Brad Dunlop, IBEW 213
Dave Porteous, UFCW 120
Jeff Carsience, UBCJ 1370
Kris Bothe, UBCJ 1370
Pat Bulmer, CEP 2000
Pat Munro, HSA
Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523
Maria Tokarchuk, HSA
Karen Abramsen, BC Forum
Boyd Sommerfeld, HEU
Ken Robinson, HEU
Carole Gordon, COTA
Liz Woods, BC Forum
Ron Bobowski, CUPW 760
Gord Larkin, CLC
Susan Steen, United Way
Steven Francis, United Way
Adrian Nieoczym, Capital News
Faye Saxon, BC Forum
Cheryl Stone, UFCW 1518
Glenn Nowag, UNITEHERE
ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
M/S/C to adopt agenda of June 6, 2007
CALL TO ORDER
President Brad Dunlop called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.
ADOPTION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
M/S/C to adopt minutes of May 9, 2007
Steven Francis, Susan Steen, United Way - Steven showed a couple of United Way videos, both of which referred to labour's support for the Central Okanagan campaign. It was noted that Liz Woods and Dave Porteous are on the United Way board. With Liz becoming campaign chair, Cheryl Stone was going to take the labour chair role for the next campaign. However, she is now moving to Thunder Bay. Ron Bobowski expressed interest in the labour chair spot and will take it on.
Upcoming United Way events:
June 26 -- Annual General Meeting
June 28 -- United Way Investors Group Golf Tournament
Sept 6 -- Kick Off Breakfast (Coast Capri Hotel)
Sept 13 -- Kick Off Breakfast (Vintage Hills Golf Club)
Sept 20 -- Maxine DeHart Drive Thru (Ramada Hotel)
Nov 3 -- Award of Distinction Dinner Honoring Maxine DeHart (Coast Capri Hotel)
Check their web site for more information: www.kelownaunitedway.com.
M/S/C to buy Table No. 1 for the United Way kickoff breakfast in Kelowna in September (Cost: $300).
M/S/C to buy four union-made vests with United Way and NOLC logos - one to donate to the United Way-Investors Group golf tournament June 28, 1 p.m. at The Bear golf course and one for each of the labour reps on the board (Dave Porteous. Liz Woods, Ron Bobowski).
Also, Gord Larkin announced that proceeds from a United Way fundraising roast in his honour Sept. 20 will be shared with the United Ways in the areas he has served as CLC rep.
REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS, COMMITTEE REPORTS, CLC REPORTNo written reports given. Ken Robinson, HEU, circulated a petition opposing plans to build expansions to Kelowna General and Vernon Jubilee hospitals as P3s, which could result in the layoffs of 300 workers. A protest march is planned for June 15 to MLA Sindi Hawkins' office.
Carole Gordon, COTA, reported the BCTF and CEP have settled their labour dispute. Faye Saxon has been appointed for another 2 years to the EI Board of Referees.
Gord Larkin reported the CLC is now campaigning to stop manufacturing job losses. Gord is retiring. "For 27 years. . . . I've been lucky to work on behalf of workers." Gord says he's leaving the CLC, but not the labour movement. In the fall, he'll work on the United Way of Lower Mainland's campaign and we'll see him then.
NEW BUSINESSa) WorkSafe BC public hearing June 14 Ð Best Western hotel (3-5, 7-9 p.m.) on proposed working alone regulations. Brad Dunlop is slated to give a presentation.
GOOD AND WELFARE
Respectfully submitted by Pat Bulmer, recording secretary.