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Local Officer and Delegate Nominations, and Provisional Election Results

At the November 19 General Membership meeting, the following individuals were nominated as Local Executive Board officers for the 2016-2017 term:

President: Phil Kearney, Seattle Times (Advertising)

Vice-President: Jim Brunner, Seattle Times (News)

Treasurer: Steve Miletich, Seattle Times (News)

Secretary: Rob Davila, Seattle Times (News)

In addition, Phil Kearney and Local Administrative Officer Darryl Sclater were nominated as delegates to the biannual NewsGuild-CWA Sector Conference and the CWA Convention, to be held in 2017.

Because no office or delegate position received multiple nominations, election was determined to be by acclamation. However, this determination is provisional, as Local bylaws provide for additional nominations by petition up to five business days subsequent to the November nominating meeting.

To be valid, nominating petitions must be signed by at least twenty-five members in good standing of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild and delivered to the Guild office no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2015. If a valid petition is received for any office, an election will be scheduled during the month of December. If no valid petitions are received, the provisional election results shall be confirmed and the individuals listed will take office on January 1, 2016 for a term of two years.

I you have any questions or concerns regarding the nominating, election, or petition process, please contact the Guild office using the contact information available on this website.

Posted on November 23, 2015 and filed under MEETINGS, ELECTIONS.

General Membership Meeting, Thursday, November 19

The 2015 fall General Membership meeting for TNG/CWA Local 37082 will be held the evening of Thursday, November 19 at the Seattle Labor Temple in upper Belltown. All members in good standing are eligible to participate and are encouraged to attend.

WHERE: 2800 First Avenue, Room 208 (Labor Council Conference Room, 2nd Floor)

WHEN:  Thursday, November 19, 6:30 p.m.

The order of business for the meeting will include a review of the proposed Local budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, nomination of Local officers for the 2016-2017 two-year term, and nomination of delegates to the 2017 Newspaper Guild Sector Conference and the 2017 CWA Convention.

The meeting will also provide an overview of recent activity at the different units of the Local and within the Guild International, and an opportunity for discussion on upcoming bargaining at the Seattle Times.

Any member in good standing wishing to propose additional items for the agenda may do so by calling the Guild office at 206-328-1190 or sending an email to Local Administrative Officer Darryl Sclater at ao37082@gmail.com.

Parking: On-street is generally available in the vicinity of the Labor Temple in the evening. Meters are enforced until 8:00 p.m. Free, secured parking is available in an adjacent parking garage with advance notice. If you would like to attend the meeting and park in the garage, please contact the Guild office for directions and an access code.

Posted on November 12, 2015 and filed under MEETINGS, ELECTIONS.

Local Executive Board Officer Nominations and Provisional Election Results

At the November 14 General Membership meeting, the following individuals were nominated as Local Executive Board officers for the 2014-2016 term:

President: Phil Kearney, Seattle Times Advertising

Treasurer: Steve Miletich, Seattle Times News

Secretary: Rob Davila, Seattle Times News

Because no office received multiple nominations, election was determined to be by acclamation. This determination is provisional, as Local bylaws provide for additional nominations by petition up to five business days subsequent to the November nominating meeting.

To be valid, nominating petitions must be signed by at least twenty-five members in good standing of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild and delivered to the Guild office no later than 5 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2013. If a valid petition is received for any office, an election will be scheduled during the month of December. If no valid petitions are received, the provisional election results shall be confirmed and the individuals listed will take office on January 1, 2014 for a term of two years.

No nominations were received for the office of Vice President and the position remains open. Subsequent to the start of the 2014-2016 term, the office may be filled by appointment of the Executive Board, subject to confirmation at the next General Membership meeting.

I you have any questions or concerns regarding the nominating, election, or petition process, please reply to this email or contact the Guild office at the number shown below.

The Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild 2122 Third Avenue Seattle, WA 98121 p: 206-328-1190 f: 206-922-5694

Posted on November 15, 2013 and filed under ELECTIONS, MEETINGS.

NOTICE: Guild Local Executive Board Nominations Now Open

OPEN OFFICER POSITIONS ON GUILD EXECUTIVE BOARD - NOMINATIONS AT GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 7 P.M. Every two years, your local Guild elects officers to serve on the local Executive Board. This year, we are likely to have at least two positions on the Executive Board open for new nominations. The biggest gap on the Board is being created by the impending retirement of long-serving Board-member and current Local President Ralph Erickson (Seattle Times Circulation). Over the years, Ralph has made enormous contributions both to the Seattle Times unit and the larger Guild local, most recently serving on the Seattle Times contract bargaining team. All of us in the Guild are deeply indebted to him for his many years of dedicated service.

WHAT DOES THE EXECUTIVE BOARD DO?

The Executive Board is the main director of the routine business of the local Guild, on behalf of the general membership. Board officer positions are President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Primary tasks include supervising the actions of the local's paid staff, approving and reviewing expenditure of local funds, and deciding routine local policy. Time demands are modest. Normally, the Board meets one evening a month at the Guild office in Belltown. Typically, meetings last between an hour and ninety minutes. There is no Board meeting during the month of July.

Paradoxically, the industry trends that have so greatly reduced our membership ranks (and cost us so many of our most experienced and active members) have also significantly reduced the burden of local administration. The local is much smaller than in was a decade ago, and we have only one paid staff member, the local Administrative Officer. Both the complexity and volume of local business are significantly less than in the past.

Still, it remains very important for us to have an active, engaged Board providing oversight for the local, so that we remain in conformity with our charter, bylaws, and the basic rules of union governance. Even if you have been intimidated in the past by the prospect of serving on the Board, we hope you will consider taking on this relatively straightforward but important task, on behalf of yourself and your fellow Guild members.

MORE QUESTIONS?

If you would like to know more about what's involved in serving on the Board, feel free to reply directly to this email, or give a call to the Guild office.

PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATIONS Nominations may be submitted at the November 13 General Membership meeting at the Guild office. They may also be submitted via email, or otherwise in writing, on or before November 13. You may nominate either yourself or another Guild member; however, election of anyone other than a self-nominee obviously requires the nominee's consent. If there is only one nominee for a position, election will be by acclamation.

The Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild 2122 Third Avenue Seattle, WA 98121 p: 206-328-1190 f: 206-922-5694

Posted on November 1, 2013 and filed under ELECTIONS, MEETINGS.