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Minutes of the June 22, 2020 Executive Board Web Conference

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The Executive Board was called to order at 7:03 p.m. President Thomas was in the Chair. All members were present.

President’s Report

Anti-Black Racism Teletown Hall

Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Be it resolved that the OPSEU/SEFPO Executive Board waive the 30-day notice for expenditures in excess of $20,000.

Roll Call #1

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff for

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Usher, Joelf or

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 21 for 0 against


Moved by Thomas/Almeida

Whereas OPSEU/SEFPO sees the unspeakably brutal images and news reports every day and recognizes the deleterious impact of anti-Black racism, and

Whereas OPSEU/SEFPO prides itself on being an inclusive union with deep, long-standing shared values on diversity and inclusion; and has no tolerance for racial discrimination or discrimination of any kind; and

Whereas continued silence in observation of these long historical and continuous atrocities to members of the Black community is not an option, and OPSEU/SEFPO understands that more can and should be done to combat anti-Black and systemic racism; and

Whereas OPSEU/SEFPO is a leader, both within the labour movement and as a social justice organization; and is committed to being an ally with Black communities creating real change by hearing from OPSEU/SEFPO members and staff regarding specific actions to combat anti-Black and systemic racism.

Therefore be it resolved that the OPSEU/SEFPO Executive Board approve the costs of a teletown hall that will give voice to Black members and staff who will shape OPSEU/SEFPO’s strategies for combating anti-Black racism, and effecting systemic change.

Roll Call #2

Ainsworth, Anna for

Almeida, Eddy for

Arvelin, Ed for

Cain, Geoff for

Doran, Dave for

Finucane, Drew for

Kwok, Kingsley for

Labelle, Sara for

Langford, Tara for

Maclam, Kenneth for

Maszczakiewicz, Tara for

Morton, Lucy for

Nancekivell, Laurie for

Perron, Janel for

Rondeau, Nathalie for

Smith-Rice, Erin for

Steinbrunner, Ken for

Strachan, Edie for

Thomas, Warren for

Usher, Joel for

Van Zetten, Jennifer for

Carried 21 for 0 against

Adjournment

The Executive Board adjourned at 7:27 p.m. All members were present.

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