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Job Postings at House Recording

Local 31 Members,
Please see below the currents job openings at the House Recording Studio. Both postings are scheduled to close on January 24, 2017.

Audio Specialist
Technical Director
 
Thank you! 

The Fight To Save Health Care -- Join us Sunday at Bowie State!

The fight to save health care for millions of Americans and preserve the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has begun.

This Sunday, January 15th, is a NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION and people all over the country will be rallying to save health care. Here in Maryland we will be rallying at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland to show our commitment to protecting health care and fighting to save the ACA.

We need you to join us! Click here to RSVP and get further details.

This is our opportunity to show Congressional Republicans we will stand up against their reckless plan to repeal healthcare and run. The fight will be long, but this is the first step. We want our message heard loud and clear!

Click the link below for details and RSVP so that Chris will know you can join this Day of Action!

FLEX PLAN OPEN ENROLLMENT

Open Enrollment runs from 12/05/2016 to 12/31/2016 at 12:00pm PT.  The fastest way to enroll is on-line at www.flexplan.com/oe

If you are on email delivery prior to enrolling, you will receive any necessary forms via email within seconds.  You can sign up for email delivery at www.flexplan.com/email

If you are covered by the Flex Plan:
The group numbers for the Plan 60 and Plan 80 are changing effective January 1, 2017.  Please go through the Open Enrollment Process and you will be sent a new ID card with the new group numbers.

If you are not covered by the Flex Plan:
All participants must go through the Open Enrollment Process whether you have verification form each year.  The verification form is generated by going through Open Enrollment.  In order to be eligible for claims reimbursement, your 2017 insurance verification form must be on file.

Self-Payment Billings:
If you receive Self-Payment Billings from the Flex Plan, please consider setting up pre-tax withholdings from payroll to cover the difference between your employer contributions and the cost of your premiums.  Pre-tax elections can be set up on-line after completing Open Enrollment or by speaking to a Member Services Representative after you enroll.  Not all employers allow pre-tax withholdings; to see if your employer offers pre-tax withholdings, call Member Services.  Pre-tax elections CANNOT be accepted after 12/31/2016.

If you have an individual or exchange policy, please take a look at this notice: www.flexplan.com/aca-compare

If you have any questions about Open Enrollment or your Flex Plan account, please call Member Services at 323/993-8888 or 888/353-9401, Option 1, between the hours of 7:30am - 5:00pm PT (Monday through Friday).

CNN/TVS Update

November 9, 2016

To: CNN/TVS Members
From: Richard McDermott
Re: NABET/CNN

On behalf of Local 31, I want to provide you with this update on our continuing struggle with CNN, which is currently unfolding in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. As you know, the briefing before the D.C.~ Circuit was completed back in June of this year. With the. briefing completed, the case is now with the Court.

The next step is for an oral argument before a panel of three Judges. The DC. Circuit has scheduled oral arguments through December. This means that the earliest that the oral argument in the CNN case could be heard is January 2017. As soon as our attorneys receive notice of when the oral argument is scheduled, we will provide that information to you.

After the oral argument, the case is submitted to the panel of three judges for a decision. It will probably take several months before the panel issues its decision.

Keep the faith. This has been a very long fight. We have made it this far, against enormous odds and CNN’s high priced lawyers. This case is the second longest unfair labor practice case in NLRB history, but there is a light at the end of the
tunnel.

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NABET Sector web site

Local 31 members;
Check out jobs on the NABET Sector web site. Use this link  and click on the job links and internship pages.
www.nabetcwajobs.org/

ABC


Your NABET-CWA Contract Negotiators have been meeting with ABC, Inc. in New York in continuing negotiations for a new contract.
Updated Union and Company proposals have been posted.

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