I am writing to inform you that United Steelworkers Local 1998 will be holding a General Membership Meeting requiring release time for June 18, 2020 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.
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.