Utility Workers Union of America
GENERAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
December 14, 2017
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. All board members present.
The previous month’s minutes were presented by Secretary Wallace. Vice President Kowolonek made a motion to accept the previous month’s minutes. Second by Delegate King. Motion passed.
The Financial Report was given by Treasure Hoffman. A motion to accept the Financial Report was made by Delegate King. Second by Delegate Loerich. Motion passed. (Financial Report on file at Union Office.)
UNFINISHED BUSINESS – President Anderson
Local 600 Retiree Committee – UWUA (John Duffy) will meet with those retirees (Gayle Redd and Linda Gallinari) regarding forming a chapter and how it should be set up. They will need four (4) additional members to form a retiree committee. (Discussion) - What will this committee do? President Anderson – they would have regular scheduled meetings, membership fees, plan events, can use Local 600 hall for meeting , Local 600 may provide seed monies to start committee, will need six (6) or more retirees to express interest then will schedule a meeting with them.
Special Meetings – Dynegy – Zimmer and Miami Fort Stations- regarding extension of the 2018 contact. Motion made by Secretary Wallace – to schedule meeting with Local 600 members at each station to discuss contact extension and take vote. Second by Delegate King. Motion passed to meet with Local 600 members at both Zimmer and Miami Fort Stations to discuss contract extension and allow membership to vote regarding .
Contact Committee for Dynegy – President Anderson – appointed Rodney Stang – Chairman Elections Committee and will need an additional member to assist on the elections committee. Vice-President Kowolonek will contact Local 600 member who has expressed an interest. Rodney Stang will attend the special meeting with Dynegy (Zimmer and Miami Fort Stations), for vote.
Christmas Families- Celeste Keeney – has completed and turned in receipts for the Ohio family purchases.
Grievance- Billing/Accounts Payable Group – 3rd stage response, – (Discussion) Vote to Arbitrate –Results – No – 8, Yes – 1. Local 600 General Board voted - Not to Arbitrate.
NEW BUSINESS –
· Vice President Kowolonek - Discussed issues with TUG and out-of-town Storm List (CPC’s) still being discussed will bring results back to the General Board.
· Delegate Memering – issue with budget and balance sheet from Financial Report – Local 600 (presented this month) – response per – Treasure Hoffman – will be resolved with meeting with Local 600 auditor.
· Delegate Boykin – nothing to report on issue with OC’s.
· Delegate King – Questions regarding Company maternity leave policy, Letter in Revenue Services regarding Over-time in call center ( response – all OT must first be offered to call center employees before those in other work areas.), Call center employee and blocks placed on personal accounts ( those affected employees must create a password to access personal account information.)
Delegate Waller made a motion to adjourn. Second by Delegate Loerich. Motion passed. Adjourned.
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