I address you today hoping you and your family are healthy and safe. Today COBANC has moved into the future with a new membership data system and website. Fuse Systems will give us the freedom to work from anywhere, anytime, so we may never lose touch with you the member. One of the great new features is we can now send messages tailored to a single job title or work location. So we need your email address and cell phone number to be able to stay in contact with you, the member, during this tough time. If you are unsure if we have your email or cell, please contact either your delegate or Vanessa at the union office. Failure to do so will put you in the dark as we will be using these ways to communicate to you.
We have been working for you since this terrible virus hit our shores and the courts went on pause on March 16, 2020. We have not had the benefit of a flex schedule or time off. Please remember that we can’t be everywhere and we rely on you to keep us informed the way you rely on us to do the same. COBANC has lost over 50 members to retirement since the pandemic hit and with that, their much-needed dues. Thankfully we moved our offices in 2018 to our new location at a savings of 60%which is one reason we are still okay financially. Without hiring, and retirements on the uptick, we will have to prepare for some tough times in this new year.