Membership Meeting Minutes, September, 2011

Membership  Meeting Minutes                                                         September 15, 2011

Correspondence

–          Thank you Cards

 Unit Reports

 –  Teck Cominco

–          Grievance, Casual usage

–          Grievance, Casual Seniority Calculation

–          Casual vs Temporary Job Postings

–          Grievance, ART, Job Postings

–          Job Evaluation Issues

–          Technician Progression

–          Bargaining Committee Nominations, Oct 20th

–          Targeted Meetings

–          Respectful Workplace Training

 

–  K.S.C.U.

–          Ready Award, arbitration scheduled, January 2012

–          Crossroads Certification

–          Bumping

–          ATM Department

–          Grievance, Reconciliation Clerks, work distribution

–          Grievance, IT Group Issues

–          Vladco counciling, South Slocan

 

–  Red Mountain 

–          Shut down for season

 

–          Sandman

–          New General Manager

–          New Front Office Manager

–          Unfair Labour Practice

 

–           Waneta Plaza

–          Nothing to report

 

–           KIS

–          Contract Expires, Dec 31, 2011

 

–          Hospital

–          Nothing to report

 

–           Beaver Falls Machining

–          Nothing to report

 

General

–          CVARS

–          Local 9705 Representative required

–          Next Meeting, Sept 19th, 3:30

 

–          Local Review

–          Moved to on-line Blog

–          View at:  http://uswlocal9705.wordpress.com/

–          Suggestions for Articles and Content

 

–          Labour Council

–          Next meeting September 20th

–          Local 9705 Representative required

 

–          Staff Rep

 

–          SOAR

–          Letter sent to Corporate Office asking for pension increase

 

–          Community Events

–          Kidney Walk, Aug 28, Gyro Park

–          Joint United Way/ USW/Teck event, Gyro Park, Country Fair, Sept 24th

–          Proposal to work with Castlegar United Way,  June , 2012 at the Castlegar Sunfest

–          Joint United Way/Red Mountain/USW event in Rossland on Dec 4th

–          Looking for volunteers to help out

Old Business

–          Tents/Trailer/BBQ

–          We have jointly purchased a cargo trailer, Bbq, two Grills, and two tents with Local 480.  We have confirmed out commitment to raise funds for the United Way and other Chairties and groups as opportunities arise.

–          Cost, $5000

–          Womens Conference, Nov 6-9, Toronto

 

New Business

–          Meeting Time and Date

–          Require 2 hours for Executive Meeting

–          Change meeting day, Monday?

–          Planning

–          Christmas Party, 9705’s turn to host party

–          Party Format and hours of operation

–          Local 9705 Activists Dinner, Format and Location

–          Children’s Christmas party

–          Membership Meetings

–          Host 2 Dinner/Membership Meetings in Oct/ May of each year for KSCU   Hold meetings  following Shop Steward Meetings

–          Call special membership meetings for Teck, Clerical, Technical and IT groups in November to prepare for bargaining

–          Training

–          Develop our own Instructor for Level 1&2 Shop Steward and Safety

–          Elections 2012

–          Executive and Unit Positions

–          Need representation from Teck Clerical and IT departments

–          Bargaining Committee

–          Nominations for Bargaining Committee, Oct 20th Membership Meeting