Tape Release 2/18/2021

Membership Updates:

The Local is proud to announce that we have made a decision on a new legal plan for the members and retirees, due to the retirement of Dan Walters who provided services to this Local for close to 40 years.  We will be mailing an introductory letter from the law firm of Demarco and Taylor, along with a summary of the services provided by the plan, within the next week or two.  The plan will cover, at no cost to you, simple and living wills, a Health care proxy, and free 30 minute consultation to discuss any legal matters, as well as flat fees for Real Estate Closings, vehicle and traffic tickets, DWI’s, Town code violations, and Simple trusts.  If you should need any service prior to receiving the plan information, please call the office.

The Local is required by our By-laws to present our annual Audit and Budget by the Finance Committee to the general membership at a meeting for approval.  Due to the covid restrictions, the Board has approved the following method of voting.  The budget has been placed on our website in the Member Resource section for your review.  You’ll receive a letter via email, if we have one on record, or letter with ballot if we don’t, with voting instructions.  The email and letters will be going out tomorrow.

The Executive Board also approved the purchase of a Fiber placement to the Union Hall from Frontier, which will provide enhanced broadband capabilities for both our office and the tenant of our building.  For those of you who don’t know, our long term tenant CVS Health has shut down operations on Lake Ave.  We have contracted with Flaum Commercial Real Estate to find a new tenant.  We’re hoping for a medical facility to provide services to the neighborhood.

We have been notified by Frontier that we’ll be receiving the guaranteed minimum bonus payout of 4.5% payable in the month of March.  Last year it was paid on March 5th.  I don’t know if it will be the same this year or not yet.

This is your President John Pusloskie, thanking you for calling your Union Tape, And We are CWA STRONG.

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