Category Archives: Events

Rank & File Primary Night

We need your support! To build a stronger union, we need to put democracy back in our Local. Can you print and share these fliers on your job? We will be hosting a Rank & File Primary Night, but we need help getting the word out. The plan is to have the Rank & File candidates give a little speech and answer a few questions. Followed up by a vote at the meeting as well as an open poll here online. We will provide a link to the poll once it is set up. In the mean time, please share the event and fliers below:

FaceBook Event
FULL PAGE PRIMARY-FLYER
4/SHEET PRIMARY-FLYER-4UP

Special Meeting Notice

We had a great meeting last night, everyone had so much to contribute to the conversation! There are some important dates that we need to organize for, and everyone agrees that there is no time to waste. With that said, we will be having another meeting this month to check in and report on their progress. This meeting will be December 27th at 4:30pm, the Tuesday following Christmas. Tentatively, we will be meeting at the Northgate Library, pending confirmation of the reservation. This is a great time to jump in and push for changes that actually help the Rank & File!

Wage Allocation Results

Last night around 300 members participated in the Wage Allocation meetings. The Inside Unit had $3.75 and Sound & Com had $1.75 for allocation.  Here is the break down in case you missed it:

Inside Unit: $1 pension, $0.25 401k, $0.15 health, remaining $1.85 (less 3% for NEBF) to the check.

Sound & Com: $0.60 pension, remaining $1.15 to the check.

Stockman: ?…. I was unable to find a Stockman that had any information…

The pension contributions are a good step in resolving the issues with the pension. We will have to wait and see what happens over the next 3 months when the pension is revisited for corrections.

 

Uptick in Dissent

There has been quite a bit of frustration and talk on the job and outside of the Hall lately. I believe that there is a real need for a Rank & File group to develop and put pressure on the Hall and NECA. Fortunately, that is what this group is all about. If you feel that there is a need for this kind of group, please swing by our monthly meeting at Dick’s Restaurant on lower Queen Anne. This month we are meeting on the 18th from 4:30 – 6pm. If attending a meeting is not up your alley, or you just don’t have the time, please sign up for our mailing list so we can keep you in the loop.