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GENERAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES

July 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 President Anderson.

The Pledge of Allegiance occurred.

A moment of Silence was observed for deceased members.

Roll Call was taken by Vice-President Kowolonek.   Treasure Hoffman.   All other 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.              

A motion to dispense with the reading of the Financial Report was made by Vice-President Kowolonek.   Second by Delegate Long.  Motion passed.  (Financial Report on file at Union Office.)

COMMUNICATIONS – President Anderson  

2018 AFL-CIO Labor Day Picnic – flyer will be sent to post on union boards.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – President Anderson

Finance – Vice President Kowolonek

Follow-up call was made to Matt Darpel regarding union finances and options for portfolio.  Matt Darpel has provided options for portfolio for best return on investments.

Dues Issues – issues still surround this issue.  Local 600 has received payment from one (1) Local 600 member to clear arrears.

New Corrosion Technician – Management will contact and update technicians regarding changes, due to job evaluations conducted on 06-05-18.

Meter Reading – President Anderson has processed and sent a letter to Management for information request, regarding letter dated 07-26-2018 from management.

Picnic Committee – Delegate Long- Committee Chair, Treasure Hoffman –Vice Chair, Delegate(s) Waller & Boykin – Committee Members

Budget has been established and Flyers have been created to send via mailings to all Local 600 members. A cater has been selected.  The venue has not been confirmed, committee will follow-up with President Anderson.

Grievance – 3rd stage grievance Gas Department.  Board vote not to process to arbitration.

OFFICER’S REPORTS:

President Anderson-   Meter Reading – two (2) grievances – will update.

Call Center – President Anderson, Vice-President Kowolonek and Delegate King attended Midwest Call Center Orientation.  Delegate King to follow-up with management regarding initial class size and decreases.

Vice-President Kowolonek – attended grievance regarding GIS Lead and Sr GIS Technologist, 07-24-18.

Grievance – 2nd Stage Engineering Specialist

Posting of positions - Internal / External – (issue with review of discipline as it applies to internal posting.)

Delegate Loerich – discussed meter readers in Kentucky transfers to Ohio.  Will schedule a meeting with management to discuss.

Delegate King – SASS testing issue with administration of testing & delays that occurred.  Local 600 members were allowed to re-test.

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

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