Meetings and Events
Board of Director & Membership Meetings
EDCEA, Local #1 has a Board of Directors (BOD's) that meet on a monthly basis along with EDCEA staff, on the first Tuesday of every month with occasional exceptions. All meetings are held via Zoom.
All MEMBERS are welcome to attend. To request a link to the meetings please email email@example.com.
Present: Rebecca, Marcia, Greg, Mary, Jenny, Roland
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: CHANGES AND/OR DELETIONS:
Add to New Business: formalize Treasurer and update authorized agents on bank account, using County email to transmit recruitment materials, negotiations training announcement, SLT Sober Grad Night, and BOD elections; Jenny moved, Greg seconded to adopt.
February 13, 2020; Mary moved, Jenny seconded to adopt.
REPORTS OF PRESIDENT & OFFICERS:
Jenny asked Roland who the interim HR director is; Roland said he goes by Joey. Jenny also asked if the position has been posted yet. Marcia confirmed it was posted about a month ago.
Rebecca mentioned that there are a lot of employee issues going on right now.
Mary said she is getting a lot of calls from HHSA, and a lot of them appear to involve bullying. Long- term employees at HHSA are quitting because of these issues. Employees are planning to write letters to Don Semon about the situation.
Roland plans to bring this up with Don. Roland stressed that people need to be willing to come forward in order for any progress to be made.
Greg reported that he is working with a furloughed employee to recover back pay, Two of the employees who were supposed to be RIFed have found other positions. The third employee plans to retire.
STAFF & COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Business Agent and Committee Reports – Separate Handout
By-laws Committee: Jenny has questions about BOD elections.
Labor Management Committee: Roland will be meeting with Don Semon of HHSA.
Newsletter Committee: Jenny is working with Laura to put together a single-page issue. Jenny wants to highlight new members. She expects to have the newsletter ready soon. Rebecca suggested we should start highlighting issues that have been resolved.
Political Education Committee: Kathryn Turner has left County employment and will no longer be serving on the committee. The committee met and reviewed the candidate packet. Jenny will be sending the next draft to the BOD to be reviewed. The committee had a telephone meeting with AFSCME’s Kim Martinez about a flyer to give to candidates who might be interested in an endorsement from us. Jenny explained that if we feel we want to endorse a candidate for any public office, AFSCME will match our endorsements. Kim said that AFSCME can help with social media, email, and advertising, and that they can reach the entire council. The PEC wants to start reaching out into the community and being a political force. Kim recommended members connect with people they already know who are serving in the community in all kinds of posts. The PEC is considering doing a survey of the membership to illuminate these possible contacts. Jenny would like to submit an agenda item for May to discuss the latest packet changes.
Authorized agents on bank account and new Treasurer to replace Debbie Touchette— since Debbie has resigned from the board, Marcia has agreed to serve as Treasurer. Mary moved that Marcia Woods be confirmed as Treasurer, Mary seconded, motion passed. Also, given that Walter Davies has retired and is no longer serving on the board, Jenny moved that he be removed from the bank account, Greg seconded, motion passed. Greg moved that Rebecca Klare replace Walter as the controlling agent on our bank account, Mary seconded, motion passed.
Using County email to transmit recruitment materials—Roland thinks it’s okay to use County email to send information to potential members who are new employees. He thinks it’s worth the conversation with the County that we should be able to use County email for this purpose. Roland will have a conversation with Misti about this. Marcia mentioned that Laura had responded to a member using County email with information about membership and that Laura had asked whether she should do the same for all new employees when we get the biweekly lists from HR. Roland would like Laura to go ahead and send these emails to new employees.
Negotiations training—Marcia wanted to know if we should send the invitation to the general membership. Rebecca thinks we should, and text it as well. Jenny will try to get something in the newsletter. Jenny suggested a flyer for site reps to put up on bulletin boards. Marcia will prepare something.
SLT Sober Grad Night—Rebecca referred to the flyer attached with our meeting materials and suggested we should contribute. Mary said we used to always contribute; Marcia reminded that we had moved to rotating among the three schools. Greg moved we donate$500 to SLT Sober Grad Night, Mary seconded; Jenny suggested that we publicize our donation in the Tahoe newspaper. Jenny volunteered to write something for submission. Motion passed.
BOD elections—Jenny wanted to discuss how we hold our BOD elections. She thinks we need to start months in advance, such as July or August, talking about elections. Greg suggested flyers to inform the membership. Greg suggested Jenny submit an item for the May agenda to discuss how to go about this. Mary mentioned the picnics for member appreciation. Marcia reminded us we had planned to start monthly general membership meetings which would include member appreciation raffles, as well as the monthly Q&A sessions with individual departments. Rebecca mentioned that we need to get the new text program up and running. Jenny also said that our by-laws state affiliates can have members on our board. She though it could be a way to extend political relationships. Discussion returned to what a general membership meeting would look like. Rebecca said she would try to write up some agenda ideas. Jenny suggested a shared doc. A date was tentatively set for June 16. Jenny asked to add items to the May agenda to discuss reaching out to our affiliates, to discuss our BOD elections, and to discuss the monthly general membership meeting.
GOOD & WELFARE: Thank you from Laurie—PEU made a $250 contribution to the Upper Room on her behalf. Tracy’s birthday is April 26.
ADJOURNMENT: Meeting adjourned at 7:24 p.m.
Next Board of Directors Meeting May 4, 2021
What is a Lunch & Learn Meeting?
A lunch and learn meeting is an informal meeting that takes place over lunch and/or breaks. Members provide their own lunches, and . come to learn about specific issues.
Organizing Committee Defined
A strong organizing committee is the foundation for creating a powerful, democratic and active union. The organizing committee is the engine that drives the direction of any organizing efforts. The committee’s role is to motivate and unify the membership to take action for the betterment of all EDCEA members in El Dorado County.