Unity is back in fashion
Purple Communications agreed to settle NLRB unfair labor practice cases in Colorado and Arizona. The Company allegedly disciplined workers for union activity and removed union materials from break rooms and community event bulletin boards.
Workers who walked-out at The Detroit News and The Detroit Free Press found themselves striking for 583 days. When Detroit newspaper management replaced 2,500 union members at these two mid-western dailies–—then owned by Gannett and Knight-Ridder respectively—not only was the quality of local journalism compromised. The six unions involved suffered labor’s biggest media industry defeat in the last several decades.
The Legislative/Political Committee recommends that the Local endorse Prop. 42, a state ballot measure that would shift the cost of sunshine-law compliance from the state to local government agencies.
Negotiators for Local 39521′s ASL Interpreters Unit and Purple Communications inched closer to a contract when they met in San Francisco on April 9, but are still separated by at least two very tough issues: health and safety, and wages.
SEIU-United Services Worker West kicked off a series of demonstrations Tuesday to raise awareness about corporate profiteering at the detriment of tax payers. Members of the community were invited to participate in what SEIU called a “bogus $15 billion mail-in rebate” offer targeting Apple.
Now is the time for students to apply for a Pacific Media Workers Guild Scholarship. Our scholarship program is financed mainly by contributions from our Retiree Unit members into the Russ Cain Memorial Student Aid Fund.
Guild negotiators moved closer to a tentative agreement on a three-year contract with the Fresno Bee on Wednesday. Management presented a comprehensive, final offer, but agreed to address several Guild concerns.
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- Sacramento Valley Union Labor Bulletin
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- Typographical Sector
- Union Staffs
Bay News Rising
Professional and college reporters training collaboratively for the future of Bay Area journalism. Bay News Rising hopes to organize student journalists in the recognition of a growing need for trained coverage of social justice and labor movements — … Read More