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General Membership Meeting

Local 107  /  OPEIU

Minutes

Meeting Date:

Wednesday,  Jan. 9th, 2008

Facilitator:

President, Ken Bruner

Minute  Recorder:

Recording Secretary, Ryan Baker

Attendance:

36 Members attended the meeting; for their names see the sign-in roster on file in the Union Office.

Guest:

None

Called to order:

8:00pm

Adjourned:

8:44pm

Standing Reports

Secretary-Treasurer

Pete

Catalano

No Secretary-Treasurer's report this meeting.  Pete in Baton Rouge attending a 2-day class on using the Local's accounting software (QuickBooks07).

Trustee

Chris

Bingham

Last audit preformed:

January 8th, 2008

Results of last audit:

All Funds and Expenses accounted for

Next audit due:

April 2008

     Agenda Item   /   Topic of Discussion

Facilitator:

1.      

Bill Whittington has accepted the position of Sergeant of Arms

Bruner

2.      

Ken discussed the Safety Meetings with the Company today and how the Union has been working with the PHPA on this issue for some time.

Bruner

3.      

The Executive Board is working with the Company on developing the Qualification and Bidding procedures for the S-92

Bruner

4.      

There will be a Union Family Picnic this year.  Aaron Senne has accepted the duty of setting up this event.

Ø      If you have any suggestions or family members that may be able to provide us with some sort of service… please contact Aaron Senne, or the Executive Board.

Bruner

5.      

Introduction to the New E-Board members, John Doty and Erica Green. A special thanks to the Bill Sykes and Jim O’Brien, for there service to the membership in the last E-Board term

Bruner

6.      

If you have over 10,000 hours with the Company, please let someone on the Executive Board know. We would like to help the Company remember your loyalty and push for some sort of Service Reward for your efforts.

Bruner

7.      

If you have any questions or comment to the E-Board, email your comment to EBoardLocal107@Bellsouth.net

Bruner

8.      

If you have any questions or comments to the SBC, email your comments to SBCLocal107@Bellsouth.net

Bruner

9.      

Bill Sykes and Pete Catalano have not been able to meet do to Scheduling conflicts.  They will meet as soon as Scheduling allows.  This will give Bill an opportunity to transfer his position to Pete.

Bruner

10.    

The Trustee Audit and Inventory that was done yesterday went off without a hitch.  All, but one small item, was accounted for, and any item that was unused or unnecessary was donated to New Iberia High School.

Bruner

11.    

Motion to accept the Trustees inventory and audit

Ø      Motion Passed

Bruner

12.    

There will be an extensive Negotiation class held at the Hilton in Lafayette on Monday January 16th, 2008 thru Wednesday January 18th, 2008.  Anyone who would like to attend… please contact Kent Bolleart at 601-209-0205    Limited Space is Available

Bruner

13.    

We would like to thank Bill Blume, and his group, for driving all the way from Creole to attend this General Membership Meeting

Bruner

14.    

A thank you to Ed Quaid for is diligence in attending every General Membership Meeting in the history of this Union… all except one (which was excused for a VERY good reason).  Thanks again Ed.

Bruner

15.    

Ken stresses the importance of being assertive and aggressive when it comes to pursuing what you deserve as a Professional Aviator in this industry, with a specific directive towards the Junior pilots

Bruner

Questions from the Membership

The following questions were sent to the Recording Secretary, Ryan Baker at baken79@yahoo.com prior to the meeting:

1.      

There were no e-mail questions received this period.

Questions from the Floor

The following questions were raised during the Q & A portion of the meeting:

1.      

Aaron Senne suggests that a letter be written to the boat company that helped with the “High Island” accident a couple of years ago.  Ken is going to talk to the company and push for this letter to be sent.

2.      

Jim O’Brien makes a statement on the importance of the SBC, and how smoothly and diligently the Committee is working together.  He closes with a “Thank You” to Kent Bollaert for his leadership with this committee.

3.      

Rogan Parker brought up the fact that 407 transitions are taking as much as 3 months.  Your 6 month “bid off” stipulation does not start, which forces a pilot to not bid for up to 9 months.

Ø      Ken is going to contact the company for a “fix” on this problem

4.      

Matt Rooney started a discussion about a pilot’s inability to leave the company with dignity without being punished for remaining healthy throughout his career with Air Logistics.  He is force to slither away, using up his sick time for petty health problems, which in other cases, would have been ignored.

5.      

Brad Errington requests that the Executive Board approach the Company about making all Bids available Electronically.

6.      

Hoyt Gamblin requests that the Executive Board entertains the idea of ensuring that any aircraft that requires a type rating, be given some sort of pay increase for the extra requirements.

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If you were able to attend the meeting – thanks, your participation is appreciated.

If not, we hope to see you next time.

The Local 107 Executive Board