June 15, 2018
Official Trustee Announcement Local 251 Members
As the OPEIU Trustee for Local 251, I have selected the following Local 251 Members to assist me in the rebuilding of Local 251 towards the objective of being released from the Trusteeship imposed upon Local 251 in June of 2017. As Trustee and Chief Spokesperson for the current Sandia National Laboratories Bargaining Team, it is my opinion that these appointments as advisory members are in the best interest of all of the bargaining units included in Local 251.
The role of the Trustee’s Advisory Committee will be to act in the capacity of advisors during the administration of the affairs of Local 251 as well as to act as participating advisors during the bargaining process in all Local 251 units to ensure that the voice and interest of the members in the respective bargaining units is reflected in the terms and conditions of all new Collective Bargaining Agreements. Moreover, it is my intent to conduct membership ratification of the respective new CBA’s with the assistance of the appointed individuals. At the conclusion of the Trusteeship, an official nomination and election process will take place for all leadership positions that will comprise the Board of Directors for Local 251.
The following individuals are appointed effective June 15, 2018, to the Trustee’s Advisory Committee:
President: Kelley Allen, SNL Bargaining Unit and Bargaining Team
Vice President: Kayla Resendez, SNL Bargaining Unit and Bargaining Team
Secretary-Treasurer: Marian Dorn, SNL Bargaining Unit
Recording Secretary: Becky McIntyre-Pacheco, SNL Bargaining Unit
Trustee and Chair: Phyllis Rutka, SNL Bargaining Unit and Bargaining Team
Trustee: Angeleen Saiz, SNL Bargaining Unit
Trustee: Samuel Ruiz, SNL Bargaining Unit
AdHoc Member: Beverly Manuelito, SNL Bargaining Unit/Team Member and
CAT Team Captain
AdHoc Member: Griselda Ochoa, ABF Bargaining Unit
AdHoc Member: Judi Burkhalter, IBEW 611 Bargaining Unit
AdHoc Member Lavon Reed, CWA 7011 Bargaining Unit
Patt A. Gibbs, Esq., Trustee - Local 251
OPEIU Local 251's collective bargaining agreement with Sandia National Laboratories expires at 11:59 pm on July 27.
Negotiations for a new contract are scheduled to begin in June. The agreed-upon dates are June 12 and 14, July 9, 11, 12, 17, 19 and 20.
OPEIU's goal is to bargain in good faith and reach a fair and equitable contract for our members.
Our members fully support and commit to carrying out the national security mission of the Labs.