Line Clearance Tree Trimmer and Vegetation Control stewards met at Weakley Hall on April 9 to review issues in their industry.
Among the topics covered were:
- Heat Illness Prevention Act
- Employee rights to representation subject to their Weingarten rights
- Grievance handling
Several topics for discussion were offered by the Stewards, including Commercial licensure and air-brake endorsement issues, 2009 contract negotiations, and GPS monitoring of employees via company equipment.
Assistant Business Manager Dennis Seyfer gave a round-up of union news, including recent developments in the contract fight at NV Energy.
Derek Hobbs of the investment firm Evart, Young & Hobbs reported on the performance of the IBEW 1245 Money Purchase Pension Plan, which the Line Clearance and Vegetation Control employees are participants in.
Facilitating the meeting for the union were Business Reps. Junior Ornelas and Carl Lamers and Senior Business Rep. Ray Thomas.