E-Board Members in Attendance: Ken Koscick; President, Cathy Watkins; Vice President Bill Alford, Secretary; Terry Mullally, Christopher Dolciato, George Payangis, Kathy Smith.
Guests: Ed Verba, Chuck Degross, Ray Nagin
Meeting called to order at 9:49am by President Ken Koscick.
President Koscick asks for a moment of silence to honor former President Wachenshwanz and makes comments about Bill, his life and his service to the Union.
President Koscick talked about the succession to President and Vice President per the bylaws after Bills passing. President Koscick asks for the memberships help with filling Union board positions in upcoming elections. Vice President and Secretary terms are up this year.
Cathy Watkins was appointed as Vice President to finish Ken’s term as Vice President.
Cathy is sworn in as Vice President.
A motion is made C.D. to accept the minutes with changes from 11/17/18 and seconded by C.W.. The motion passes.
There were some unexpected expenses due to the passing of Bill Wachenshwanz. Some meals for the family were paid during the wake and funeral. The Local will also pay a portion of the headstone. The NABET logo will be on it.
Discussion about the salary comp for board members.
NET Income: 1112.89
NET Income: -4370.00
A motion is made by T.M to accept the Treasurers report for November and December and seconded by K.S.. The motion passes.
WOIO- Amber, digital producer; Hanna, MMJ; Scott Pecker, part time temp
WKYC- None to report
WJW Engineering- None to report
WJW News- None to report
A motion is made by C.D. and seconded by G.P. to accept the new members. The motion passes.
WJW News- None to report
WJW Engineering – Harry Simmons retired. 8 VR’s are gone.
WKYC- One resignation
WOIO – Kelly Salandro (Producer) took a job in Toledo
Jackie DeMate (Producer) took a job in Orlando
Alyson Brunner (MMJ) left.
The Wachenshwanz family expressed their appreciatation for everything the union has done during their time of need.
WKYC- Getting close to the 60 day window for negotiations. The unit is beginning to organize a committee. This is an important contract.
WOIO- The members were very appreciative of the gift cards.
The new digital studio is allowing non-union people to produce full shows with commercials to web based services. The contract allows for this but members must also trained on the equipment 1 for 1.
Negotiating committee has met and came up with a proposal and is being compiled.
Gray scheduled a meet and greet with the stewards. It should be a short meeting with no contract issues discussed.
WJW News- Nothing to report
Voted on the contract December 7th and lost by a wide margin. Two negotiators resigned. Tshirts will be purchased for the members to wear during negotiations.
Two members lost their mothers during Christmas. Flowers were sent to one and a charitable donation to the other. Grievence filed over side letter 5, but denied.
AFL-CIO Report – Rick Nagin give a report from the AFL-CIO and comments on the passing of President Wachenshwanz.
Nothing to discuss
Suggestion was made to purchase NABET hats for the membership. Open to further discussion.
A new regional vice President has been chosen to replace Bill Wachenshwanz and will run for re-election. Anyone in the unit can run for the position. The current term is up June 1st.
CWA is looking for support for their political action committee
The next E-Board meeting is February, 2019 at 9:30am.
A motion is made to adjourn the meeting by T.M. and seconded by G.P.. Motion passes.
Meeting adjourned at 11:17am
I affirm, that the descriptions in these minutes
are a true representation of the E-Board Meeting