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 .
Present: Rebecca, Tracy, Marcia, Greg, Jenny, Mary
INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS - No visitors
SALUTE TO THE FLAG
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: CHANGES AND/OR DELETIONS - Greg moved to adopt, Tracy seconded, agenda adopted.
MINUTES - April 6, 2021 Jenny moved to adopt, Greg seconded, motion passed.
REPORTS OF PRESIDENT & OFFICERS
Rebecca has been working with members about various concerns, but hasn’t had time to develop any of our other issues.
Tracy is hoping to get back into doing NEOs. She will get with Laura to coordinate. Mary mentioned a member is objecting to HR hiring practices for internal promotions.
Jenny added that there are other problems with supervisors. Marcia said Roland was planning to meet with Don Semon about widespread issues at HHSA, but she didn’t know if that meeting has taken place yet.
STAFF & COMMITTEE REPORTS
Committee Reports – Separate Handout
Responding to members who need assistance—Jenny reports that members feel we are not reaching out to them when they request assistance. She suggested Laura could return calls when she picks up messages and then refer them when necessary. Rebecca felt the perception may not be accurate. Rebecca suggested Jenny email her and Laura to ensure that there is follow up. Greg suggested that our voicemail message be changed to refer callers to the West Slope or Tahoe steward.
New BOD ZOOM—We purchased two additional ZOOM licenses so that we can schedule meetings more efficiently. There will be a repeat button which we can use to calendar
future meeting dates.
Tracy suggested we need to promote the AFSCME degree programs and our EDCEA scholarships. She will write something for the newsletter about her experience and is willing to serve as a contact for interested members.
There was discussion about the state of our Union and how to re-energize the membership. Marcia suggested we place more energy into developing and supporting shop stewards.
Mary suggested we should have two member events after June 16.
Jenny brought up meeting with Greg and Mary to put together a “marketing” plan to drum up interest in BOD elections. They are planning to meet May 11.
CLOSED SESSION: ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION
CORRESPONDENCE: South Tahoe HS thanked us for our contribution to Sober Grad Night.
GOOD & WELFARE: Congratulations to Tracy, who graduated May 2. Happy Birthday (May 2) to Jenny.
ADJOURNMENT: Meeting adjourned at 6:53 p.m.
Next Board of Directors Meeting June 1, 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.