April 1, 2017 Executive Council Meeting

  • The board meeting was held immediately following the General Membership meeting, at which most of the business of the local was conducted.
  • A bargaining committee at The Advancement Project was approved. WBNG Executive Director Cet Parks is assisting the 15-member unit in negotiations over an initial contract.
  • A bargaining committee at the Council approved a Washington Post bargaining committee: Freddy Kunkle (Newsroom chair), David DeJesus (Commercial chair), Pat Jacob, Sarah Mark, Stephen Richardson, Tim Smith, and Tom Jackman (alternate), and Local Representative Rick Ehrmann. The Guild contract at the Post, which expires June 10, covers more than 850 workers.
  • Retroactive authority to arbitrate approved in an unreimbursed work-travel expense grievance at UFCW. 
  • Council reviewed an external organizing funding request made by the local to TNG-CWA.