GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

CUPW Edmonton Local

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Saturday, April 6th,2019

11:00am – 1:00pm Union Office

18121 – 107 Ave. EdmontonAgenda

President -Floor Election

Recording Secretary-Floor Election

Chief Shop Steward Maintenance-Floor Election

Chief Shop Steward Shift 2 EMPP- Floor Election

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Interim Vice President (until April 2020)- Floor Election

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 Eights (8) weeks following the date the resignation is received.

5.15 Election of Officers shall be the first order of business at the Election Meeting. The normal business of the April General meeting may proceed while ballots are counted, with the exception that items of “New Business” other than excusing members from meetings and waiving of dues, “Unfinished Business” and “Elections” still may not proceed until the members and alternates of the Committee have finished their work.

5.16 For all other elections not specifically provided for in these By-laws, the following procedures will apply:

5.16.1 Notice for election must form part of the General Meeting notice. 5.16.2 Candidates and their nominators must be members-in-good standing.

5.16.3 In the event that a member nominated is not present at the time of the election, he/she must have indicated, in writing their willingness to stand for election. This procedure shall be noted on the notice of the General Meeting.

Floor Nomination/Election 2 Urban sisters and 2 RSMC sisters for Prairie School for Union Women (depending on funding from National)

March passed motion: To send 2 sisters to Prairie School for Women in Saskatchewan June 13-19 2019. Moved by Cathy Furtak Friendly amendment-2 Urban sisters and 2 RSMC sister’s election to take place at April GMM – Karry Biri

Friendly amendment accepted.

*successful nominee’s need to be ranked in case of failure to secure funding from national*

Executive Committee Motion:To send 7 delegates to the AFL Convention in Calgary this summer at a cost of $2000/person.

Committee & Delegate Elections

By-Laws Committee 2 alternates (to Feb 2020)

Environment Committee 4 members (to May 2019)

Inside Out Committee 4 members (to Nov 2020)

First Nation Sub-Committee 1 members (to May 2019)

Organizing Committee 10 members (to Sept 2020)

Social Committee 2 members (to Nov 2020)

Temp Rights Committee 8 members (to Mar 2021)

Women’s Committee 1 member (to Sept 2019)

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

MENTAL HEALTH SURVEY

Hi All,

Below is information on a survey CUPW National Office has asked us to participate in. Please see below and follow the links for more information. Once you click on the link there is a “create an account” line to click on, please click on this to create your own private and personal user name and password. If you are able to spend some time to answer the questions before the deadline of April 5thit would be much appreciated.

Thank you!

Nancy

Nancy Dodsworth

President

CUPW Local 730 Edmonton

Phone: (780) 423-9000 Ext. 1

Subject: Mental Health and Job Stress Research

 

 

Sisters and Brothers,

 

Yesterday and today, the National office sent an email to many members inviting them to participate in a research survey. The research project is coordinated by Angeliki Pitsikoulis of the University of Québec at Montréal pitsikoulis.angeliki@courrier.uqam.ca. The project should help inform the union about changing job stresses and their impact on our members, and advance research about mental health at work in general.

 

If members have questions about the study, please let them know that it’s in the union’s interest and in the interest of workers generally, to participate. The survey is confidential and members’ responses won’t be known to the union or the employer.

 

In solidarity,

 

George Floresco

CUPW 3rdNational Vice-President

 

 

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Would you like to help potentially improve the working conditions of CUPW members? Please take a moment to participate in this research!

Our research aims to evaluate the workplace factors associated with workers’ well-being. More specifically, we wish to better understand the stressful situations that you experience at work, the ways in which you react to them, as well as their impact on your well-being. In addition, we wish to determine the contextual and personal resources that can help you cope with the stress that you may experience at work.

To ensure the success of this research, we greatly need your collaboration. We would be most grateful if you would take about 20 minutes of your time to complete a questionnaire. Your participation will enable us to produce a fair, objective and as complete a picture as possible of the situation as you experience it. As this research spans a period of three months, you will also be invited to answer a similar questionnaire in the spring of 2019.

Before you start the survey, there are a few important items to note:

*   It’s confidential. Rest assured that your answers will remain strictly confidential and will be used for the sole purpose of this research. Thus, no member of your union will know your answers. Only our research team will have access to the information you provide.

*   It’s simple. To complete the questionnaire in English, click on the following link:

http://www.uqtr.ca/CUPW_members_mental_health

Pour compléter le questionnaire en français, veuillez cliquer sur le lien suivant:

http://www.uqtr.ca/sante_psychologique_membres_STTP

*   Advantages. To underline our appreciation for completing our questionnaire, our research team will make a donation to the charity of your choice among a list of preselected charitable organizations, which will be presented to you at the end of the questionnaire.

*   Take it before it closes. Please complete the questionnaire by April 5.

*   Questions? For more information about this project, please do not hesitate to contact the project coordinator, Mrs. Angeliki Pitsikoulis, by email:pitsikoulis.angeliki@courrier.uqam.ca.

Thank you for the time and energy you dedicate to our research! 😊

Angeliki Pitsikoulis

Doctoral student in psychology, Ph.D/Psy.D Université du Québec à Montréal

Sarah-Geneviève Trépanier, Ph.D

Professor, Department of Human resources management Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Research Laboratory on Optimal Functioning at Work

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE MEETING

Wednesday April 3, 2019 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

Meeting to be held at our local office 18121-107 Avenue

Agenda:

Pride (June)

National Indigenous Day (June)

Articles for the Inside Out

Future meeting dates

Any other Human Rights issues

The HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE is an open committee, everyone is welcome
Please note the change in time.

Please bring all your ideas for the Pride Parade. The more the merrier!

Election Results

Edmonton Executive 2019 Nominations & Elections

The following positions were up for election and are two year terms. Following are the results at close of nominations (Acclaimed):

  • Health & Safety – Full Time Officer – Rashpal Sehmby
  • Education Officer – Ajay Sharma
  • Route Verification Officer – Jennifer Reimer
  • Chief Shop Steward – Wickets/Affiliates – Karry Biri
  • Chief Shop Steward RSMC – Elizabeth Tjostheim

The following positions were also up for election and are two year terms. They have remained up for election due to one or more of the following reasons: 1) There were no nominations 2) Individuals nominated withdrew their nominations 3) Person nominated did not meet attendance requirements.

Nominations and elections will be from the floor at the

April 6, 2019 GMM:

  • President – Full Time Officer Position
  • Recording Secretary
  • Chief Shop Steward – Maintenance
  • Chief Shop Steward – Shift 2 EMPP

Congratulations and Thank You to those that are acclaimed!

CUPW Edmonton Election Committee

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

CUPW Edmonton Local

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Sunday Mar 3rd, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Union Office

18121 – 107 Ave. Edmonton

Agenda

Floor Nomination/Election – AFL Convention 7 Delegates

Floor Nomination/Election 2 sisters for Prairie School for Women (if need be)

13.3 Delegates to any and all forums, conventions, conferences, such as Regional Conferences, National Convention, Alberta Federation of Labour Convention and Forums, Canadian Labour Congress Convention, shall within a month after attending such, shall submit a written report to the Executive. Such reports shall be a minimum of 350 words.

: The President shall provide a list of names of those that provided such reports to the next GMM.

: Such reports shall be made available for review by the membership if so requested.

: Any Regional Conference delegates intending to be elected for National Convention shall submit their intent to run in writing to the Secretary Treasurer prior to such election.

13.4 Alternates will first be selected from a slate of unsuccessful candidates for the delegates and their order will be determined by the number of votes that each candidate received during the election.

13.4.1 The number one alternate will fill the first vacancy occurring in the slate of delegates, subsequent vacancies shall be filled in accordance with the order in which they were declared elected

Floor Nomination/Election – Chief Steward of Maintenance – April 2019

5.14In the Event of a Vacancy on the Executive Committee, a replacement will be elected at a General Membership Meeting no later than Eights (8) weeks following the date the resignation is received.

5.15Election of Officers shall be the first order of business at the Election Meeting. The normal business of the April General meeting may proceed while ballots are counted, with the exception that items of “New Business” other than excusing members from meetings and waiving of dues, “Unfinished Business” and “Elections” still may not proceed until the members and alternates of the Committee have finished their work.

5.16For all other elections not specifically provided for in these By-laws, the following procedures will apply:

5.16.1Notice for election must form part of the General Meeting notice. 5.16.2 Candidates and their nominators must be members-in-good standing.

5.16.3In the event that a member nominated is not present at the time of the election, he/she must have indicated, in writing their willingness to stand for election. This procedure shall be noted on the notice of the General Meeting.

Un-tabling of previous motion

(Goods & Welfare) Add the following article to bylaws:

11.1.15.2.1 – as the monies available to this committee are not Union funds that originate from members dues, these funds SHALL NOT appear on the Locals audited financial statements nor be subject to an audit.

(Goods & Welfare) Change the existing Article 11.1.15.5 from

*a record shall be kept of all financial transactions (monies raised, spent, disbursed) and shall be submitted to the Trustee Committee for their inspection, in accordance with article 6*

(Goods & Welfare) to the new worded article 11.1.15.5

*a record in the form of a 3-column financial journalshall be kept of all financial transactions (monies raised, spent, disbursed) and shall be submitted to the Trustee Committee for their inspection, in accordance with article 6* This record may also be made available to the membership upon request or annually if no request is made.

Moved by: Cathy Furtak

*CURRENT WORDING IN BYLAWS*

11.1.15Good and Welfare Committee

11.1.15.1 Shall consist of three (3) core members, elected at a GMM. Other interested members may be called upon to assist the committee.

11.1.15.2 Shall raise money to assist members who are facing financial difficulty through no fault of their own. Funds shall be raised in two ways: a) “Pass the hat” – money raised due to emergency or immediate need, b) Ongoing fund raising – to build bank account

for the purposes of additional fund raising or disbursement to members who approach the committee for help

11.1.15.3 Only members-in-good-standing of the Edmonton Local of the C.U.P.W. shall receive monies from this committee. Money will be paid out in the form of a gilt Each case shall be decided, for both necessity and amount of money, on its own merits, by a two-thirds (2/3) majority decision of the committee.

11.1.15.4 Signing authority on the account shall be the same as other union funds.

11.1.15.5 A record shall be kept of all financial transactions (monies raised, spent, disbursed) and shall be submitted to the Trustee Committee for their inspection, in accordance with Article 6.

Motion:Move that the Edmonton Local send 2 sisters to Prairie School for Union Women in Saskatchewan June 13-19, 2019. Money to come from the Women’s Committee and from CUPW Natl. Funding if available. With election at the next GMM Moved by: Cathy Furtak

Motion:move the remaining funds from this fiscal year from wages-admin to FTO replacement

Moved by:Karry Biri

Committee & Delegate Elections

By-Laws Committee 2 alternates (to Feb 2020)

EDLC Delegates 8 members (to Feb 2020)

Education Committee 5 members (to Nov 2020)

Election Committee 2 alternates (to Dec 2020)

Environment Committee 5 members (to May 2019)

Human Rights Committee 1 members (to May 2019)

Inside Out Committee 4 members (to Nov 2020)

First Nation Sub-Committee 1 members (to May 2019)

Organizing Committee 10 members (to Sept 2020)

Social Committee 2 members (to Nov 2020)

Temp Rights Committee 2 members (to Mar 2019)

Trustee Committee 2 members (to Sep 2019)

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