Branch 43 Bulletin
October 15, 2018
Branch 43 Membership Meetings are the second Thursday of each month. All members are invited with a special invitation for all CCAs. The next meeting will be Thursday, November 8th at 7:30 p.m.
The fall Steward Seminar is scheduled for Thursday, October 25th. We will be serving food begin-ning at 6:00 pm. with the training at 7:00 pm. Highlighting this meeting will be the changes made to the Local Agreements for ALL offices. According to the Branch 43 by-laws, stewards are required to attend one of the two Steward Seminars given each year to be eligible to receive their full dues reim-bursement paid annually. Please call the office to confirm attendance.
Veterans’ Day Breakfast
Make plans now to attend the Robert Keller Memorial Retiree/Veterans’ Day Breakfast on Monday, November 12th in the branch hall. This breakfast is free and open to ALL members both active and retired. Invitations have been sent to President Rolando, National Business Agent Dan Toth, and State President John Dyce. This is a great opportunity to meet your elected leaders in an informal setting while enjoying a catered breakfast. We will be honoring all those who have served and make presenta-tions for 50, 60 and 70 years of membership. Doors open at 9:00 am with breakfast beginning at 10:00 am. Please call the office to confirm attendance or use the registration form in the News and Views or at www.branch43.com.
Branch 43 will be collecting toys again this year for Cincinnati Childrens Hospital at the December 13th meeting. Instructions will be given to stewards regarding donations. Stations and branches can begin collecting now. All toys donations must be at the branch no later than the December 13th membership meeting in order to be transported to Cincinnati Childrens before the holidays.
NALC National Election
Thanks to all the members who voted in the recently completed national election of officers. Branch 43 voted to endorse the Rolando-Renfroe Team and the slate of resident officers were all successfully elected. Region 11 will have a new National Business Agent, Mark Camilli, who was elected by consent at the national convention in Detroit. Installation of national officers will be December 1st in Washington.
All carriers will receive their final contractual increase under the 2016-2019 National Agreement on November 24th. CCAs will receive a 3.1% increase while all career Grade 1 and Grade 2 carriers will receive an upgrade/pay consolidation of 2.1%.
David L. Kennedy