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LEO members gather for annual meeting

Written by Staff. Posted in News

LEO members from our three campuses came together for the annual convention on Saturday, October 22, at UM-Flint.

In the morning, members were addressed by Karla Swift, the new president of the Michigan AFL-CIO, who discussed efforts to protect workers' rights and the middle class in Michigan.

Members discussed the potential impact of the political environment in Michigan and current labor relations at the University on our next round of bargaining. Finally, we began the process of identifying issues for the 2012 bargaining platform. Our next step will be drafting a member survey on issues.

The membership approved the 2012 LEO Budget, and a procedural amendment to the Constitution.

A Lifetime Service Award was presented to Marc Ammerlaan, who is stepping down as Ann Arbor Campus Chair. Marc’s extensive service spans over 10 years, starting in 2002 as a member of the original organizing committee. He also served as interim LEO Secretary, Strike Captain in 2003, and 4 years as campus chair.

Outstanding Service awards were presented to

  • Bill Burgard, Ann Arbor, Art & Design Rep
  • Claudia Walters, Dearborn, Scholarship Committee
  • Quentin Galerneau, Flint, LEO Finance & Technology Committees and Flint Hiring & Professional Development Committees

Members talk business at the Annual LEO Convention. In the foreground, Barry Wauldron (Dearborn) and Pat Emenyonu (Flint.)


President Karla Swift, Michigan AFL-CIO, addresses the convention.

Stevens Wandmacher (Flint Chair) presents Outstanding Service Award to Quentin Galerneau.


LEO President Bonnie Halloran presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to Marc Ammerlaan

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