Wednesday, June 30 is “election day” for the Indy News Guild 34070. Officeholders run every 3 years for five positions per our bylaws – president, two vice presidents, secretary and treasurer.
This is an all-volunteer gig – and a busy one. Those who are elected to become your voice at work [terms run July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2013] face another contract negotiation with Gannett, ongoing grievances – such as our complaint about the USA Today baseball page – and unseen day-to-day labor issues as they crop up. You don’t need any experience to run. It’s a learn-as-you-go job, and CWA-TNG conducts periodic training. There are even paid-for travel opportunities for union conferences.
Maybe you are upset with the style or methods of the current union leadership, how the 10%-pay-cut/vote went down last fall, etc. If so, this is a chance for you to get involved and take our 175-member organization in a new direction. All that’s required is to be a duespayer, or you can become one instantly. E-mail your name and desired position to metro reporter Dan McFeely (former Guild president) who has been appointed to serve as supervisor of our election committee. He is at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please respond to Dan by June 10. We’ll let you know the candidates by mid-June and whether voting will be necessary.
Thanks for reading — and for your continued support.
The officers and stewards of Indy News Guild