CWA RETIREES MEETING April 8, 2019


The meeting was called to order by President Bob Huss. Instead of saying a prayer he asked everyone to pray silently and then led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance to our flag.  He asked everyone to remain standing for a moment of silence for the deceased:  Clarence Williams and Randy Kaiser.

Secretary Nancy Jinkerson announced the menu for the day and read the minutes of the February meeting.  With no corrections or additions a motion was made, seconded and passed to approve them as read.Ron Munford gave the treasurer's report.  A motion was made, seconded and passed to approve it.

Vice President Earlene Jones was not present.

Bob Huss reported on his attendance at the Legislative Conferenc in Jefferson City.  With Republicans in control of the state legislature labor and retirees do not  currently have much of a voice.  He discussed the so-called “donut hole” and the cost of prescription medications.  The donut hole is based on the retail cost of prescriptions and not the co-pay.

He also talked about how funding for public schools has declined while promoting funding for charter schools is increasing.  He also warned that Right to Work will be surfacing again.  He encouraged members to pay attention to what is going on  and be aware of how their legislators are voting and don't hesitate to call them.

Local 6350 will be having a rally on Friday, April 12th. It is the one year anniversary of them working without a contract.  It will be from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in front of the building.

The monthly birthday cake was won by Linda Elliott.
Drawings were held and monies were given out as prizes.

Bob told a joke.

A motion was made, seconded and passed to adjourn the meeting.

Bingo was played afterwards.

Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Jinkerson, Secretary