Monday, May 04, 2015

New Officers Sworn In

GCC/IBT Local 140-N newly elected (white ballot) Officers were officially sworn in today assuming their positions.
(L to R) Shop Steward, Richard Olmeda, Secretary Treasurer, Timothy Robinson, Sgt. At Arms, Jesse DeGeytere, President, Cesar Calderon, Vice President, John Martin and Board Member, Gerald Leavenworth.

GOOD LUCK.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Nomination Meeting Results


I regret to say, with great disappointment, that the turn out for today's Nomination Meeting was typical for this shop,                                    PATHETIC! 
                     You get out, what you put in!
With that said, here are the results of the nominations cast by the ONLY 6 people that showed interest in your future at the Los Angeles Times by attending today's nomination meeting.



OFFICERS
 PRESIDENT ~ CESAR CALDERON
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT~ JOHN MARTIN
SECRETARY TREASURER ~ TIMOTHY ROBINSON
EXECUTIVE BOARD
SGT. AT ARMS ~ JESSE DEGEYTERE
RECORDING SECRETARY ~VACANT
BOARD MEMBER ~ GERALD LEAVENWORTH
SHOP STEWARDS
MORNINGS ~ VACANT
AFTERNOON ~ VACANT
NIGHTS ~ RICHARD OLMEDA

The new Officers, Executive Board and Shop Steward(s) will be sworn in and assume their positions at the next General Meeting to be held in May. 


Friday, March 06, 2015

Arbitrator, Mark Burstein's Seniority Grievance Decision

  Gciu 140-n and La Times

This Decision and Award, along with Arbitrator, John McClean's Operator Seniority Decision and Award, both of which, clearly states that "ALL" meaning EVERYONE/EVERYBODY, is to pick their Crew BY SENIORITY, no exceptions, no exclusions, ALL!
(Does not apply to Roller Crew, Reelroom Coordinator positions, or positions without seniority as described in the C.B.A.)
Seniority will continue to prevail when picking within each of those voucher positions.

Arbitrator McClean's decision can also be viewed by clinking on the Scribd link. Thank you to all the Members for your patience and diligence in waiting for this decision. Although your officers and legal counsel, Adam Stern, defended the Contract in a timely manner, Arbitrator, Burstein unfortunately fell ill, resulting in the delay.

The Union's position is that the Company immediately create new Crew Schedules for picking by Seniority in compliance with Arbitrator, Burstein's "Cease and Desist" Order.

Congratulations Brothers and Sisters!
Fraternally,
Ronnie Pineda
President 

Monday, February 16, 2015

This is the law

Long-standing questions over California employers' responsibilities to provide meal and rest breaks, including frequency and timing, are resolved.
On April 12, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Brinker Restaurant Corp., et al. v. Superior Court (Brinker). Clarifying a number of issues that have been the subject of much litigation in California for many years, the court ruled that employers satisfy their California Labor Code section 512 obligation to "provide" meal periods to nonexempt employees by (1) relieving employees of all duty; (2) relinquishing control over their activities and permitting them a reasonable opportunity to take an uninterrupted 30-minute break; and (3) not impeding or discouraging them from doing so. Importantly, the court agreed that employers are not obliged to "police" meal breaks to ensure that no work is performed. Even if an employee chooses to work during a properly provided meal period, an employer will not be liable for any premium pay, and will only be liable to pay for the time worked during a meal period so long as the employer knew or reasonably should have known that the employee was working during the meal period. The court also clarified the law with respect to the number and timing of rest periods that must be authorized and permitted for employees.

why are we stil fighting this ?

  1. Under California law, most nonexempt employees are entitled to a 10-minute rest break for every 4 hours worked (or major fraction thereof), and a 30-minute meal break if you work over 5 hours in a day. If your employer is denying you a rest and/or meal break, that is a violation of the law.
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