August 2017 Minutes
MINUTES OF MONTHLY MEETING OF NORTHEASTERN WISCONSIN AREA LOCAL #2247
Date: Sunday August 20th, 2017
President Kelly Heaney called the meeting to order at 1925 hours.
A quorum was declared with 15 members in attendance.
Kelly Heaney led the Pledge of Alliance and Steve Paradise led the invocation.
The following officers were present:
President: Kelly Heaney, Vice President: Steve Paradise, Clerk Craft Director: Dave Kroll, Maintenance Craft Director: Dave Villwock, Motor Vehicle Craft Director: Tim Alberts, Recording Secretary: Jenny Starry, Secretary/Treasurer: Bryce Thomas, and Bay Breeze Editor: Kelsey Helf.
Minutes of the July 2017 meeting were read by Recording Secretary Jenny Starry. A motion was made by Dave Kroll and seconded by Jean Wald to accept the minutes as read. Motion passed unanimously.
The financial report for July 2017 was read by Bryce Thomas.
Executive Committee: The e-board discussed:
Excessing at the AO’s, The John Akey Seminar, the job posting.
A motion was made by Lucy Hauser and seconded by Dave Villwock to allow Sheila Herrmann, PSE from Seymour to attend our union meeting although she is unable to vote but she has a voice and we will send her the paperwork to join the union. Motion passed unanimously.
Labor/Management: The labor management meeting was cancelled because there was an arbitration about travel pay for maintenance to go to Oshkosh.
Grievance: 4 grievances were filed on the August job posting. They are at step 2. A grievance was filed because Steve Paradise’s job was not reverted within the 28 days. So, this job, 1600 start with Sat/Sun off will be on the next posting. A grievance need to be filed every time mail handlers do clerk work. Let a steward know if you see this.
Legislative: Steve Paradise gave the Legislative report. He talked about preventing Trump’s harmful budget proposals that would cost federal and postal employees and retirees hundreds of thousands of dollars. H.R. 756 is not completely dead, but it won’t be brought up again this year. The TSP Modernization Act(S.873/H.R.3031) would expand and create more flexible withdrawal options for TSP participants.
OWCP: If you get injured at work, report it within 24 hours.
We need volunteers for an election committee chairperson and two committee members, one from each craft.
A motion was made by Kelsey Helf and seconded by Steve Paradise to have the next meeting on Tuesday, September 26th at 3pm at Denny’s. Motion passed unanimously.
A motion was made by Tim Alberts and seconded by Lucy Hauser to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed unanimously. NEWAL meeting adjourned.
The $10 door prize was won by Steve Paradise.
Attendees: See attached sign-in sheet.
Minutes submitted by Recording Secretary Jenny Starry.