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September 2020


September 24, 2020


Steve Kowolonek – President

Mike Hoffman – Vice President

Camille Waller – Treasurer

DL Wallace – Secretary


Brendan Lyshe – Area A

Holly McLaughlin – Area A

Aaron Wright – Area A

David Loerich – Area B

Victoria King – Area B

Jason King – Area B        

The Meeting was called to order by President, via teleconference (due to COVID-19.)

The Pledge of Allegiance occurred.

A moment of Silence was observed for deceased members of UWUA Local 600.

Roll call was taken by Treasurer Waller.  All board members present.

A motion was made by Vice-President Hoffman to dispense with the reading of last month’s minutes.    Second by Delegate Victoria King.   Motion passed.

The financial report was given by Treasurer Waller.  A motion was made by Secretary Wallace to accept the financial report.  Second by Delegate Loerich.  Motion passed.     

Communications – President Kowolonek

United Way – Gold Standard – Tabled from August 2020 meeting.  Discussion 87 % goes to the charity (per & Charity Navigator

Abner Family – received Thank You card for the collection received from the membership of $175.00

Unfinished Business –President Kowolonek

  • Letter A-40 – denial of merit increase – company options (aware of the Pat Gibson letter, 2000 Manual & Technical positions)
  • Call Center – Meeting scheduled 12 October 2020, with Delegates V. King, J. King, Secretary Wallace, and President Kowolonek – discussions with management.
  • Membership meeting/Picnic cancellation notice – Robo call to membership being sent out.
  • Out of Town Storm – Florida – discussion Out of town letter – no double time on Sunday only ½ time.
  • Return to work (COVID -19) NO UPDATES AT THIS TIME, Awaiting updates from Company.


  • Blown Gas Call (3rd time) discussion was process handled incorrectly.
  • Strike School -Training with National UWUA (attended by Delegate McLaughlin, President Kowolonek, Vice-President Hoffman and Secretary Wallace.  Training on solidarity within all unions.
  • Delegate Loerich – COVID -19 concerns in meter reading, will follow-up with call to National UWUA on last Wednesday, September 16, 2020.
  • President Kowolonek/Delegate Wright – discussion with Management regarding posting more Engineering Specialists positions (internal awaiting approval.)
  • Delegate Wright – discussion Management (contractors) for Pipeline Engineering
  • President Kowolonek – United Way: Matthew 25 Ministries, Ronald McDonald House – Discussion (Vice President Hoffman) motion to donate $200 to Matthew 25 Ministries, (Treasurer Waller motion and Second by Secretary Wallace) motion to donate $300 to Ronald McDonald House.  Passed with 100 %.  President Kowolonek will start the process.

Treasurer Waller made a motion to adjourn.  Second by Delegate V. King.  Meeting adjourned.