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Executive Committee Meeting Minutes of June 5, 2014

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes of June 5, 2014

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The Executive Committee was called to order at 9:00 am. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present. Peggy Maybury, Executive Assistant to the President was also in attendance.

Agenda

The agenda was amended to add

Convention donations

Temporary Staff

First Contracts

The question was called on the Agenda as amended

Roll Call #1

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy for

Cormier, Chris for

Elliot, Ron for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 9 For 0 Against

Consent Agenda

Minutes of previous meeting

The OPSEU Executive Committee Minutes of May 6, 2014 were adopted.

Treasurer’s Report

First Vice-President/Treasurer Almeida presented the Treasurer’s Report.

Convention Donations

Moved by Almeida/Thomas

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Convention donations be approved as recommended.

Moved by Magner/Arbus

Move L.568 request to FOR.

Roll Call #2

Arbus, Jeff against

Almeida, Eddy against

Cormier, Chris          against

Elliot, Ron against

Labelle, Sara against

Magner, Myles for

Thibodeau, Carl against

Thomas, Warren against

Tungatt, Debbie against

Defeated 1 For 8 Against

The question was called on the motion:

Therefore be it resolved that the Convention donations be approved as recommended.

Roll Call #3

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy for

Cormier, Chris for

Elliot, Ron for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 9 For 0 Against

President’s Report

Central Labour Updates

President Thomas updated the Executive Committee.

New Business

Audit Committee Report

A report was given to the Executive Committee. Jeff Arbus gave the Executive Committee an update on the Audit Committee’s Report.

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

Roll Call #4

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy for

Cormier, Chris for

Elliot, Ron for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 9 For 0 Against

Solidarity Fund Requests

Seven requests were submitted.

Request # 2014-06-01

Moved by Magner/Tungatt

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 for legal expenses incurred by the member in the course of her CPP appeal, provided that counsel’s rates are confirmed as reasonable by OPSEU counsel.

Roll Call #5

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy for

Cormier, Chris for

Elliot, Ron for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 9 For 0 Against

Request # 2014-06-02

Moved by Elliot/Arbus

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 for legal expenses incurred by the member in the course of her CPP appeal, provided that counsel’s rates are confirmed as reasonable by OPSEU counsel.

Roll Call #6

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy for

Cormier, Chris for

Elliot, Ron for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 9 For 0 Against

Request # 2014-06-03

Moved by Magner/Tungatt

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 for legal expenses incurred by the member in the course of her criminal defence, provided that criminal counsel continues to charge reasonable rates as approved by OPSEU counsel.

Roll Call #7

Arbus, Jeff               for                                           Almeida, Eddy                     for

Cormier, Chris       for                                           Elliot, Ron                             for                            

Labelle, Sara                       for                                           Magner, Myles                     for                

Thibodeau, Carl    for                                           Thomas, Warren       for

Tungatt, Debbie     for

CARRIED     9 – For 0 – Against

Request # 2014-06-04

Moved by Labelle/Elliot

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 for legal expenses incurred by the member in the course of her criminal defence, provided that criminal counsel continues to charge reasonable rates as approved by OPSEU counsel.

Roll Call #8

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy for

Cormier, Chris for

Elliot, Ron for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 9 For 0 Against

Request # 2014-06-05

Moved by Labelle/Cormier

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 for legal expenses incurred by the member in the course of his criminal defence, provided that criminal counsel continues to charge reasonable rates as approved by OPSEU counsel.

Roll Call #9

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy for

Cormier, Chris for

Elliot, Ron for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 9 For 0 Against

Request # 2014-06-06

Moved by Labelle/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 for legal expenses incurred by the member in the course of his criminal defence, provided that criminal counsel continues to charge reasonable rates as approved by OPSEU counsel.

Roll Call #10

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy for

Cormier, Chris for

Elliot, Ron for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 9 For 0 Against

Request # 2014-06-07

Moved by Almeida/Arbus

Therefore be it resolved that the request for funding is denied as outside the scope of the Solidarity Reserve Fund Policy, in that the member is not a member in good standing of OPSEU and there is no clear legal approach for resolving his complaint.

Roll Call #11

Arbus, Jeff for

Almeida, Eddy for

Cormier, Chris for

Elliot, Ron for

Labelle, Sara for

Magner, Myles for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tungatt, Debbie for

Carried 9 For 0 Against

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 11:10 am.  All members were present.

Signed by

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President and Kathryn Kaminski, Corporate Secretary