Minutes submitted by Secretary Mikhail Romanov (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Present: Sheila Lindsay, Tim Fitzgerald, Mikhail Romanov, Mark Pattison, Yvette De La Cruz, Gabe Gonzalez, Sam Nelson, Steve Cook, Jazmin Gargoum, Renata Mendoza, Mark Gruenberg,Cet Parks, Rick Ehrmann,Paul Reilly, and Bruce Jett.
Excused absences: Amy Lampkin, Chris Stergalas, Elise Bryant, Ben Cooper, Alan Troyan, Ben Cooper, and Matt Losak.
Unexcused absences: Keith Barnes, Lauren Byers, Scott Dance, David DeJesus, Seth Dietz, Laura Francis, Ed Fortney, Fred Kunkle, Sam Nelson, Anthony Wilson, and Karma Zurkhang.
President Lindsay calls the meeting to order.
I. New Business
NC State 60th Annual Convention Call
Sheila Lindsay notes the convention call was discussed at a prior meeting of the Executive Council. Use of Guild Officia Email Address by the Local Units
The Executive Council entertained limited general discussion of the CASA unit’s use of an email address that could be construed to be maintained by the local. Sheila Lindsay suggests tabling to another meeting to discuss what constitutes appropriate email addresses to use. Mikhail Romanov suggests it would be prudent to migrate away from any ambiguous email addresses given the Department of Labor’s preliminary finding that an election complaint against the local on a similar issue had merit. Gabe Gonzalez recommends the Communications Committee should handle the issue. Renato Mendoza notes it may take some time for the unit to transition to a different email. Cet Parks says the local will review the issue with legal counsel.
Renewal of Local’s subscription to Press Associates Union News Service
Sheila Lindsay explains the local’s subscription to Mark Gruenberg’s news service expired in March and is seeking a renewal at the increased rate of $1,030 per year. Cet Parks explains the history of the subscription.
Jazmin Gargoum moves, Tim Fitzgerald seconds to renew the subscription. Mark Pattison asks when the Budget Committee will meet for fiscal year 2018 and Tim Fitzgerald notes he was planning on starting the budgetary process in August. PASSES VOICE VOTE with the abstention of Mark Gruenberg.
Cet Parks explains the local’s receipt of the thank you letter included in the Executive Council meeting packet.
DC Jobs with Justice Partnership
Sam Nelson notes a minimum financial commitment of $250 per year will afford the local a vote on the
Jobs with Justice steering committee.
Gabe Gonzalez moves, Jazmin Gargoum seconds to table the issue until the local determines the amount of its historic contributions. PASSES VOICE VOTE.
Ballot Point Election Services
Sheila Lindsay notes Nancy Banks spoke with the usual vendor for mail ballots.Jazmin Gargoum requests the local retrieve a list of vendors recommended by the Department of Labor.
Union Musical at Arena Stage
Cet Parks suggests a committee handle the issue. Jazmin Gargoum volunteers to direct the matter. Seating. of Unit Delegates
Sheila Lindsay notes the Bylaws Committee raised an issue about whether a unit retains an Executive Council delegate while the unit chair serves as an officer of the local. Mark Pattison suggests the unit nevertheless has a right to representation on the Executive Council. Tim Fitzgerald notes the Bylaws Committee is preparing a proposal for each unit to have a seat at the Executive Council regardless of the size of the unit, noting this could cause issues if a small unit is able to appoint a delegate despite enjoying representation through its unit chair if the unit chair serves as an officer of the local.
II. Old Business
Committees- Contract Committee
Mikhail Romanov suggests tabling the issue to the September General Membership Meeting.
III. Minutes and Board Polls
Gabe Gonzalez moves, Sam Nelson seconds to approve the June 21, 2017 Executive Council minutes.
PASSES VOICE VOTE.
Mark Pattison moves, Renata Mendoza seconds to approve the June 22, 2017 Board Poll results. PASSES VOICE VOTE.
Mark Gruenberg moves, Mark Pattison seconds to approve the May 16, 2017 Board Poll results. PASSES VOICE VOTE.
Sheila Lindsay moves, Mikhail Romanov seconds to adjourn. The meeting is adjourned at 10:10 pm.