We had a few CORE members tabling at this months Unit Meeting. We were handing out a little flier to remind everyone that the pension fight is not over. Lots of people signed up for our monthly email, and there was some good discussions about the issues we are seeing in the Local. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so here.
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!
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.
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.
There has been a development in regards to the Stewards having a monthly meeting. Tosh has agreed to allow the Stewards to meet on a monthly basis. The meeting will be held on the first Wednesday of the month, prior to the Unit Meetings.
Next organizing meeting is Friday, 9-23-2016, 4:30pm, at Dick’s Drive-In Restaurant on lower Queen Anne in Seattle.
The next CORE 46 meeting is at 4:30pm, on Friday August 19th at Dick’s Restaurant on lower Queen Anne in Seattle.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday the 15th at Dick’s Restaurant in Uptown near the Key Arena at 4:30pm.