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September 2021

Annual Membership Meeting

September 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Zoom NY

The annual membership meeting of the Albany Newspaper Guild, Local 31034, TNG-CWA has been called for 6 p.m. Thursday September 9, 2021.  Due to the continuing coronarvius pandemic the meeting will be held via Zoom. At the meeting members will be asked to fill the vacancy of vice president and to act on any other Executive Board vacancies that may occur.  The member elected vice president will serve the remaining 16 months of the term of office. (Election Information is posted below) You must be a member in good standing (paying dues) to participate in the meeting and to vote on any measures that come before the local. The membership will also be asked to elect delegates to represent the Local at any TNG-CWA meetings for the year ahead. Any other matters may also be brought up at the annual meeting. The monthly Executive Board meeting will follow on the same Zoom call. Please email office@albanyguild.org for Zoom login info. Agenda Call to Order Elections — Vice President, delegates for year and any other vacancies. Update on COVID-10 Update on TNG support Election Information: The open position is Vice-President. The term will run through December 31, 2022. Members must be in good standing to run for office and to attend the nomination meeting. If you want to check your standing, email the Guild office at office@albanyguild.org. If there is only one nomination for any office, and the person accepts the nomination, the person will be elected at the meeting. If there is more than one candidate for any office, a Local Elections Committee appointed by the Executive Board will conduct a mail-in ballot election. Nominations for the office may be from the floor or by petition. Petitions may be for an individual candidate in which the name of the candidate, his/her Local unit (if applicable), and department worked listed. Such petitions must also contain the names of at least 25 members. Individuals signing a petition must be members in good standing. These petitions must be filed with Local Secretary Massarah Mikati before the election at the membership meeting. The secretary shall notify all candidates of their nomination and shall receive from them a written notice of their willingness to serve.  

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December 2021

Special Membership Meeting

December 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom NY

A special Albany Newspaper Guild membership meeting has been called for 6 p.m. Thursday December 9, 2021 to vote on a severance package for three unit members who have opted not to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Severance, unemployment and health insurance coverage would not be offered in this case except for a tentative agreement reached with the Times Union. The package calls for two to eight weeks of severance pay, an equal amount of weeks in health insurance coverage, which may be taken as a cash payment, unemployment, signing of a separation agreement and accumulated benefits. The membership meeting will be held via Zoom due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the Capital Region. Email us at office@albanyguild.org for Zoom login information.

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January 2022

Membership Meeting

January 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom NY

An Albany Newspaper Guild membership meeting has been called for 6 p.m. Monday January 17, 2022 to vote on an enhanced severance package for the Advertising Art Department and other departments at the Times Union. The local Executive Board recommends approval. The News Guild-CWA Sector Contracts Committee has approved the terms. The package for advertising art call for severance pay, equivalent health insurance and pension credits. The other package calls for improved severance payments, an equal amount of health insurance. In both cases health insurance coverage may be taken in coverage or in a negotiated amount of cash; unemployment will not be contested; signing of a separation agreement is required and accumulated benefits will be paid. The membership meeting will be held via Zoom due to the high number of positives COVID-19 cases in the Capital Region. Email office@albanyguild.org for Zoom login info.

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April 2022

Membership Meeting and Special Election

April 14, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Albany Newspaper Guild will hold a membership meeting at 6 pm on Thursday, April 14, The meeting will be conducted on Zoom. The membership will vote to fill the vacant treasurer’s post. The term of office runs through the end of the year (Dec.31, 2022). In the event of a contested election, a mail ballot will be conducted. The local thanks Jayson McKenna for his service as treasurer before resigning from the Times Union to pursue a new job opportunity. An update on contract talks will be presented. The monthly Executive Board will be held immediately following the membership meeting. Email the guild for Zoom login info. Election Information: The open position is Treasurer. The term will run through December 31, 2022. Members must be in good standing to run for office and to attend the nomination meeting. If you want to check your standing, email the Guild office at office@albanyguild.org. If there is only one nomination for any office, and the person accepts the nomination, the person will be elected at the meeting. If there is more than one candidate for any office, a Local Elections Committee appointed by the Executive Board will conduct a mail-in ballot election. Nominations for the office may be from the floor or by petition. Petitions may be for an individual candidate in which the name of the candidate, his/her Local unit (if applicable), and department worked listed. Such petitions must also contain the names of at least 25 members. Individuals signing a petition must be members in good standing. These petitions must be filed with Local Secretary Massarah Mikati before the election at the membership meeting. The secretary shall notify all candidates of their nomination and shall receive from them a written notice of their willingness to serve.

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September 2022

Annual Membership Meeting & Election of All Guild Officers

September 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom NY + Google Map

The annual membership meeting of the Albany Newspaper Guild, Local 31034, TNG-CWA has been called for 6 p.m. Thursday, September 8, 2022.  The meeting will be held via Zoom. At the meeting members will be asked to elect the seven members of the local Executive Board to three-year terms that begin Jan. 1, 2023 and run through Dec. 31, 2025. (Election Information is posted below) You must be a member in good standing (paying dues) to participate in the meeting and to vote on any measures that come before the local. The membership will also be asked to elect delegates to represent the Local at any TNG-CWA meetings for the year ahead. Any other matters may also be brought up at the annual meeting. The monthly Executive Board meeting will follow on the same Zoom call. Please email office@albanyguild.org for Zoom login info. Agenda Call to Order Elections — President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Chief Steward, At-large Board Member, and At-large Board Member. Delegates for TNG-CWA meetings. Annual Local Report Update on Contract Negotiations Update on In-Person Training Oct. 29-20 at Albany Labor Temple. Other Business Adjourn Election Information: The Executive Board positions up for election are President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Chief Steward, two (2) At-large Board Members and Delegates to TNG-CWA meetings for 2023. The Executive Board terms are three (3) years.  The terms will run from Jan. 1, 2023 through December 31, 2025. Members must be in good standing to run for office and to attend the nomination meeting. If you want to check your standing, email the Guild office at office@albanyguild.org. If there is only one nomination for any office, and the person accepts the nomination, the person will be elected at the meeting. If there is more than one candidate for any office, a Local Elections Committee appointed by the Executive Board will conduct a mail-in ballot election. Nominations for the office may be from the floor or by petition. Petitions may be for an individual candidate in which the name of the candidate, his/her Local unit (if applicable), and department worked listed. Such petitions must also contain the names of at least 25 members. Individuals signing a petition must be members in good standing. These petitions must be filed with Local Secretary Wendy Liberatore the election at the membership meeting. The secretary shall notify all candidates of their nomination and shall receive from them a written notice of their willingness to serve.

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Special Executive Board Meeting

September 20, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom NY

A special Executive Board meeting will take place tomorrow at 6 pm over Zoom. As always, these meetings are open to the membership. If you'd like to participate, email us at office@albanyguild.org before the start of the meeting and we'll send you the Zoom link.

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April 2023

Guild Gathering

April 6, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Druther’s Brewing Company, 1053 Broadway
Albany, 12204 United States
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Join us for a Guild Gathering!  Free food and open bar. 6–9 pm on Thursday, April 6 at Druther's Brewing Company (1053 Broadway, Albany) Meet your steward and Guild board members to chat about your concerns and the progress we are making on your contract. Hope to see you there!

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Membership Meeting

April 13, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom NY

A membership meeting of the Albany Newspaper Guild, Local 31034, TNG-CWA will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2023.  The meeting will be held via Zoom. At the meeting, members will be asked to elect a delegate to The NewsGuild Sector Conference and the Communications Workers of America Convention to be held in July in St. Louis. CWA will be electing a new international president and secretary-treasurer. You must be a member in good standing (paying dues) to participate in themeeting and to vote on any measures that come before the local. The monthly Executive Board meeting will follow on the same Zoom call. Please email us for Zoom login info. Agenda Call to Order Nomination of Delegate to the TNG-CWA Sector Conference and CWA Convention. Update on Contract Negotiations Any other business Adjourn

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September 2023

Annual Membership Meeting

September 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom NY

The annual membership meeting of the Albany Newspaper Guild, Local 31034, TNG-CWA has been called for 6 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2023.  The meeting will be held via Zoom. You must be a member in good standing (paying dues) to participate in the meeting and to vote on any measures that come before the local. The monthly Executive Board meeting will follow on the same Zoom call.

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December 2023

Monthly Executive Board Meeting

December 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom NY

Our monthly Executive Board meetings currently takes place every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6pm over Zoom. As always, these meetings are open to the membership. If you'd like to participate, email us at office@albanyguild.org before the start of the meeting and we'll send you the Zoom link.

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