FOR THE DECEMBER GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2021
AT 11:00AM & 7:30PM
VIA ZOOM ONLINE
OPENING OF MEETING
Call to Order
Roll Call of Presiding Officers
READING OF THE AGENDA
MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
- General Membership Meeting Minutes from November 17, 2021 to be approved
Unit Chairperson’s Report
Committee Reports submitted in advance of meeting
Any other reports from the floor?
- Financial Report for the month of November 2021 to be approved
RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD
NONE THIS MONTH
ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD
- Executive Board Meeting Minutes from November 2, 2021 to be accepted
Monthly Cell Phone Allowance for all Stewards.
Discussion held concerning why the Recording and Financial Secretary both receive a cell phone allowance while the stewards don’t. The President had mentioned that he is in constant contact with both secretaries when certain information is needed. The concern was that the stewards who receive many phone calls or texts from members should be allowed an allowance as opposed to the Recording and Financial Secretary. Some previous stewards had mentioned that when they were stewards they never received an allowance as this was part of the position. The other mention was the cost to the membership would be roughly $2,000 a month for the cell phone allowances.
MOTION: To assign a monthly cell phone allowance for all stewards.
MOVED BY: Barb Newman
SECONDED BY: Norma O’Neill
Move the time of the evening meeting to either 6:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.
Discussion held regarding moving the time of the evening meeting ahead by half an hour so that operators who attend the evening meeting that start early in the morning can still attend and have plenty of rest before waking up early to get ready for their shift. It was mentioned that the times were changed a few times to accommodate operators working a split shift and finishing by 6:30 – 6:45 so that they were able to get home in time to attend the evening meeting on zoom or in person at the hall. Some members mentioned that the current time is reasonable for everyone and that with the meetings being one day a month, it was one sacrifice that can be made by the operators who start early in the morning.
MOTION: To move the time of the evening meeting to 7:00 p.m.
MOVED BY: Barb Newman
SECONDED BY: Lisa Main
- Appeal to submit grievance to arbitration – Gino Chirila
- Any new business from the floor?
GOOD AND WELFARE
- Is there any good and welfare? Does any member know of another member in need?
CLOSING OF MEETING
Reports from Committees: Committees should submit WRITTEN reports, as required by the Unifor Local 4304 By-Laws, to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, December 13, 2021, so they may be posted online for the membership attending the General Membership Meeting.
Attendance Reminder for Local 4304 Representatives: In accordance with the Unifor Local 4304 By-Laws, all Officers, Committee Chairpersons and Chief Stewards are required to attend at least 2 out of every 3 General Membership Meetings unless proper regrets are given to, and approved by, the Executive Board.