GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Sunday November 2nd, 2014
6pm – 8pm
Green and Gold Room Commonwealth Stadium
(Use team store entrance, parking at the LRT lot across the street)
Agenda
***Amended***

Executive Notice of Motion: That the Edmonton Local add immediate family of the executive members to Article 6.13.1 of the bylaws: (people not eligible on the trustee’s committee). Immediate family will be outlined as per the Urban Operations Collective Agreement Article 21.02 Bereavement leave which includes those listed in Article 21.02 (8)
Elections
Executive Position Recording secretary (to April 2015)
CUPW Association 1 Member (to April 2015)
Women’s Committee 2 Members (to September 2015) Election Committee 1 Alternate (to December 2014) Organizing Committee 6 Members (to September 2016) Social Committee 1 Member (to November 2015)
Human Rights First Nation Sub committee
6 members (to May 2015)
*Parkland Institute Annual Fall Conference Delegates
*(pending adoption of motion and discussion at GMM)

In the event that a member nominated is not present at the time of election, he/she must have indicated, in writing, their willingness to stand for election.

Meeting of the CUPW Association conclusion of the GMM

CUPW 730 LIFETIME MEMBER’S GALA

 Come Celebrate the contributions of Lynn Bue, Colin Mackenzie, Greg McMaster, Brian Blair, Mike Tarnawski and Karen Kennedy, recently inducted as Lifetime Honourees (and past honoured Lifetime Members Carol Read, Ramon Antipan, and others….) in the Struggles of CUPW.

Date: November 8th @ 7:30 PM
Chateau Lacombe, Edmonton, AB 11001 BELLAMY HILL
Food, Music and Dance
TICKETS: $25.00
(Available at the CUPW Union Office)

 
 

Mid Term Election Recording – Secretary

Edmonton Local Executive
Mid Term Election
Recording – Secretary

(To April 2015)

5.14 In the event of a vacancy on the Executive Committee, a replacement will be elected at a General Membership Meeting no later than eight (8) weeks following the date the resignation is received.
In order to be eligible to run for a term on the Executive Committee, you must be a Member in Good Standing of the union, have attended at least 50% of the General Membership Meetings in the last year, and be nominated by a Member in Good Standing.

Election to be held at the
November 2nd, 2014
General Membership Meeting

Green and Gold Room Commonwealth Stadium
(use team store entrance, parking at the LRT lot across the street)

6 PM

Election Committee Edmonton Local

6.10 DUTIES OF THE RECORDING-SECRETARY
6.10.1 The recording Secretary will keep a complete, correct and impartial record of the minutes, or proceeding of all meeting of the Local and Executive Committee.
6.10.2 The recording-Secretary will ensue that the minutes are up-to-date and ready to present at the next General Membership Meeting (GMM).

6.10.3 The Recording-Secretary shall make available to the Secretary-Treasurer, or his/her designate. A typed copy of the minutes of the General Membership Meeting (GMM) so that a copy may be attached to the agenda of the current General Membership Meeting (GMM).
6.10.4 The Recording-Secretary will keep a separate and complete file of proposed By-laws changes at the Secretary’s-Treasures disposal.

ARTICLE 6
DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, OFFICERS AND STEWARDS
6.1 The executive Committee shall be responsible for the direction and administration of the Local in line with the orientation decided by the members according to the Constitution, the resolutions adopted at regular meeting or the mandate via referendum. The Executive Committee, subject to their duties and responsibilities provided hereinafter shall:

6.1.1 Have the obligation to enforce the National constitution;
6.1.2 be responsible for all representations before the employer;
6.1.3 Be responsible for all public statements of the Union at the Local level;
6.1.4 Receive and study all reports and other matter concerning the welfare of the Union duly referred to it;
6.1.5 Be the only one responsible to make recommendations to the members or take decisions in line with the Constitution and policies of the Union unless otherwise stated in the Constitution;
6.1.6 Have the obligation to meet at least once each month, or as called by the President, or at the request of 1/3 of the Executive the President shall call a meeting
6.1.7 Work to spread the most complete understanding possible of the Union’s policies, the nature of the Union’s struggle and all other matters concerning the Union and the trade union movement in general;
6.1.8 Shall be responsible for the implementation of the Union’s policies in matters of organization, preparation of strike structures, recruiting or any other organizational campaign launched by the N.E.B.:
6.1.9 Establish and maintain communication between the members and the main organisms of the Union;
6.1.10 Be responsible for the Local education program;
6.1.11 Inform the members and promote Union education through bulletins, communiques and other adequate means;
6.1.12 Be responsible for the orientation, preparation and distribution of all publications intended for the members;
6.1.13 Be a member of the Strike Committee;
6.1.14 Be responsible for preparing and posting of meeting notices for committees under their respective jurisdiction.

BASIC SHOP STEWARD COURSE

C.U.P.W EDMONTON

Are you interested in becoming a shop steward?
Do you want to learn how to represent your co-workers in meetings and on the work floor?
Do you want to learn how to navigate your way through and understand your collective agreement?

BASIC SHOP STEWARD COURSE
(Urban or RSMC)

OCT. 31st- NOV. 2nd 2014

This course is designed for interested members who are looking at becoming Shop Stewards. Participants will become more familiar with the CUPW Constitution and your Collective Agreement. The course will focus on the role of the Shop Steward to enforce the Collective Agreement, deal with the Constitution and familiarize members with the struggle of CUPW.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, FILL OUT THE APPLICATION AND MAIL INTO THE UNION OFFICE IN A POSTAGE PAID GRIEVANCE ENVELOPE OR CALL (780-423-9000) OR FAX (780-423-2883) INTO THE UNION OFFICE.

Larry Dionne
Local Education Officer

HUMAN RIGHTS COURSE

C.U.P.W EDMONTON

Are you an active shop steward or a member that identifies as being in an equity seeking group?
Or maybe you are a member who is an ally to people who experience systemic discrimination and want a better understanding of why this exists and what you can do to help?

HUMAN RIGHTS COURSE

Nov. 21st- NOV. 23rd 2014

This course provides an overview of the rights and struggles of equity seeking groups, with focus on racialized groups, persons with disabilities, aboriginal people and members of the GBLT (gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgendered people) community. Participants look at ways to fight divisions and discrimination and build solidarity and diversity in our Union.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, FILL OUT THE APPLICATION AND MAIL INTO THE UNION OFFICE IN A POSTAGE PAID GRIEVANCE ENVELOPE OR CALL (780-423-9000) OR FAX (780-423-2883) INTO THE UNION OFFICE.

Larry Dionne
Local Education Officer