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Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1593
Working for the Professional Bus, Streetcar Operators, Mechanics and Support Personnel at Hart!
 
 
October 23, 2017
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Officers & Staff Info
President/ Business Agent

Michael Burnett
 President’s Duties The president-business agent (or financial secretary-business agent or recording secretary-business agent, if applicable) shall be the chief executive officer of the LU and shall have general supervision over all its affairs between the executive board and membership meetings. It shall be the duty of the president-business agent to preside at all meetings of the LU; to preserve order and enforce this Constitution and the local bylaws; to see that all officers perform their respective duties; to authorize lost time for executive board or other members to carry out their LU duties; and to appoint health and safety committees and all other committees not otherwise provided for. The presidentbusiness agent shall decide all questions of order, subject to an appeal to the LU; shall have a right to vote in secret ballot votes at the same time and along with the other members who cast their ballots, and shall have a right to vote only in case of a tie where there is a standing or hand vote, when he or she shall give the deciding vote. The president-business agent shall announce the result of all votes; shall enforce all fines and penalties; shall have the power to call special meetings when requested by onethird or more members in writing and shall sign all orders on the treasury for such money as shall by this Constitution and the local bylaws or by vote of the LU be ordered paid. The president-business agent, or an executive officer of the LU designated by the presidentbusiness agent and approved by the executive board, shall sign all checks and drafts on bank. The president-business agent shall perform such other duties as this Constitution and the local bylaws may require. 


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(813) 495 1601
Vice-President

Carlitos Martinez

Vice President’s Duties. It shall be the duty of the vice president in the absence of the president/BA to preside and perform all duties pertaining to the office of the president and to render such assistance as may be required of him or her. In case of a vacancy in the president’s office, the vice president shall preside until the LU elects a president to fill the vacancy. 




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(813) 787 8113
Financial Secretary/Treasurer

Michaela Stuckey

Financial Secretary’s Duties. It is the duty of the FS to keep the books of the LU, to enroll all members, to see that the certificates of membership are obtained for new members and issued to them, to receive from the international office the working cards and to make out the card of each member from the records of the books each month, and to deliver them to the dues collector or collect for them personally, but in no case will the FS issue blank cards to any collector or other officer to fill out and collect dues upon. The FS shall keep a true and proper account between the LU and its members, collect all monies due the LU and pay same to the LT, taking receipt for the same; shall be one of the officers signing all drafts; shall report to the LU at each meeting the amount collected, and shall make a quarterly statement of receipts, deposits, expenditures and balances, and deliver his or her books to the auditing committee when so desired for authentication. The FS shall see that the LU is kept in good standing with the IU, forwarding all reports to the international office and receiving receipts for the same.

Treasurer’s Duties. It shall be the duty of the treasurer to receive from the FS all monies collected by him or her. The treasurer shall make no disbursements without authorization from the president; shall report quarterly all monies received and paid out by him or her and submit his or her books to the auditing committee when so desired and shall, in the name of the union, deposit all money in the bank that the LU shall select, only to be drawn upon drafts signed jointly by two (2) or more officers of the LU. 




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Phone:
813 770 3061
Recording Secretary

Clayton Abell

The Recording Secretary receives and conducts official correspondence of the local union. The duties of the Recording Secretary include the keeping of minutes and the presentation of communications and bills at the local union monthly meetings amongst other duties.

(© Robert's Rules of Order




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Phone:
13523463317
Executive Board Member Bus Rep

Arlington Kelly
The officers and executive board of the LU shall direct and handle the affairs of the LU subject to the laws and rules of this Union and in conformity with the instructions of the LU. It shall be the duty of the officers and executive board of the LU to insure that the funds and property of the LU are preserved, managed, invested and expended in accordance with this Constitution and policies and the bylaws of the LU. Where agreements with the employing company provide for arbitration, they shall conduct the arbitration in accordance with the laws of the IU and the instructions of the LU. It shall be their duty at all times to report all of their acts and doings to the meetings of the LU and be subject to and carry out all of the instructions of the LU. The officers and executive board members requesting an international officer upon local disputes between members, or on questions and grievances arising under agreements with the company, shall write or wire full particulars of the case to the IP. If it is the advice of the IP that the local officers should proceed and attempt to adjust the case before an international officer is sent, they shall carry out the IP’s instructions in regard to the same, keeping him or her fully informed of the situation. Any officer of the LU who is, or who becomes aware that another member or officer, has been subpoenaed by any government or law enforcement agency in connection with any investigation or proceeding concerning union financial practices, mishandling of union funds, corruption or racketeering involving the union or the individual’s status with the union, shall immediately so notify the IP. 


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Phone:
813-369-2808
Executive Board member/Streetcar Representative
Alex Valle
more to come ...............


Executive Board Member/ HARTplus

Armando Amor
The officers and executive board of the LU shall direct and handle the affairs of the LU subject to the laws and rules of this Union and in conformity with the instructions of the LU. It shall be the duty of the officers and executive board of the LU to insure that the funds and property of the LU are preserved, managed, invested and expended in accordance with this Constitution and policies and the bylaws of the LU. Where agreements with the employing company provide for arbitration, they shall conduct the arbitration in accordance with the laws of the IU and the instructions of the LU. It shall be their duty at all times to report all of their acts and doings to the meetings of the LU and be subject to and carry out all of the instructions of the LU. The officers and executive board members requesting an international officer upon local disputes between members, or on questions and grievances arising under agreements with the company, shall write or wire full particulars of the case to the IP. If it is the advice of the IP that the local officers should proceed and attempt to adjust the case before an international officer is sent, they shall carry out the IP’s instructions in regard to the same, keeping him or her fully informed of the situation. Any officer of the LU who is, or who becomes aware that another member or officer, has been subpoenaed by any government or law enforcement agency in connection with any investigation or proceeding concerning union financial practices, mishandling of union funds, corruption or racketeering involving the union or the individual’s status with the union, shall immediately so notify the IP.  


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Phone:
(813) 810 6581
Executive Board Member/Maintenance

Ivanhoe Brown
The officers and executive board of the LU shall direct and handle the affairs of the LU subject to the laws and rules of this Union and in conformity with the instructions of the LU. It shall be the duty of the officers and executive board of the LU to insure that the funds and property of the LU are preserved, managed, invested and expended in accordance with this Constitution and policies and the bylaws of the LU. Where agreements with the employing company provide for arbitration, they shall conduct the arbitration in accordance with the laws of the IU and the instructions of the LU. It shall be their duty at all times to report all of their acts and doings to the meetings of the LU and be subject to and carry out all of the instructions of the LU. The officers and executive board members requesting an international officer upon local disputes between members, or on questions and grievances arising under agreements with the company, shall write or wire full particulars of the case to the IP. If it is the advice of the IP that the local officers should proceed and attempt to adjust the case before an international officer is sent, they shall carry out the IP’s instructions in regard to the same, keeping him or her fully informed of the situation. Any officer of the LU who is, or who becomes aware that another member or officer, has been subpoenaed by any government or law enforcement agency in connection with any investigation or proceeding concerning union financial practices, mishandling of union funds, corruption or racketeering involving the union or the individual’s status with the union, shall immediately so notify the IP. 


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Phone:
(863) 661 5238
Non Executive/Chief Steward

Chris "DC" Hunte

Union stewards represent departments, shifts, and work sites. They monitor collective-bargaining agreements, advise employees on contract provisions, confront employers over safety issues, and represent employees in grievance proceedings. A steward's job is important and exciting.

Chief Steward         Roles & Responsibilities

You are a workplace leader who represents ATU Local 1593, coordinates Stewards, and enforces the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). You work collectively with stewards, elected leaders, and ATU staff in your workplace, bargaining unit, and sector. You also deal with management on behalf of the union.  As Chief Steward, you fulfill the duties of a Steward, but also work with other Stewards in your zone to do the following:

Communication: Encourage Stewards to approach you with questions about processes, contract interpretation, and reports of workplace conflicts and issues. Advise Stewards and other members about union activities and advise bargaining unit and sector leaders about workplace developments. Ensure new member orientations are occurring as needed. Ensure you have a strong relationship with the assigned ATU Labor Relations Officer. Inform Stewards and members about changes in or interpretation of the CBA or as well as relevant arbitration decisions. Be accessible to Stewards by telephone or in person.

Conflict Resolution: Assist in resolving conflicts between members and Stewards or between members and the employer. Be knowledgeable about both workplace and union harassment policies and procedures. Encourage Stewards to talk to you when they encounter harassment in the union or in the workplace, and work with Stewards and/or the ATU Labor Relations Officer to resolve the problem.

Hold regular meetings of all Stewards. Topics should include current workplace issues, barriers facing equity-group Stewards, discrimination/harassment of Stewards in the union and the workplace, and strategies to address issues. Work to dispel, not encourage, rumors.

Grievance Co-ordination: Assign complaints and grievances to Stewards in your zone, considering ~ Stewards’ specialized knowledge of the chance for new Stewards to gain experience of the need to prevent Steward burn-out.  Respect members’ right to work with the Steward of their choice. Assist Stewards, as needed, in writing and investigating grievances properly, and in judging whether a complaint is a grievance.  In communications with the ATU Labor Relations Officer, keep track of filed grievances and ensure the necessary tasks are completed.  Inform Stewards that all grievances are to be fully investigated to identify any violations of the collective agreement and/or any other statutes or laws, before being filed. Educate Stewards on the internal appeal processes.  Ensure contract enforcement by: Not agreeing to any deal that violates the provisions in the CBA or any other rights defined in a statute. Challenging violations of the CBA and other rights defined in a statute. Leadership Promote maximum involvement by members in union activities, especially within the collective bargaining process.  Delegate duties to Stewards (and to panel reps where relevant) Call and chair regular Steward meetings to share information, identify best practices, and review grievances and other workplace issues.  Chair other meetings when necessary, such as membership or union management committee meetings. Recruitment: Actively recruit new Stewards with the goal of achieving a representative Steward body in ATU.

Mentoring & Training: Ensure you are familiar with your CBA, related legislation, workplace policies and procedures, ATU policies, the Steward Manual, and union resource people.  Complete training as set out in ATU policy.  Orient new Stewards, and support them to meet the expectations set out in the Steward job description.

Mentoring Arrangements for New Stewards: Encourage Stewards to take appropriate training, such as conflict resolution training.  Update Stewards about education opportunities.  Encourage Stewards to set appropriate limits to prevent stress and burn-out.

Ensure that Stewards are registered with ATU membership records after each election. Ensure distribution and posting of union information within your zone.




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Phone:
8132455612
Non Executive/File Clerk

Elaine Thyner
Elaine is one of our retired members and she is keeping the files in order 


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