September 2017 Minutes

MINUTES OF MONTHLY MEETING OF NORTHEASTERN WISCONSIN AREA LOCAL #2247

 

Date:  Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Place:  Denny’s

President Kelly Heaney called the meeting to order at 1525 hours.

A quorum was declared with 21 members in attendance.

Kelly Heaney led the Pledge of Alliance and Dave Villwock 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 August 2017 meeting were printed in the Bay Breeze.  A motion was made by Steve Paradise and seconded by Dave Kroll to accept the minutes as printed.  Motion passed unanimously.

The financial report for August 2017 was read by Bryce Thomas.

REPORTS

Executive Committee:

The e-board recommends:

To send President plus 3 to the National Convention in August 2018 in Pittsburgh.

To bring up 2 new resolutions at the All Craft Convention.

That members turn in both postal pulse surveys that they receive to get a $5 gift card.

To send the President plus 7 to the State Convention in April 2018.

Labor/Management:  The labor management minutes are posted on the board outside the breakroom.   Training new employees, denial of steward time and requests for information among other things were discussed, see the board.

Grievance:   A list of all grievance settlements will be read at future meetings or be printed in the Bay Breeze.  An improper mandating grievance was filed.  Grievances are being filed about mail handlers doing dirty sort.  If you see this being done, write a statement.  Who, what, where, when and why.

 

Automation:   Supervisors are trying to get input from employees on how to increase productivity.

Safety/Health:  Work safe.   Don’t pull equipment.

Legislative:   Steve Paradise gave the Legislative report. He talked about H.R. 756, postal banking, and reports of supervisors intentionally delaying mail to meet arbitrary quotas and goals.

OWCP:  If you get injured at work, report it within 24 hours.

Constitution:

New Members:  Jennifer Kaminski

Lost Members:

Communications:

UNFINISHED BUSINESS Supervisors should never be doing clerk work of any kind.

NEW BUSINESS

A motion was made by Dave Villock and seconded by Nick Ratajczyk to send President plus 2 plus a new steward whose never been to a convention before to the National Convention in August 2018 in Pittsburgh.  Motion was defeated.

A motion was made by Dave Villock and seconded by Dave Kroll to send President plus 3 to the National Convention in August 2018 in Pittsburgh.  Motion passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Dave Villwock and seconded by Dave Kroll to bring two new resolutions to present at the National All Craft Convention in October 2017 in Las Vegas.  Motion passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Dave Villwock and seconded by Tim Alberts to have members turn in both Postal Pulse surveys they receive to the union to receive a $5 gift card.  Motion passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Dave Villwock and seconded by Kelsey Helf to send President plus 7 to the State Convention in April 2018 in Oshkosh.  Motion passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Steve Paradise and seconded by Dave Kroll to accept the appointment of Art Ciesielczyk as the Election Committee Chairperson.

Kelly handed the floor over to Art:

For the position of Maintenance Craft Director; Lance Bouyear was nominated.

For the position of Motor Vehicle Craft Director; nominees are Tim Alberts, Jeremy Linberg, and Abe Rodriguez.

For the position of Clerk Craft Director; David Kroll was nominated.

For the position of Editor of the Bay Breeze; Kelsey Helf was nominated.

For the position of Recording Secretary; Jenny Starry was nominated.

For the position of Secretary/Treasurer; nominees are Ekaterina Bouyear, Robert Olson, and Lucy Hauser.

For the position of Vice President; nominees are Steve Paradise and David Villwock.

For the position of President; Kelly Heaney was nominated.

For the National Convention; David Villwock, David Kroll, Steve Paradise, Lucy Hauser, Jeremy Linberg, Lance Bouyear, Christine Bouyear, Tim Alberts and Loren Wilber were nominated.

For the State Convention; David Villwock, Christine Bouyear, Jeremy Linberg, David Kroll, Lance Bouyear, Steve Paradise, Lucy Hauser, Abe Rodriguez, Loren Wilber, and Tim Alberts were nominated.

A motion was made by Art Ciesielczyk and seconded by Steve Paradise that any candidate that is unopposed shall be declared the winner and their name should not be placed on the ballot.  Motion passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Dave Kroll and seconded by Tim Alberts to have the next meeting on Thursday, October 26th at 7pm Denny’s.  Motion passed unanimously.

OTHER BUSINESS          

ADJOURNMENT   

A motion was made by David Kroll and seconded by Jeremy Linberg to adjourn the meeting.  Motion passed unanimously.  NEWAL meeting adjourned.

The $10 door prize will be given away at the next meeting.

Attendees: See attached sign-in sheet.

Minutes submitted by Recording Secretary Jenny Starry.