January 31, 2019 – Executive Council Meeting Minutes

Present:  Jeremy Sprinkle, Lydia Ealey, Bill O’ Meara, Ed Fortney, Tamara McCalla, Bryan Nelson, Joel Gratz, David DeJesus, Michelle Wang, Sam Nelson, Mark Gruenberg, Don Griesheimer, Mark Pattison, Rick Ehrmann, Tim Fitzgerald, LaTisha Harvey, Paul Reilly, Fatima Hussein, Hau Chu, Jazmin Gargoum, Cet Parks, Justin Moyer, Steve Cook

I. Financials

Slevin & Hart, P.C. Invoice

  • Review of invoice from pension attorney regarding BNA bargaining.  No action necessary.

Baratz and Associates Invoice

  • Tim Fitzgerald – (as treasurer at that time) I refuse to sign off on Baratz payment because it was not what the membership asked for.  Membership had approved a motion for a forensic audit up to $10,000 and to select a company that would do this.  Baratz was selected, and stated this was not an audit, but instead a list of services former President Struckman had asked for.  
  • Since it did not meet the criteria of what the membership had mandated us to do, Baratz, officers and EC were told by Treasurer Fitzgerald that he would not sign off on this as treasurer.
  • Cet Park discusses that he did an annotated response to Baratz services.  Services were performed under WBNG and that they should be paid for the work we ask providers to do and prepared to approve payment.
  • Steve Cook – my understanding that Cet has the authority to pay the invoice and EC would have to act to deny it.
  • Tim disagrees and restates that no one approved this list of services – membership approved an audit.  We specifically asked Baratz if this was an audit and they said no.  Tim explained to Baratz that he would not sign off unless he received authorization from EC or the membership.  Additional discussions follow.
  • Mark Pattison motions that we pay the bill as presented by Baratz, seconded by Elise Bryant.  Additional discussion by other EC members follow.  
  • Justin Moyer calls the previous question to close the debate.  Motion to call question passes.
  • Motion passes to pay the Baratz invoice for $7,500.
  • Steve Cook recommends that the EC study the Baratz findings for further action to take if necessary, in future meetings.

Contract Extensions for Eric Geist/Bruce Jett

  • Cet discusses merits of extending the contracts for Eric Geist and Bruce Jet, and recommends contract extensions to continue the organizing momentum.
  • Cet requests a 13 week extension beginning February 4, 2019, through May 3, 2019.  Mark Gruenberg motions to extend the contract, seconded by Mark Pattison.  Motion passes to extend Eric Geist and Bruce Jett contracts.

II. New Business

Election Period Campaigning

  • No action/discussions

TNG New Local Officers Seminar

  • Cet Parks requests discretionary authority to send 12 officers to seminar – six local and six commuters (two spots are guaranteed).  Proposes that we pay for the seminar through the Darlene Meyer Education Fund, so it will not have a negative impact on our budget.  Additional discussion followed.
  • Motion presented and seconded by all to allow Cet Parks discretionary authority to send 12 officers to TNG New Local Officers seminar and financed through the Darlene Meyer Education Fund.  Motion passes.

UFCW Expense Grievance

  • Addressed in GMM meeting

Sector Conference Report

  • Discussion moves to next EC meeting

2019 Evening With Labor

  • Cet Parks/Rick Ehrmann discusses that this is most important DC Labor event, and our Local has been recognized.  
  • Participation via program ad and purchase of table to send new officers.  Steve Cook asks which budget line item this event will be funded from.   
  • Sam Nelson motions to purchase a table for 10 persons and a half-page ad, seconded by Elise Bryant.  Motion passes.

2019 DC Labor Fest

  • After discussion, Sam Nelson motions to support through a quarter-page ad for $250, seconded by Mark Gruenberg.
  • Jazmin Gargoum proposes hosting social event/happy hour at event, and Steve Cook encourages support of idea.
  • Motion passes to support 2019 Labor Fest through a quarter-page ad for $250.

NC State AFL-CIO Per Capita Increase and Thank You

  • Jeremy Sprinkle discusses no increase – no action needed.  Requests completion of Affiliate Membership Information Update Form. 

CSA Emergency Assistance Relief Program

  • Cet Parks/Mark Gruenberg and others discuss.  Mark Pattison moves to support CSA through contribution of $300, seconded by Mark Gruenberg.  Motion passes to support CSA through contribution of $300.

EC Meeting Dates

  • President Cook discusses developing a calendar of EC meeting dates for the full year.  Discussion by Jazmin Gargoum to requests consideration of setting meeting dates at each meeting, with the intent to have the largest number of people to attend to have quorum, by setting dates quarterly or monthly. 
  • Discussed setting dates that will allow piggy backing General Membership dates.  Third Wednesday of each month was recommended.  
  • Mark Pattison motions to accept third Wednesday of month for EC meetings, beginning February 2019, seconded by Mark Gruenberg.  Additional discussion by Jazmin Gargoum, LaTisha Harvey and others on concerns and procedures for properly informing members of meeting dates.  Steve Cook suggests putting forward a plan to address these concerns through committee in future meetings.
  • Motion passes to approve EC Meetings on third Wednesday of month beginning February 2019 except when there is a General Membership meeting.

III.    Membership Report 

Dec 19 – Jan 31, 2019

  • Cet discusses.  Stats will be in next EC Meeting Packet.  Dave DeJesus motions to approve, seconded by Mark Pattison.  Motion passes to approve membership report.

IV. EC Minutes 

November 17, 2018

  • Mark Pattison moves to adopt minutes, seconded by many.  Motion passes to adopt minutes.

Small Unit & Members Meeting Minutes

  • Ed Fortney discusses concerns regarding nomination of Tim Fitzgerald for Small Units and withdrawal from Treasurer campaign.
  • Tim Fitzgerald discusses actions he took to suspend his campaign for Treasurer position.
  • Joel Gratz questions how you can accept nominations for two offices
  • Justin Moyer motions to call question to refer the issue to the ERC, seconded by many.  Additional discussions follow.  Motion passes to call question.
  • Motion passes to refer issue to ERC.
  • Ed Fortney and Tim Fitzgerald are requested to submit their positions on the issue to the ERC.  Tim Fitzgerald and Tammy to remain on council until the issue is resolved.

V. Good & Welfare

  • Jazmin Gargoum requests that we go beyond 15 days required to send a mailing in an attempt to be better about emailing information out to small unit members to have a better presence at meetings.
  • Ed Fortney responds in agreement and that there is a need to increase turn out at these meetings.  Would like to call a small unit meeting in next few months to dress the issue.  Ed and Jazmin agree to work together to come up with ideas and possible solutions.

VI. Adjournment

  • Mark Pattison motions to adjourn seconded by Mark Gruenberg.  Meeting adjourns at 9:55 PM

VII.    Personnel Caucus

  • Staff Union contract is up for Paul and Rick – committee established to review contract will include Cet Parks, Steve Cook, Tim Fitzgerald, Peter Brusoe, Justin Moyer and Elise Bryant.

 

December 19, 2018 – Executive Council Meeting Minutes

Present:  The following Board Members were present either in person or by telephone, which constituted a quorum: 

Peter Brusoe, Elise Bryant, Steve Cook, Dave DeJesus, Seth Dietz, Tim Fitzgerald, Ed Fortney, Dan Gabor, Gabe Gonzalez, Joel Gratz, Mark Gruenberg, Fred Kunkle, Sheila Lindsay, Matt Losak, Justin Moyer, Mark Pattison, Bob Struckman

Staff and Guests Present:  Rick Ehrmann, Paul Reilly, Cet Parks

Excused: Jazmin Gargoum, Sam Nelson

Meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM. 

I. New Business

Censure of Treasurer Tim Fitzgerald

  • Steve Cook motions to remove censure of Treasurer Tim Fitzgerald from the December 19, 2018 meeting agenda.  Seconded by Dave DeJesus.  Discussion by many followed.
  • Bob Struckman as chair who originally created the censure item, has elected to remove it from the agenda.
  • Question was called on discussion. Gabe Gonzalez motions and seconded by Mark Gruenberg.  Motion to call the question passes.
  • Motion passes to remove Censure of Treasurer, Tim Fitzgerald from the agenda.

II. Financials

Summary of Financial Highlights – November 2018

  • Cet Parks provides a recap of November financials.  Mark Pattison moves to accept and seconded by Gabe Gonzalez.  Motion passes to approve November financials.

 October 2018 and Bob Paul Invoice

  • Cet Parks provides recap, including Slevin & Hart pension attorneys update.  Gabe Gonzalez motions to accept October 2018 and Bob Paul invoice, seconded by many.  Motion passes.

III. New Business

NOVA Delegate Request

  • Peter Brusoe motions to accept Don Slaiman as NOVA delegate, seconded by Mark Gruenberg.  Motion passes to accept Don Slaiman as NOVA delegate.

NY Pride (National Pride)

  • Gabe Gonzales speaks to issue.  Peter Brusoe motions for WBNG will support NY Pride with a $750 investment in organizing. Seconded by Matt Losak.  Motion passes.

Organizing Campaign Confidentiality

  • Cet discuses Bruce Jett’s report on issue that one of Bruce’s campaign details confidentiality may have been unintentionally breached.  Further discussion regarding importance of maintaining confidentiality of organizing.  

Baratz and Associates Audit Report

  • Fred Kunkle motions to accept the report.  Seconded by Peter Brusoe.   
  • Freddy proposes to accept with suggestions of friendly amendments (i.e., to appoint a committee to look into key areas of report, make additional recommendations). 
  • Motion passes to accept the Baratz Report in the spirit of the preceding discussions listed above. 
  • Peter Brusoe discusses recommendations/written responses from Executive Director on report items with recommendations/responses.
  • Matt Losak suggests EC involvement in response to Executive Director’s written response to the Baratz report.  Additional discussion regarding highlighting key issues (per diem, lost time, etc.).

Email Regarding Bookkeeper Interview (Amber Blado)

  • Bob Struckman provides general background and overview of the issue.  Important to note that this is an allegation of misconduct, and not proof of misconduct.  Raises issues how are to articulate our values and to respond procedurally.
  • Cet Parks provides background for context and further discussions and suggestions made by Matt Losak, Peter Brusoe, Joel Gratz, Freddy Kunkle, Tim Fitzgerald, Elise Bryant, Sheila Lindsay and others.  Agreement that procedures, best practices and establishment of policies are needed to minimize disputes, misunderstandings and complaints.

CWA Constitution, Article 19

  • Related to the Tim Fitzgerald censure item and was removed from this agenda.

Setting EC Meeting Dates Via Doodle Poll

  • Elise Bryant (Jazmin Gargoum) motions to change our current practice of setting meeting dates.
  • Motion is seconded by Mark Gruenberg.  Additional discussion followed.  Motion fails to change current practice of setting meeting dates.

IV. Old Business

  • None

V. Executive Director’s Report & Staff

Cet Parks

  • CLC Contract – Request approval to approve the national CLC contract.  Gabe Gonzalez moves to approve national contract, seconded by Mark Gruenberg.  Motion passes.

Rick Ehrmann

  • ANA – Requests discretionary authority to arbitrate the Florence Nampera termination case.  Motion made by Matt Losak to approve request for discretionary authority to arbitrate the case and seconded by Gabe Gonzalez.  Motion passes.

Paul Reilly

  • No action items

Eric Geist

  • No action items

Bruce Jett

  • No action items

VI. Membership Report

November 17-Dec. 19, 2018

  • Gabe Gonzales motions to approve membership report, seconded by Peter Brusoe.  Motion passes.

VII. EC Minutes

November 17, 2018

  • Peter Brusoe motions to approve, seconded by Gabe Gonzales.  Motion passes.

VII. Good & Welfare

  • Robert Struckman commends Gabe Gonzales for his outstanding work on Lambda Legal

IX. Personnel Caucus    

  • Cet Park discusses Nancy Banks and Shirley Cherry contract. Committee came to agreement on every item discussed.  
  • Cet Parks provides overview of key changes – approves Nancy Banks carryover gap, allow employees to work flexible schedules, 2.5% raise and annex, Nancy Banks upgrade to office manager position, correction to bereavement leave, severance updates, parking increases and seat trip increases, LTD will explore options at a later date, approve $25 monthly phone reimbursement,
  • Peter Brusoe motions to adopt changes as Cet described, seconded by Mark Gruenberg.  Motion passes.

X. Adjournment

  • Gabe Gonzales motions to adjourn, seconded by Peter Brusoe.  Motion passes and meeting is adjourned at 9:20 PM.
  • Next EC Meeting scheduled for January 31, 2019 – 7 PM at WBNG offices

 

November 17, 2018 – General Membership Meeting Minutes

Present:  Unknown.

Subject: Nominees for Local Office, At-Large, Delegates to Sector Conference & CWA Convention & the ERC

I am sending forth the information for those who were nominated and will send forward the minutes from this weekend’s GM & EC meetings later this week. Please review the list of those who were nominated for the 4 elected local office position, at-large and delegates to the TNG-CWA Sector Conference and CWA Convention.

I would ask that each of you review the Local Bylaws as they pertain to the petition and notice period to the full membership announcing those who have been nominated to elected position to ensure we are following the proper procedures, and are in line with the petition period for those members who may also have an interest in running for an elected office. Thank you

The following individuals were nominated for the following positions for
Local Officers:

For the office of President:   Steve Cook, BBNA

For the office of Vice President:  Elise Bryant, At-Large

For the office of Treasurer:  Tim Fitzgerald, APWU
                                               Justin Moyer, Washington Post

For the office of Secretary:  Dave DeJesus, Washington Post
                                               Joel Gratz, AFL-CIO

Position for the 5 At-Large seats, the following members were nominated:

Hau Chu, Post; Jazmin Gargoum, At-Large; Joel Gratz; AFL-CIO; Gabe Gonzalez, AFL-CIO; LaTisha Harvy, BBNA; Fatima Hussein, BBNA; Sheila Lindsay, ANA; Matt Losak, At-Large; Katie Mettler, Post; Robert Struckman, AFL-CIO; and Michelle Wang, RFA

The following delegates were also nominated to attend the 2019 TNG-CWA Sector Conference. The General Membership elected to send 10 delegates:
Elise Bryant
Steve Cook
David DeJesus
Tim Fitzgerald
Joel Gratz
Mark Gruenberg
Sheila Lindsay
Justin Moyer
Cet Parks
Mark Pattison

The following delegates were nominated to attend the 2019 CWA Convention. The General Membership elected to send 7 delegates:
Steve Cook
Elise Bryant
David DeJesus
Tim Fitzgerald
Joel Gratz
Justin Moyer
Cet Parks

The following members were nominated to serve on the 2019 – 2020 (please refer to the Local Bylaws regarding the “naming” of members to serve on this committee):

Peter Brusoe, BBNA
Amanda Erickson, Washington Post
Tiffany Heath, AFL-CIO
Amy Lampkin, AFL-CIO
Tammy Madison, BBNA
Sam Nelson, JWJ
Mark Pattison, CNS

Nancy Banks will send out notification to all nominees who will have 7 days to respond to their acceptance or declining of said nominations.

The next GM meeting is to be held Thursday, January 31 @7pm in the DC office.

JANUARY 9, 2019 – General Membership Meeting Minutes

Present: Ed Fortney (SEIU Local 500), chair; Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service; Cet Parks, at-large; Tim Fitzgerald, American Postal Workers Union; Benjamin Soloway, Nina Goodman, Elias Groll, Foreign Policy; Carolyn Steptoe, Advancement Project.

On conference call: Christine Monk, Bryan Nelson, Jeffrey Ball, John Westerberg, Richard Halfacre, Tamara McCalla, Heidi Hanson, HPAE; Mark Gruenberg, at-large.

Under WBNG membership totals at the time of the Dec. 10 mailing, the Small Units and Members were entitled to nine Executive Council delegates for 2019-20.

Nominations for officers, delegates and alternates were made at the meeting.

Pattison moved, Goodman seconded authorizing the naming of nine delegates and nine alternates. Motion carried.

For unit chair:
Mark Pattison nominated Ed Fortney (SEIU Local 500).
Nina Goodman nominated Benjamin Soloway (Foreign Policy).
Tim Fitzgerald nominated Carolyn Steptoe (Advancement Project).
Carolyn Steptoe nominated Tim Fitzgerald (American Postal Workers Union).

Those at the meeting discussed the propriety of Fitzgerald possibly serving as unit chair as he is also a candidate for WBNG treasurer. Fitzgerald said that, if elected as treasurer, he would not serve and allow the Executive Council to select a successor. He added he would send an email to that effect before the day was out.

After the clearing of apparent confusion that the nominations being made were for unit chair, the nominations for Soloway, Steptoe and Fitzgerald were withdrawn. There being no other nominations, Fortney was elected by acclamation.

For unit vice chair:
Mark Pattison nominated Sam Nelson (Jobs With Justice). There being no other nominations, Nelson was elected by acclamation.

For delegates:
Nina Goodman nominated Benjamin Soloway (Foreign Policy).
Tim Fitzgerald nominated Carolyn Steptoe (Advancement Project).
Carolyn Steptoe nominated Tim Fitzgerald (American Postal Workers Union). Mark Gruenberg nominated Mark Pattison (Catholic News Service).
John Westerberg nominated Bryan Nelson (HPAE).
Cet Parks nominated Bill O’Meara (at-large).
Bryan Nelson nominated Tamara McCalla (HP AE).
Mark Pattison nominated Mark Gruenberg (at-large).
Ed Fortney nominated Jeremy Sprinkle (North Carolina AFL-CIO).

There being nine nominations for seven remaining delegate slots, WBNG office staff was deputed to recalculate the number of WBNG members who qualify for being in the Small Units and Members. The answer came back: 501.

Pattison moved, Goodman seconded authorizing 10 delegates and 10 alternates. Motion carried.

There being nine nominations for eight remaining delegate slots, McCalla declined her nominatiom. The remaining nominees were elected by acclamation.

For alternates, ,who in the case of vacancy are to be asked in the order in which they are nominated:
Bryan Nelson nominated Tamara McCalla (HP AE).
Carolyn Steptoe nominated Andrew Ambrogie (Advancement Project).
Tim Fitzgerald nominated Jazmin Gargoum (at-large).
Mark Pattison nominated Seth Dietz, (SEIU Local 500).
Mark Pattison :nominated Chris Garlock, (D.C. AFL-CIO).
Mark Pattison nominated Ramon Zepeda (Student Action for Farmworkers). Mark Pattison-nominated Keith Barnes (at-large).
Mark Pattison nominated Liz Evans (York Dispatch).
Mark Pattison nominated Ryan Mariatague (Working America).
Mark Pattison nominated Sally Davidow (at-large).
Tim Fitzgerald nominated Ashley See, but withdrew the nomination.

The 10 nominees were elected by acclamation.

The meeting was adjourned.

November 17, 2018 – Executive Council Meeting Minutes

Present: Robert Struckman (President); Elise Bryant (VP); Tim Fitzgerald (Treasurer); Sheila Lindsay
(ANA); Don Griesheimer (ANA); Mark Pattison (CSN); Mark Gruenberg (Small At-Large); Steve Cook
(BBNA); Justin Moyer (Post); Sam Nelson (JWJ); Kharma Zurkhang (RFA); Peter Brusoe (BBNA); Cet Parks (ED); Paul Reilly (Rep); Rick Ehrmann (Rep) and Ed Fortney (SEIUS00, by phone)

Excused: Dave DeJesus, Jazmin Gargoum, Gabe Gonzalez

Executive Council meeting called to order at 12:25pm

1st order of business – question called on whether a quorum – determined a quorum had been met with 13 members present.

Business discussed: appointment of the Elections Referendum Committee

Adding additional items to the agenda FINANCIALS Proposed budget – pg. 8 of the EC packet – Treasurer Tim Fitzgerald

I. Financials

Proposed budget – pg. 8 of the EC packet – Treasurer Tim Fitzgerald

  • Change to line 57 based on today’s (11/17) General Membership meeting- attending 2
    conferences in 2019, voted to send 10 to TNG Sector Conference and 7 to CEA Convention Propose to send 13 & 8; other line allowed $8,000; based on the San Francisco trip, came in a little lower.

Mark P., motioned to approve the proposed budget- as things change from month to month Question on Line 62-Negotiations – concern around units with upcoming contract negotiations, i.e.,
BBNA, Baltimore Sun -concern numbers budgeted were to low for negotiations, salary for Eric Geist should be separate line item up until January; loss time @ the Sun, no loss time for BBNA; $66k for
Geist, initially budgeted.

Line 63 question of Bruce Jett’s salary through January, approved by EC; Parks to be seeking extensions of both (Jett & Geist) to the EC in January.

Discussion of hiring an organizer: numbers are a bit low; must get contracts signed to have revenue coming in by 2020-2021. Tidewater G ____ about 200, want to come into WBNG, currently being negotiated by TNG staff rep, Lou Greico.

Question – if we extend their contracts do we revise the budget, which goes to the comment made by Mark P. (“Fitzgerald doesn’t reflect what the council approves”); Struckman, would only vote on what we add throughout the year. Budget then fluctuates months to months. Reflects current fiscal year – calendar year. Chances there will be an extension; Mark G., $1.879k would be add ons once the
incoming units revenues begin to come in.

Cook – deficit of $123k, how is that sustainable? Parks – stair stepping units into the revenues; Struckman – after several years decide we don’t want to be adding funds or budget on the front end, clear at this point -bargaining of new units. Spending money to make money; less external organizing and more internal organizing, looking for direction by the EC. 

Question: has the budget been approved by the Budget Committee?
Cook -double down on expenses, some years will be running a surplus.
Struckman -surplus on dues to add a strike fund -move more aggressively
Griesheimer -strategic planning committee -do we know what we want to be over the next five years?
Conduct a financial analysis -cost of analyzing units going forward during negotiations. Bargain more effectively and efficiently

Parks -8 in previous years and now 16 units but no increase in staff; finding ways to be more effective and training of our members.10 years ago bargaining new contracts in 6 months, now doing it within a year or more, people don’t want a standardized contract. Estimate is actually lower than it was last year APAE & Advancement Project coming in, should not be a deficit at end of year -$72,000 income from each unit, trajectory growing well. Doable looking at future organizing, slight change in accounting procedures fiscal year in 2016, reflecting back on accruals, will see an uptake for Sept., will be reflected in this years budget will show a better increase.

Motion to accept the budget as put forward. Motion passes by voice vote

II. New Business

MultiDistrict Council Meeting report by Mark P. -Pres. Bernie Lunzer reported that TNG is under staff more than½ of the staff being paid under CWAs SIF membership is up; Digital Media organizing, 19,470; news media alliance down 56%, TNG up by 20%; CWA Secretary-Treasurer, Sara Steffens reported
budget growing in the compliance department, no more paper filing, itemized reports -policy set – WBNG had policy set in 1970, adopted to use per diem currently set by Dept. of Labor; slate of policies on their way. ULPS, DFRs, NLRB failure to process a grievance is considered a breach. Must keep grievant informed throughout the step process, necessary to maintain a documentary timeline.

  • Janus decision;
  • $275k -23k per month;
  • SEC have cut down on face to face meetings, Fall board meeting conducted via Zoom
  • no clerical support during the 2019 conference;
  • looking at defense fund to get things done;
  • discussion of merging NABET & PPMW could keep them in place, Charlie Greco is in favor, look for TNG to take the lead;
  • SDC elections: re-elected Nestor Soto, president, Mark P., secretary-treasurer, Mark G., vice-president, Tim Fitzgerald appointed to serve as the TNG HREC representative to the CWA Human and Civil Rights Committee

AFA Request-bi-annual meeting in New Orleans, problems with temperature. Please help them out – no action taken

CWA PAC FUND -CWA Strong pushing heavily-an account for the Local has been set up; individual options for members to do; funds would come into the Local; can be done by payroll deduction, can help us out by shutting management out.

Guild Copier lease – Fitzgerald spoke to the matter: negotiation of renewing the contract; UBT made a competitive offer, Nauticon (new vendor), contract was a bad offer; requested the remove recurring payment of $13,000; Nauticon agreed to tear up current contract, waive or reduce price; Nancy Banks asked Parks for approval to renew contract with UBT, Parks agreed to approval – Parks (ED) to take charge of this issue. Nauticon offered lower rates, wrong information was given. Struckman gave kudos to Fitzgerald for his activism on this, up to ED & EC to make the approval, we are receiving the $13,000 from Nauticon. Fitzgerald makes a request that the EC approval of all contracts, Fitzgerald turns request to a motion that all contracts (long standing), come before the EC, concept of EC reviewing contracts absence a certain approver, be reviewed and approved by the EC. No second to the motion, motion denied, no movement.

Appointing an ERC

Discussion of the At-Large, 8 people for the 5 positions – of how those elections take place.

ERC – president would normally name; EC members offered the following members to serve: Tiffany Heath (AFL); Sam Nelson (JWJ); Amanda Erickson (Post); Amy Lampkin (AFL); Mark P. (CNS); Peter Brusoe (BBNA) and Tammy Madison (BBNA)

DOL requested to meet with the ERC for training; questions about ensuring the validity of the number of people serving and not. Motion to approval of the 7 people nominated to serve on the ERC. Motion passes by voice vote.

Setting the next EC meeting: Dec. 19 @ 7pm, DC office

Good & Welfare: Renter’s Alliance had approved $1,000 & unable to take up discussion for the request.

Motion to adjourn, second by Peter Brusoe, motion passed by voice vote.