Local Meeting Minutes May 2021

President Sandy Tan called the meeting to order at noon Wednesday, May 19, 2021 via Zoom.

Vice President for Contract Enforcement Aaron Besecker said that most of the current grievances would be handled as a part of contract negotiations. 

Vice President for Mobilization and Communication Rachel Lenzi thanked members for their participation in several mobilization initiatives, including social media, lawn signs and videos; she also urged that members wear Guild masks. 

Tan said she has seen very early signs of progress in negotiations as a result of mobilization.

Tan discussed the mobilization committee’s most recent meeting and asked for feedback from members. 

She also detailed public support that the Guild was receiving.  

After an update on the quote-unquote “optimization” plans that have wreaked havoc with circulation, a part-time district manager shared how this situation has stressed the DMs. 

Tan adjourned the meeting at 12:57 p.m. 

Approximately 25 Guild members attended the meeting. 

A similar meeting with similar-sized attendance was held at 5:30 p.m.