• Jean Levasseur

uniFOR 1016 LUEB Minutes Teleconference, April 15, 2015

uniFOR 1016 LUEB Minutes

Teleconference, April 15, 2015

In Attendance

  • Shawn Wood

  • Michelle Zelazny

  • Susan Wilson

  • Andre Lauzon

  • Christine Cassey

  • Jim Walker

  • Jean Levasseur

  • Nicholas Dussault

  • Sam Toytman

Shop Steward Job Description

  • Jim, Chris and Kris met earlier this month

  • Sent out a Shop Steward Position Description earlier this week for LUEB interim approval, will ultimately need to go to Convention and be voted on for inclusion in the By-Laws

  • That document is included as an attachment to these minutes

  • All in favour? Unanimous

Shop Steward Election Schedule Document

  • Sent out earlier this week

  • Included (with amendments) as an attachment to this document

  • All interim resolutions that will need to be proposed at convention 2015

  • Chris has already provided the elections chair with the proposed dates

  • Proposal to run the shop steward election simultaneously with the convention election. Overall thought to be too confusing, better to run 2 separate elections

  • Need to clarify during the vote that members can vote for UP TO “X” number of stewards (you can vote for only 1 if you want)

  • Motion to approve as amended? Approved-unanimous

Convention Delegate Elections

  • Sent out earlier this week

  • Included as an attachment to this document

  • All in favour? Unanimous

Minutes LUEB

  • February minutes suggest that Elections Chair would not be unbiased

  • That was not the case or the intent and the line should be stricken from the previous minutes

  • All in favour?

  • Michelle abstains

  • unanimous

Trustee Meeting & Local Finances

  • First meeting with new Financial Secretary and Trustees went smoothly

  • All reports completed by meeting’s end

  • Summary sent out today

  • Other documentation Shawn will mail out

Other Business

  • Staffing rate still seen as slow

  • iPad sign in is causing concern in a number of units

  • what can/is that information being used for?

  • Why? Given you still have to sign in on paper

  • YUL still waiting for letter on FSS in simulation

  • Next meeting

  • Teleconference May 13, 2015 @ 2:30EST


Proposed election schedules

Shop Stewards

1 shop steward /10 members or greater part thereof (6 or more)

3 year term

Interim measure- to be brought forward at next convention for inclusion in bylaws

Call May 1 (include written explanation of WHY we are standardizing this practice)

Nomination deadline May 11, noon EST

Elections May 14-21 (noon to noon EST)

Results announced May 22

Make ballot clear that you can vote for 1 or more candidates


Call June 1

Nomination deadline June 11, noon EST

Elections June 15-22 (noon to noon EST)

Results announced June 24

Shop Steward – Description

  • Know and support your members

  • Build unity in the workplace

  • Conduct and/or participate in workplace investigations

  • Conduct and/or participate in complaint stage

  • Refer any disciplinary meetings to Regional Representative

  • Participate in:

  • Union meetings

  • Events

  • Training (minimum leadership and grievance handling)

  • Know:

  • The Collective Agreement

  • The By-Laws

  • The union’s policies and priorities

  • The company’s policies and rules

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