UAW LOCAL 2600 4330 Stafford S.W. Wyoming, MI 49548
November 22, 2016
I. Meeting was called to order by Lois
Soukup at 5:30 p.m. and roll call was taken:
Present: Lois Soukup, Julie Badgerow, Ruth Bever, Janice Kleckner, Helen
Mott, Brendan Earl, Mark Dunham and
Excused: Pat De Jong
of Agenda: Motion was made by Nathalie Merritt to accept the agenda. Second by Julie Badgerow. Motion carried.
Secretary (Approval of Minutes): Motion was made by Nathalie Merritt to
accept the October 2016 minutes as written, second by Julie Badgerow. Motion
Secretary/Treasurer’s Report: Motion was made by Nathalie Merritt to accept
the financial report for October 2016, second by Denise Terpstra. Motion carried.
V. Communications & Announcements:
We received a post card informing us the next veterans
meeting will be held on Dec 2, 2016.
We received the HR employment newsletter for
The Region 1D Retirees Christmas Party will be held on
We received a copy of the American Income Life Labor
We received a letter from Jennifer Sloothaak resigning
from her position as Recording Secretary as of 10-21-16.
We received an email from Gerald Kariem informing us of
a conference at MI State University on Election 2016: State and national
Impacts on bargaining, Health Care, and Employment and Labor Law.
VI. Unit Bargaining/Grievance Reports Unit I
(County) – There are no grievances.
(Library) – No grievances. Helen
reported that the KDL Board approved to extend their contract for one
VII (Network 180) – No grievances.
They are continuing to expand their work force.
VIII (Zoo) – No grievances. It was
noted the mileage proposal passed.
R Ford airport – Contract negotiations began on November 21, 2016.
VII. Committee Reports: Education
– No report. Elections
– Nominations were returned for the Financial Secretary position with only
one nomination it will go to Julie Badgerow. We also had a nomination for a trustee,
that was Denis Terpstra. Both will
be sworn in at General Membership on 11/22/16. Civil
Rights – None. C.A.P.
– Helen stated they discussed Labor
Fest had over 4000 in attendance and they are talking how to get more
Locals included and maybe bring back the bridge walk. They finished the night will many
unhappy statements about the election and how the UAW seemed lacking in
getting information out in regards to candidates. They are still supporting the monthly
Food Truck and accepting donations for the Baxter Community center for
Christmas. CLEW is looking for
donations of toiletries to give away for Christmas. Much discussion was held in regards to
elections and the fact that Region 1D seemed to not get mailing out
endorsing candidates and so forth. Bylaws
– No report. Veterans
–No report from Janice but Helen reminded us about Christmas Stars for the
Vets home and the homeless Vets Christmas party. Website
– No report. Women’s
– No report. Retirees’
– No report due to meeting not being held because of elections.
VIII. Old Business:
a. December meeting – Nathalie Merrit made
a motion to go dark in December so the members could have time to spend with
family. Second by Helen Mott. Motion carried. There will not be December General Membership
meeting but Executive Board will still be held.
b. Calendars – Lois brought up the fact
that we are not going to order calendars this year as we still have more than
half from next year so we are not going to go through the expense but we did
make up folders with a monthly calendar for each person who has to record time. It would be wonderful if everyone could fill
it out monthly and return it to Shelly.
c. Swear In – Denise Terpstra was sworn in
as the new trustee and Julie Badgerow as Financial Secretary.
and Answer – Nathalie brought up an issue of security breach by a Union
member against another Union member at the Sheriff department. We will work though this as it develops.
and Welfare: Lois reminded us to
donate if we can to the Homeless Vets Christmas and Toys for Tots.
XII. Next Meeting: January 24, 2016 at 5:30
pm.UAW LOCAL 2600 4330 Stafford S.W. Wyoming, MI 49548