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Minutes of December 14, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting

Minutes of December 14, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting

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December 14, 2016

The Executive Committee was called to order at 5:00 p.m.  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:

  • Presentation regarding 31 Wellesley Street
  • L141/L169
  • L328
  • L410
  • L458

President’s Report

Moved by Almeida/Arbus – In Camera

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Elliott, Len for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Solidarity Reserve Fund Requests

Request #2016-12-01

Moved by Labelle/Almeida

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide $2735.45 to pay actual legal costs incurred by the member in her CPP appeal.

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Elliott, Len for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Request #2016-12-02

Moved by Thomas/Jones

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 to pay legal costs incurred by the member in his appeal and, if necessary, a legal action concerning long-term disability benefits, on the conditions that:

  1. counsel’s retainer and rates are approved by OPSEU counsel; and
  2. counsel makes reasonable efforts to seek legal costs as part of any settlement or order.

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Elliott, Len for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Request #2016-12-03

Moved by Magner/Thomas

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide $4,613.77 to pay legal costs incurred by the member in defending the criminal charges against him.

Roll Call #4

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Elliott, Len for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

New Business

Moved by Almeida/Magner

Whereas OPSEU Policy section 9.5 states the Executive Committee will hear presentations only when a request to make a presentation is agreed upon by a majority poll of the Officers.

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Committee approve a presentation be held at the January 12th, 2017 meeting regarding the potential for 31 Wellesley Street East.

Roll Call #5

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Elliott, Len for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Moved by Elliott/Thomas

Whereas the members of Local 141 are in 4 separate units consisting of Community Living Stratford, Huron Perth Health Alliance, Perth District Health Unit, Board of Health County of Huron; and 

Whereas the Local held a meeting on November 10, 2016 and did have Quorum at that meeting; and 

Whereas the members of the Local met on November 10, 2016 and voted Unanimously in favour of dividing the Local in to 2 separate Local entities with 2 units in each of the new Locals.

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Committee recommend to the Executive Board that Local 141 be divided into two new Locals, the first Local will be Local 141 made up of Units Community Living Stratford Area and Perth District Health Unit; and

Be it further resolved that the second Local be Local 169 and made up of Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance and Board of Health County of Huron.

Roll Call #6

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Elliott, Len for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

L328

Moved by Labelle/Thomas

Whereas the members of Local 328 voted to allow the members from Barrie Non-profit municipal housing to leave to join Local 307; and

Whereas the members of 307 are a small unit of newly organized members from Carillion in Barrie and need more members to help strengthen their activism.

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Committee recommend to the Executive Board the transfer of Barrie non-profit municipal housing members from Local 328 to Local 307.

Roll Call #7

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Elliott, Len for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

L410

Moved by Jones/Thomas

Whereas the members of High Roads Maintenance have no local affiliation; and

Whereas Local 410 is willing to accept these members; and

Whereas Local 410 is an appropriate fit both geographically and structurally; and

Whereas such acceptance will improve representation for these members.

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Committee recommend to the Executive Board that High Roads Maintenance be assigned to Local 410.

Roll Call #8

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Elliott, Len for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

L458

Moved by Jones/Thomas

Whereas the members of Local 458 consist of Open Hands Cornwall and Stormont Dundas and Glengarry CAS and; Whereas both units have asked to become separate locals.

Therefore be it resolved that the Executive Committee recommend to the Executive Board that the members of SDG CAS continue as Local 458 and the members of Open Hands form a new local as local 4105.

Roll Call #9

Almeida, Eddy for
Arbus, Jeff for
Elliott, Len for
Finucane, Drew for
Jones, Gareth for
Labelle, Sara for
Magner, Myles for
Thibodeau, Carl for
Thomas, Warren for

Carried 9 for 0 against

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 5:25 p.m.  All members were present.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President

Nicole Glass, Corporate Secretary