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Brothers & Sisters: With the Covid
on the raise the Board has
decided to cancel the Holiday Party & the December Local Meeting.
Please be safe & wear a mask. Happy Thanksgiving.
I have an ask today
that is very important.
November 3rd election, on November 5th
Medical Center Trustee Mary Fuller submitted her resignation from the
board, effective immediately. It was received at a special meeting
called by Chairman Bill Tabor on November 11. Following the meeting, on
November 17, Tabor submitted his resignation, effective immediately.
Tabor lost his current seat during the recent
election, placing 4th out of 5 candidates for the two open seats. It
appears the gambit is for Bill Tabor to be elected by a majority of the
remaining trustees, to fill Fuller’s unexpired term. And, all of this
is to occur before Emily Webb, newly elected by the voters, is seated
at the table and able to vote on filling the vacancy.
As a reminder the South Central Iowa Federation
of Labor endorsed two candidates, Emily Webb and Dave Miglin, for
Hospital Trustee for the November 3rd election. Proud to say that
Emily Webb was the overall vote getter. Dave Miglin came in
3rd. He has applied to fill the unexpired term of Mary Fuller,
who, as stated before, resigned.
Dave Miglin, who was the voters next
choice, should fill the seat, not Tabor.
Anything else would be a poke in the eye of Polk
You are encouraged to share your thoughts with
the remaining trustees:
Rocky Sposato email@example.com
Also, if you are alarmed about these “back door
politics,” please forward this to your colleagues, friends and
Here are two articles that have published that
provided additional details:
Des Moines Register - https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2020/11/21/voters-ousted-broadlawns-hospital-board-chair-and-he-resigned-but-he-may-extend-his-service/6373201002
Bleeding Heartland - https://www.bleedingheartland.com/2020/11/21/broadlawns-board-should-respect-voters-appoint-dave-miglin
South Central Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
2000 Walker Suite H
Des Moines, Iowa 50317
Work: 515 265 1862
Cell: 515 975 5627
Home: 515 274 3227
the Labor Kettle War Begin!
Thank you for being one of
an incredible 10 unions participating this year in our Labor Kettle War
November 10 – December 24, 2020.
< style="font-family: arial;">We have created an event/team
webpage where you can see all the unions participating and what they
have raised at any given time.
< style="font-family: arial;">This is your link to your
specific virtual kettle:
On December 24th
at noon, the contest ends and we will announce the winner. While
this is a contest and we want everyone to have some fun with it, every
amount raised helps and there are no losers. The real winners are
the children and families we make sure have food, presents and, most
importantly, hope this Christmas.
Read more about it at the links below
Why is CenturyLink making this change to
you may have heard, CenturyLink is embracing a new company direction as
Lumen, with the promise to further human progress through technology.
The company will continue to honor its roots as a telecommunications
provider and the people who have made Lumen what it is today, while
also embracing a technology future.
believe we are ideally positioned to meet customers needs as the 4th
industrial revolution requires them to keep pace with a rapidly
evolving world – one that leverages an ever increasing amount of data
and emerging technologies and depends on software-enabled products and
digital services. And we believe the brand Lumen conveys our network
strength and the incredible capabilities our platform powers to help
transform how businesses operate. We will continue to offer residential
and small business services under the CenturyLink brand, and have even
launched Quantum, a new best-in-world fiber offering for these
Will my benefits, such as retiree
healthcare, 401(k) or pension change?
you will see a new company name, rest assured, this brand change and
repositioning will have no impact on the benefits for which you are
eligible. There are no changes to the eligibility, timing of benefit
payments (such as pension) or the service center support you currently
receive. And while some of the plan names may change, we will manage
the plans the same way.
What can I expect in the future?
applicable, you will begin to see updates during our upcoming Annual
Enrollment cycle and will receive new ID cards reflecting the Lumen
brand to use in 2021. Future communications to you will be from Lumen.
Will the stock ticker change?
the stock ticker will change to LUMN on September 18, 2020.
Where can I go for more information?
you have additional questions, I encourage you to visit the retiree
benefits website at lumenbenefits.com (previously
centurylinkbenefits.com) for updates and FAQs. You can also learn more
about the company’s new direction at lumen.com.
The above statement came from the below link
Required Minimum Distributions
For 401(k)s And IRAs For
The bipartisan COVID-19 stimulus
President Trump includes welcome tax relief for retirees: The required
minimum distribution rules for Individual Retirement Accounts and
401(k)s are waived for 2020. That means that instead of taking money
out this year, retirees can keep their investments growing. The RMD
waiver applies to 403(b) accounts, SEP IRAs, and SIMPLE IRAs. This is a
repeat of the 2009 RMD holiday during the Great Recession.
The rules for who needed to take 2020 RMDs were already funky because
of the SECURE ACT, passed in late December, which changed the age
triggering RMDs from 70 ½ to 72, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect communities across
the globe, CWA leaders are engaging with employers to ensure that they
are providing CWA members with comprehensive safety and prevention
measures in an environment that encourages open and free communication
without fear of reprisal or negative impacts on pay or continued
Health and Safety department has established a process for locals to
report on what protections employers have put in place as well as for
members to report any incidents of exposure or infection. If you have
been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms consistent with
infection, contact your healthcare provider immediately and follow
reporting procedures established by your employer. Also notify your CWA
Local or District as soon as possible.
To find out more click the above link.