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Minutes of September 8, 2020 Executive Committee Meeting Web Conference

Minutes of September 8, 2020 Executive Committee Meeting Web Conference

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September 8, 2020

The Executive Committee was called to order at 12:33p.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present except First Vice-President/Treasurer Almeida and Edie Strachan, the reasons were acceptable to the Chair.  Clarke Eaton, Advisor to the President and Filomena Lofranco, Executive Assistant to the President were also in attendance.

Agenda

Moved by Thomas/Labelle

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU Executive Committee adopt the OPSEU Executive Committee Minutes of January 22, 2020; April 6, 2020; May 4, 2020, July 6, 2020 and July 14, 2020.

Roll Call #1

Almeida, Eddy —

Arvelin, Ed for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Strachan, Edie —

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 7 for 0 against

President’s Report

Moved by Thomas/Almeida – In Camera

Roll Call #2

Almeida, Eddy —

Arvelin, Ed for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Strachan, Edie —

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 7 for 0 against

Rise & Report

Solidarity Reserve Fund Requests

#2020-09-01

Moved by Thomas/Morton

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 for legal expenses that the member incurs in a civil suit with the disability insurer on the following conditions, to be confirmed by OPSEU Counsel: 1) the member’s lawyer charge reasonable rates; and 2) that the member’s lawyer make reasonable efforts to recover legal costs for the member and OPSEU as part of any settlement or judgment.

Roll Call #3

Almeida, Eddy —

Arvelin, Ed for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 8 for 0 against

#2020-09-02

Moved by Thomas/Strachan

Therefore be it resolved that the Solidarity Reserve Fund provide up to $5,000 to pay for actual legal costs incurred by the member in his criminal defence, provided that counsel continues to charge reasonable rates, as confirmed by OPSEU counsel.

Roll Call #4

Almeida, Eddy —

Arvelin, Ed for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Carried 8 for 0 against

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 12:44 p.m.  All members were present except First Vice- President/Treasurer Almeida and Edie Strachan, the reasons were acceptable to the Chair.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President
Nicole Glass, Corporate Secretary