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April 2018 Meeting Minutes

April 21, 2018

There were 14 members present.  The meeting was called to order at 11:07 a.m. Motion by Bill H. and 2nd by Dale C. to accept the minutes as posted.  Motion passed.  Bob D. was absent therefor the treasurers report was not given.  Motion by Bill H. and 2nd by Jody A. to accept the minutes of the executive board (e-board) meeting.  Motion passed.
     Officers Report:
Discussed the authorization of the T-shirts and LWOP for the convention from the e-board meeting on April 5th.
The attendance “Nazi” from Des Moines is still on patrol. Please make sure you have FMLA in place if necessary and read over all 3971’s that have been generated by management before signing.
We are still battling for duty assignments, there are currently 5 in contention.
The union has requested a meeting for the RI 399.  This would be to update what is clerk or mail handler work and operation numbers.
The newly created Safety Ambassador is currently NOT endorsed by the APWU or NALC. It is being challenged on the National level.
Opening day for contract negotiations is June 26th. We discussed contract teams and looked for ways to show management we are united in solidarity. If you have any ideas please share them with Kim, Bill or your steward.  If you have anything you would like to achieve at the local level, please write them down and submit them to Kim or Bill. 
Please ask for union time if you need to talk to a steward so discussions may be done in private, off the floor.
COPA: $23
     Old Business:
We discussed the upcoming convention in May.  
     Friday:  1-4 p.m.  Audit meeting
                   4-6 p.m.  E-board meeting
                   Hospitality
                   5-7 p.m. Registration
 Saturday:  7:30-9 a.m. Registration
                    9:00 Business
                    5:00 Banquet
Motion by Dale C. and 2nd by Bill H. to pay for the banquet dinner of the 4 people of FEFA. Motion passed.
We discussed the need to generate resolutions to submit at the State Convention. If you have anything of interest, please see Kim or Bill. 
5 resolutions were discussed-
#1- grievance payments
#2- clerks to receive a clothing allowance
#3- 5 Changes to the executive board 
Motion by Bill H. and 2nd by Jody A. to advance resolution #1 to the State Convention.  Motion passed.
Motion by Bill H. and 2nd by Bob L. to advance resolution #2 to the State Convention.  Motion passed.
Motion by Bill H. and 2nd by Jody A. to advance #3-5 resolutions to the State Convention.  Motion passed.
Selection of delegates for the convention:
Motion by Bill H. and 2nd by Jody A. to send up to 6 people to the State Convention paying for the banquet and LWOP.  Motion passed.
     Jordan B.
     Bob L.
     Janette R.
     Akilah H.
     Bill H.
     Max W.
Motion by Bill H. and 2nd by Wendy S. to send delegates nominated.  Motion passed.
National Convention will be in Pittsburg, PA on August 17-25th.  
Motion by Jody A. and 2nd by Wendy S. to send Kim k. and Bill H. to all the National Convention.  Motion passed.
    New Business:
Motion by Jody A. and 2nd by Dale C. to spend up to $150 on an appreciation gift for our business agents.  Motion passed.
Local elections are approaching.
Next meeting: May 19th
Motion by Bill H. and 2nd by Mike B. to hold the drawing.  Motion passed.  Bob L. won the drawing.
Motion by Rodger R. and 2nd by John S. to adjourn.  Motion passed.  Meeting adjourned at 12:58 p.m. 
 

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