Buffalo Newspaper Guild

CWA Local 31026

Meeting Minutes

    Guild executive committee minutes: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Guild

    President Sandy Tan called the meeting to order at 5:07 p.m, Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at The News’ second-floor conference room, One News Plaza.

    VP for Contract Administration Aaron Besecker issued his committee report.

    Two grievance meetings have been held on the classified commission issue; there is a management meeting this week. We will talk it over with classified.

    Another issue the committee is exploring is a claim that district manager shifts are being passed over for seniority. The grievance committee voted to file that grievance.

    There are a few additional issues we are pursuing and researching continue»

    Guild executive committee minutes: Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2017

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Guild

    President Sandy Tan called the meeting to order at 5:07 p.m, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2017 at The News’ second-floor conference room, One News Plaza.

    Tan welcomed guild members and committee meeting newcomers Scott Scanlon, Matt Furey and Mike Tatko.

    VP for Contract Administration Aaron Besecker issued his committee report.

    The grievance committee met prior to this meeting about a bunch of ongoing issues.  continue»

    Guild executive committee minutes // Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by The Guild

    Guild executive committee minutes // Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

    President Henry Davis called the meeting to order at 5:09 p.m, Nov. 16, 2016 at The News’ second-floor conference room, One News Plaza. continue»

    October 2016 Guild executive committee minutes

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 by The Guild

    Guild executive committee minutes // Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

    President Henry Davis called the meeting to order at 5:04 p.m, Oct. 18, 2016 at The News’ second-floor conference room, One News Plaza. continue»

    Guild executive committee minutes // Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by The Guild

    President Henry Davis called the meeting to order at 5:09 p.m, Aug. 17, 2016 at The News’ second-floor conference room, One News Plaza. continue»

    March 2016 Guild executive committee meeting minutes

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 by The Guild

    President Henry Davis called the meeting to order at 12:07 p.m, March 15, 2016 at The News’ second-floor conference room, One News Plaza. continue»

    Guild executive committee minutes // Tuesday, February 16, 2016

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 by The Guild

    President Henry Davis called the meeting to order at 5:03 p.m, Feb. 16, 2016 at The News’ second-floor conference room, One News Plaza. continue»

    Guild November 2015 executive committee meeting minutes

    Friday, January 22, 2016 by The Guild

    Guild executive committee minutes // Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

    President Henry Davis called the meeting to order at 5:05 p.m, Nov. 18, 2015 at The News’ second-floor conference room, One News Plaza. continue»

    June 2015 Executive Committee meeting minutes

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 by The Guild

    Guild executive committee minutes // Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    President Henry Davis called the meeting to order at 12:34 p.m, June 16, 2015 at The News’ second-floor conference room, One News Plaza.

    Davis provided an update on bargaining with the News and the latest proposals that were exchanged.

    Davis updated the committee on the previous week’s CWA convention in Detroit, which was an important one attended by more than 1,000 people. New president Chris Shelton was elected, as was new secretary/treasurer Sara Steffens; Steffens had been the secretary/treasurer for The Newspaper Guild.

    “She brings a smart, energetic presence to CWA,” Davis said.

    Davis noted that CWA is an “incredibly diverse” union of various industries, including airlines, health care, telephone companies, police officers — in addition to newspapers. He was impressed by how they handled controversial debates regarding CWA policies and approaches to issues. “All treated the opposition with respect,” said Davis. “How things should be handled by union.”

    Davis said he hopes other guild members have the opportunity to attend a CWA convention.

    Davis noted that with Steffens’ ascension, her spot has been filled by Marian Needham

    Marian Needham, the guild’s longtime lead negotiator and adviser, is now No. 2 in TNG as its secretary/treasurer.

    Marian and Henry noted that the CWA and TNG are concentrating on organizing digital workers.

    Motion/Second/Carried Davis/McShea to adjourn at 1:25 p.m.

    Attendance: President Henry Davis, Vice President/Mobilization Phil Fairbanks, Vice President/Grievances Mark Sommer, Treasurer Kim Leiser, Secretary Keith McShea, office manager Tammy Turnbull, ABC chief steward Felice McMillion, classified delegate Beverly Gniewecki, editorial delegates Aaron Besecker, Denise Gee, Mike Harrington and David Robinson, editorial delegate/clerks chief Susan Kelley, alternate district manager delegate Brian Long, mobilization committee members Colin Dabkowski, Steve Watson, Sandy Tan.

    Excused:

    Absent: Past president Pat Gormley, district manager delegate Bob Snyder, district manager chief steward Dick Fay, editorial delegate Trey Bankhead, nightside chief steward Mike Pesarchick,

    December 2014 executive committee meeting minutes

    Thursday, January 22, 2015 by The Guild

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    President Henry Davis called the meeting to order at 5:04 p.m, Dec. 3, 2014 at The News’ second-floor conference room, One News Plaza. continue»