From: Stuart Rushfield [SRushfield@npr.org]
Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 4:39 AM
To: mthomas3@aol.com; Sue Fitzgerald; Carl External
Subject: NPR Notes for E-Board, December 2008 Meeting...


NPR Notes for E-Board Meeting on 12/8/2008:

Two Unit meetings will be held on Wednesday, December 10 with members of the NPR-NABET Negotiating Committee and lead negotiator Carrie Biggs-Adams to discuss issues of general interest to NPR members and those regarding the upcoming NPR-NABET contract negotiations... DCRTV.com picked up an online report from Los Angeles media watcher laobserved.com (http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2008/12/is_npr_west_about_to_go_w.php) that the cancellation of one or more programs produced at NPR West in Culver City, CA is imminent.  It is unclear what impact, if any, this would have on our members at NPR West or at any of NPR's other three locations if proven true... NPR technicians have expressed concern that the training offered to them on NPR's digital editing system was not on the same level as the training given to the production staff on the same equipment.  Some technicians say they received only cursory training, which would not prepare them to use the tools as well production staffers, who are thought to have been given much more thorough instruction.  An investigation is in the works.