OE3 shows its Value to CEMA members!

OE3 shows its Value to CEMA members!

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Some members have asked for more information about how OE3 spends funds on behalf of CEMA. Please refer to the expense graphic and see the replies to the Treasurer’s questions concerning OE3 expenses on behalf of the membership this is not what is charged but rather the expenses OE3 has paid for.
1. Is the line item PCT‐IUOE the same as political action funds that go to the International? If not, what is it? This is IUOE’s per capita tax (PCT), and it is an amount owed to the International for each paid member.
2. If A is political action funds, why are there no expenditures for local PAC activity? There is no political activity included in this financial statement, and PCT has no relation to political action funds.
3. Does this reflect salaries for both reps and Nancy, as reported to DOL on the LM2? Yes
4. What office equipment is expensed under this line item? The office equipment includes supplies as well. Specific expenses during the year include a calculator and a cube divider. These appear to be ISD and trunk lines; is this being shared with the OE SJ Reps (how is this being apportioned)? Yes, 50% with SJ reps.
5. Please explain the postage line item. According to the affiliation agreement, item #10 pg 3, non‐bulk rate
postage should be paid for by OE3. That is correct and was inadvertently included. This number should be $0.00 and the full amount covered by Local 3.
6. Which cell phones are these? CEMA currently pays for cell phones directly from its treasury. The cell phone expenses here are for the CEMA-dedicated Local 3 agents. We are not aware of any funds from the CEMA treasury going toward this expense.
7. Please provide detail as to what Misc Office Expenses account for. This includes a calculator, paper, pens, binders, paperclips, and all other miscellaneous office supplies. Where applicable, expenses are split 50/50 between CEMA and Local 3.
8. Please provide detailed information regarding Legal Fees, e.g., dates, purpose, and amount spent on each
encounter. This reflects all expenses for outside counsel associated with CEMA represent. To protect member privacy, we cannot provide details. The cases involve arbitrations over disciplinary actions against members, etc. The total does not include any expenses related to the time in-house legal department staff have spent on similar matters involving member representation, and does not include South Bay-specific advocacy such as efforts related to Measure B, which are still ongoing and which Local 3 has already spent well over $30,000.
9. For each OE employee dedicated to CEMA please provide an allocation breakdown. Is CEMA paying 100% of
their H&W benefit? This information has already been provided. Yes, CEMA pays 100% of the health and welfare benefits for the CEMA-dedicated Local 3 staff.
10. Please provide same information as J, above, for Pension expenses. Yes, pension expenses are allocated to CEMA as well.
11. What is the detail behind the interest expense/late fees? There were two AT&T bills that did not come to the office in a timely manner, and the fees were split 50/50. Local 3 makes every effort to contest late fees, but these ones were ultimately assessed.
12. Please provide detail for in‐house printing expense. The cost is for printing 600 CEMA contract books and 120 CEMA bylaw books.