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AMERICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION AFL-CIO

Meeting Minutes February 2009

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President Joe Paul called the meeting to order at 7 PM in Lakeland.

 

OFFICERS PRESENT

Joe Paul                              Ron Moore

John Burton                       Tracy McKinney

Wendy Crandle                  Luz Pizarro-Goosby

Warren Wright                

 

OFFICER’S REPORTS

Joe Paul gave a written (attached) and verbal report detailing the current and updated information regarding excessing, the Tour 2 “compression” and the AMP study.

 

Linda Minix moved to suspend the order of business so as to open nominations.  The motion was seconded and adopted.

 

NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICERS FOR THE 2009-2010 TERMS OF OFFICE

PRESIDENT          Joe Paul

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT        Linda Minix

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY/TREASURER        John Burton

EDITOR                 Wendy Crandle

CLERK CRAFT DIRECTOR                Warren Wright

MAINTENANCE CRAFT DIRECTOR             Bob Lohr

ASSOCIATE OFFICE VICE PRESIDENTS

                LAKE WALES       Luz Pizarro-Goosby

                SEBRING              Tracy McKinney

No office was contested by more than one candidate therefore all nominees were duly elected by acclimation.

Nominations were then closed.

 

OFFICER’S REPORTS (con’t)

Warren Wright reported that management seems to have no answers for employees regarding excessing.  Rumor Control seems to be the order of the day.  The plant manager issued a blank directive that there would be deviations from your scheduled reporting time.  Four letters of warning were issued on Tour 1.

 

Tracy reported that casuals are doing scheme work in the Sebring office and some supervisors continue to try to do bargaining unit work.  These instances are being followed up on.

 

Luz reported that a letter of warning for attendance was issued in Lake Wales and is being grieved.

 

Linda Minix said that 22 grievances have been filed on non compliance issues in the Winter Haven Post Office.  Violations of Art 1, Sec 6, supervisor’s performing bargaining unit work are still being filed.  She reports that the employees are really stepping up with witness statements that will help our grievances.

Linda also said that President Burrus has appointed her as an Arbitration Advocate for the APWU.

 

 

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Ron Moore reported that the Lakeland Maintenance Manager is a short timer and is really not interested in settling of the maintenance grievances.

 

Linda Minix moved to adopt the Officer’s reports.  The motion was seconded and adopted.

 

The January meeting minutes were distributed and reviewed.  Bob Lohr moved to adopt the minutes.  The motion was seconded and adopted.

 

The January financial report was submitted for review.  Linda Minix moved to adopt the report.  The motion was seconded and adopted.

 

BILLS SUBMITTED

Joe Paul – 40 hrs LWOP and 150 miles for Associate Office representation and time spent on AMP study.

Linda Minix – 14 hrs LWOP for Winter Haven representation

Ron Moore – 20 1/3 hrs LWOP for maintenance craft grievance work

Linda Minix moved to pay the bills as submitted.  The motion was seconded and adopted.

 

OLD BUSINESS

None

 

NEW BUSINESS

John Burton moved to send up to six delegates and President Joe Paul to the APWU of Florida Spring Seminar to be held in Ocala on March 26-28 and for Joe Paul to also attend the Florida President’s conference on Wednesday.   The local will provide 3 hotel rooms for two nights each, with per diem and mileage plus one day LWOP and an extra day LWOP for the President’s conference.  The motion was seconded and adopted.

 

Joe Paul would like to start getting labor management meetings set up in all offices as soon as possible so agenda items need to be prepared ASAP.  He would like to get “eyes and ears” in as many offices as possible so as to be able to have better representation for the members in those offices.

 

The local has never had so many things thrown at it all at once and help is needed by everyone willing to step up and provide assistance.  We need to show “Union Strength & Knowledge” so management doesn’t think that they can get away with what they want.

 

Joe would also like to see the local become more proactive on hot button issues such as FMLA, OWCP, etc.

 

Warren Wright moved to adjourn.  The motion was seconded and adopted.

 

Ron Moore won the attendance door prize of $25.00 to Outback Steakhouse.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

John Burton

Secretary/Treasurer