MINUTES---- MEETING JANUARY 9TH 2011
No minutes from December meeting. Meeting was cancelled.
Financial Report was read and approved motion made to accept by Jerry Tucker 2nd by Irv Saler.
ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE: Todd commented on how well the Committee did with the Christmas Party. Irv Saler said the Firehall was reserved and Bruce Weaver is booked again for 2011.
SAFETY COMMITTEE: Ryan Briggs has not received a response to the letter he sent to Mark Moore concerning the joint efforts of the Company and the Union as far Health & Safety, it seems the Company has left it in the Unions hands to handle these issues.
NEW BUSINESS: November 17th 2010 was the final arbitration for Derek Page. Should have a decision by the end of January.
Armor Cell is going on a temporary work schedule effective January 16th 2010 no less than 60 days and no more than 120 days from original start date.
Ryan Briggs made a motion 2nd by Irv Saler to move the monthly meetings to the Firehall.
2nd Sunday of every month. Jeff Long made a motion 2nd by Dave Barshinger to give Sweden Valley Grange 6 months severance and to purchase a 8x10 appreciation plaque.
GOOD & WELFARE: Todd stated that another person needed added to the Union checking account. Irv Saler made a motion 2nd by Jeff Long to add the Vice President Richard Dugan to the checking account.
Todd reported that the layoff list as far as recalling employees has been exhausted.
Effective February 14th .30 cents per hour raise will take effect.
Jeff Long made a motion 2nd by Irv Saler to start a Health & Wellness Committee.
Jeff talked to Mark Moore to see if the Company would contribute to the cost of joining the Wellness Center. Jeff would like the Union to match what the Company offers or up to 30% off the dues for joining. Wanda Knauer checked with Wellness Center and Union members can check out what equipment is available at the center on Sat. the 16th 8:00-11:00 or Sun the 17th 12:30-3:30 Wanda will also check to see if they will allow members to use equipment for one day free of charge. Wanda to head up committee, Jeff Long will help. Jim Bell and Tabby Long also volunteered. Todd said they need to set up some parameters.
Irv Saler made a motion 2nd by Jeff Long to increase the scholarships to 5 $500.00
3 graduating seniors and 2 undergraduates .Todd said the Neg. Committee will do the scholarships if no one else is interested.
Motion made to adjourn by Jerry Tucker 2nd by Ryan Briggs.
* The ExecutiveBoard voted on paying 30% of the dues for members to join the Wellness
MEETING OCTOBER 10TH 2010
Minutes were read and approved motion made to accept by Jerry Tucker 2nd by Dave Barshinger.
Financial Report was read and approved motion made to accept by Jerry Tucker 2nd by Connie Fuhrer.
There are 2 open grievances. They are in the 3rd step.
Old Business: Tom Odle was impressed with the facility on his last visit.
Pat checked on the interest rates for the Locals CDís they range from 2.43% to 3.12%.
New Business: The tentative dates to resume arbitration for Derek Page will be November 15th or 17th in Williamsport.
Good And Welfare: With election Day coming up Todd encouraged everyone to go vote.
Next monthly meeting will be Nov. 14th 2010
Motion made to adjourn by Jerry Tucker 2nd by Dave Barshinger.
MINUTES ----SEPTEMBER 12TH MEETING
Minutes were read and approved motion made to accept by Irv Saler 2nd by Jeff Long.
Financial Report was read and approved motion made to accept by Irv Saler 2nd by Travis Evingham.
Safety And Health: The Company still has not done anything concerning a Safety Committee our contract states that there will be a joint committee. It appears the company is leaving it up to the Union for the Safety and Health issues in the plant.
Old Business: Irv gave Todd the Trustee Report everything was satisfactory.
New Business: Eric Wolfgang from OSHA sent a report to Todd stating that there were no violations during his visit.
Tom Odle will be in the plant on Tuesday Sept. 14th .
Arbitration for Derek Page will be Oct 5th.
Todd reported that the only things Group Leaders cannot do is Hire, Fire, and discipline.
Pat to post on board, for any women interested in joining the Coalition Of Labor Union Women, should contact her.
Good And Welfare: Pat Davis made a motion to donate $100.00 to the Coudersport Youth Football 2nd by Rich Dugan.
The Face Book for the Union has 44 friends. Jeff reported that the people who have been laid off still have a interest in the Union.
Jeff inquired about the interest rates on the CDís, maybe we should be looking into long term investments like Real Estate, purchasing our own Union Hall. Pat to check on the rates.
Motion made to adjourn by Irv 2nd by Jeff.
Minutes----- Meeting April 11th 2010
Minutes were read and approved, motion made to accept by Pat Davis 2nd by Irv Saler.
Financial Report was read and approved, motion made to accept by Jeff Long 2nd by Dave Barshinger.
Communications: Received letters from, Pediatrics Aid Foundation, Coudersport Service Club,(girls softball) Port Allegheny Alle-Catts,
Austin Baseball Association, and American Cancer Society wanting donations.
Safety and Health: OSHA was in the plant testing the mist from the parts washer in the Procon Area. Todd to get a report.
Old Business: All grievances have been signed off.
Committee Reports: Topic for scholarships is ďManufacturing (past, present, & future) What Effect Does It Have On America. Irv made a motion to have the deadline for scholarship applications May 17th 2nd by Jason Stanley.
Good & Welfare: Pat Davis Made a motion to donate $1.00 per member to the Pediatrics Aid Foundation 2nd by Irv Saler
Bill Shinn made a motion to donate $100.00 to the Coudersport Service Club (girls softball) 2nd by Ryan Briggs.
Pat Davis made a motion to donate $100.00 to Austin Baseball Association 2nd by Aaron Vollmer.
Irv Saler made a motion to donate $100.00 to Port Allegheny Alle-Catts 2nd by Jeff Long.
Jerry Tucker made a motion to donate $100.00 to the American Cancer Society 2nd by David Barshinger.
Irv Saler made a motion to have a party for 20th Anniversary at the American Legion on May 22nd 2nd by Bill Shinn.
Jeff Long made a motion to purchase jackets for dues paying members, currently working 2nd by Irv Saler.
Jeff Long would like to see about checking into buying our own Union Hall.
Lisa Kio resigned as Trustee and Steward. Notice will be posted for anyone with interest to fill the Trustee position.
Jeff Long made a motion 2nd by Irv Saler to have Mays Meeting on May 16th due to Mothers Day.
Motion made to adjourn by Jason Stanley 2nd Ryan Briggs
MINUTES -----Meeting March 14th 2010
Minutes were read and approved, motion made to accept by Jerry Tucker 2nd by Irv Saler.
Financial Report was read and approved, motion made to accept by Irv Saler 2nd by Jerry Tucker.
Communications: Pat received a phone call from American Cancer Society they will be sending her a packet of information.
Committee Reports: There are 2 grievances, one is in the 2nd step and one is in the 1st step.
Dave Barshinger made a motion 2nd by Irv Saler to keep the scholarships the same as last year. Two for graduating seniors and one for an undergraduate.
Money to be sent to schools Financial Dept. after completion of 1st semester.
Irv reported that the books have been audited, 2 checks have not been cashed. Todd would like a copy of transcripts for himself and Pat.
Todd to check on memos issued to people getting transferred, lack of work or Company convenience.
Safety & Health: Ryan reported that there was a non-recordable accident, Don Bailey pulled shoulder.
Ryan also reported that the committee is discussing a different way to hand out Safety Bucks.
Mist collector has been ordered for the Procon Area.
Todd reported that the Company has signed off on the ratification and the new contracts will be handed out when received. March 8th more people were recalled from Lay-Off
Good & Welfare: Graig Taubert made a motion 2nd by Jerry Tucker to hand out questionnaires regarding a celebration for 20 years of Unionism (April 4th 2010) Graig, Sheri, Lisa, and Jen to work on.
Motion made to adjourn by Jerry Tucker 2nd by Craig Taubert
MINUTES----- MEETING FEBRUARY 14TH 2010
Minutes were read and approved.
Financial Report was read and approved.
New Business: There has been no official word on the visitors that were in the plant.
Henry Gaines asked who was in charge when a salary person is not available. Who is to be contacted in case of an emergency?
Safety: Harry Barber was to talk to Pat Davis about the mist collectors, he never has. Pat said they have not been installed and have not been ordered.
6 people are being recalled from lay-off.
Dick told people to check out the website for any information on negotiations.
Jason Stanley and Jason Tingley are still working on the Scholarships.
Motion made to adjourn by Jason Stanley 2nd by Irv Saler
MINUTES MEETING JANUARY 10TH 2010
MINUTES WERE READ AND APPROVED MOTION MADE TO ACCEPT BY CORI KIO 2ND BY JERRY TUCKER.
FINANCIAL REPORT WAS READ AND APPROVED MOTION MADE TO ACCEPT BY IRV SALER 2ND BY CONNIE FUHRER.
COMMUNICATIONS: RECEIVED A LETTER FROM COUDERSPORT WRESTLING CLUB ASKING FOR A DONATION. PAT DAVIS MADE A MOTION 2ND BY TABATHA LONG TO DONATE $100.00.
SAFETY AND HEALTH: RYAN BRIGGS REPORTED THAT THERE HAD BEEN TWO ACCIDENTS. THE COMPANY WILL BE FIXING THE BRAKES ON THE TRACK SYSTEM AND REPLACING TRACKS WITH ALUMINUM.
STRIKE COMMITTEE: THINGS ARE IN ORDER IF NEEDED.
DICK DUGAN STILL HAS SWEAT-SHIRTS AND T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE.
PROCON AREA WILL BE GETTING A MIST COLLECTOR.
EIGHT PEOPLE WERE CALLED BACK THE WEEK OF DEC. 7TH 2009.
TWO LAPTOPS HAVE BEEN PURCHASED. TODD REPORTED THAT THE TRUSTEES MAY AUDIT AT ANY TIME.
E-MAIL ADDRESS WILL BE POSTED FOR CONTACTING SHOP COMMITTEE AND TODD DURING NEGIOTATIONS.
THE ORDER OF SIGNIFICANCE OF RETURNED SURVEYS WAS
1. HEALTH CARE
4. CONTRACT LANGUAGE
MOST COMMENTS WERE: CAP ON INSURANCE AND TIME TO REVIEW CONTRACT BEFORE THE VOTE.
JASON TINGLEY AND JASON STANLEY TO WORK ON SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE LOCAL.
GOOD AND WELFARE:
TODD EXPLAINED THE AUTHORIZATION TO STRIKE VOTE. A STRIKE MUST BE VOTED ON BY THE RANK AND FILE.
DIANA MADE A MOTION 2ND BY IRV SALER TO HAVE A AUTHORIZATION TO STRIKE VOTE. MOTION WAS CARRIED.
NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD FEBRUARY 14TH 2010.
MOTION MADE TO ADJOURN BY CORI KIO 2ND BY RYAN BRIGGS
MINUTES ---- MEETING NOVEMBER 8TH 2009
Minutes were read and approved. Motion made to accept by Pat Davis 2nd by Lisa Kio
Financial Report was read and approved motion made to accept by Jerry Tucker 2nd by Ryan Briggs.
Todd reported on the TAA Meeting. 50-75 people attended. The meeting was very informative. People on Lay-Off must attend a meeting to be eligible for the benefits.
Overtime sign-up sheets now consist of 10 instead of 25. Three people were called back from Lay-Off
In January the Shop Committee will be handing out a survey on the upcoming contract.
On October 20th Todd & Aaron met with Joe Katula.
Peter Mitchell will review articles in the contract which the Shop Committee have concerns with.
The Company will be handing out certificates for turkeys.
Ryan reported that one Safety Form has been turned in.
It was reported that there was mold in sandwich machine.
Pat Davis made a motion 2nd by Jeff Long to give certificates to active Union Members.
Jeff Long asked for people who have not gotten their picture taken at Danís to please do so.
Diana Reynolds made a motion 2nd by Lisa Kio to cancel the regular monthly meeting for December. The Executive Board will meet, time and date will be announced.
Motion made to adjourn by Ryan Briggs 2nd by Jerry Tucker
MINUTES MEETING OCTOBER 11TH 2009
Minutes were read and approved, motion made to accept by Jerry Tucker 2nd by Irv Saler.
Financial report was read and approved, motion made to accept by Irv Saler 2nd by Jason Stanley.
The TAA Petition has been approved. There will be a meeting at 10:00 AM on October 28th at the American Legion. Tom Worsler Rapid Response Coordinator will be there to explain the benefits and answer questions. All employees will receive notification in the mail.
Harry Barber has revealed the Health Care for 2010.
He also announced the cellular realignment. The Shop Committee, still has questions concerning the realignment.
Diana Reynolds made a motion to make a revision in the By-Laws 2nd by Irv Saler. 7 members were for the revision 9 members opposed. By-Laws will remain the same.
Jeff Long advised people to check out the graph on the website, concerning average health care premiums. Jeff also stated that wages need to coincide with the increase in health care premiums.
Safety and Health: Mist collectors in Dept 55 need looked at, Pat Davis said a mask isnít working.
Jerry Tucker made a motion 2nd by Dave Barshinger to donate $500.00 to the Christmas House.
Irv Saler made a motion 2nd by Larry Ayers to hand out $20.00 Gift certificates to Union members for Christmas.
Jeff Long made a motion 2nd by Jerry Tucker to have Breakfast with Santa. Union and Salary employees can sign up. $5.00 per person at sign up, will be refunded at breakfast.
Irv Saler made a motion 2nd by Diana Reynolds to have a budget of $4000.00 for the breakfast.
Pat Davis reported that the total donation for Relay-For-Life
Was $1600.00 Thanks to Pat for the collection of recyclables
Motion made to adjourn by Jerry Tucker 2nd by Ryan Briggs
MEETING SEPTEMBER 13TH 2009
Minutes were read and approved, motion made to accept by Pat Davis 2nd by Cori Kio.
Financial Report was read and approved, motion made to accept by Cori Kio 2nd by Tabby Long.
New Business: On August 31st 21 Employees were Laid-Off.
Derek Page will be reinstated on September 14th .
Dave Mack asked if there was any training coming up for the Negotiating Committee.
Old Business: Last months motion to make a revision to the By-Laws must be withdrawn. Revision can not include the Executive Board only the Stewards.
Pat Davis made a motion 2nd by Diana Reynolds to revise the By-Laws making it mandatory for Stewards to attend 75% of the monthly meetings. Notice must be posted five days prior to a
Mark Moore has supplied more information to The Dept. of Labor regarding the Trade Act Petition. Todd contacted Senator Caseyís office on Sept. 8th to find out the status of the Petition.
Union shirts will be handed out the week of Sept. 21st.
Committee Reports: Ryan Briggs reported no Safety Forms have been turned in.
Mark Moore wants Jerry Tucker on the Safety Committee but has not contacted him.
Todd commended the Picnic Committee on the picnic. Sherri Boucher reported they came in under budget.
$90.00 dollars worth of McDonalds coupons and Chamber of Commerce vouchers were left over from the picnic.
Cori Kio made a motion 2nd by Jason Stanley to give to Jen Kelly for the Insurance Fund.
Motion made to adjourn by Ryan Briggs 2nd by Jason Stanley.
MINUTES------ MEETING JULY 12th
Minutes were read and approved, motion made to accept by Ryan Briggs 2nd by Jeff Long.
Financial report was read and approved, motion made to accept by Jeff Long 2nd by Lisa Kio.
New Business: 49 employees were laid-off indefinitely, half starting on June 20th and the remainder on July 3rd. During the week of June 29th thru July 3rd there were 35 employees on temporary Lay-Off.
10-12 employees were called back from indefinite lay-off starting on July 11th and July 14th.
Pat Davis made a motion 2nd by Ryan Briggs to donate $100.00 to
The Potter-McKean All Stars.
Grievances: The grievance for the Batch oven has been signed off. The Company will bid a job in the Batch Oven Area.
Safety and Health: Ryan reported that there were 2 near misses.
An individual slipped on a ladder and an electrode broke on Oven #2. Grip tape has been applied to the ladders. Todd to order boxes on Monday the 13th.
Good and Welfare: Todd reported that there were 1700 people in attendance at the convention daily. Two of the biggest issues were Health Care and the Freedom Of Choice Act, only 7% of the Country is Unionized.
All were in favor of a minimum of 50 people to sign up for the picnic or we will cancel it. Deadline to sign up was set for August 5th .
Pat Davis made a motion 2nd by George Sams to cancel the regular membership meeting for the month of August. Executive Board and Stewards will meet at the Legion Pavilion at 6:15 pm on August 5th . Regular monthly meetings will be back at Sweden Valley Grange in September.
Motion made to adjourn by Lisa Kio 2nd by Ryan Briggs.
MINUTES------ MEETING JUNE 14TH 2009
Minutes were read and approved, motion made to accept by Jerry Tucker 2nd by Bill Shinn.
Financial Report was read and approved, motion made to accept by Dick Dugan 2nd by Jason Stanley.
New Business: All people on temporary lay-off have been called back. Seven people on permanent lay-off have also been called back.
Scholarship winners were: Desiree Lamer & Rose Pasquale graduating seniors, and Nicole Lamer undergraduate.
The Trade Act Petition has been filed and received by the Dept. Of Labor. Mark Moore supplied them with the names and Social Security numbers of all employees that were affected.
Joe Katula will meet with the Shop Committee sometime during the week of June 15th.
Mark Moore informed Todd the Company will do something at the Plant for 50th year in business.
Irv Saler made a motion 2nd by Jerry Tucker to donate $750.00 to Relay-For-Life.
Irv Saler made a motion 2nd by Jeff Long to donate $100.00 to SOAP (Save Our Area Pool) in Coudersport.
Craig Taubert made a motion 2nd by Irv Saler to donate $25.00 to the American Legion for the use of the pavilion.
Aaron Volmer would like to see the Stewards meet every 3 months so they can keep informed on issues. Aaron also reported that there is one pending grievance.
Safety And Health: Ryan Briggs reported that there has not been a Safety Meeting in over a month, and he would like to see boxes in the cafeteria and down stairs for people to put Safety concerns and issues in, since there is no coverage on 2nd and 3rd shift.
Good And Welfare: Cori Kio has Darien Lake Tickets $19.00 each.
Irv Saler made a motion 2nd by Bill Shinn to transfer $1000.00 to the Activity Committee monthly instead of the usual $500.00. Craig Taubert reported on the Union Picnic August 22nd 3:00 pm -8:00 pm at CARP. $50.00 charge for the Park.
Union Members & Spouse or Guest and children 18 and under who live with you.
Retirees and people on permanent lay-off would also be welcome to attend. Craig made a motion 2nd by Ryan Briggs for a budget up to $10,000 for the picnic.
They will need people to help with games.
Motion made to adjourn by Ryan Briggs 2nd by Jerry Tucker.
MINUTES---- MEETING MAY 3RD 2009
Minutes were read and approved, motion made to accept by Pat Davis 2nd by Jerry Tucker.
Financial report was read and approved, motion made to accept by Irv Saler 2nd by Ryan Briggs.
Todd reported as of May 3rd there are 55 people on permanent layoff, 17 voluntary layoff and 4 people have retired.
Old Business: May 1st was the deadline for the scholarships, four have been received.
May 4th a Petition will be filed for the Trade Act, for those people who were permanently laid off.
New Business: Conference will be held in Washington DC in June, Pat Davis made a motion 2nd by Irv Saler for two people to attend, Todd and Dick Dugan will be attending.
Henry Gaines thanked the Local for their donation to send a group to New Orleans. Jeff Long made a motion 2nd by Jerry Tucker to donate $100.00 to Girls Softball.
Safety and Health: No new members have been added to the Committee. No food on the floor policy, no I-Pods may take affect June 1st will have to be posted before they can enforce.
Good and Welfare: Todd read the letter from the Company concerning the Picnic. Motion was made for the Union to have a Picnic, All were in favor. Todd would like to see an Activity Committee set-up. Jen Kelly and Sheri Boucher agreed to help. Executive Board agreed to have regular monthly meetings for the summer. Meetings will be held at the American Legion Pavilion.
Ryan Briggs nominated Bill Shinn for Trustee, 2nd by Jeff Long since there was only one nominee Todd will appoint Bill if he accepts the nomination.
Motion to adjourn made by Ryan Briggs 2nd by Travis Evingham
MINUTES---MEETING APRIL 5TH 2009
Minutes were read and approved, motion made to accept by Jason Stanley 2nd by Connie Fuhrer.
Financial Report was not available at the time of meeting.
There are 51 people on voluntary Lay-off.
Effective April 7th 9 more permanent total of 23.
Tom Worsler, Mark Moore and the Shop Committee met on the Trade Act. Will file a Trade Petition after May 1st . Federal Government will have more surplus after this date.
Pat Davis made a motion 2nd by Ryan Briggs to donate $100.00 each to Austin Baseball and to Port Youth Football.
Jason Tingley made a motion 2nd by Jason Stanley to donate $1000.00 to Chris Stickles for structural fire.
Safety And Health:
Occupational Safety and Health Conference at Indiana University May 20th thru the 22nd. Jason Tingley made a motion to send 3 people 2nd by Ryan Briggs.
It was reported that there are cracked leads on the ovens. Operators are told to run them anyhow, no one knows what temperature is too hot. Group Leaders have to make the judgment call.
Union has dropped the grievance for unfair lay-off procedure.
8 people attended the Steward Training Class in St Marys, It was reported that it was a very good informative class.
Todd to contact Joe Katula on union cards.
Any one who hasnít got their picture taken at Danís, needs to do so.
Wellness Program: Ken Reems will set up a meeting with Jack Carson.
Good and Welfare:
Todd suggested that the Union have their own Off Sight Safety Committee. Aaron Volmer made a motion 2nd by Justin Moate for this Committee. Todd also reported that the Company must record and answer concerns of Safety.
Ryan Briggs would like to have updated OSHA literature.
Motion made to adjourn by Jason Tingley 2nd by Ryan Briggs
MINUTES MEETING MARCH 8TH 2009
Minutes were read and approved motion made to accept by Jerry Tucker 2nd by Ryan Briggs.
Financial report was read and approved, motion made to accept by Irv Saler 2nd by Bill Shinn.
New Business: 61 people, down from 69 are on lay-off.
Todd talked to the Regional Director Margy Stein about Union cards. IUE will give us cards but CWA says we will have to buy them. Margy will get back to Todd.
Pat Davis made a motion 2nd by Jerry Tucker to donate $100.00 to the Austin Area 4th Grade Class for an educational trip to Pittsburgh.
Dave and Brenda Mack were not aware of the Health Screening that took place while they were on Lay-Off. Blood pressures that were taken at this screening need to be redone, several people got false readings.
Dave Mack reported Union Employees and Veterans can get a discount on their Verizon phone bills.
Safety and Health: Ryan reported 4 members are quitting the Safety Committee. There are a lot of issues not getting resolved, Company says they are Health Issues not Safety, Ryan commented that Safety and Health go hand in hand.
Old Business: Steward Training Class will be held in St Maryís on March 26th . Seven different Locals will be there. Stewards who are not working that day and wish to attend should see Aaron Vollmer.
Roy Weidler is still interested in a meeting with the Insurance Provider on the Wellness Program, Todd to make Mark Moore and Joe Katula aware of this.
T-Shirts ordered from TC Specialties are in. Will hand out closer to Negotiations.
Pat Davis made a motion to replenish shirt supply for new employees, and for people to purchase. Three dozen shirts to be ordered from Lonnie Hynds. One dozen each Medium, Large, and X-Large.
Todd informed Officers and Stewards who have not had their picture taken for the Web Page to do so ASAP. Todd also commented on the GOOD JOB !! Jeff Long is doing on the Web Page. Advised everyone to check it out.
Diana made a motion, 2nd by Dave Barshinger to have the next meeting on April 5th due to Easter.
Motion made to adjourn by Ryan Briggs 2nd by Judy Paul.
MINUTES Meeting February 8th 2009
Minutes were read and approved motion made to accept by Jerry Tucker 2nd by George Sams.
Financial Report was read and approved motion made to accept by Irv Saler 2nd by Bill Shinn.
Old Business: Jerry Tucker made a motion to buy T-shirts from TC Specialties 2nd by Dave Barshinger. Jerry will order 350 Shirts at $10.00 a piece for all Union Members.
Motion was made by Patti Davis 2nd by Irv Saler to raffle off the remaining sweatshirts.
New Business:Dean Baublitz and Brian Bell were let go for unsuccessful trial periods.
Patti Davis made a motion 2nd by Jason Stanley to donate $100.00 to Taige Bryant at Oswayo Valley School, proceeds will go the American Heart Association.
Irv Saler made a motion 2nd by Jason Stanley to donate $100.00 to Oswayo Valley United Methodist Church, to send people to New Orleans.
Lisa Kio made a motion 2nd by Ryan Briggs to donate $317.00 to Pediatric Aids Foundation.
Judy Paul asked about Union Cards, people who have been employed for 2 Ĺ years have not yet received a card. Existing cards run out in March of this year.
Safety & Health: Ryan reported the No Food On The Floor Policy will happen, Company has to post a memo before it can be enforced.
Good & Welfare: Todd removed Cori Kio from Strike Committee Chairman and appointed Jason Stanley and Jason Tingley.
Tentative date of March 11th for training class in St Marys,
The only expense will be wages and meals.
Motion made to adjourn by Jerry Tucker 2nd by Irv Saler.
MINUTES---- Meeting January 11th 2009
Minutes were read and approved, motion made to except by Patti Davis 2nd by Jerry Tucker.
Financial report was read and approved, motion made to accept by Irv Saler 2nd by Travis Evingham.
Old Business: Aaron Vollmer checked on the gas leak in dismantled PTS Bake Oven. The oven was airtight and still venting, doors were not opened.
Aaron also reported that the alarm on the overhead door in the PTS area had been fixed.
Jerry Stern addressed the 12 hr shift roll back again. Mark Moore said no. 20% were not in favor, nothing the Union can do. Will have to wait until Contract Neg.
New Business: Todd appointed Jason Tingley to Steward.
Jeramiah Magoon was let go on Jan. 6th for an unsuccessful trial period.
Jason and Diana to work on scholarships Irv Saler made a motion 2nd by Bill Shinn for 3 $500.00 scholarships, 2 for graduating seniors and 1 for an undergraduate. Todd suggested the money be sent directly to the schools Financial Dept.
If any one is interested in setting up an e-mail address on the Locals website see Jeff Long.
Safety: There was concern in the Purebide S Cell if 1 oven monitor has enough time to monitor all 8 ovens.
Dick Dugan to inventory T-Shits.
Lonnie Hynds will give us a price on new design for more shirts.
Good & Welfare: Todd handed out letters to the Officers And Stewards, stressing how important it is to attend the monthly meetings and to show we are United.
Motion made to adjourn by Jerry Tucker 2nd by Bill Shinn.
MINUTES MEETING DECEMBER 14TH 2008
Minutes were read and approved, motion made to accept by Dick Dugan 2nd by Jeff Long.
Financial report was read and approved, motion made to accept by Jason Stanley 2nd by Aaron Vollmer.
Todd commented on the Company sending a Union Employee to Mexico. He suggested that they send another salaried employee. There is nothing the Union can do, employee was willing to go. Need something in the next contract to prevent this.
Jason Stanley reported employees are keeping a notebook on things that need to be in the next contract.
Todd also reported that the $40.00 cap has been eliminated for Union dues. Dues will be 2 hrs pay x 2.25%.
There were no new Grievances. Aaron Vollmer reported that people need to take a Steward with them at all times if called into the office. Do not go without representation.
Keith Petti was let go on Dec. 10th
Safety: Ryan Briggs reported there has not been a meeting in over a month. Todd read a letter that Harry Barber sent to Don Lott, about the explosion on Oven # 6. Harry stated that they have implemented a Full Time Process Monitor and a Oven Review Sub Team was created. Jason Tingley asked where the report on oven #5 was.
Lonnie Hynds reported a Bake Oven in PTS was shut down and dismantled, the cracked gas was not shut off until 4 to 5 days after the fact. No one from the Union was aware of this. Need to get a Steward involved, when something like this is going on.
Bill Shinn made a motion 2nd by Jeff Long to donate $1000.00 to Patsy Williams. Patsy lost her home in a structural fire.
Roy reported that some people have had their insurance claims paid 100% for the Wellness Program. Roy is still working on having a meeting with BC/BS after the Holidays.
Dick Dugan donated 3 door prizes for the Christmas Party.
Winners were Derek Page, Diana Reynolds, and David Barshinger.
Next meeting will be Jan.11th
Motion made to adjourn by Patti Davis 2nd by Bill Shinn.
MINUTES MEETING NOVEMBER 9TH 2008
THERE WERE NO MINUTES FROM THE LAST MEETING---VOTE WAS HELD.
COMMUNICATIONS: RECEIVED SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION FROM IUE-CWA. RECEIVED A LETTER FROM JIM CLARK ON THE NOV. 4TH ELECTION.
FINANCIAL REPORT WAS READ AND APPROVED.
COMMITTEE REPORTS: TODD LAMER APPOINTED
RYAN BRIGGS CHAIRPERSON FOR THE SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE
AARON VOLMER CHAIRPERSON FOR THE SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE
CORI KIO CHAIRPERSON COPE COMMITTEE---COMPENSATION
PAT DAVIS CHAIRPERSON COPE COMMITTEE---POLITICAL
TODD LAMER CHAIRPERSON FOR THE ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE
CORI KIO CHAIRPERSON FOR THE STRIKE COMMITTEE
RYAN REPORTED THE SAFETY COMMITTEE IS WORKING ON A BOOK, RULES AND REGUALTIONS OF HOW THINGS SHOULD BE HANDLED, ALSO REPORTED THAT THEY NEED MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED.
THERE ARE NO OUTSTANDING GRIEVANCES.
OLD BUSINESS: 20% OF THE 12 HOUR NIGHT SHIFT DIDNíT WANT A SHIFT CHANGE.
NEW BUSINESS: TODD WOULD LIKE A WRITTEN PROCEDURE FOR COUNTING VOTES AT AN ELECTION. JEN KELLY, RYAN BRIGGS, JIM WELSH AND PAUL WILLIAMS TO WORK ON.
JEFF LONG MADE A MOTION 2ND BY CONNIE FUHRER TO HIRE DAN KERR TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE OFFICERS AND STEWARDS.
ROY WILL CONTINUE TO WORK ON THE INSURANCE ISSUES, WITH TODD AND ALICIA GOSS.
BILL SHINN WAS APPOINTED STEWARD. MORE STEWARDS WILL BE APPOINTED AFTER THE HOLIDAYS.
THE COMPANY WILL BE HANDING OUT CERTIFICATES FOR TURKEYS THE WEEK OF NOV. 17TH .
PAT DAVIS MADE A MOTION 2ND BY RYAN BRIGGS TO DONATE $100.00 TO THE DAISY TROOP.
RYAN BRIGGS MADE A MOTION 2ND BY JERRY TUCKER TO PURCHASE A FULL PAGE AD IN THE AUSTIN YEARBOOK.
JERRY TUCKER MADE A MOTION 2ND BY PAT DAVIS TO HAVE A SCHOLARSHIP FROM THE LOCAL.
PAT DAVIS MADE A MOTION 2ND BY IRV SALER TO DONATE $1000.00 TO THE X-MAS HOUSE AND $1000.00 TO MEALS ON WHEELS.
TODD IS MONITORING THE BACTERIA COUNT IN THE COOLANT ON A DAILY BASIS.
MEMBERS WOULD LIKE TO SEE A IUE DROP BOX LOCATED IN THE PLANT.
JOE KATULA SWORE IN THE NEW OFFICERS AND STEWARDS.
JOE ALSO REPORTED THERE WOULD BE A TRAINING CLASS SOMETIME IN JANUARY FOR OFFICERS AND STEWARDS, WILL KEEP TODD INFORMED.
NEXT MEETING WILL BE DEC. 14TH EXECUTIVE BOARD 1:45
REGULAR MEETING 2:00.
MOTION MADE TO ADJOURN BY JERRY TUCKER 2ND BY DAVID BARSHINGER.
Minutes Meeting September 14th 2008
Minutes were read and approved motion made by Irv to accept 2nd by Jerry.
Financial Report read and approved motion made by Jerry to accept 2nd by Irv.
Pat made a motion to donate $100.00 to Girl Scout Troop 784 2nd by Craig.
Roy informed us that on Oct. 9th Jim Clark IUE-CWA International President would be at the Plant.
On Oct. 10th Roy, Alicia, and Steve Kelly Jr. will be going to Pittsburgh to discuss Health issues.
There are no outstanding grievances.
Safety and Health: Ryan reported that things are coming off the list of Safety Issues. Jeff Long inquired as to why the union members do not meet separately on a Safety Committee. Need more input from different people. Safety Bucks will kick off in October.
New Business: Lonnie Hynds commented as to why the First Aid Kits were just sitting in an Office and not distributed to the floor. Concerns about them not being where they are needed.
Old Business: A survey was handed out to 12 hr night shift to find out their thoughts on a shift change. How many are for or against. 1 shift will lose a days pay, 1 shift returns a day early. No overtime involved. Dave Mack brought up the 1 day off without pay, no frequency. In the past had to let all employees have a day off.
Election of new Officers & Stewards will be Oct 12th
Election Committee will be Jen Kelly, Jim Welsh, and Paul Williams
Brief Meeting at 3:45 Voting from 4pm--7pm
MINUTES ----Meeting July 15th 2008
Minutes were read and approved, motion made by Henry Gaines to accept 2nd by Steve Kelly.
Financial report read, Pat to check on why there was no amount in Per Capita Expense & Bookkeeping.
Roy reported that Jack Carson will be in the plant on July 16th , Jack is the head of Human Resources.
The Local got no recognition for our donation to the Relay-For-Life.
Irv reported on the trip to Las Vegas, he stated that the CWA is ran very diplomatically. There were 2448 people in attendance, with 1364 delegates.
Grievances: Wayne Beck was sent a certified letter on July 7th , No response as of July 15th .
Bob Bundy is on indefinite suspension.
Two new employees were hired.
Roy to check on how much for Legal Council for Health Care. Thereís still are a lot of issues not getting resolved.
Next meeting will be Aug10th at Sweden Valley Grange.
Motion made to adjourn by Jason, 2nd by Steve.