RESULTS OF THIS MEETING:
The following resolution was passed, as reflected in the June 24, 2017 minutes which were approved in the September 16, 2017 meeting.
RESOLUTION TO OPPOSE F.B.I. PRACTICE
OF AGENTS IMPERSONATING JOURNALISTS
WHEREAS the Federal Bureau of Investigation assigns its agents to pose as journalists in order to catch and punish persons who provide information confidentially to reporters or news outlets, and
WHEREAS this practice makes it difficult for journalists to gain the trust of confidential sources in order to uncover illegal or unethical conduct by government officials and agencies, and
WHEREAS this practice flouts the Constitutional guarantee of an independent Fourth Estate and the democratic principle of the people’s right to know about the workings of government,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Pacific Media Workers Guild (The NewsGuild-CWA Local 39521, AFL-CIO) call on the F.B.I. to cease and desist immediately from the aforesaid misconduct; and that the Guild call on the United States Senate to reject henceforth any F.B.I.-director nominee who does not openly pledge to forbid the F.B.I. and all of its personnel to engage in the aforesaid misconduct.
This Resolution adopted by a vote of the Guild Executive Committee on June 24, 2017.
TO ATTEND THIS MEETING VIRTUALLY:
Guild EC Meeting June 24 2017
Sat, Jun 24, 2017 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 916-891-085
2017 MEETING SCHEDULE
Executive Committee/Representative Assembly/General Membership (EC/RA/GM)
Unless specified otherwise, meetings are on third Saturdays, 10-noon, 433 Natoma St., Suite 250, SF, CA with call-in/video participation offered as a convenience to delegates. Please note: dates may change. Agendas and updates will be posted at mediaworkers.org.
JANUARY 21 EC
FEBRUARY 25 None
MARCH 18 EC/RA
APRIL 15 None
MAY 20 EC/RA/GM
JUNE 24 EC
JULY SUMMER BREAK – NO MEETING
AUGUST 19 EC
SEPTEMBER 16 EC/RA/GM (ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP)
OCTOBER 21 EC
NOVEMBER 18 EC/RA/GM (Nominations)
December HOLIDAY BREAK – NO MEETING