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E-Board Minutes: December 14th, 2019

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E-Board Minutes

December 14th, 2019

 

E-Board Members in Attendance:

Ken Koscick (President), Cathy Watkins (Vice President), Marilyn Oliver (Treasurer), Stephen Parsons (Secretary), Christopher Dolciato, Brian Geiger, Tim Murphy, Terry Mullally, Kathy Smith, George P, Ed Verba, Rick Nagin

Tim Murphy was sworn in as a steward for WJW-Engineering for a term of 3 years

A motion to accept minutes from November 2, 2019 is made by Terry Mullally.  The motion is seconded by Kathy Smith.  The motion passes.

The meeting begins at 9:51 AM

 

Treasurer Report:

  • The Treasurer Report for October and November approval will be pushed back to next meeting.

 

New Members:

WOIO:

  • Kelly Kennedy MMJ
  • Tim Grattan Production Assistant

Leaving Members:

WOIO:

  • Barry Nestor
  • Bill Alford Staying as active member of union
  • Guy Tessmer

Correspondences and Thank You:

  • Kuhns and Associates sent Christmas Cards.

Steward Report:

  • WOIO:
    • Contract being finalized
    • Grievances should be paid
    • Potential grievance on managers field producing
  • WJW ENG:
    • 3 potential grievances
    • Going to meet with Nexstar to negotiate
  • WJW NEWS:
    • Layoff notice for Chyron operator
      • Job does not exist anymore
      • Will be given severance
    • Vacations and Holiday pay have been agreed to
  • WKYC:
    • 3 Jobs posted

AFL-CIO:

  • President Pat Gallagher urged immediate action to protect pension plans now under attack by the Grassley-Alexander bill in the U.S. Senate. This bill purports to shore up 130 multiemployer pension plans covering 130 million workers, which are in danger of insolvency. However, the method proposed in this bill would weaken all pension plans by charging them higher insurance rates and imposing higher taxes and premiums on retirees.
  • This is in contrast to the Butch-Lewis bill that passed the House, which would provide loans to at-risk funds without undermining other funds or increasing burdens on retirees. Gallagher called on union members and locals to contact our Senators and urge them to support the Butch-Lewis and oppose the Grassley-Alexander bills. Brother Gallagher also reported that bipartisan agreement had been reached to strengthen labor standards and make other improvements in the the U.S. Mexico-Canada- United States (USMCA) trade agreement.
  • The new pact will replace the current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Gallagher also stressed that while public attention is focussed on impeachment, the Trump Administration is undermining gains previously made by organized labor in NLRB decisions, OSHA standards and elsewhere. The meeting adopted a motion for the labor council to issue material on these actions for use by local unions.
  • Executive Secretary Harriet Applegate stressed the importance of the efforts to impeach President Trump and weaken his ability to win re-election in 2020. Speakers representing Policy Matters Ohio and the Legal Aid Society discussed plans to set up a worker Center in Cleveland such as exists in Columbus and Cincinnati to support organizing drives and worker education.
  • They noted that over 40% of American workers have jobs paying less than $18,000. One delegate spoke in favor of supporting the effort of Cleveland City Council to re-establish the Fannie Lewis apprenticeship law which has expired and would make apprenticeships more accessible to minorities and low income people. Another delegate brought out that current requirements of the state voucher system is draining badly needed funds from public education in a number of school districts including Cleveland, and Cleveland Heigths/Univerisity Heights. An organizer from the Service Employees warned that wages gains won for janitorial staff at Cuyahoga Community College will be badly threatened if Tri-C goes through with rumored plans to outsource the work to a nonunion contractor.

New Business:

  • Amending the by-laws voting will take place at the next E-Board Meeting.

 

A motion to adjourn the meeting made by Chris Dolciato, it is seconded by Kathy Smith.

The meeting concludes at 11:07 AM

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E-Board Minutes: November 2nd, 2019

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E-Board Minutes

November 2nd, 2019

 

E-Board Members in Attendance:

Ken Koschick (President), Cathy Watkins (Vice President), Marilyn Oliver (Treasurer), Stephen Parsons (Secretary), Christopher Dolciato, Terry Mullally, Brian Geiger.

Guests in Attendance:

Chuck DeGross, Jim Kolendo

 

The meeting begins at 9:48 AM

 

A motion to accept the minutes from October 12, 2019 is made by Terry Mullally.  The motion is seconded by Chris Dolciato, the motion passes.

 

Treasurer Report:

October report not available at this time.

New Members:

WOIO:

      • Simon Hannig Producer
      • Scott Piker Freelance Editor/Sports Producer

Leaving Members:

WOIO:

      • Brittney Bivens MMJ
      • Rob Hillyer Director
      • Holly Seacrist Editor

WJW:

      • Byron Weems
      • Brandon Serbus Engineer

Correspondences and Thank You:

    • Jodi Fabrizio sent a thank you for cupcakes and 25 year gift for continued service.
    • Stephen Parsons and family sent a thank you card for gift card for new baby.

 

    • Jim Kolendo speaks about Lynda.com having a new name of LinkedInLearning.com
      • Unlimited access to thousands of LinkedIn courses and tutorials
      • Expert teachers, top quality videos, searchable transcripts, learn on the go
      • Jim requests members name and email addresses of members in good standing.
      • Advises people to wait until January 2020 to sign up.

Steward Report

WOIO:

Grievances have been agreed to be paid out for director upgrades.

Contract passed vote from members.

WJW:

Engineering:

Still no contract, economics are the hold up.

News:

Stuck on benefits agreement with the new company Nexstar.

WKYC:

Nothing to report.

New Business:

Giant Eagle gift cards will be available at next E-Board Meeting to give to members.

A motion to adjourn the meeting is made by Terry Mullally, it is seconded by Brian Geiger.

The meeting concludes at 10:51 AM

 

The General Membership meeting

President Ken Koscick addresses the membership giving an update on the unit and the changes that have occurred in the past calendar year.

Chuck DeGross was the guest speaker for the meeting.

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E-Board Minutes: October 12th, 2019

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E-Board Minutes

October 12th, 2019

 

E-Board Members in Attendance:

Ken Koschik (President), Cathy Watkins (Vice President), Marilyn Oliver (Treasurer), Stephen Parsons (Secretary), Chris Dolciato, Kathy Smith, Brian Geiger, George Payamgis.

Guests:  Chris Rietlimiller, Rick Nagin.

 

The meeting begins at 9:40 AM.

 

A motion is made to accept the minutes from September 28, 2019.  The motion passes.

 

Treasurer’s Report:

  • September 2019:
    • Total Income: $37,034.44
    • Total Expenses: -$7,531.34
    • Net Income: $29,503.10

A motion is passed to accept the Treasurer’s Report.  The motion passes.

 

AFL-CIO Report:

  • Rick Nagin passed out some flyers and discussed supporting the “Pro” Act for worker power.
    • Expanding power to organize workers.
    • Protect strikes and other protest activity.
    • Making it easier to bargain.
  • Also enrollment for the AFL CIO Free College Scholarship.  Information on enrollment can be found at ohioaflcio.com/freecollege

 

Leaving Members:

WOIO:  Victor Williams-MMJ

 

Correspondences and Thank You:

  • Thank you cards from the family of Carol Sue Murphy.
  • Thank you card from Julia Tullos after passing of her father.
  • Thank you card from the Hospice of Western Reserve and Heather Flowers following the passing of her father.

 

Steward Report:

  • WOIO:
    • Membership will be voting on new contract on October 15th.
  • WJW:
    • Waiting for transition to Nexstar Media Group.
  • WKYC:
    • Management met with photographers to discuss benefits and rights.
    • Transitioning to a new brand of “3 News”.

 

New Business:

  • Mission BBQ has been selected for lunch for the general meeting on November 2nt.
  • A motion was made to give $25 gift cards for the holiday season to all members in good standing. The motion passes.

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:18 AM.

 

I affirm that the descriptions in these minutes are a true representation of the E-Board Meeting on 10-12-2019.

Stephen Parsons

 

 

 

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E-Board Minutes: September 28th, 2019

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E-Board Minutes

September 28th, 2019

 

E-Board members in attendance:

Ken Koscick (President), Cathy Watkins (Vice President), Marilyn Oliver (Treasurer), Stephen Parsons (Secretary), Chris Dolciato, Kathy Smith, George Payamgis.

Guest:  Ed Verba

 

A moment of silence is observed for Chris Reymann and Carol Sue Murphy.

 

A motion is made to accept the minutes from June 29th, 2019.  The motion passes.

 

Treasurer Report:

  • June 2019:
    • Income:            2,679.64
    • Expenses:          9,207.89
    • NET:                -6,528.25
  • July 2010
    • Income: 1,406.46
    • Expenses: 4,306.71
    • NET: -2,900.25
  • August 2019
    • Income: 1,984.90
    • Expenses: 15,970.30
    • NET: -13,991.40

New Members:

  • WOIO:
    • Alan Rodges: News Producer

Leaving Members:

  • WOIO:
    • Erin Simonek: Web Producer
    • Amber Cole: Web Producer
    • Devin Lamb: Photgrapher
  • WJW:
    • Rick Krumreig
  • WKYC:
    • Shane Snider

Correspondences and Thank you notes:

A thank you note was read from the family of Don Unger.

Congratulations plaque for participation at convention.

Steward Report:

  • WOIO:
    • Grievances for Damon Maloney and Chris Dolicato will be paid out
    • Introduction of TMP (Technical Media Producer)
    • Tentative agreement for new 3 year contract reached.
  • WJW:
    • Negotiations for one day, then became Nexstar.
  • WKYC:
    • Launched rebrand 3 News.
    • Hiring new photographers who can also edit.

AFL-CIO:

Endorsements for local candidates running for office.

40 members affiliated running for office.

 

New Business:

General Membership meeting confirmed for November 2nd, 2019 at Union Hall.

 

This meeting adjourned at 11:16 AM.

I affirm that the desriptions in these minutes are a true representation of the E-Board Meeting on 9-29-2019.

Stephen Parsons

 

 

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