PRESS RELEASE: FEBRUARY 27, 2017

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1st Quarter General Membership Meeting Telephone Town Hall Feb. 28 @ 7 pm

On February 28th, UFCW Local 247 will hold its first ever Telephone Town Hall General Membership meeting. Instead of a physical meeting in a room, members will have an opportunity to answer their phone and participate or simply listen as they receive an update on the Local via a conference call style meeting.

You will receive a call one day in advance of the meeting to remind you of the time. You are then called on the date and time of the meeting and all you have to do is answer your phone and you’re in the meeting. Should you be unable to answer your phone, you can call 1-877-229-8493, code 116389 to join the meeting in progress. At that point you can listen to as much or as little of the content from the comfort of your home or wherever you may be. While the meeting is taking place a third party company tracks the number of members on the call at any one time and provides operators who monitor and take down members questions which are either dealt with during the meeting, or forwarded to the Local so the member can receive a call back from their Union Representative.

Typically getting members to attend general meetings has been a challenge; especially if there isn’t a hot topic such as looming or ongoing negotiations. UFCW Local 832 in Manitoba has been running their general meetings this way since the summer of 2014 and has seen a marked increase in interest and involvement by the membership of their Local. This style of meeting allows for greater access, especially to members in some of the more remote areas of the province.

We plan to hold the first two meetings of 2017, slated for February 28 and May 30, in this fashion and evaluate the process going forward.

Below you will find the Agenda for tomorrow's meeting.

 

1ST QUARTER GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING - FEB. 28 @ 7 P.M.
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1.     Call meeting to order

2.     Roll call of Officers

3.     Adoption of Agenda

4.     Adoption of November 8, 2016 Minutes

5.     Business Arising From Previous Membership Meeting

6.     President’s Report

7.     Financial Report/Secretary-Treasurer's Report

8.     Bargaining Report

9.     Education & Training Report

10.   New Business

11.   Draw

12.   Adjournment

 

 

 

 

 

 

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