2017 General Executive Council Actions

At the 2009 General Convention a Resolution was passed to publish the actions of the General Executive Council following the approval of the minutes.  The GEC met in Florida, during the week of January 24th, 2017 and in Vancouver Canada the week of July 31st, 2017 and the minutes of those meeting were approved by the GEC. In addition, the GEC took actions by mail ballot on May 25, 2017, August 29, 2017.

 

At the January 2017 GEC Meeting the following motions were approved:

Moved, seconded and carried to approve the August 2016 GEC minutes.

Moved, seconded and carried to accept the 2015 audited financial statements.

Moved, seconded and carried to approve an increase of 1.44% to IA Sheet Metal officers and staff pursuant to the Top 30 Business Manager Survey.

Moved, seconded and carried to approve the 2017 Sheet Metal Budget.

Moved, seconded and carried to approve the 2017 Transportation Division Budget.

Moved, seconded and carried to approve holding the 2019 SMART Convention in Las Vegas, NV.

Moved, seconded and carried to approve updating the IA expense policies where language corrections were needed such as the SMART name.

Moved, seconded and carried to uphold the International Trial Committee’s decision.

Moved, seconded and carried to fund the Revolution Messaging program at a cost of $200,000, with the cost to be divided $125,000 Sheet Metal and $75,000 Transportation.

Moved, seconded and carried to authorize the General Officers to hire a Director for the Capital Strategies Program.

Moved, seconded and carried to approve an adjustment of $100,000 to the 2017 Sheet Metal Budget for the computer program to replace Enterprise.

Moved, seconded and carried to appoint Mechelle McNew to the Best Practices Committee.

 

At the July-August 2017 GEC Meeting the following motions were approved:

Moved, seconded and carried to table Local 26 current request for a subsidized organizer.

Moved, seconded and carried that the union will pay tolls which are part of Rental Car charges.

Moved, seconded and carried to approve the January 2017 GEC Minutes, as amended.

Moved, seconded and carried to approve the July 7, 2017, Finance Committee Minutes.

Moved, seconded and carried to contribute $500,000 to Local 66 campaign.

 

Moved, seconded and carried to approve the General President’s appointments to the following trust and boards:

Assistant to the General President Joe Powell as a panelist to the NJAB

LU 9 BM Dwayne Stephens as a Trustee of SASMI

A second Trustee for SASMI was approved at the General President and General Vice President Zimmermann’s discretion.

LU 17 BM Bob Butler as a Trustee of NEMI.

LU 105 BM Luther Medina as Board member of the International Certification Board.

LU 33 BM Mike Coleman and Director of Craft Services Charlie Mulcahy as Trustees for the Building Enclosure Training Trust Fund.

Moved, seconded and carried to hold the 2018 BA Conference and Transportation Division Eastern Division Conference at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Florida.

Moved, seconded and carried to approve the January 24, 2017 Executive Session Minutes.

 

By Mail Ballot of May 25, 2017:

Moved, seconded and carried to approve the General President’s appointment of LU 473 BM Mark Hall as a trustee to the Local Unions and Councils Pension Fund.

 

By Mail Ballot of August 29, 2017:

Moved, seconded and carried for the International to match the $94,431 amount raised for the local charity at the 2017 BA Conference.

Moved, seconded and carried to provide $25,000 to support participation for Women in the Trades.