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BARGAINING UPDATE

WJAR  We began Contract bargaining with Sinclair Human Resources in September and held ZOOM  sessions in September and October. There are not too many items on the Bargaining Table that we presented. We are looking for wage increases, wage adjustments for Directors who are operating hte automated newsroom systems, keeping the 5th week of vacation, some holiday Comp Days for those on salary, some safety issues in the field and better air quality in the building especially in control rooms. We are awaiting a rewsponse from the Company for our next bargaining date

RI PBS  We continue our negotiations that began in the spring with the station. For the most part proposals have been traded by email and now we are looking to begin face to face virtually via ZOOM, which has become the norm during the pandemic.

In 2020 we concluded negotiations for successor Agreements at CPTV and WMUR Photographers. Comming up in 2021 we have many Contracts coming up for negotiations. At the news stations we have WBZ, WCVB, WHDH, WVIT, WMUR Master Control and Truck Operators. On the Broadcast Sports side we have HJZ, LDM, MJN,  PPI and Remote Productions.

LOCAL UNION MEETINGS BY ZOOM

 I hope you and your families are all as well as can be expected in these difficult times. The pandemic has all of our lives in many different ways, very few of which have been positive.

We have not had regular in-person Local Union meetings since February due to the situation. But last month the Executive Board of Local 1228 passed a resolution to begin holding virtual Local Union meetings via ZOOM on the third Wednesday of each month starting at 8:00pm. Our first such meeting will happen on Wednesday November 18, 2020. We will have some protocols in place to assure that the meetings don’t get hijacked or disrupted by outsiders. Here is what they are:

  1. You must be a member in good standing to attend. That means your dues must be paid up and no more than 3 months in arrears.
  2. You must contact me by email to say you would like to attend the meeting no later than the Monday before the meeting. Then I will include you on the invitation to the meeting that goes out that month and you a will be assigned a.
  3. As usual, we will be running the meetings by Roberts Rules of Order and offer courtesy and respect of all participants and require the same from all participants.
  4. The President may reschedule the date of the meeting in certain circumstances and the notice of the rescheduled date will be posted on our website [ibew1228.org] as well as through Shop Stewards.
  5. There must be a quorum of at least 7 members for the meeting to be official.
  6. Documents that are to be considered by the membership shall be shared in the ZOOM meeting for all to review live.
  7. No documents are allowed to be downloaded or photographed for dissemination outside of the Local Union meeting unless approved by the President.
  8. All meetings will follow the normal order of business set out in the IBEW Constitution.
  9. No meeting shall go beyond 11:00pm

We really hope that these ZOOM opportunities will allow more members to participate in the Business of the Local in the comfort of their own homes. Your involvement helps the Union grow stronger in your shops and throughout the region.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me directly either by email or phone at the address and number below my name.

Thanks for your continued support of Local 1228.

In Solidarity,

Fletcher Fischer

                                                  Business Manager/Financial Secretary                                      

            860-281-4185    fletcher@ibew1228.org

Local 1228 Charity Begins With You

We have developed two very significant ways to give back to the communities where our members live.
                                                                    

The first is “Local 1228 Community Program”.
This is the most direct way for you to be involved in getting donations to a program or organization that is in your community that you either participate in or support.
All you have to do is write to the Executive Board describing the organization and your reason for the ask and we will send a donationciting you as a member ofIBEW Local 1228 and the sponsor of the contribution.

The second program is one that we are very near and dear to many members of our Local.  Too many of our family members and friends have suffered through the cruel horror of a cancer battle. This disease has taken away careers, caused bankruptcies and torn families apart. But most of all, it’s taken away loved ones, young and old, rich or poor without any warning.

Please find it in your heart to join this battle; to find a cure; to spread the message and show the world that our Local Union cares. If you’ve lost someone or know someone going through this or even someone who has conquered it, you can make a donation in their name. Here is the link:

                                                                               http://www.myjimmyfundpage.org/give/ibew1228

 

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