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NMG Executive Committee and Representative Assembly begin new terms

The News Media Guild’s Executive Committee and Representative Assembly begin their new three-year terms on Monday.

 

Executive Committee

President:  Vin Cherwoo, New York

First Vice President:. John Braunreiter, Milwaukee

Secretary-Treasurer:  Amanda Holpuch, Guardian, New York

Second Vice President:  Michael Warren, Atlanta

Third Vice President:  Kim Kruesi, Nashville

 

Representative Assembly

Editorial Unit, Central: Noah Trister

EU New York City: Larry Fenn

EU East: Jimmy Golen

EU Photographers: Sue Ogrocki

EU South: Terry Spencer

EU Television: Joe Frederick

EU Washington: Darlene Superville

EU West: Michelle Monroe

Technology Unit: Ed Morsett

EFE News Service: Albert Traver

Guardian-US: Erum Salam

 

RA alternates

EU Central: Stephen Groves

EU East: Mike Rubinkam

EU West: Rachel La Corte

EU South: Freida Frisaro

APTV: Jeff Turner

EU New York, Dan Derella

EU Washington: Will Lester

Photos: Susan Walsh

TU: Elvis Cruz

EFE: Marc Arcas

Guardian: Tim Hill

 

Results of election for Executive Committee, Representative Assembly

An election was conducted for all seats on the News Media Guild’s Executive Committee (whose members shall also be jointly elected as TNG and CWA convention delegates) and the following seats on the Representative Assembly.

 

The following members have been elected without opposition:

Executive Committee and TNG Sector Conference/CWA Convention delegates. Three-year terms starting Feb. 22, 2021.

 

President and 1st delegate – Vin Cherwoo, New York

First Vice President and 2nd delegateJohn Braunreiter, Milwaukee

Secretary-Treasurer and 3rd delegate – Amanda Holpuch, Guardian, New York

Second Vice President and 4th delegate – Michael Warren, Atlanta

Third Vice President and 5th delegateKim Kruesi, Nashville

 

Representative Assembly. Three-year terms of office for both delegate and alternate, starting Feb. 22, 2021. The RA is divided into districts. You must work within a district to represent that district.

 

Editorial Unit, Central: Noah Trister, Detroit

EU New York City: Larry Fenn, Data Web Development

EU East: Jimmy Golen, Boston

EU Photographers: Sue Ogrocki, Oklahoma City

EU South: Terry Spencer, West Pam Beach

EU Television: Vacant

EU Washington: Darlene Superville

EU West: Michelle Monroe, Phoenix

Technology Unit: Ed Morsett, Phoenix

EFE News Service: Albert Traver, Washington

Guardian-US: Erum Salam, New York

 

The following members were elected as alternates:

TU: Elvis Cruz, New York

EFE: Marc Arcas, Los Angeles

EU New York, Dan Derella, Photos

EU Washington: Will Lester, Washington

 

Elections Committee

 

 

NMG Leaders Meet To Discuss Budget, Recruitment, Elections

The News Media Guild’s top leaders met via Zoom Aug. 13-14 for its annual meeting, opting for a virtual gathering rather than in-person in Washington, D.C. due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Under the new format, leaders discussed the budget, discussed upcoming guild elections and focused on member recruitment. Here are some of the highlights:

  • The Representative Assembly adopted a new budget for the upcoming year that reflects ongoing bargaining expenses and membership levels.

  • News Media Guild President Jill Bleed, who works in the AP’s Little Rock bureau, announced she would not run for another term in the Guild’s upcoming elections. All Guild leadership seats are up for reelection this year. Anyone interested in running for office is encouraged to reach out to Bleed.

  • News Guild President Jon Schleuss gave an update on national efforts to organize and protect local newsrooms. The Guild’s new organizer, Marissa Dadiw, also provided an update on her ongoing union efforts.

  • This year’s Freeman Award was presented to the Washington state staffers for their extraordinary work on pressing the company for not following state law regarding sick leave carryover. Named for former Guild member and mobilizer Rick Freeman, the award honors the Guild member who goes above and beyond in service to the Guild. Rick, who died in 2017 from brain cancer at age 40, was a tireless advocate for unions and workers and we hope this award can keep his legacy alive.

Guild leaders meet in Washington, DC

The News Media Guild’s top leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., the weekend of Aug. 10-12 for annual meetings.

Among the highlights:

  • -The Representative Assembly adopted a budget for the coming year that is fairly conservative with regard to membership levels and continued bargaining expenses.
  • The Representative Assembly elected Kimberlee Kruesi of Boise as its chair and Mike Cidoni Lennox of Los Angeles as vice chair.
  • The Guild’s bargaining team gave an update as contract negotiations near the one-year mark.
  • A new recognition, called the Freeman Award, was presented to Guild 2nd vice president Mike Warren of Atlanta. Named for former Guild member and mobilizer Rick Freeman, the award honors the Guild member who goes above and beyond in service to the Guild. Mike has been instrumental in signing up new members and led a petition drive on contract negotiations that included signatures from more than 600 AP employees. Rick, who died last year from brain cancer at age 40, was a tireless advocate for unions and workers and we hope this award can keep his legacy alive.

 

Elections

NMG Executive Committee, Representative Assembly elected unopposed

ELECTION RESULTS FOR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY AND ALTERNATE POSITIONS

 

The News Media Guild received nominating petitions and willingness to serve statement for the following positions. Since they are unopposed they are elected without opposition. The three-year terms begin Feb. 22, 2018.

 

NMG Executive Committee

President – Jill Bleed, AP Little Rock

1st V.P.- John Braunreiter, AP Milwaukee

Secretary/Treasurer, Vin Cherwoo, AP New York Sports

2nd V.P. – Mike Warren, AP Atlanta

3rd V.P. – Amanda Holpuch, Guardian New York

 

NMG Representative Assembly

AP Washington Area – Darlene Superville, Washington

AP New York City – Dan Derella, Photos

AP South – Meg Kinnard, Columbia

AP West – Kim Kruesi, Boise

AP Central – Noah Trister, Detroit

AP East – Jimmy Golen, Boston

AP Television – Mike Lennox, Los Angeles

AP Photographers – Lynne Sladky, Miami

Technicians – Dave Herron, AP Seattle

EFE – Jorge Banales, Washington

Guardian – Lauren Gambino, Washington

UPI – Vacant

 

NMG Representative Alternates

AP Washington Area – Lisa Dwyer-Shapiro, Washington

AP New York City – Larry Fenn, Data/Web Development

AP South – Terry Spencer, Miami

AP West – Janie Har, San Francisco

AP Central – Vacant

AP East – Mike Sisak, Philadelphia

AP Television – Melinda Ulloa, Washington

AP Photographers – Sue Ogrocki, Oklahoma City

AP Technicians – Ed Morsett, Denver

EFE – Vacant

Guardian – Tim Hill, New York

UPI – Vacant

An alternate assumes the delegate position on the RA when a vacancy occurs. Nominations were not received for the following positions: UPI delegate and AP Central, EFE and UPI alternates.