Costs of health care dominate Chronicle negotiations

Bargaining resumed Wednesday for a new Guild contract at the San Francisco Chronicle, where Guild representatives pressed for answers to questions surrounding a proposed transition of union members into the Hearst-run health care program.

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North Bay solidarity wins job protection

On November 8, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat was bought by Sonoma Media Investments along with the Petaluma Argus-Courier and North Bay Business Journal.

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Hearst unwilling to talk turkey in negotiations

Management failed to address our core concerns, rejecting at least for now Guild proposals to enhance pay, vacations and retirement. The company also showed little interest in capping health premiums or paying bonuses to help employees maintain decent take-home pay and quality health care for their families.

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Signed, sealed, delivered

Guild member Derek Moore and new Press Democrat CEO signed a three-year labor contract that guarantees no lay-offs for the life of the contract. The Press Democrat was purchased on November 8th by a group of local investors.

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Guild starts dialogue with Press Democrat buyers

Your Guild bargaining committee met today with Steve Falk, representative of Sonoma Media Investments, to discuss the outline of a possible new labor agreement at the Press Democrat after the investment group completes its purchase of the paper.

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Hilo members mull extension proposal

Negotiations between the Hawaii Tribune-Herald bargaining committee and the company produced an offer from the company for a one-year extension of the collective bargaining agreement with significant modifications.

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Hearst finally makes its first comprehensive offer

Hearst offered its first significant move toward settling the SF Chronicle Guild contract, proposing a four-year deal that would nudge pay higher each year while changing the health care structure.

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Mailroom and ad production jobs on the line in Hilo

Bargaining Bulletin #3 Our Hawaii Tribune-Herald bargaining committee met with representatives of the company for negotiations on Oct. 10 and Oct. 11 at the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s Imiloa Astronomy Center. The negotiations focused on a potential one-year extension of the collective bargaining agreement. The company indicated that it …

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Chronicle Guild members resist Hearst stall tactics

A video tour of the fabulous Hearst Corp. headquarters in New York shows a company that treats some of its workers to subsidized sushi.  In San Francisco Chronicle labor negotiations, we see another side of the media giant.  Video by Cubes. Bargaining Bulletin #11 San Francisco Chronicle Unit Hearst Corp. …

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Guild proposes to make employees whole after years of concessions

Bargaining Bulletin #10 San Francisco Chronicle Unit In light of the Hearst Corp.’s continued stalling and inadequate offers, the Guild bargaining committee expanded its list of demands Monday during the latest round of contract talks. The Guild had hoped to reach a quick settlement on a short list of economic …

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