Buffalo Newspaper Guild

CWA Local 31026

Guild general meeting minutes: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

President Sandy Tan called the meeting to order at 12:08 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at The News’ first-floor auditorium, One News Plaza.

Tan discussed updates regarding the sale of The News to Lee Enterprises that members might not have been familiar with, including that the Guild contract remains in force following the sale, and that The News building was included with the sale.

After Scott from IT saved the day by fixing the projector, a Power Point presentation on various members’ research of Lee Enterprise papers was shown.

There was a brief question and answer session in which pension and health care questions were addressed.

Tan adjourned the meeting at 12:38 p.m..

Attendance: President Sandy Tan, Vice President/Mobilization Rachel Lenzi, Treasurer and inside circulation delegate Diana Gawron, Secretary Keith McShea, Administrative Officer Kim Leiser, plus about 40 members.

Note: There was also a general membership held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12.