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Our ASLIU members are participating in our election – rules the Election Committee

The Pacific Media Workers Guild Election Committee has determined that the complaint or protest regarding the membership status of ASL interpreters working for Purple Communications is without merit, and that those workers are members in good standing. As such, they do have the right to vote or run for office in the 2013 Local 39521 election. The LEC decision was based on research and rulings by Guild Local Counsel Sheila Sexton and Guild International Secretary-Treasurer Carol Rothman in accordance with The Newspaper Guild-CWA Constitution.

-Paul Burton, for the LEC

Michael Applegate

Michael Applegate

Pacific Media Workers Executive Officer


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