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Meeting of Local 39521 Executive Committee

August 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Join by video conference: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5570450039

You can also call in by phone:
Call 669-900-6833
Meeting ID: 557 045 0039



1. Call to order

2. Approve June Meeting Minutes

3. Approve Agenda

4. President’s Report

a. Dan Nakaso will be stepping down as Hawaii VP.
b. Contributions
c. New Members

5. Treasurer’s Report – June and July Budget vs Actuals

6. Executive Officer’s Report

a. Bargaining
b. Organizing
c. Grievance and Arbitration
d. Freelance Unit work with TNG re: NWU disaffiliation with UWA
e. Bay News Rising Program Recap
f. Tuesday night bi-weekly calls/ Virtual training
i. TNG “Save the News” campaign
j. McClatchy Bankruptcy
k. Expect budget draft by email, to be approved next meeting

7. Report from Richard Knee re: pending Legislative and Political Committee Affairs

8. Report from Michael Cabanatuan re: TNG Executive Council

9. Building Corps

10. Old Business

11. New Business

a. Resolution celebrating El Tecolote’s 50th Anniversary

b. Consumer Federation of California Biennial Business Meeting – can elect up to 5 delegates

c. Support for Iowa Journalist, Andrea Sahouri of the Des Moines Register

e. Freelance Unit Resolution to TNG re: Affiliation with the National Writers Union.

12. Closed session

13. Adjourn



Local Executive Committee Meetings are held every third Saturday of the month from 10 am-noon at 433 Natoma St. in San Francisco. All members are encouraged to join and listen in. If you can’t make it in person, please call in by video or phone. The Local Representative Assembly and General Membership meet with the EC every other meeting. Agendas and updates will be posted here at mediaworkers.org.

  • January 18 – Executive Committee Meeting
  • February 15 – Meeting of the Executive Committee/ Representative Assembly/ General Membership (EC/RA/GM)
  • March 21 – EC
  • April 18 – EC/RA/GM
  • May 16 – EC
  • Thursday June 18 – EC/RA/GM (Moved to accommodate Father’s Day)
  • July – Summer Break/ No Meeting
  • August 15 – EC
  • September 19 – EC/RA/GM (Annual Membership Meeting)
  • October 17 – EC
  • November 21 – EC/RA/GM
  • December – Holiday Break/ No Meeting


August 15, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm