The Guild’s Executive Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today, and certainly the pension issue will be a top topic of discussion. International Representative Jim Schaufenbil is coming to the meeting to help the board members come together in a consensus.
As was mentioned at Tuesday’s membership meeting, the Executive Board meetings are always open to the members. They occur on the second Thursday of each month at the Guild’s office at the Albany Labor Temple, 890 Third St. in the city of Albany. Call 482-9218 if you need help with directions.
The Guild is still awaiting a written proposal from the Company on the proposed merger. Once that is received, it must be reviewed by counsel and final language agreed upon before it is sent to the membership for a vote. Normally it would take 15 days to call a membership meeting, but the Executive Board can call an emergency meeting with two days’ notice.
The union leaders are working to put together a fact sheet on the issue for members to be distributed and posted to the Web site. The fact sheet will be reviewed at tonight’s board meeting so that all members have the chance to speak their piece on what should be included.