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Committees

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About Our Committees

Negotiation Committee

The Negotiation Committee works to establish our contract with the Administration which encompasses our benefits, holidays, compensation and work place conditions.

  • Malinda Figueroa (Chairperson)
  • Harold Brooks
  • Thomas Verderame

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Reclassification Committee

The Reclassification Committee serves members, through consideration of reclassification when an increase in duties and/or responsibilities of the employee holding said position, changes from the position the employee was appointed to.

  • Thomas Verderame (Chairperson)
  • Linda Hannans
  • Gwendolyn Busch Williams
  • Evan Trachten
  • Ramona Davis
  • Harold Brooks

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Grievance Committee

The Grievance Committee responds to formally submitted complaints filed by members against their Supervisor or changes to their job in relationship to the contract.

  • Evan Trachten (Chairperson)
  • Gwendolyn Busch Williams
  • Shawn Garris
  • Carmen Berrios

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Sick Bank Committee

The Reclassification Committee serves members, through consideration of reclassification when an increase in duties and/or responsibilities of the employee holding said position, changes from the position the employee was appointed to.

  • Thomas Verderame (Chairperson)
  • Linda Hannans
  • Gwendolyn Busch Williams
  • Evan Trachten
  • Ramona Davis
  • Harold Brooks

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Communications/ Website Committee

The Communications and Website Committee ensures that there is a direct line of current information between the Board and Union members. It also is responsible for maintaining and updating the Union website.

  • Dennice Pair (Chairperson)
  • Lisa Mezzanotte
  • Raymond Willis
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Pension/Medical Benefits Committee

The Pension and Medical Benefits Committee will review the overall Pension and Medical Benefits that we currently have and will evaluate any new options going forward.

  • Billie Jo Wilson (Chairperson)
  • Michael Fumiatti
  • Ashish Desai
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Scholarship/ Charity Committee

The Scholarship Committee annually reviews submitted applications for the Local 3144 scholarship for graduation High School Seniors and submits its list of awardees to the President and E-Board for final decisions.

  • Linda Hannans, Board of Education (Chairperson)
  • Tomi Veale, Youth ServicesThomas Costa, New Haven Free Public Library
  • Jose Romero, Office of Building Inspection & Enforcement
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Constitution Revision Committee

The Constitution Revision Committee is responsible for updating the fundamental principles by which the local is governed. The Constitution should address the following: Objectives and Mission; Membership; Executive Board, Stewards and Committees; Duties of Officers;Salaries and Benefits (if any); Meetings and Quorum; Elections; Dues and Fiscal Year; Budget; Membership Protection; Amendments and By-Laws.

Felicia Shanshika (Chairperson)
Michael Fumiatti
Ashish Desai
James Eggert
Dennice Pair
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Welcome Committee

The Welcome Committee ensures new members receive information pertaining to their new position. It includes all district reps and two additional members:

Evan Trachten (District I)
Barbara Montalvo (District II)
Thomas Verderame (District III)
Linda Hannans (District IV)
Gwendolyn Busch (District V) (Chairperson)
Billie Jo Wilson
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Events Committee

The Events Committee handles all special activities for the membership.

  • Felicia Shanshika (Chairperson)
  • Carmen Mendez
  • Lisa Sims
  • William MacMullen

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Sunshine Committee

The Sunshine Committee responds to major life changing events of members. It exists to give members support when needed.

Barbara Montalvo (Chairperson)
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