Utility Workers Union of America
GENERAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
May 24, 2018
EXECUTIVES Jim Anderson – President
Steve Kowolonek – Vice President
Mike Hoffman – Treasurer
DL Wallace – Secretary
DELEGATES Jueisha Boykin
The Meeting was called to order by President Anderson.
The Pledge of Allegiance occurred.
A moment of Silence was observed for deceased members.
Roll Call was taken by Treasure Hoffman. Board members absent Delegate 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 King. Motion passed.
A motion to dispense with the reading of last month’s Financial Report was made by Secretary Wallace. Second by Delegate Loerich. Motion passed. (Financial Report on file at Union Office.)
COMMUNICATIONS – President Anderson
We received a solicitation for a donation to benefit the Brian Goldman Basketball Event, on July 18, 2018 at the Florence Freedom Center. There is no interest from the board to participate at this time.
Retirement – A gift certificate and well wishes from all was presented to Delegate Patty Memering for a total of fourteen (14) years of dedicated service to UWUA Local 600.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS – President Anderson
Retiree Committee – we have enough interest to form a Retiree Committee for UWUA, Local 600. The information regarding the participants will be sent to UWUA, John Duffy to set up this committee/chapter.
Dues Issues – No report provided from the request for information from the company. A conference call was scheduled for May 23, 2018 however, this meeting was cancelled by the company. If new members are within your work group notify union hall immediately and ensure that new member’s cards are signed.
New Corrosion Technicians – There will be a job evaluation processed, a meeting is scheduled with President Anderson, Vice-President Kowolonek, delegate Memering and Secretary Wallace for June 5, 2018. Vice-President Kowolonek will replace from member Mike Smith who has taken an exempt position within the company.
UWUA- Regional Conference (Region 3) – President Anderson has completed registrations and billeting assignments. All additional information will be sent to participation along with billeting confirmation numbers.
Enable – SS9 – Grievance # 416 – Arbitrator has been selected. To be scheduled sometime late June 2018 or July 2018.
Meter Reading – An information request was sent to regarding the testing done doing the meter reading open day that involved gas meters and gas issues as it related to under-ground gas lines and other gas processes. A meeting was held May 14, 2018 and the local was told this testing was a Federal Code 192. Local 600 plans to process as a third (3rd) stage grievance due to delay in receiving information request.
Vistra – A meeting was held with President Anderson and Vice-President Kowolonek to meet with the new company Vistra, as a “meet and greet on May 22, 2018. They discussed roles within the company.
Discussion process for replacement of Local 600 Delegate, will process at later board meeting.
Grievance # 417 – Board voted not to arbitrate.
Zero Use Workfiles – work being processed by other union groups via investigative orders – Vice President Kowolonek will contact company regarding issue.
Grievances – Clerks doing Rep work within Mike Webber’s work group. 3rd stage grievance has been scheduled.
New position posting – President Anderson will contact the company regarding a recent posting for a new position within the IT work-group for an Administrative Office Clerk (AOC), how many positions are being posted.
Delegate Memering – Gave thanks to all and farewell. Addressing someone to step into Annual Local 600 picnic coordination.
Delegate Loerich – No response regarding 2nd stage grievance in Meter Reading.
Vice President Kowolonek made a motion to adjourn. Second by Delegate Memering. Motion passed. Adjourned.
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