Posts Tagged ‘ Bob Beitcher ’

A Look to MPTF’s Future

April 3, 2014
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A Look to MPTF’s Future

In my first blog of 2014, I looked back on our accomplishments from the previous year.  Now I want to focus on MPTF’s exciting future. In so many ways, 2014 is the beginning of a new chapter for our organization. You can’t exist for 93 years without going through moments of significant evolution, and...

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2013: An Amazing Year for MPTF

January 23, 2014
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2013: An Amazing Year for MPTF

As we roll into 2014, this is a good time to take a look back and tell you why we feel very good about how well MPTF served the industry and fulfilled our goal of “taking care of our own” in 2013. We are very proud of the level of community engagement and support...

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Why I’m MPTF

December 2, 2013
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Why I’m MPTF

I’m MPTF. Not literally, mind you, but deep down where it counts, where you think about friends, family, and organizations and institutions that you’re rooted to in meaningful and profound ways. That’s where MPTF is for me. And not because it’s my employer. It was there for me before then, when I was a...

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MPTF’s “True North”: An “Ah Ha!” moment by Bob Beitcher

November 7, 2013
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I frequently hear about organizations trying to find their “true north” and wondered what it really meant.  A few weeks ago, I had my “Ah Ha!” moment about MPTF. The true north?  Well, in the last 6 months now, MPTF has held a Healthcare Summit (Exploring Opportunities in the Changing Environment) and a Women’s...

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Important Health Care News

October 9, 2013
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For over a year now, the MPTF Board and the Leadership Team have been discussing how we can continue to provide the highest quality of health care to our industry members in light of the many challenges we will be confronted with in the post-Affordable Care Act world. The entire structure of the health...

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Strike Averted As MPTF and SEIU-UHW Announce 60-Day Cooling Off Period

March 15, 2013
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This afternoon, MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) and the union representing certain of its employees, SEIU-UHW, jointly announced a 60-day cooling-off period during which time the two organizations will continue to negotiate in good faith toward a collective bargaining agreement. The announcement was made by Bob Beitcher, MPTF CEO, and Dave Regan, President...

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MPTF Reaches Impasse with SEIU-UHW

March 13, 2013
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We met earlier today with the bargaining team from our union, SEIU-UHW, and the federal mediator who has been involved in our negotiations. After extensive good faith bargaining on MPTF’s part, we have reached an impasse. No further negotiating sessions have been planned. At this time, we are preparing for a strike that the...

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The Heroism of Volunteering

December 18, 2012
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The common thread running through every MPTF volunteer group I ever meet up with is “don’t thank us, we should thank you, because we get so much more out of volunteering than you can ever appreciate.” And so it was a week ago last Sunday when I saw down for a really enjoyable breakfast...

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Thank you MPTF

November 19, 2012
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The history of Thanksgiving is wrought with political controversy – starting with the original “thanksgiving feast” in 1621 between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag (survived the genocide and are in the gaming biz in Massachusetts), the second day of thanksgiving (June 29, 1676) which in part recognized the colonists’ recent victory over the “heathen...

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Overcoming a Setback Together

November 1, 2011
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By nature, I’m a pretty positive person but a realist as well. I never thought the challenges facing me at MPTF when I joined in 2010 were going to be easily solved, but I felt confident that with the support of an engaged management team we’d be able to pick our way through to...

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