BOG Meeting Minutes — June 27, 2012

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1. Master Contract Update. Negotiations over the performance article remain stalled. Promotion and grievance articles are up next. Goal is to reach the last stages of mediation on these articles within 30 days.

2. Grievances. Settlement (a positive one for the employee) has been reached in one of the grievances the Board voted to take to arbitration. The Board is awaiting the recommendation of CREA legal counsel before voting on another pending grievance.

3. New Head of OIC Meeting. Kirk Rascoe has been named as the new head of the Library’s Office of Institutional Compliance. President R. and Vice Presidents J. and M. will meet with him on June 28. The Board may request a meeting as well if it chooses.

4. CREA Position on IFPTE Resolutions. Resolutions were circulated and discussed. Governor Rudman moved and Governor Reeder seconded that CREA concur with the caps on base per capita tax increases (i.e., dues increases) as spelled out in the IFPTE memo of April 17, 2012. The Board agreed with all other relevant resolutions except one concerning rebuilding of nuclear facilities; the sense of the Board was to abstain in this case.

5. Request to Participate in LC Mentoring. CREA received a letter from a Library employee asking if we wished to help support a proposed mentoring program for Library employees who may need extra assistance. The consensus was to pursue the idea further as more specifics become available.

6. Open Time. An incident involving significant unsanitary conditions in pre-packaged food received from the Library cafeteria’s distributor has been reported. No tainted food is believed to have reached the serving area. President R. will be meeting with Library officials. CREA will recommend that the Library be more transparent about this incident (and possible reports of others) in order to make employees aware and avoid the kind of rumors that are currently circulating.

Meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m.

Attendees:

David Bradley
Phillip Brogsdale
Nancy Canales
Karma Ester
Sean Farrell
Chris Lewis
Jasmine Marcellus
Libby Perl
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Abby Rudman
Linda-Jo Schierow
Bryan Sinquefield

BOG Meeting Minutes — June 20, 2012

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1. Minutes. The minutes of June 6 and June 13, 2012, were accepted.

2. Meeting with Director. President R. reported on meeting with Mary M. Issues included outreach efforts, output measures, and staff representation on committees.

3. Grievance. VP Jefferson gave a brief overview. A quorum will be needed to vote [at a future meeting].

4. Convention. President R. mentioned the amendments and resolutions for the upcoming convention; they were distributed via e-mail. Please review them for consideration of CREA’s position. A per capita increase is also on the horizon.

Meeting adjourned at 12:40 p.m.

Attendees:

D. Andrew Austin
David Bradley
Phillip Brogsdale
Hussein Hassan
Julius Jefferson
Jasmine Marcellus
Libby Perl
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Mallary Stouffer

BOG Meeting Minutes — June 13, 2012

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1. Detail Extension. A detail extension request has been made for an RSI analyst who is currently working in DSP. The Board had no objection to extending the detail.

2. Master Contract Update. The alternative work schedules article has been tabled. The performance, promotion, and grievance articles also remain to be settled.

3. President’s Meetings. President R. will be meeting with Monica Woods of Workforce on Monday, June 18, and Director M. on Tuesday, June 19. Suggestions for topics included should Director M. put out a statement on how Mercury numbers are being used and why? What are the prospects for keeping grad recruits? Any other suggestions can be e-mailed to President R.

Meeting adjourned at 12:50 p.m.

Attendees:

D. Andrew Austin
David Bradley
Phillip Brogsdale
Valerie Grasso
Chris Lewis
Jasmine Marcellus
Brian Reeder
Dennis Roth
Linda-Jo Schierow
Bryan Sinquefield
Carol Hardy Vincent

BOG Meeting Minutes — June 6, 2012

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1. Minutes. The minutes of May 23, 2012, were accepted.

2. Master Contract Bargaining. The association representation article has been tabled; the primary issue was official time for officers and stewards. Next up is alternative work schedules.

3. Grievances Update. The Board had voted to take two grievances to arbitration; both were settled prior to that step. One more grievance is in stage 2.

4. Director Meetings. Mary M. will be holding three open, all-staff meetings next week. It also appears that the five committees that Dan and Mary established may be ready to report out.

5. CREA Committees. A dated list of committees and their members was reviewed. Some committees are currently active, others need Board approval to initialize. This may be a good time to reassess/update our current committee lineup and membership. All governors and stewards are encouraged to find any committee assignments that may interest them. An email to the membership to recruit new people to serve on the committees was suggested. Members may serve on any committee except the grievance committee (which must be governors and stewards).

6. Open Time. A STOCK Act update for the website to highlight CREA’s recent role in bringing these issues to light with the international and other unions? Another event (ice cream social, etc.) to discuss current issues facing public employee unions?

Meeting adjourned at 12:55 p.m.

Attendees:

D. Andrew Austin
Phillip Brogsdale
Beverly Campbell
Karma Ester
Julius Jefferson
Chris Lewis
Jasmine Marcellus
Jack Moteff
Libby Perl
Abby Rudman
Dennis Roth
Linda-Jo Schierow
Bryan Sinquefield
Carol Hardy Vincent