee – currently have interest from Linda Gallinari, Gayle Reed, and Shirley Cockrell.  Other possible Ester Cory, Dolores Cole and Walt Dobbins.  Updates to follow.

American Income Life Insurance – President Anderson took labels to office for mailing.  Please notify all in membership if there are any issues with American Income Life Insurance representatives to notify the union hall immediately.

Process Integration Meeting- discussions were held with President Anderson, Vice-President Kowolonek, Delegate Long and Secretary Wallace with the company regarding the merger with Piedmont.  Local 600 will be involved in the discussions regarding processes.

Dues Issues – Still no changes or updates to report the company (Lisa Gregory is working on these issues.)

New Corrosion Technicians - the company has proposed new positions, additional meeting are scheduled with Local 600 and company to discuss.  Meeting with group at Monfort Heights is scheduled on May 8, 2018 with President Anderson, Vice-President Kowolonek and Delegate Memering.

Enable – SS9 – Grievance # 416 – Arbitrators are being selected.

Meter Reading - issues involving testing processed during meter reading open day, President Anderson has sent company letter with an information request.  Discussion also regarding AMI and it progress.

Merger – Dynegy and Vistra merger is complete as of April 8, 2018.

Alternate Work Schedules - this must be worked out within each work group, (supervisor discretion to allow.)

Call Center – Midwest call center is hiring an additional class of contingent workers

NEW BUSINESS:

Conference – UWUA Regional Conference – May 7 – 9, 2018 Pittsburg PA – Omni William Penn Hotel – 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburg Pa 15219

OFFICER’S REPORTS:

Delegate Memering – Announced retirement June 3, 2018 – board will need to discuss who will plan the annual picnic.

Treasure Hoffman made a motion to adjourn.  Second by Delegate King.  Motion passed.  Adjourned.

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