Health Care 2013 – will the Chronicle be fair?

My name is Autumn Grace. I am a former member of the Chronicle family and presently an employee advocate and organizer for the Pacific Media Workers Guild. I am still covered under the Chronicle health care plan and have been a Kaiser member for as long as I can remember. …

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Valentine’s day sweet for Fresno Bee members

In a Valentine’s Day vote, Guild members at the Fresno Bee unanimously approved the tentative agreement on this year’s contract re-opener.

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Chronicle management wants members to endure burdensome health care costs

The Guild raised new cost issues concerning Hearst Corp.’s proposal.

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Health Care 2013: will the Chronicle be fair?

Heather Smith has worked in the Prepress Department as a Graphic Designer for the San Francisco Chronicle for almost 13 years. In that time, the co-pay for a visit to her doctor has gone from $10 to $30 per visit. She can’t afford higher co-pays.

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Chronicle guild members push for health plan alternatives

Guild bargainers met with Chronicle representatives Monday to resume negotiations, calling on the management to reach an agreement by the end of February that protects affordable health care.

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Bay Area News Group – East Bay talks resume; fair pay sought

Bargaining resumed Thursday in the East Bay after an extended break from contract talks. The Guild committee pressed for a new labor agreement that puts pay and benefits on par with the Bay Area standard for professional journalists.

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Fresno Bee members face furloughs; Guild urges them to say “no” to free overtime

Management wants the right to do two furloughs in 2013, threatening to take away raises if the workers do not approve. As the company acts to diminish workers’ earnings, Guild members are reminded to put in for their over-time pay.

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Health Care 2013 – will the Chronicle be fair?

Chronicle worker can’t afford higher health care costs and helping daughter in college at the same time.

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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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