UNION MEETING MINUTES APRIL 1, 2009
Meeting called to order @ 7:00p.m.
Thanks to Bert Weisner for the food and drinks at tonight’s meeting…
Announced guests in attendance…Carriers from the Wheaton Post Office
1) Roll Call- All Present except for Sergeant-at-arms. (Don Lewis filled in)
2) Minutes from the March meeting. Motion to dispense with reading the March Minutes and accept as written and distributed? Motion by Mike Hotovy. 2nd.by Shearly Shawn- Motion carries.
A) Next Union Meeting is Wed. May 6, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
B) Next Executive Board Meeting is Wed. April 29, at 6:30 p.m.
C) Next Steward’s Meeting is Wed. April 8, at 6:30 p.m.
D) Grievances of note. Read at Meeting.
E) NALC Bulletin dated 02/27/09. Read at meeting, talks about HR 22.
F) Clockrings after 1800. Tell your Stewards. This is important! Without these, we cannot prevail in WOO cases!!!!!
G) Please consider signing up for COLCPE. Our COLCPE coordinator is Shearly Shawn.
H) Communication from NBA dated 03/03/09. Congressional Breakfast cancelled and replaced with Congressional lobbying day on 06/04/09. 50/50 tickets will be sold for this event, with proceeds to COLCPE.
I) Thanks to Chuck Clark, our web site is WWW.NALC3825.COM (any Questions or suggestions?)
J) E-mails received. Some of the emails were read at the meeting. Mainly, thanking the Branch for the web site, and how they have helped.
K) NALC Bulletin dated 03/13/09. Read at meeting. Talked about Employee Free Choice Act.
L) Newsletter will be sent to the printers soon.
M) NALC Bulletin dated 03/27/09.Read at meeting. Bill Young “BLASTS” 5 day mail delivery. Also addressed HR22 and the 5th. COLA ( NONE ).
4) Application for Membership
A) H. Gross, C. Lam, (Retirees) P. Mohrmann, D. Hatfield, J Speich, W. Thompson, and K Lerch.
6) Committee Reports
A) Picnic update. Committee is: Coordinator- Kevin Abernathy, Steve Klein, Chuck Clark, Chris Lively, Tom Preston, Beth Parsons, Bert Weisner, George Abid, Sergio Lemus, and Ismael Lemus.
B) Food Drive update. May 9, Shearly Shawn Coordinator. Posters have been ordered, and will be distributed.
7) MBA Report– None
8) Health Benefits Report– None
9) New Business
A) Interim Route Adjustment updates. Questions and Answers were discussed at the meeting.
B) This passed at the last Union meeting. Reimbursement for State Convention. $5,000 divided by the number of delegates with compensation cap of mileage, hotel, registration plus $25. per day. Everyone makes their own reservations and must give $50 to the branch for registration by 06/01/09.When you return from the convention your $50 check to the branch is returned.
C) Passed out and read fact sheet of HR22 at meeting.
D) President, Kenneth Lerch appointed Sergio Lemus to replace Hugh McElroy as MBA Representative as Hugh has moved up to RAA.
E) Passed out Town Hall meeting flyer. Read at meeting. Closest location is Westlake. Some topics include; Route adjustments, budget, Reassignment opportunities, FSS and excessing.
F) Exec. Board recommendation to spend $25 on 50 Food Drive posters. Motion by, Buzzy Denell. 2nd. by, Steve Klein. Motion carries.
G) TE Q&A’s (M-01701) . Passed out at meeting. Also, talked about phase II of the Interim Alternate Route Adjustment Process.
H) The following were excused from tonight’s meeting: 1) George Abid, by Sergio Lemus 2nd. by Steve Klein. 2) Amy Campain, by Tom Preston. 2nd by Shearly Shawn. 3) Kevin Abernathy, by Sergio Lemus. 2nd. by Ismael Lemus. 4) Clay Baldwin, by Steve Klein. 2nd. by Greg Brooks. 5) Les Gaynair, by Greg Brooks. 2nd. by Don Lewis. 6) Shanelle Lewis, by Don Lewis. 2nd. by Ismael Lemus. All were passed by Motion.
10) Improvement of Service-None
11) Good of the Association–None
12) Treasurer’s Report– Read at meeting. Motion to accept by Steve Klein, 2nd. by Chris Lively. Motion carries.
13) Motion to Adjourn– Motion by Sergio Lemus. 2nd. by, Mike Butz. Motion carries. Meeting Adjourned @ 8:06p.m.
Thomas A. Preston
Recording Secretary, Branch 3825