This meeting started off by having an
open general session, where the attendees heard from National Assistant
Legislative Director Steve Albaneese, National Business Agents John Clark and
Lynn Pallas-Barber, and MPWU President Gary VanHoogstraten. Many items
were discussed and the attendees walked away with information about the fight in
Congress, and what we can do locally to help our members. From there, the
Attendees broke apart and went to different classes. On Friday, the
classes offered were: RI-399, and Family Medical Leave Act. The
classes on Saturday was a first. Bill Manley, NBA Support Services taught
an RCI class for those stewards and members of our Organized Facility in the
Detroit area. Other classes that were taught on Saturday included:
Maintenance Issues, JCIM, along with another open forum in the afternoon.
Overall, the feeling from the attendees to this District Meeting was a great
meeting. Thanks to Detroit District Area Local, 480-481 Area Local,
and the Troy Local for putting on a great meeting.
I hope you enjoy the photos of this
meeting as much as the attendees did.