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.
ROLL CALL Rebecca, Marcia, Greg, Mary, Jenny ABSENT: Tracy
INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS No visitors
SALUTE TO THE FLAG
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: CHANGES AND/OR DELETIONS Jenny motioned to adopt, Greg seconded; motion passed.
MINUTES: June 1, 2021; Mary motioned to accept, Jenny seconded; motion passed.
TREASURERS REPORT: Marcia explained that Wells Fargo closed our account due to a technical snafu, and has mailed a check to us for the balance, which we will not receive for seven days. Rebecca has gone to the bank on multiple occasions to clear this up, most recently today, and has been assured that the account will be reopened.
REPORTS OF PRESIDENT & OFFICERS
Rebecca reported that Charles, Winston and Robin have not gotten back to us on our request for organizing assistance. Marcia said that Alex, the AFSCME organizer was planning to reach out to new employees so we asked her to provide a copy of what she was planning to say. To date, nothing has been received. Mary asked about contacting David Cox. Marcia suggested that it might be a better idea to contact Walter Blair, as he is head of the West Coast region; Rebecca said she would do that and request a meeting with him.
Greg asked if our office would be opening up. Rebecca said the latest was that it was being discussed at Council 57. Jenny said she would like to see the current policy in writing.
Rebecca mentioned that we are switching our texting to Mobile Commons, a free service through Council 57. There were some snags with the rollout today. Rebecca is hoping we can get this cleared up and start distributing the chargers.
Greg met with a member for an investigation. He is planning to distribute flyers in Building C for the newsletter and for the all member meeting next week.
Mary said a radon test has been placed in her office, which Roland was not aware of. Mary’s director also was unaware. The radon issue began at the library a mile or so away.
STAFF & COMMITTEE REPORTS
Committee Reports – Separate Handout
Marcia mentioned that, in addition to her report, she has been getting emails from members wishing to opt out or expressing very negative opinions of the Union. Greg asked where our membership levels are; we are approaching critical levels. Mary wants us to meet in person with Council 57 and PEU. Jenny seconded Mary’s opinion. Rebecca will reach out to Walter and see what we can do. Marcia mentioned that we need more attention to our issues from Roland. Rebecca polled to see when BOD members would be scheduling vacations.
PEC Final Packets—Rebecca thinks the packet looks really good. Jenny would like us to check this off if it’s satisfactory. Marcia moved that we accept the packet, Greg seconded; motion passed.
Central Labor Council—Marcia mentioned the Central Labor Council has a training coming up; Jenny said she would look into it. Marcia also mentioned the Labor Day Picnic the Council is sponsoring; she thought we should ask PEU to sponsor; Rebecca asked her to ask Michelle to put it on the agenda for the next PEU meeting.
Negotiations—the team feels that we need members’ input to decide the next step. Marcia suggested that we need to be in a position to present clear options at the general membership meeting. Marcia feels that we need to see what Alex is planning for the meeting. Mary thinks we need to meet with Walter Blair immediately. Rebecca said she will reach out to Alex and Walter.
August BOD Meeting—PEU has scheduled a meeting for our original date. Mary moved that we reschedule the meeting to August 5 at 5:30 p.m., Jenny seconded, motion passed.
CLOSED SESSION 6:23 p.m.
ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION 6:25 p.m.
GOOD & WELFARE Congratulations to Tracy Melton for being honored with the distinction of being on the President’s List for Spring 2021 with a 4.0 GPA.
ADJOURNMENT 6:52 p.m.
Next Board of Directors Meeting August 5, 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.