Lethbridge Area Council Meeting Minutes (February 15, 2022)

In attendance:  Krysty Thomas (Munns) (30048), President; David Pearson (30048), Secretary/Treasurer; Sherry Hunt (30048); Danielle Poissant, Southern Alberta Geographical Rep.


Guests: Lindsey Sparks, PSAC Regional Representative

  1. Call to Order:  6:03pm
  • Approval of the Agenda: By Consensus
  • Review and approval of the previous meeting’s agenda:

By Consensus  

  • Reports:
    • Treasurers
      • Presented year-end report
        • Year-end balance of $ 452.14
  1. February 15, 2022 balance of $449.64
  • Previous business:  None
  • New business:
    • Budget 2022 discussions
      • Labour Day Medicine Hat
      • Travel to Medicine Hat for Area Council meeting
      • Support ALF actions and local strikes
      • Discuss actions from 2021 request
  • PRC Update
    • Sister Thomas was appointed to the Constitution Committee of the PSAC Triennial
    • New emails coming from the PRC to the membership, themes like “what is the PRC” and “International Women’s Day, highlighting the Women’s Committees
    • The PRC committed to spending $100,000 with a progressive advertising company for a banner campaign that promotes what is the union, how has the union helped our members, looking to promote union pride and building engagement.
    • PRC committed to spending funds on a report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives researching the gains we’ve made in collective bargaining over time.
    • One day was spent at the PRC with Regional Leaders to do a check in across components (main themes was COVID and overall lack of member engagement)
    • One day at PRC was media training presented by Brianne Gortezen
  • Calgary Regional Office
    • Talked about mobilization 
      • Calling is effective
      • Month of action is April
  • Actions:
    • Work on budget
  • Elections:
  • Next meeting date, time and location: March 1, 2022 at 6pm
  1. Agenda for next meeting:
  1. Adjournment: 7:00pm