EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
NABET/CWA LOCAL 31
MINUTES
April 8, 2002


Location: NABET/CWA Local 31 Office, District Two Conference Room
Time: Meeting called to order at 12:03 p.m.
Presiding: Stan Lorek, Vice President
Present: Maurice Thomas, III, Secretary
Victor Vissari, Treasurer
Dennis Dodd, MCT
Richard Guastadisegni, WJLA
Sarah Pacheco, TVS
Mark Peach, Freelance
Michael Queen, NBC
Ted Stewart, WRC

1. The Minutes of the March 11, 2002 meeting were read and approved.

2002-04-01 MOTION MADE to accept the minutes of the February Executive Board Meeting.

MAKER: Stewart SECOND: Queen MOTION PASSED

1. Treasurer’s Agenda

A. Financial Report: Mr. Vissari read the following report:

The following Income was out of the normal.

1. New Members: Applications for new membership were reviewed.

2002-04-03 MOTION MADE to accept the following applicants as new members: Richard Farris Stone, daily hire, ABC; Jesse P. Achtenberg, daily hire, Jonathan William Weiner, staff, MCT; Michael Bernard Cassell, Stephen M. Onuska, daily hire, NBC.

MAKER: Stewart SECOND: Queen MOTION PASSED

Secretary’s Agenda:

A. Correspondence: Several thank you cards were received.

B. Article X Cases pending:

1) Mendoza: Continues on timed payment plan. Paid ahead to May, 2002
2) Kuligowski: Being handled by reference to collection attorneys
3) Miles: Trial date has been set
4) Roberts: Trial date has been set

C. Some members have requested that certain documents and notices could or should be sent by e-mail, saving the union postal expense. Further, it has been suggested that membership applications could be offered on-line at a secure site.

Old Business:


New Business:

1. Date of next Executive Board meeting will be held on Monday, May 11, 2002, at 12 noon in the CWA District 2 Conference Room. Passed without objection.

2. Election Guidelines: Shop Steward Elections at WRC have been delayed due to list preparation of voters in Local EJ
2002-04-06 MOTION: To delay Shop Steward Elections at WRC so that all eligible members may vote.

MAKER: Stewart SECOND: Dodd MOTION PASSED

3. Hawgs for Dogs - Benefit for Guide Dogs of America: Request for donation to be posted.

4. ABC Affairs: Continued discussions over work with “Nightline” EJ, training issues, and sick leave.

5. House Radio & TV Gallery Affairs: Representative not present. They have expanded operations and hired 5-6 new people.

6. Montgomery Community TV Affairs: Mr. Dodd was present. No reported items.

7. NBC/WRC Affairs: ASTORM@system of manpower scheduling has begun but has serious practical problems. The contract package has been given to the members for a vote. The HUB server system is in operation. Local EJ members must be given the opportunity to vote for shop steward. Further problems with the fire alarm system.

8. NPR Affairs: Contract talks continue after two votes from the membership to reject the latest offer from the company.

9. PBS Affairs: the Media Library group is still looking for retro pay. A vote of confidence for newly appointed Assistant to the President Charles Coates passed.

10. Shop Steward Training by FMCS: There is a possibility that we will have shop steward training offered by the FMCS, but the invitation dates require more notice.

11. TVS Affairs: Representative Pacheco asked for a set-aside of funds for mobilization in her group. The Executive Board expressed its sense that when the time comes, funds will be made available.

12. US air Arena: No report.

13. WHUT Affairs: No report.

14. WJLA-TV Affairs: The company is instituting “annual reviews” for employees. This is in connection with incoming NewsChannel 8 employees and “pay for performance.”

15. WMAL/WRQX Affairs: No report.

2002-04-05 MOTION made to adjourn.

MAKER: Stewart MOTION PASSED

Meeting adjourned at 2:24pm.

Respectfully submitted,




Maurice Thomas, III
Secretary

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