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Minutes of the February 1, 2019 Executive Board Meeting – Conference Call

Minutes of the February 1, 2019 Executive Board Meeting – Conference Call

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Conference Call

The Executive Board was called to order at 5:30 p.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present. Clarke Eaton, Advisor to the President, was also in attendance.

Presidents Report

OPSEU-Unifor Provincial Lobby

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board waive the 30-day notice for expenditures in excess of $20,000.

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius for

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas the Ford government has started to implement an anti-worker and pro-corporate and pro-privatization agenda that threatens the well-being of Ontario’s communities and people; and

Whereas OPSEU and Unifor, Ontario’s most prominent public and private sector unions, have joined forces to defend the rights of all Ontario workers and their communities; and

Whereas decent-paying jobs in the public and private sectors are key to supporting vibrant local economies and the strong public services all Ontarians rely on;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve funding as per the attached proposal, enabling 35 OPSEU members to participate in the joint lobby day events to be held from February 19, 2019 to February 21, 2019.

Moved by Magner/Labelle – Amendment:

after “to February 21, 2019” add “provided that 1) Unifor confirms in writing to OPSEU that it is not currently undertaking any raiding activity against any CLC-affiliated union or in discussions with any members of such unions related to their changing union affiliation, and that 2) OPSEU will communicate in writing to Unifor that any joint collaboration on the lobby day or any other Ford Fightback activities is contingent on Unifor not participating in any raiding or discussions related to raiding of any CLC-affiliated union.”

Add another resolve “Be it further resolved that OPSEU is not considering any form of merger with Unifor.”

Object to Consideration

First Vice President/Treasurer Almeida in the Chair

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley against

Labelle, Sara against

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 4 against

The question was called on motion:

Whereas the Ford government has started to implement an anti-worker and pro-corporate and pro-privatization agenda that threatens the well-being of Ontario’s communities and people; and

Whereas OPSEU and Unifor, Ontario’s most prominent public and private sector unions, have joined forces to defend the rights of all Ontario workers and their communities; and

Whereas decent-paying jobs in the public and private sectors are key to supporting vibrant local economies and the strong public services all Ontarians rely on;

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Board approve funding as per the attached proposal, enabling 35 OPSEU members to participate in the joint lobby day events to be held from February 19, 2019 to February 21, 2019.

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy for

Arscott, Julius against

Arvelin, Ed for

Elliott, Len for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley against

Labelle, Sara against

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Magner, Myles against

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Roy, J.L. for

Shearer, Philip for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Thibodeau, Carl for

Thomas, Warren for

Tremblay, Chrisy for

Vyfschaft, Tracy for

Carried 16 for 4 against

Julius Arscott, Kingsley Kwok, Sara Labelle, Myles Magner filed minority reports.

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at 6:02p.m. All members were present except for Chrisy Tremblay the reason was acceptable to the Chair.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President
Nicole Glass, Corporate Secretary