Joe Paul called the meeting to order at 7 PM in Lakeland.
Paul gave a written (attached) and verbal report detailing the current and updated information regarding excessing, the Tour
2 “compression” and the AMP study.
Minix moved to suspend the order of business so as to open nominations. The motion
was seconded and adopted.
FOR OFFICERS FOR THE 2009-2010 TERMS OF OFFICE
PRESIDENT Joe Paul
VICE PRESIDENT Linda Minix
SECRETARY/TREASURER John Burton
CRAFT DIRECTOR Bob Lohr
OFFICE VICE PRESIDENTS
WALES Luz Pizarro-Goosby
SEBRING Tracy McKinney
office was contested by more than one candidate therefore all nominees were duly elected by acclimation.
were then closed.
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.
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.
reported that a letter of warning for attendance was issued in Lake Wales and is being grieved.
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.
also said that President Burrus has appointed her as an Arbitration Advocate for the APWU.
Moore reported that the Lakeland Maintenance Manager is a short timer and is really not interested in settling of the maintenance
Minix moved to adopt the Officer’s reports. The motion was seconded and
January meeting minutes were distributed and reviewed. Bob Lohr moved to adopt
the minutes. The motion was seconded and adopted.
January financial report was submitted for review. Linda Minix moved to adopt
the report. The motion was seconded and adopted.
Paul – 40 hrs LWOP and 150 miles for Associate Office representation and time spent on AMP study.
Minix – 14 ¼ hrs LWOP for Winter Haven representation
Moore – 20 1/3 hrs LWOP for maintenance craft grievance work
Minix moved to pay the bills as submitted. The motion was seconded and adopted.
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.
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.
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.
would also like to see the local become more proactive on hot button issues such as FMLA, OWCP, etc.
Wright moved to adjourn. The motion was seconded and adopted.
Moore won the attendance door prize of $25.00 to Outback Steakhouse.
meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.