The United Steelworkers Local 1998 are holding a General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, December 15, 2022 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. USW members need to be given release time to attend this meeting.
In accordance with the ‘Letter of Understanding: Union Meetings’ in the USW Staff-Appointed Collective Agreement, “employees will be given time off (not to exceed two (2) hours), with no loss of regular straight time pay, up to three (3) times per year to attend General Membership Meetings of the Local Union.” Employees are required to notify their manager at least one week in advance of the meeting date if they are attending the meeting.
There is no comparable clause in the USW Casual collective agreement. However, casual employees may attend on their own time, if they are not scheduled or required to work.