Potential Members for the October 2018 General Membership Meeting

 

Name

Status

Recommendation

Meeting

Cherry, Kenneth 1st year Reject  R
Cote, Shelby 1st year Accept  A
Drake, Jeffrey 1st year Accept  A
Enwereobi, Kelvin 2nd year Accept  A
Falt, Tyler 1st year Accept  A
Gomez-Leon, Brenda 1st year Accept  A
Grant, Danielle 1st year Reject  R
Johansen, Kevin 1st year Accept  R
Ladoureur, Russell 1st year Reject  A
Larson, Jordynne 1st year Reject  R
Lei, Dequan 1st year Accept  A
Leys, Ethan 1st year Accept  A
Rand, Dalton 1st year Accept  A
Sullivan, Kyle 1st year Accept  A
Wickstrom Darrin 1st year Accept  R
Wladyka, Isaac 1st year Accept  A
Roberts, Monica Alberta Red Seal Journeyman Accept  A
Tembo, Stolo Journeyman Transfer from Local 99 Reject  A

Please take note of Local 110 Bylaws Section 19- all requirements of this section must be met before being issued membership in Local 110.

Section 19 – Membership

19.1        Any Member who applies to join Local 110, if accepted, will pay an initiation fee in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00), excepting that:

Those Members who lapse out of the union will pay an additional amount of money which equals the amount owed for union dues and fines at the time of lapsing. This amount must be paid in full prior to vote of acceptance by the general membership. A $200.00 reinstatement fee, to reinstate their membership will be paid at the time of New Member Orientation.

19.2        Any individual that makes application to Local 110 and is rejected by vote of the membership.

  • First rejection they will not be able to make new application for a minimum 3 calendar months.
  • Second rejection they will not be able to make new application for a minimum of 6 calendar months.
  • Third or more rejections they will not be able to make new application for a minimum of 12 calendar months.

19.3        All new Members, including Members who are transferring their membership to Local 110, must complete New Member Orientation within 180 days from the date they were voted into Local 110 or their membership is void and they will have to reapply for membership.

19.4        New Member Orientation will be held in Edmonton and Calgary once every month and Fort McMurray once every two months.

19.5        Permit members and Travel Card Members requesting membership will not receive their union card and Local 110 will not accept a transfer card, until after the Member has taken the oath of membership referred to in the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Constitution at New Member Orientation.

Framework Bargaining Update

Good day Brothers and Sisters

The process for Collective Bargaining for our Provincial Construction Collective Agreement, with the Building Trades Unions in Alberta is unique. After the 2007 round of bargaining a process was put into place to allow all unions to bargain the common issues as a collective against their respective Registered Employer Organizations (REO’s), with the remainder of Trade specific issues being bargained at Small Table with each Individual Trade. For the majority of the trades the REO is the Construction Labour Relations of Alberta (CLRA), but the Electricians have the Electrical Contractors’ Association of Alberta and the Boilermakers have the Boilermakers Contractors’ Association.  Currently there are 12 Unions signed on to the Memorandum of Agreement for Framework Bargaining.

In this process each individual Union has the ability to walk away from Framework Bargaining and bargain their Provincial Collective Agreement individually at Small Table Bargaining. However if they choose this path they are not part of Framework Bargaining and have no input on the process or the outcomes at that table. Traditionally the terms from Framework Bargaining are eventually adopted into the Collective Agreements of the Unions that are not part of the Framework process. This is one of the reasons that I chose to bring to the membership that Local 110 sign on to Framework Bargaining and have our say in the process and I still feel this is the best option for our Local.

That being said our Union and our Trade has unique needs and not all issues that are being brought to Framework can be properly addressed in the best interests of our Local. So in consultation with the Local 110 Bargaining Committee our Local has exercised the option to opt out of the following Framework Bargaining Issues:

Competitiveness and Compensation:

b) Wage Levels

c) Premiums

i) overtime;

ii) shifts;

iii) supervision;

h) Equipment: tools, clothing, PPE

k) Other benefits plans and contributions;

m) Grievance processing;

q) Show up time/stand down time

Workforce Development:

e.g. contributions to and the operation of the Workforce Development Trust Fund,

Project Performance:

a) Hiring

b) Jurisdiction / composite crews

c) Ratios (apprentices, foremen, general foremen)

d) Membership requirements

e) Layoff protocols

f) Dispatch Ready / Work Ready / Assessed for Physical Demands

Local 110 taking the option to Opt Out of these issues will not remove them from the bargaining process, but it will allow our Local to highlight our individual needs as Mechanical Insulators directly to our contractors. Unfortunately with the current Government Legislation our Union will have a limited amount of time to bargain productively with our REO. The reason for this is under Legislation once 75% of trades have ratified their Collective Agreements all trades still bargaining are moved into a path of Interest based Arbitration. Once the Trade is moved to Interest based Arbitration the members no longer have the right to vote on the terms of the Collective Agreement and the individual Union does not have the ability to legally vote to strike. This in my opinion is the major hindrance to the Collective Bargaining process for Construction Unions in Alberta.

As Local 110 moves through the Bargaining process I will provide updates when possible on our Web Site and Facebook page, but the majority of updates will be provided at our monthly General Membership Meetings and Information Meetings.

In Solidarity

Kevin Lecht

RJW Bursary – Website Now Accepting Application

The 2018 RJW Bursary website is now open and accepting applications for this year’s draw. Please inform your membership and those eligible that they can now apply to win one of eighty-eight (88) one thousand ($1000) dollar bursaries. Applications must be submitted by November 14th, 2018 as the draw will take place the following week.

 

All applications must go through www.rjwbursary.com

 

Local 110 is sad to announce the passing of Brother Rick Cholak – Update

Local 110 is sad to announce that Member Rick Cholak has passed away on Wednesday September 19, 2018.
Brother Rick has been a long-time Local 110 member, since May 1974.
 
A service will be held Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 13 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 1Y7
 
Local 110 Officers, Staff and Members extend their deepest condolences to all of Brother Rick’s Family and Friends.

Building Trades of Alberta Speech this evening

Good afternoon

The Premier will be speaking at the BTA convention tonight at 7:45pm. We will be live streaming the speech. Please share this with your members and post this on your social media pages. Link below.

Local 110 is sad to announce the passing of Brother Robert Hendrickson – Update

Update:

Local 110 is sad to announce that Member Robert Hendrickson has passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
Brother Robert has been a member of Local 110 since 1980.

A Memorial Service will be held at Kensington Commons Church, 2404 Kensington Rd NW Calgary AB, on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca

Local 110 Officers, Staff and Members extend their deepest condolences to all of Brother Robert’s Family and Friends.

Local 110 is sad to announce the passing of Brother Tom Diachyshyn – Update

Local 110 is sad to announce that Member Tom Diachyshyn has passed away on Sunday, September 16,2018.
Brother Tom has been a member of Local 110 since 1981.
 
A service will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 10:30 am at the Ukrainian Catholic Church, 5038-5028 – 52 Street Waskateneau AB.
 
Local 110 Officers, Staff and Members extend their deepest condolences to all of Brother Tom’s Family and Friends

Local 110 is sad to announce the passing of Brother Lyle Norlander

Updated:
Local 110 is sad to announce that Member Lyle E. Norlander has passed away on Thursday, September 6,2018.
Brother Lyle has been a long-time Local 110 member.
A celebration of Lyle Norlander life. It will be hosted on Saturday October 13th at Baturyn community hall at 2pm, which is located in Castledowns. It will be a open mic type event. Come on down if you can and tell a few Lyle stories and we can all share a laugh. Louise Norlander was also wondering if anyone would be interested in playing a little guitar.
 
Local 110 Officers, Staff and Members extend their deepest condolences to all of Brother Lyle’s Family and Friends.

Potential Members for the August 2018 General Membership Meeting

Name

Status

Recommendation

Meeting

Alfaro Bravo, Alberto 1st year Accept     A
Calahasen, Jonathan 1st year Accept     A
Claxton, Jennifer 1st year Accept     A
Estrella Canche, Carlos Helper Accept     A
Fedoruk, Sheldon 2nd year Accept     A
Gautreau, Jessica 2nd year Accept     A
Goertzen, Sarah Production Worker Accept     A
Hanlon, Alyssa 1st year Accept     R
Lopez, Jorge Helper Accept     A
Nauyen, Lam Helper Accept     A
Tran, Toan RS Alberta Journeyman

Previous Member

Accept     A

Please take note of Local 110 Bylaws Section 19- all requirements of this section must be met before being issued membership in Local 110.

Section 19 – Membership

19.1        Any Member who applies to join Local 110, if accepted, will pay an initiation fee in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00), excepting that:

Those Members who lapse out of the union will pay an additional amount of money which equals the amount owed for union dues and fines at the time of lapsing. This amount must be paid in full prior to vote of acceptance by the general membership. A $200.00 reinstatement fee, to reinstate their membership will be paid at the time of New Member Orientation.

19.2        Any individual that makes application to Local 110 and is rejected by vote of the membership.

  • First rejection they will not be able to make new application for a minimum 3 calendar months.
  • Second rejection they will not be able to make new application for a minimum of 6 calendar months.
  • Third or more rejections they will not be able to make new application for a minimum of 12 calendar months.

19.3        All new Members, including Members who are transferring their membership to Local 110, must complete New Member Orientation within 180 days from the date they were voted into Local 110 or their membership is void and they will have to reapply for membership.

19.4        New Member Orientation will be held in Edmonton and Calgary once every month and Fort McMurray once every two months.

19.5        Permit members and Travel Card Members requesting membership will not receive their union card and Local 110 will not accept a transfer card, until after the Member has taken the oath of membership referred to in the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Constitution at New Member Orientation.