E-board meeting 4/16/16
Meeting called to order at 10:07am
Stewards in attendance: Christopher Dolciato, Cathy Watkins, Brian Geiger, Kathy Smith, John Potter, President Bill Wachenschwanz. VP-Ken Koscick, treasurer Marilyn Oliver, Guest: Ed Verba
Minutes of (April 2016) previous meeting- accepted
Treasurers Report accepted and on file
New Members-(WJW NEWS)- Megan Keys, (WJW ENG)- 5 new vacation relief members, Thomas Gardner, Mark Dominic, Joseph Zawadzki, Riley Orians, and Matthew Koorsouradis.
Members not here anymore- (WOIO/WUAB) 7 total, Alise Jacobs, Kelly Kazandjieff, Arielle Proctor, Makenzie Miller, Jessica Donelson, Richard Fargo and Carl Arky.
Stewards reports– (WJWENG) Kathy – Arbitration held on 3/23/16. Company replace a permanent NABET with an IA with a Degerio. This is not allowed. Arbitration will be held 4/4 for members performing the job of IA and not getting an upgrade. (WJWNEWS) Brian- nothing new to report. (WOIO) Christopher- new contract reached that contains retroactive raises, that have not been issued. The company says it’ll be done, corporate says we thought it was done. It hasn’t been done yet. The new contracts are signed and filed as of last week. (WKYC) Cathy- Ratification vote held last week, 16 members showed which represents ½ of membership. The company gave out voluntary retirement packets to 17 people. The new contract has been proofed, approved and is ready to be signed.
The provisional ballot idea needs to be addressed in our local by laws
AFL-CIO report– Elections coming up.
JWJ report- dealing with Verizon strike. There is an SEC meeting in Washington next month. The SIF fund issues will be discussed along with staff and legal issues
Old Business-RAB mtg.-Welcome letters from RAB and Charles Braico. Ken will attend as our rep.
New Business- RVP- after 16 years of being President, Bill Wachenschwanz is being challenged for the position. A position he enjoys serving in, is dedicated to and works extremely hard at making a positive impact. We are asking ALL NABET local 42 members to mail back all ballots that will be issued in June. He needs our support!
Website report- annual renewal is due
Meeting adjourned at 11:35am
Next meeting will be Saturday, May 21st ay 9:30am
Respectfully submitted, Secretary Danielle Banks