ATU Local 1395 Regular Business Meeting
Agenda - February 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 7pm
thPlaza Building – 1720 W. Fairfield Drive – 5 Floor conference room / Pensacola, Florida
1. Meeting called to order – President/Business Agent Michael Lowery
2. Sergeant of Arm(s) secure meeting room – Willie Carter and/or Dewitt Stallworth 3. Pledge to U.S. Flag and Prayer – Financial Secretary/Treasurer Larry Smith
4. Roll call of Executive Board Officers – Recording Secretary Joe Pullen or Vice President Gerri Bell 5. Guest Speaker – 10 minutes presentation (Life Insurance for Local Union) 6. Swearing in of any new Union Members (if any)
7. Reading of Minutes – Recording Secretary Joe Pullen or Vice President Gerri Bell 8. Financial Report – Financial Secretary/Treasurer Larry Smith
9. President’s Report – President/Business Agent Michael Lowery
a. ATU Local 1395 video prepared by ATU International (Victory over Veolia)
b. Status of transition to First Transit as new Management at ECAT
ththc. February 28 and 29 > ATU 401(k) sign up at ECAT and PBT
thd. February 29 > tentative contract w/PBT Management > vote required by PBT
the. February 28 meeting with IVP Gary Rauen > vote for BCC workers to form own Local
Union under ATU.
f. Joe Pullen representing Local 1395 in Tallahassee (Florida AFL-CIO)
g. ATU Florida State Legislative Conference Board conference call – Monday, February 20,
2012 – report
h. Escambia Democratic Party meeting – 5:30pm 2/21/12 – Local Union President Mike
Lowery was guest speaker.
10. Officer Reports / Committee Reports (if any)
11. Old Business:
a. Union by-laws update / review – vote required to finalize at March regular business
meeting. Copy posted on Union webpage to review for membership. Go to:
b. Update: ATU Local 1395 website (www.atu1395.org) and ATU Local 1395 Facebook
page (once you have your own Facebook page – search Amalgamated Transit Union
Local 1395 – then click “like” and follow our page). Plus now ATU Local 1395 also has an
ATU Local 1395 Group Page (private discussion page for members). You must request to
be on this page – send request to email@example.com or request to Facebook page of
Michael A. Lowery and send him a message to join.
c. Contract negotiations with First Transit – proposals needed by end of February
d. ATU COPE and ATU COPE-Plus > why is it so important?
e. Pensacola – Citizens for Better Transit – need volunteers to help getting in place. f. Northwest Florida – Working Families Coalition > need (3) delegates to represent ATU
Local 1395 on regular basis
g. Northwest Florida Federation of Labor (CLC) – need delegates to attend monthly
meetings on behalf of Local 1395
h. Appointment of Shop Stewards by President.
i. Any other old business (if any)
12. New Business:
a. Assessment to pay off loan – Estimated at $3.00 a month per member - IRS taxes 2007-
2011 – Vote required
b. Legal Defense fund under by-laws: (Account to be set up by FS/T)
i. $1.00 a month per member
ii. Currently ECAT Members contribute / PBT and DSS will start in March 2012
iii. By-laws will control how fund will be used.
c. Death Benefit fund under by-laws - Discussion
d. Need volunteers for committees
i. Audit Committee 2012
ii. ATU Black Caucus 2012
iii. ATU Women’s Caucus 2012
iv. ATU Latino’s Caucus 2012
v. Thanksgiving / Christmas parties 2012
vi. MLK Parade 2013
the. Workers Memorial Day (April 28, 2012) – ATU Local 1395 and the NW FL CLC will be
honoring former BCC Executive Board Union Officer Jerry Milam. Motion to purchase
flowers for Mrs. Milam.
f. Any other new business (if any)
13. Good and Welfare:
a. Need volunteers and ideas for party in March (Goodbye Veolia / Hello First Transit).