Edmonton AC Minutes (Jan 2012)
RO Contact Carm Chan
Rick Parenteau UNDE 30903 Nina Kiviluoma UNDE 30903
Bryan Smith NHU 30016 Ben Lemon UEW 30703
Jerad Cooper UTE 30025 Carisa David UTE 30025
Jo Chelick UTE 30025 Elaine Alt NHU 30016
Lynn Richards CEIU 30851 Dave Burchell UNE 30067
Darlene Lewis NHU 30016
PSAC Regional Reps Conference Call-Ins 5:30
Carm Chan Jayne Fisher UNDE 30903
Judy Shannon Cora- Lee Oleny GSU 30001
O’Neil Cartier Martine Babcook GSU 30001
Billie-Jo Brockie UNDE 30903
Regrets : Don Jirardin UNE 30067
Betty Dharap Moe Abba UNE 30094
Nina called meeting to order at 5:31
Roll call taken to check proper number of reps per local for voting later in meeting.
Approved as presented – Darlene/Carisa second/carried
- Minutes : Approved as presented – Jo/Carisa second/carried
1.1 Election for Vice-chair for AC: Jerad nominated by Rick, Seconded by Carisa
No other nominations Jerad won by acclamation.
- Political Action : “Hands off our Pension” is back in full force and looking at plant gating as well as desk drops, letters both by paper and on the website. Discussion on this being a priority and decided to make February 8th the day for having a “Hands Off our Pension” plant gate and those who volunteered and building locations are identified as:
Canada Place Darlene, Jerad, Dave, Nina
Base – Rick
South side – Moe (his site)
As well it was noted that information would be sent out to Locals regarding the campaign.
Campaign in which the people are being forced to make a choice between deficit and services.
A meeting is planned in February to finalize and plan other dates.
Tabled to February’s meeting
As this was the first meeting after being elected no report.
- Report from Chair
- Treasurer’s Report
Verbal report given.
The bylaws state that the books should be audited or reviewed at end of every year. It was stated that Robyn Benson (REVP) would like to have a small summary of books. Jayne Fisher volunteered and Billie-Jo to help review them along with Rick.
- Audit team
- Elections to PSAC Convention:
Nina stepped down and Carm proceeded to take the chair. Carm stated the reason for this new vote was due to a member filing a complaint. John Gordon reviewed the complaint related to the Edmonton AC delegate election and concluded that a new vote should be held with the same two members names (Dave Burchell/Nina Kiviluoma) on the ballot. Call-in voting was permitted, however members have to be on the call for the entire meeting.
Breakdown for voting so no local was over represented was checked and 4 officers of AC (Nina, Jo, Rick, Jerad) and 1 from RWC – Darlene
Election conducted and Dave Burchell was the successful candidate.
MOTION “Destroy ballots” Jo/second Darlene/carried
Carm stepped down and Nina took back the chair.
Dave – Thanked everyone for their support.
- Round table:
Carm – Timothy Hunt is proposing that Regional Committees in Southern and Northern Albertawork together participating in the
Next meeting will be advised
Adjourned at 6:25 Nina/Rick/carried