Funny--I am in the same situation. I had a dream last night that I just didn't show up to those meetings because I "forgot" about it.
I also have a union at my school and have run into the same problem. Like what TrademarkTer said, it is not my job to make sure admin does...
We get pulled to sub just about every day too--I also teach in "thug city" and it is awful most of the time.
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