UNION MEETING MINUTES February 4, 2009

 

Meeting called to order 7:01 pm.

Thanks to Bert Weisner for THE FOOD AND DRINKS AT TONIGHT’S MEETING…

ANNOUNCED GUEST IN ATTENDANCE…Carrier from Wheaton Post Office.

1) ROLL CALL All present except for Distributor S/L, and HEALTH BENEFITS REP – Tony Gatling, Training.

2) MINUTES FROM THE Jan. meeting. MOTION TO DISPENSE WITH READING THE Jan MINUTES AND ACCEPT AS WRITTEN AND DISTRIBUTED? Motion by Clay Baldwin. 2nd by Mike Shawn. Motion carries.

3)COMMUNICATIONS

A) NEXT UNION MEETING IS WED. March 4, 2009 at 7:00pm.

B) NEXT EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING IS Wed. Feb. 18 at 6:30pm. (Note the change due to steward training on Feb. 25.)

C) NEXT STEWARD’S MEETING IS Wed. Feb. 11 at 6:30pm.

D) Grievances of note. Read at meeting.

E) NALC Bulletin dated January 9, 2009. Read at meeting. Talks about pre-funded retiree funds, the Inauguration of Obama and the National Rap. Session.

F) Clockrings after 18:00. Tell your Stewards. We need them to win Window of Operation cases.

G) Please consider signing up for COLCPE. Our COLCPE coordinator’s are Hugh McElroy and Shearly Shawn. Packets for next month’s meeting will be ready. There’s also an article in “Unity”.

H) Thanks to Chuck Clark, our web site is www.nalc3825.com. (Any comments or suggestions?) Our web site gets about 1000 hits per week.

I) Newsletter will be coming out this Friday.

J) E-mail comm.. concerning Colquett. He has slithered to the state of Louisiana. Complaints about him are coming in.

K) NALC bulletin dated January 30, 2009. Read at meeting. Postmaster General said if things get much much worse we may have to think about temporarily going to 5 days of delivery per week. President Young countered to what Potter said. Also, talked about H.R. 22 that would save U.S.P.S about 2 billion dollars per year. Food Drive will be May 9, 2009. No COLA.

4)APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

R. Bodroghy. Retirees, D. Lignelli, J. Gerkin, and J. Speich.

6) COMMITTEE REPORTS

A) The BUDGET COMMITTEE MET ON NOV. 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 21 and Jan. 23 and we have a recommendation for the Branch.

7) MBA REPORT None.

8) HEALTH BENEFITS REPORT None.

9) NEW BUSINESS

A) I want to thank the members of the budget committee who gave up many evenings to hash out this proposed budget. Ken Lerch, Amy Campain, Tom Preston, Beth Parsons, Shearly Shawn, Hugh McElroy, Steve Klein, Gary Kirwin, Chuck Clark, and Bert Weisner. Motion to accept the proposal by Steve Klein. 2nd by Hugh McElroy. Motion passed unanimously.

NALC BRANCH 3825 BUDGET FOR 2009

 

INCOME


DUES (520X 22.02X26X.66666 PLUS 520X2X26)......................................................................... 225,512

DUES (RETIREES)……………………………………………………………....................................... 600

HEALTH PLAN................................................................................................................................ 2,000

INTEREST/OTHER........................................................................................................................... 1,500

TOTAL INCOME................................................................................................................................229,612


EXPENSES


SALARIES* See breakdown......................................................................................................108,069

CONVENTIONS ( STATE CONVENTION OCEAN CITY)…....................................................... 5,000

RENT........(3 offices)..........................................................................................................................22,800

NEWSLETTER (4 issues, 1 color).........................................................................................10,000

PICNIC .............................................................................................................................................. 8,000

BRANCH TAXES* See breakdown.......................................................................................... 9,780 UNION MEETINGS*....See breakdown.......................................................................................... 8,200

AFL-CIO.............................................................................................................................................3,600

METRO LABOR COUNCIL...............................................................................................................3,200

STATE ASSOCIATION DUES.......................................................................................................... 4,300

OFFICE SUPPLIES* See breakdown.......................................................................................... 8,697

PHONES............................................................................................................................................ 6,000

MAGAZINES & PUBLICATIONS...................................................................................................... 250

DONATIONS...................................................................................................................................... 500

INSURANCE……………………......................................................................................................... 407

BONDING........................................................................................................................................... 200

OFFICE EQUIPMENT* See breakdown...................................................................................... 2,000

LABOR/MANAGEMENT MEETINGS................................................................................................ZERO

POSTAGE...........................................................................................................................................1,300

ELECTION...........................................................................................................................................ZERO

LOCAL AGREEMENTS......................................................................................................................ZERO

JCAMS/ CONTRACTS/ CONSTITUTIONS........................................................................................ 200

COLOR-CODED CALENDARS (Chuck) and Richdon.................................................................. 600

MISCELLANEOUS.............................................................................................................................2,879

WEB SITE...........................................................................................................................................750

FERS- LOST MATCHING FUNDS....................................................................................................550

TOTAL EXPENSES ........................................................................................................................207,282


SEMINARS

NEW STEWARD TRAINING................................................................................................................3,000
SHOP STEWARD TRAINING...............................................................................................................9,150

COP MEETINGS....................................................................................................................................4,000

LOCAL AGREEMENT TRAINING........................................................................................................ZERO

RAP SESSIONS.................................................................................................................................... 2,000

OFFICERS TRAINING.......................................................................................................................... 3,850

HEALTH BENEFITS SEMINAR............................................................................................................ZERO

CONGRESSIONAL BREAKFAST.........................................................................................................330

TOTAL SEMINARS..............................................................................................................................22,330

 


BREAKDOWNS


PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT

REIMBURSEMENT FOR LOST LEAVE.......5 DAYS X 25.80..............................................................1,032

PAY FOR UNION WORK APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT (52 hours per week x 26.36 x 52 weeks) 71,277

OFFICERS AND STEWARDS - SALARIES BASED ON BRANCH BY LAWS


PRESIDENT.........................................................................................................................................3,600

VICE PRESIDENT................................................................................................................................1,800

RECORDING SECRETARY.................................................................................................................1,500

FINANCIAL SECRETARY TREASURER............................................................................................1,920

EDITOR.................................................................................................................................................1,500

DISTRIBUTOR...................................................................................................................................... 600

SERGEANT AT ARMS......................................................................................................................... 360

HEALTH BENEFITS REP..................................................................................................................... 360

MUTUAL BENEFITS REP..................................................................................................................... 180

TRUSTEES (5)...................................................................................................................................... 900

CHIEF SHOP STEWARDS (9 times 125 times 12) ........................................................................13,500

SHOP STEWARDS (9 times 75 times 12)......................................................................................8,100

ALTERNATE SHOP STEWARDS (6 times 20 times 12)............................................................... 1,440

 

TAXES


SOCIAL SECURITY...........(108,069 times 7.65 percent)................................................................... 8,267

FUTA - FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT TAX....(108,069 times .008).................................................. 865

SUTA - STATE UNEMPLOYMENT TAX.........(108,069 times .006)...................................................... 648


UNION MEETINGS


SENIOR CENTER.............................................................................................................................. 1,700

FOOD & DRINKS.............................................................................................................................. 3,000

FOOD & DRINKS OTHER MEETINGS (EB, STEWARDS, TRUSTEES)........................................ 3,500

TOTAL ................................................................................................................................................ 8,200

OFFICE SUPPLIES


CARTRIDGES FOR COPIERS......................................................................................................... 272

WATER COOLER............................................................................................................................. 325

PAPER FOR COPIERS.................................................................................................................... 2,400

PETTY CASH.................................................................................................................................... 1,200

MISCELLANEOUS OFFICES SUPPLIES........................................................................................ 1,000

COPIER COPY COST........................................................................................................................ 3,500

TOTAL............................................................................................................................................... 8,697

 

 

 

OFFICE EQUIPMENT


FILE CABINETS..........................................................................................................................2,000

 

B) We had 5 Shop Stewards attend the new Steward training yesterday and today in Charlottesville, VA. Charlene Walker, Daniel Essome, Greg Brooks, Bert Weisner, and Tony Gatling. We will have a report next month.

C) Names we have so far for Shop Steward training on Feb. 25 and 26 in Hagerstown, MD that have leave approved are Steve Klein, Mike Curley, Shearly Shawn, Sergio Lemus, Tom Preston, Amy Campain, Clay Baldwin, Greg Brooks, Bert Weisner, Ken Lerch and Matthew Ackah.

D) The Food Drive will be held on May 9.

 

E) Interim Route adjustment reports still not finished at the Branches. Some Carriers report that the routes are messed up, especially Diamond Farms. Potomac is going to be decided by C.O.R. (carrier optimal routing)

F) The following are excused from tonight’s meeting. Buzzy Denell by Mike Shawn. 2nd by Chris Lively. Mike Hotovy by Chris Lively. 2nd by Hugh McElroy. Clariza Turner by Kevin Abernathy. 2nd by Clay Baldwin. Shanelle Lewis by Kevin Abernathy. 2nd by Ismael Lemus. George Abid by Sergio Lemus. 2nd by Julio Serga. Tony Gatling, Charlene Walker, Shearly Shawn by Beth Parsons. 2nd by Mike Shawn. And Chester Crews. Greg Brooks by Bert Weisner. 2nd by Les Gaynair. Motion carries on all of the above.

G) F.S.S. Offices. Discussed at meeting.

10) IMPROVEMENT OF SERVICE None.

11) GOOD OF THE ASSOCIATION Les Gaynair spoke, talked about his retirement and gave a rousing thank you to Ken Lerch and Amy Campain for their awesome and stupendous service to our Branch. Many kudos were given to the two at the meeting.

12) TREASURER’S REPORT Read at meeting. Motion to accept by Steve Klein. 2nd by Sergio Lemus. Motion carries.

13) MOTION TO ADJOURN Motion by Clay Baldwin, 2nd by Sergio Lemus. Motion carries. Meeting adjourned at 8:12pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Thomas A. Preston

Recording Secretary, Branch 3825