Business Manager’s Highlights for the Month
- WETA quarterly meeting
- Continued negioations with WUSA/TEGNA
- Preparation for Superbowl LIII coverage – Site visit to Atlanta
- New York City Conference – Discussion on recreational marijuana and the employer’s interest in efficiency and productivity
- Government shutdown and how it affects our families
- Site visit to Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium for the Chargers vs Ravens wildcard playoff game.
- Here are some state legislative highlights for the week. Local 1200 represents 650 men and women from Maryland to Louisiana:
Public Service Workers
The National Institute on Retirement Security released a report this week called “Teacher Pensions vs. 401(k)s in Six States: Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, and Texas.” The report “finds that teacher pension plans play a critical role in retaining educators while also providing greater retirement security than 401 (k)-style retirement accounts.”
This week, Gov. Edwards indicated that he will, again, work this session to advance legislation “to eliminate pay secrecy by prohibiting employers from taking action against employees for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their wages or another employee’s wages.”
To Learn about Trump’s fight with Federal Unions – Click here
Women’s Conference in San Diego: Please let Ken know if you are interested
The Union Meeting is the first Wednesday of the month at 8pm. It is at the Courtyard Marriott Fort Meade/BWI (2700 Hercules Rd, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701), in the McHenry Board Room.
February 2019 Minutes
- There is a WETA shop meeting on 2-20-2019
- LU 1200 is “entertaining” the possibility of Skyping some of the meetings for those who are not able to attend- but we encourage people to come out when they can. We will not discuss financial aspects and having members to come out twice a month is…………….problematic.
- Negotiating talks continue with IBEW/TEGNA – Shop Stewards of WUSA will schedule a meeting with members to discuss progress and management’s behavior.
- LU 1200 is looking into having a picnic at Smokey Glenn Farms and/or an outing at Fun Fit in Maryland
- “In our Hearts” for Mark Finney’s brother and Lenny Rice
- We are still looking for contributors for our “My 2 Cents” for the website https://ibew1200.org/my-two-cents/
- We are trying to get “designer” pins in time for IBEW1200’s anniversary. Maybe we can have a contest on who can create the best design.
- A clarification was given for “working dues” vs “un-employment dues”
January 2019 Minutes
- Negotiation talks with WUSA/Tegna are continuing.
- Any IBEW 1200 member going through tough times can contact the union. We have established a go fund me page in the past for members in need.
- Please contact us if you would like to contribute to “In our thoughts” section of our website.
- IBEW 1200 members are interested in training on new equipment. There will be a point person at a station responsible at determining what equipment the members wish to be trained on.
- Monthly progress reports will start in April. This is an opportunity to keep track of issues at each company. The shop steward should submit a report. Communication is key and Ken is trying to keep the lines of communication open with each company.