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April 28, 2016

EXECUTIVES                                        Jim Anderson-President
                                                                   Lori Warren-Vice President
                                                                   Shirley Cockrell-Treasurer
                                                                   Steve Kowolonek-Secretary
DELEGATE                                            Patty Memering
 Lori Turner                                                                     
                                                                   DL Wallace
                                                                   Lisa Webster
                                                                   Camille Waller
                                                                   Mike Hoffman

The meeting was called to order by President Anderson.

The Pledge of Allegiance occurred.

A moment of silence was observed. 

Roll Call was taken by Treasurer Cockrell.  Vice President Warren not present.   

The previous Monthís Minutes were read by Secretary Kowolonek. DL Wallace made a motion to accept the previous monthís minutes.  Second by Mike Hoffman.  Motion passed.

Treasurer Cockrell presented the Financial Report.  Lori Turner made a motion to accept the Financial Report.  Second by Lisa Webster.  Motion passed.  President Anderson discussed changes with the Localís credit cards and changes to the fees and rates in the future.  He discussed also using a pro-labor bank for any new cards. 


Region III Educational Convention- President Anderson, VP President Warren, Delegate Memering, Delegate Wallace, Delegate Webster, Delegate Turner, Delegate Hoffman, and Delegate Waller will be attending this educational conference.  After discussion concerning the convention, Mike Hoffman made a motion to allow 3 Reps to attend the Convention.  The 3 Reps that will be attending this conference are Esther Corry, Aaron Wright, and Dave Loerich. 

69KV Arbitration- President Anderson discussed this arbitration.

Joint Lines Arbitration- Discussion occurred about this arbitration.  Patty Memering made a motion to approach the company concerning this arbitration and discuss a possible settlement.  Second by Lori Turner.  Motion Passed.

By Laws Committee- The by laws committee gave out information to the Board.  The board members will look over the proposals before the next board meeting.


UEIP- President Anderson discussed the UEIP goals for this year.

Board Charge- President Anderson discussed a board charge investigation concerning Local 600.

Dynegy Stock Offering- President Anderson discussed Local 600 Dynegy members receiving 100 shares of Dynegy stock from Dynegy.


Delegate Turner- She discussed the payment to the Bellevue Vets for the rental of their hall.  She also asked if members can donate vacation to fellow members when they face illnesses.  Members cannot donate vacation or personal days.  Discussion also occurred about donations within the company.

Treasurer Cockrell- Announced that her retirement coffee will be on June 20th from 7AM to 9AM in Erlanger.

Delegate Memering- Discussed a department that was using tools not specifically designed for the job they were performing.  She also discussed the annual Local 600 picnic.

Delegate Hoffman- He discussed the movement of members to different districts.  Treasurer Cockrell discussed the movement of whole departments.

Delegate Webster- She discussed the posting of jobs on Union boards.  President Anderson explained who is responsible for the posting of jobs per the language in the contract.

Delegate Turner- She discussed the distribution of OT within different departments.  President Anderson stated that OT is to be distributed as evenly as possible within the individual departments.

Delegate Wallace- She discussed the company having one-on-one meetings with individual members.  These meetings are being done differently in each department.  If a member is asked to do a self-evaluation, they are not required to do this.  President Anderson will look into this with the company.

Delegate Webster- She brought up that per contract, the union and the company shall meet to discuss issues.  President Anderson will set up this meeting.

Camille Waller made a motion to adjourn.  Second by Patty Memering.  Motion passed.




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