meeting was called to order by President Joe Paul at 7 PM in Lakeland.
Minix John Burton Warren Wright
Robert Lohr Tracy McKinney
Paul submitted a written report that is posted on our website at www.ccal3799.com.
also stated that he needs labor management agenda items for both the Lakeland Plant and Lakeland Customer Service. The impact letter on staffing from the Postal Service is expected anytime.
Joe said that at least 30 positions have been excessed from Manasota.
Minix told the members that she is retiring from the Postal Service on June 30th.
She intends to remain active in the local and in Union affairs overall. As
Education Committee Chairwoman she said she will have a more flexible schedule so she is planning on area training classes
for members and stewards instead of having every one come to Lakeland.
reminded the members that they need to ensure that they are doing their jobs by the book, to work safely and not try to hurry
because of staffing shortages and risk possible injury to themselves and others. Shortcuts
only make it easier for management and more risky for the employees.
is also true because light and limited duty jobs are quickly disappearing due to the National Reassessment Program in which
mgmt will find you a job you can do in the private sector and eventually do away with your benefits.
is imperative that Associate Offices keep the Union apprised of any job changes, reversions, job abolishments or any other
changes. The Union cannot help if you do not inform us of what is happening in
your office. We also need to file grievances if any other craft or management
is doing our work. Members need to step up now more than ever.
Wright reported that he is very happy to have the help of former President Gary Desmond who is on board as a steward again
on Tour 3. Management morale is also very low and they seem to be letting things
go downhill. There continues to be incidental leave problems. Members are advised to be aware of the local contract language and procedures regarding this issue and
ask for leave the proper way in order to grieve violations as they occur.
Lohr reported that he has filed two unfair labor practices with the National Labor Relations Board regarding non-compliance
with previous grievance settlements. A Maintenance Craft employee in Winter Haven
was given a monetary award 7 days after the grievance settlement. He is trying
to force maintenance to put the relief jobs that you are responsible for on the job bids the way they should be.
McKinney said that management in Sebring will not approve advance sick leave for doctor’s appointments. Short of filing a grievance calling in sick for the whole day is the only other alternative.
Lohr moved to accept the Officer’s Reports. The motion was seconded and
Minix – 20 hrs of LWOP this month and 27 hrs from last month for AO representation.
Paul- a total of 26 hours LWOP for the last two months and 165 miles
Lohr – 6 hrs LWOP for maintenance craft issues
Burton – 8 hrs LWOP for tax work
Minix moved to accept the bills as submitted. The motion was seconded and adopted.
April meeting minutes were distributed and reviewed. Linda moved to adopt the
minutes as corrected. The motion was seconded and adopted.
April financial reports were distributed and reviewed. Bob Lohr moved to adopt
the report. The motion was seconded and adopted.
Johnson won the attendance door prize of a $25.00 gift certificate.
Crandle moved to adjourn. The motion was seconded and adopted.
adjourned at 8:20 PM.