Lake Superior Newspaper Guild No.8
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November, 2007

Time to talk

We’ve read what you wrote in our surveys about what you want to see in our next contract. Now, it’s time to talk about it and about what we’ve seen at other papers.

The Guild is going to hold a meeting open to all the employees we represent to talk about the upcoming contract talks. So bring your questions and concerns to the Green Room at the main Duluth Public Library at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13. We’ll provide pizza and pop for supper.

If you can’t make it at 5:30 p.m., come whenever you can up until 8 p.m. We want to talk to you about shaping our future, and while make sure someone is there to hear your concerns right up to when the library staff toss us out.

RSVP for Holiday fun

Time to RSVP for THE Duluth social event of the year – the Guild’s annual Holiday Party. This year’s festivities will run from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Radisson. Guild members can bring their dependent children and one adult guest. Food, fun and presents are promised for all.

RSVP by Nov. 26 by emailing Steve Kuchera (skuchera@duluthnewscom) If you don’t have email, drop him a written note. Tell him the age of each child you are bringing and whether you will have an adult guest. Hurry, space is limited.

Election time

One bit of business at every holiday party is electing the local’s president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer.

After four years as president and several more as treasurer, Steve Kuchera has decided not to run for office again. He made his decision in large part so he can concentrate on the upcoming contract talks.

Treasurer Peter Passi has stepped forward to run for the office Kuchera is leaving. Vice President Bernie Bischoff and Secretary Brandon Stahl are running for re-election. Currently, no one has thrown their hat into the ring for the treasurer’s position If you are interested in running for any office, contact Steve Kuchera by Nov. 26.

Still time to earn extra cash

Since we announced our latest recruiting drive in the last newsletter, several members have earned themselves some extra money while helping their Guild grow.

Just a reminder how this works: Recruit a new member to join the Guild and receive $50. Recruit two new members and earn $100. And so forth. And the new members are invited to our holiday party and have their membership dues waived until 2008.

To receive your bonus, all you have to do is bring a signed membership card and dues deduction form (both included in this letter) from the new member and bring them Treasurer Peter Passi by Nov. 29.

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