April 22, 2020 EC Minutes

Washington-Baltimore News Guild

Executive Council Meeting Minutes

Date of Meeting:  April 22, 2020

EC Present: Elise Bryant, Carl Charles, Steve Cook, Lillyanne Daigle, Scott Dance, David DeJesus, Lydia Ealey, Tim Fitzgerald, Ed Fortney, Jazmin Gargoum, Joel Gratz, Don Griesheimer, Mark Gruenberg, Fatima Hussein, Tom Jackman, Freddy Kunkle, Marissa Lang, Tamara McCalla, Katie Mettler, Justin Moyer, Sam Nelson, Bryan Nelson, Bill O’Meara, Mark Pattison, Scott Reynolds, Michelle Wang

Excused: None

Staff & Guests: Rick Ehrmann, Eric Geist, Bruce Jett, Cet Parks, Paul Reilly

Meeting called to order at 7:04 PM via Zoom. 

I.  Minutes

March 18, 2020

Bill O’Meara motioned to approve minutes, seconded by Mark Gruenberg.  Motion Passed to adopt the minutes.

II.  Membership Report

March 19, 2020 – April 22, 2020

April 22, 2020 – Don Griesheimer motioned to approve membership report, seconded by Mark Pattison. Motion is adopted to approve the membership report (covered in April 22, 2020 GMM).

III.  Executive Director’s Report & Staff

Cet Parks

Working America – Requested retroactive authority to file an unfair labor practice (ULP) charge for union discrimination regarding concerted activity over management’s blatant retaliation against Nora Langan, Vice-Chair of the Working America Guild bargaining unit.  Bryan Nelson motioned to approve, seconded by Jazmin Gargoum.  Motion Passes.

UFCW – Executive Director Cet Parks reported that the EC prevailed in the arbitration for Evan Yeats written warning and notice of unsatisfactory performance.

Rick Ehrmann

NASW – Requests discretionary to arbitrate notification of elimination of non-elective employer contribution to 401k plan.  Ed Fortney motioned to approve the requests and seconded by Elise Bryant.  Dina Kastner (NASW) provided additional details on the issue.  After further discussion, the Motion Passes.

Paul Reilly

No action items.

Bruce Jett 

United For Respect – Requests retroactive authority to file unfair labor practice (ULP) for an overreaching non-disclosure and confidentiality proposal affecting the bargaining unit.  Sam Nelson motioned to approve and seconded by Jazmin Gargoum.  Motion Passes.

Eric Geist

No action items.

IV.  Financials

Financial Highlights for February 2020

Executive Director Cet Parks and Treasurer Justin Moyer gave an overview of the financials for February 2020.  After additional discussion, Mark Gruenberg motioned to approve February 2020 financials, seconded by Don Griesheimer.  Motion Passes.

Bob Paul

No action required.  Briefly discussed applying for TNG legal services as a method to obtain reimbursement for some of our legal costs. 

Sean Rogers Esq. Invoice 

No action required.

Roanoke Times Campaign Invoice

No action required. 

V.  Old Business

Proposed Bylaws Revisions

Bylaws committee chair Sam Nelson, lead discussion and reviewed proposed bylaws changes.  President Steve Cook also discussed bylaws major changes, approval process and appointment of the Elections Referendum Committee.  Several amendments to the proposed bylaws were presented for consideration.

Sam Nelson motioned to accept friendly amendments to the proposed bylaws changes, seconded by Vice President, Elise Bryant.  A summary of the friendly amendments that were accepted include amendments presented by Joel Gratz (re; elections at General Membership mtg.), Freddy Kunkle (council members serving on the ERC, and VP replacing President), and Executive Director/Administrative Officer titles.  

After further discussion the motion passes to adopt the proposed bylaws changes, with friendly amendments.  Amended bylaws will be sent to the general membership for approval and referendum.

President Steve Cook announces ERC members – Marissa Lang (Post), Jason Albright (BIG) and Ed Fortney (SEIU 500).  There were further discussions on the process and method of voting (mail or electronic).

Mark Pattison motioned to approve the appointment of ERC members, seconded by Bill O’ Meara. Motion Passed.

VI.  New Business

Baltimore Sun

Executive Director Cet Parks and Scott Dance provided an update on Baltimore Sun local ownership campaign.

Save The News Board Poll

March 31, 2020 Board Poll – Mark Gruenberg motioned to adopt the board poll, seconded by Ed Fortney.  Motion Passes to adopt the board poll.

Bylaws Amendment on Arbitration Policy 

Bill O’ Meara agreed to table this discussion until next EC meeting in May 2020.

VII.  Good & Welfare

Jazmin Gargoum discussed Mind Space Front Page Awards scheduled for April 30.  Mind Space venue was acceptable to rescheduling at future date due to Covid-19 crisis.  Zoom meetings have been very effective tool to leverage for EC and GM meetings.

Michelle Wang – requested information on methods of recruitment of union members.  

Mark Pattison – requested information addressing return to work policies and face mask initiatives. 

VIII.  Personnel Caucus

No action items.

XI.  Adjournment

Bill O’Meara motions to adjourn and seconded by Don Griesheimer.  Meeting is adjourned at 9:52 PM.

March 18, 2020 EC Meeting

Washington-Baltimore News Guild

Executive Council Meeting Minutes

Date of Meeting:  March 18, 2020

EC Present: Elise Bryant, Carl Charles, Steve Cook, Lillyanne Daigle, Scott Dance, David DeJesus, Lydia Ealey, Tim Fitzgerald, Ed Fortney, Jazmin Gargoum, Joel Gratz, Don Griesheimer, Fatima Hussein, Tom Jackman, Freddy Kunkle, Marissa Lang, Tamara McCalla, Katie Mettler, Justin Moyer, Sam Nelson, Bryan Nelson, Bill O’Meara, Mark Pattison, Scott Reynolds, Michelle Wang, Evan Yeats

Excused: Mark Gruenberg

Staff & Guests: Rick Ehrmann, Eric Geist, Bruce Jett, Cet Parks, Paul Reilly, Dina Kastner (NASW)

Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM

I.  Minutes

February 19, 2020

• Bill O’Meara motions to approve minutes, and motion was seconded.  Motion Passes.

II.  Membership Report

February 19, 2020 – March 18, 2020

• Don Griesheimer motions to approve and seconded by Ed Fortney.  Motion Passes.

III.  Executive Director’s Report & Staff

Cet Parks

• HPAE (Pam Ellen Grievance) – requests discretionary authority to arbitrate terminated employee.  Ed Fortney motions to approve request and seconded by Mark Pattison.  Motion Passes.

Rick Ehrmann

• NASW – Requests discretionary to arbitrate notification of elimination of non-elective employer contribution to 401k plan.  Ed Fortney motioned to approve the requests and seconded by Elise Bryant.  Dina Kastner (NASW) provided additional details on the issue.  After further discussion, the Motion Passes.

Paul Reilly

• BBNA – Requests retroactive authority to arbitrate a BBNA sick leave grievance.  Bill O’Meara motioned to approve and seconded by Elise Bryant.  Motion Passes.

• BBNA – Requests discretionary authority to arbitrate BBNA’s failure to pay performance bonuses to employees who left BBNA between January 1 and February bonus payout.  Mark Pattison motioned to approve the request, seconded by Ed Fortney.  Motion Passes.

Bruce Jett 

• Updates only – no action items.

Eric Geist

• Updates only – no action items.

IV.  Financials

Financial Highlights for January 2020

• Cet Parks/Justin Moyer review January financials

• Ed Fortney motioned to approve January financials, and motion was seconded by Mark Pattison.  Joel Gratz expressed concerns about being extra frugal over the next few months due to potential Covid-19 impact on membership (layoffs).  Bryan Nelson, Bill O’Meara and Michelle Wang also spoke to the financial implications, employer exploitation and political solutions due to Covid-19 crisis.

• After further discussion, the motion to adopt January financials passes.

Annual Audit Report 2019-2018

• Cet Parks summarizes report.  Jazmin Gargoum motioned to approve the auditor’s report, seconded by Don Griesheimer.  Motion Passes.

Bob Paul’s Invoices for February 2020

• No action needed. 

V.  Old Business

Srishti Singh – Request for Appeal – ANA

• No action needed

Bylaws Committee Update

• Sam Nelson provided an overview of key proposed bylaws changes by the committee, which will be voted on at next month’s EC meeting.

  VI.  New Business

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

• Removed from agenda.  No further action needed.

Multi-District Council Mtg in Chicago

• Event hosted in Chicago in June 2020 most likely will be postponed to a date to be determined.  Elise Bryant motioned to send the President and Executive Director to this event.  The motion was seconded by Bill O’ Meara.  Motion Passes.

Honoring Doris Crouse-Mays

• Removed from agenda.  No further action required.

VII.  Good & Welfare

• Michelle Wang (RFA) discusses employer exploitation of workers during the Covid-19 crisis.  Some members are given assignments beyond the scope of their job descriptions while working from home, due to lack of proper equipment.  Cet Parks, Steve Cook and Michelle Wang agreed to discuss further off-line.

VIII.  Personnel Caucus

• No action items.

  IX.   Adjournment

• Bill O’Meara motions to adjourn and seconded by Don Griesheimer.  Meeting is adjourned at 8:24 PM.

February 19, 2020 EC Meeting

WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE NEWS GUILD

Executive Council Meeting Minutes

Present: Steve Cook, Elise Bryant, Justin Moyer, Joel Gratz, Fatima Hussein, Katie Mettler, Ed Fortney, Tim Fitzgerald, Jazmin Gargoum, Bill O’Meara, Mark Pattison, Sybil Edwards (in place of Lydia Ealey), Don Griesheimer, Lillyanne Daigle, Tom Jackman, Freddy Kunkle, Marissa Lang, Vivian Lo (in place of Karma Zurkhang)

Staff:  Cet Parks, Rick Ehrmann,

Guest: Lori Richards, UFCW.

Excused: David DeJesus, Sam Nelson, Bryan Nelson, Jeremy Sprinkle

Absent: Hau Chu, Michelle Wang, Mark Gruenberg, Tamara McCalla, Scott Dance, Scott Reynolds, Rob Lever, Hassan Kanu, Ben Cooper, Gabriela Roque, Carl Charles

I.  Minutes:  Griesheimer moved, Lang seconded approving the minutes of the Jan. 29 meeting. Motion carried.

II.  Membership report:  Griesheimer moved, Gargoum seconded, approving the February membership report. Motion carried.

III.  Executive Director’s Report & Staff

  • Alan Troyan grievance: Pattison moved, Griesheimer seconded granting discretionary authority to arbitrate the Alan Troyan out-of-classification grievance at UFCW. Moyer offered a friendly amendment, rejected by the maker of the motion, to prepare a feasibility study on the local’s hiring of a staff attorney to handle legal matters.  The original motion carried on roll-call vote, 11-3.
  • Moyer issued a quorum-call demand. Quorum continued to be met.
  • Arbitration matters: Discussion continued on developing a better process to inform Executive Council members on arbitration requests. Mettler asked whether some kind of form could be supplied to the Executive Council for inclusion in the meeting packet.  Gargoum suggested having the grievant appear if possible, or to make use of technology to the grievant could make his/her case. 
  • Both Hussein and Mettler suggested finding ways to shame the employer into settling before arbitration, which would require building internal organizing capacity.  Cook asked for input from the local’s steward and organizing committees. 
  • Hussein volunteered to consult BIG attorneys in drafting a readable document to print.  This item will appear on the March Executive Council agenda.
  • Jessica Rinehart grievance:  Bryant moved, Pattison seconded granting discretionary authority in the Jessica Rinehart written admonishment grievance at UFCW.  Motion carried on a roll-call vote, 9-5, with one abstention.
  • Shristi Singh grievance:  Singh, of Ana, wants to appeal her unit’s rejection of her grievance to the Executive Council.  Griesheimer moved, Bryant seconded appealing the unit’s decision not to pursue the grievance further.  In lieu of a friendly amendment offering to defer the matter to the March Executive Council meeting, Griesheimer withdrew his motion.

IV.  Financials 

  • Pattison moved, Gargoum seconded approving the December financial report. Motion carried.
  • Budget projection:  The budget projection was reviewed and discussed. Cook asked that any Executive Council member who is interested in doing so to come back in March with specific proposals.

V.  Old Business

  • Front Page Awards:  The awards committee will email the Executive Council with thoughts on the awards.  Before the meeting came to order, an idea floated by committee members to have WBNG member-authors have their books available for purchase and autographing do so at the ceremony.
  • NOVA AFL-CIO “Tribute to Labor” dinner:  Bryant moved, Pattison seconded buying two tickets to the dinner, with the tickets to be used by BIG members with instructions to “work the room.”  Motion carried with one audible dissent.
  • Labor Notes Conference:  Pattison moved, Gargoum seconded giving discretionary authority to the executive director to identify up to four WNBG members to attend the Labor Notes conference April 17-19 in Chicago and to cover travel, lodging and per diem, and for four others to attend the conference as commuters.  Griesheimer offered a friendly amendment, approved by the maker and seconder, for the funds to be allocated from the J. Darlene Meyer Education Fund.  Motion carried.
  • TNG New Local officers Seminar:  Pattison moved, Gargoum seconded, sending two WBNG delegates to attend the scheduled March 6-9 TNG New Local Officers Seminar on a residential basis, and up to six others as commuters, with the funds allocated from the J. Darlene Meyer Education Fund. Motion carried.

VI.  New Business

  • D.C. LaborFest:  Pattison moved, Griesheimer seconded, buying a quarter-page ad for $250 in the D.C. LaborFest program.  Motion carried with one audible dissent. 
  • Events — films, music, books, the arts — are held during May. There was sentiment to organize WBNG trips to at least one LaborFest event.

VII.  Good & Welfare

  • CWA steward training:  Bryant reported CWA has new steward training booklets with PowerPoint slides, and will bring it to the stewards committee for workshops.

VIII.  Personell Caucus – None

IX.  Adjournment – The meeting was adjourned.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mark Pattison (CNS)

Washington-Baltimore News Guild

January 29, 2020 GM Meeting

Washington-Baltimore News Guild

General Membership Meeting Minutes

Date of Meeting:  January 29, 2020

EC Present:  Elise Bryant, Hau Chu, Steve Cook, Erin Darcolo, David DeJesus, Dan Gabor, Jazmin Gargoum, Maya Goins, Joel Gratz, Don Griesheimer, Fatima Hussein, Tom Jackman, Fred Kunkle, Marissa Lang, Justin Moyer, Sam Nelson, Bill O’ Meara, Mark Pattison, Vivian Shin, Jeremy Sprinkle, Michelle Wang

Excused:  Ben Cooper, Lillyanne Daigle

Staff & Guests:  Rick Ehrmann, Eric Geist, Bruce Jett, Cet Parks, Paul Reilly

Meeting called to order at 7:08 PM

I.  Minutes

September 21,2019

• Don Griesheimer motioned to approve and seconded by Hau Chu.  Motion Passes.

December 7, 2019

• Minutes approved; no further action required.

II.  Membership Report – November 20, 2019 EC

October 16, 2019 – November 20, 2019

• Don Griesheimer motions to approve and seconded by Hau Chu.  Motion Passes.

III.  Officer’s Reports – November 20, 2019 EC

President’s Report

• President Steve Cook is elected as Region 2 Vice President of The News Guild, replacing Sheila Lindsay.

• Discussed merger of Gatehouse and Gannett newspaper chains and impact to working journalists, and overall threat it represents to The NewsGuild.

Vice President’s Report

• Vice President Elise Bryant updates on involvement with CLUW convention workshops, National Women’s March and pay disparity and women’s vote issues.

IV.  New Business

• None

V.  Old Business

At-Large Vacancy

• Nominations taken for the At-Large seat vacated by Latisha Harvey (BBNA).  Justin Moyer nominated Joel Gratz and the nomination was seconded.  There were no other nominations and Joel Gratz was approved for the EC At-Large seat.

• Jazmin Gargoum questions how to shorten the process to replace vacant member seats.  Additional discussion on members who are not active and their seats being vacant for long periods of time.  Matter was taken under advisement for future action.

VI.  Executive Director & Staff Reports (Nov 20 EC)

Cet Parks

• Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Staff (CKPSU) – Council approval requested for contract agreement.  Don Griesheimer motioned to approval the contract, and the motion was seconded.  Motion Passes.

• Alliance of Health Care Unions – Council approval requested for contract agreement.  Sam Nelson motioned to approve, and the motion was seconded.  Motion Passes.

• Florida AFL-CIO – Council approval requested for contract agreement.  Don Griesheimer motioned to approve, and the motion was seconded.  Motion Passes.

Rick Ehrmann

• NC State AFL-CIO – Council approval requested for contract agreement.  Sam Nelson motioned to approve the contract, and the motion was seconded.  Motion Passes.

• National Abortion Federation/Hotline – Council approval requested for contract agreement.  Hau Chu motions to approve and the motion was seconded.  Motion Passes.

Paul Reilly

• Charlottesville Daily Progress – Retroactive approval requested for bargaining team (Katherine Knott, Allison Wrable, Meghin Moore, Hannah Cox, Tyler Hammel, John Abbott, Nolan Stout.  Sam Nelson motioned to approve request and motion was seconded.  Motion to approve bargaining team passes.

• CNS – Retroactive approval requested for one year contract extension with 3% raise.  Mark Pattison motioned to approve request, and the motion was seconded.  Motion Passes.

• American Prospect – Council approval requested for one year contract that includes 3% raise retroactive to Nov. 1, 2019.  Don Griesheimer motions to approve request and motion was seconded.  Motion Passes.

• Jobs with Justice – Council approval requested for wage re-opener with increased salary scale step by $300, effective January 1 plus one-time bonus to each unit employee ($1,420).  Mark Pattison motioned to approve the request, and the motion was seconded.  Motion Passes.

Eric Geist

• No action items

Bruce Jett

• No action items

VII.  Financials – (Nov 20 EC)

Current Expenses (Financial Highlights- September 30, 2019)

• Justin Moyer (Treasurer) provides update on September and year-end financials.  No action required on September financials.

VIII.         Good and Welfare

• Jazmin Gargoum – raises issue on delivery of EC packets via email as files can be very large and difficult to deliver electronically.   Joel Gratz agreed to provide several solutions to resolve the issue.

• Katie Mettler speaks to concern of providing additional support for Nancy Banks.

  IX.         Adjournment

• Mark Pattison motions to adjourn GMM and motion is seconded.  Motion carries and meeting is adjourned at 8.20 PM.

January 29, 2020 EC Meeting

Washington-Baltimore News Guild

Executive Council Meeting Minutes

Date of Meeting: January 29, 2019

Present:  Elise Bryant, Hau Chu, Steve Cook, David DeJesus, Tim Fitzgerald, Dan Gabor, Jazmin Gargoum, Joel Gratz, Don Griesheimer, Fatima Hussein, Tom Jackman, Freddy Kunkle, Marissa Lang, Katie Mettler, Justin Moyer, Sam Nelson, Bill O’Meara, Mark Pattison, Jeremy Sprinkle, Michelle Wang

Excused:  Ben Cooper, Lillyanne Daigle

Staff:  Rick Ehrmann, Bruce Jett, Cet Parks, Paul Reilly

Meeting called to order at 8:21 PM

I.  Minutes

  • November 20, 2019 – Don Griesheimer motioned to approve, and motion was seconded. Motion passed.
  • December 7, 2019 – No action required.
  • Board Polls – December 11, 2019 (2020 Membership Meeting & EC Schedule) – Don Griesheimer motioned to approve, and motion was seconded. Motion Passed.
  • Board Poll – October 21, 2019 – Discretionary authority to send one member to MD & DC AFL-CIO 32nd Biennial Convention. The event had expired by EC January meeting.  No further action required. 

II.  Membership Report

  • November 20, 2019-January 29, 2020. Mark Pattison motioned to approve, and motion was seconded.  Motion Passed.

III.  Executive Director’s Report & Staff

Cet Parks

Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Staff Union

  • Tentative agreement reached on January 24, 2020 and unit ratified the contract. Unit requests EC approval of contract.  Don Griesheimer motioned to approve contract, and motion was seconded.  Motion passed. 

Alliance of Health Care Unions

  • Agreement reached on initial 18-month contract and ratification my members, retroactive from August 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020. Unit requests EC approval of contract.  Sam Nelson motioned to approve, and motion was seconded.  Motion Passed.

Florida AFL-CIO

  • Agreement reached and ratified by members on three-year contract from December 31, 2019 through January 1, 2023. Unit requests EC approval of contract.  Don Griesheimer motioned to approve contract, and motion was seconded.  Motion Passed.

Advancement Project

  • Arbitrator ruled on exclusion grievance and upheld Guild’s argument. No further action required.

Rick Ehrmann

NC State AFL-CIO

  • Update by Jeremy Sprinkle. Tentative contract agreement and member ratification reached on December 2, 2019.  Request EC approval of contract.  Sam Nelson motioned for approval of CBA, and motion was seconded.  Motion Passed.

Center for Public Integrity

  • Agreement reached on all issues in December 2019. Management meeting with management is scheduled on February 7, 2020 to review latest version of draft contract.  No further action taken.

National Abortion Federation/Hotline

  • First union contract was reached on December 7, 2019. Request EC approval of CBA.  Hau Chu motioned for contract approval, and motion was seconded.  Motion Passed.

Center for Popular Democracy

  • General update – unit is in bargaining.

Washington Post

  • General update – Post unit approaching bargaining at highest membership in many years.

ANA 

  • Srishti Singh Arbitration – Update given by Don Griesheimer on grievance issues, arbitration discussion and appeals process.

Paul Reilly

Charlottesville Daily Progress

  • Request for retroactive approval of bargaining team: Katherine Knott, Allison Wrable, Meghin Moore, Hannah Cox, Tyler Hammel, John Abbott, Nolan Stout.  Mark Pattison motioned for approval and motion was seconded.  Motion Passed.
  • FPSU (Florida SEIU Local) – Not able to complete original contract at January session. No further action taken.

CNS

  • Update by Mark Pattison. Retroactive approval requested for one-year contract extension.  Mark Pattison motions to approve and motion was seconded.  Motion Passed.

American Prospect

  • Agreement reached on one-year contract retroactive to November 1, 2019. Don Griesheimer motioned to approve, and motion was seconded.  Motion Passed.
  • Jobs with Justice – Agreement reached on contract wage re-opener. Don Griesheimer motioned to approve, and motion was seconded.  Motion Passed.

Eric Geist

  • Bargaining underway for Rewire.News, The Chesapeake Guild/Tidewater Guild/Tribune Joint Bargaining, League of Conservation Voters. No action items.

Bruce Jett

  • Update on Southern Poverty Law Center, United for Respect, Lambda Legal, Political Research Associates, Alliance for Justice, Indivisible, and Color of Change. No action items.

IV.  Financials

November 30, 2019 (Projections ending Dec. 31, 2019 & Summary)

  • Cet Parks provided update on income and expenses beginning with October 2019. Requested approval for October 2019 financials.  Tom Jackman motioned to approve, and motion was seconded.  Motion Passed.
  • Cet Parks provided update on November 2019 expenses and discussed key areas affecting net deficit income (membership dues, CWA Per Caps, salaries, insurance, SEP field, consulting fees, legal fees, arbitration fees). Hau Chu motioned to approve November 2019 financials, and the motion was seconded.  Motion Passed.
  • Discussions on preparing a draft budget for EC review (Joel Gratz and Justin Moyer).

Bob Paul’s Invoices for November and December 2019

  • Discussions on analyzing budget spend/where money is being spent to compare costs to time and projects; ability to generate reports. Cet to follow up on best ways to address these concerns.  No further action required.

V.  Old Business

RFA Nadia Usaeva Termination

  • Cet Parks, Michelle Wang (RFA) and Steve Cook discussed issues and concerns regarding this case. Agreed in principle to follow up on issues in the following month – Steve Cook requests that Michelle Wang send a follow up email for further discussion.
  • Labor Notes Conference – April 17-19, 2020. Since early bird registration deadline is February 28, 2020, discussions to participate were deferred to February 19, 2020 EC meeting.
  • Katie Mettler discusses having a complete list of opportunities for EC and members versus approving single events in order to make better decisions for participation. Action item – send email to Steve, Cet and Bruce to list future conferences and training.

VI.  New Business

Oneonta Daily Star

  • Discussion on whether WBNG should take on organizing this small local which is outside of our geographical area. We have the capacity to organize them but lack the resources to do so.  Decision to elevate this issue to John Schleuss (TNG) for further discussion and resolution.

Washington Post – Event Request

  • Justin Moyer requests budget approval to host three events this year at the Mindspace location (Washington Post HQ): Front Page Awards, a Washington Post pre-bargaining event, and Washington Post post-bargaining event.
  • After further discussion Justin Moyer motioned for approval to allocate $1,800 to MindSpace for the hosting of three events on behalf of WBNG, and the motion was seconded. Motion Passed.   
  • Justin Moyer motioned to allocate $700 to The Washington Post unit for a pre-bargaining rally event (first event), and the motion was seconded. After further discussion the Motion Passed.

Evening with Labor – Saturday, April 4, 2020 

  • Mark Pattison motioned to purchase two tickets at $150 per ticket, and a $50 business card ad, and the motion was seconded. Motion Passed.

2020 CWA Human Rights Conference – July 26-29, 2020

  • Tim Fitzgerald motioned to send Dave DeJesus (Chair, Human Rights Committee) to CWA Human Rights Conference in Phoenix Arizona. Since there were no details on conference costs, this item was deferred for future discussion.  Motion was withdrawn.

Front Page Awards

  • Jazmin Gargoum motioned to have Front Page Awards held on April 30, 2020, and motion was seconded. It was determined that a motion was not necessary to select this date, and motion was withdrawn.

Revising WBNG Logo

  • Steve Cook discusses revising the Local’s logo and creation of a design committee to develop logo. Steve Cook motioned to set up a design committee and act as provisional chair of the committee, and the motion was seconded.  Motion Passed.

VII.  Good & Welfare

  • No action items.

VIII.  Personnel Caucus

  • No action items.

IX.  Adjournment

  • Meeting adjourned at 9:48 PM.