E-Board Minutes 1/19/2019


E-Board Minutes



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.


Treasurer’s Report

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.


Nov 2018

Income: 18338.16

Expenses: 17225.27

NET Income: 1112.89



Dec 2018

Income: 9307.82

Expenses: 13677.82

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.


New Members

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.

Leaving Members

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.

Steward Reports

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

WJW Engineering-

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.


Old Business

Nothing to discuss

New Business

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

on 1/19/2019.

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