Mercury News unit kicks off talks with one demand: more pay

Your San Jose unit bargaining committee met today with Company management for the first in our latest round of contract talks. Our current contract expires Sept. 30, and these talks come very quickly after our last round of bargaining.

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SF Labor Council echoes Guild call for open meetings of state bodies

Echoing the Pacific Media Workers Guild, the San Francisco Labor Council is calling on the California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers Compensation and the state Department of Industrial Relations to abide by the open-meeting law governing state policy bodies.

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Testimony concludes in Tribune-Herald severance pay arbitration

A two-day arbitration hearing concluded in Hilo Thursday that will determine whether full-time employees offered jobs by OPI in December will be paid severance because they were fired and forced to reapply under new terms of employment. An estimated $180,000 in total severance pay is at stake in the case.  …

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Newly organized language teachers launch contract talks

Language Teachers United met on Friday with St Giles Management to begin collective bargaining.

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Guild victory for ASLIU workers!

Two former Purple Communications employees have settled with the Company following an NLRB action for their wrongful discharge. The two video relay interpreters had been working at the Long Beach center during a union organizing drive by Pacific Media Workers Guild and Communications Workers of America. Purple had claimed the …

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Hawaii Tribune Herald proposal “fundamentally intrusive.”

Our contract negotiations with OPI were sidetracked Wednesday when, more than four months into negotiations, the company presented an invasive proposal that would require drug-testing of all Hawaii Tribune-Herald employees without cause and allow the company to search any employee’s vehicle parked on company premises. OPI representatives said the proposal …

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Fresno Bee copy editors “move” to Sac Bee

McClatchy Company has consolidated the editorial production of eight of its papers today with the virtual move of Fresno copy editors to the Sacramento headquarters.  This consolidation includes the Sacramento Bee, Fresno Bee, Modesto Bee, the Merced Sun-Star and four weeklies. The “move’ affects eleven hourly employees at the Fresno …

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BANG members ratify contract extension

BANG Guild members voted today to ratify an agreement with management that extends our contract through September 30, 2015.

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Guild, OPI progress toward new Hawaii Tribune-Herald contract

Your Guild bargaining committee reached or confirmed agreements with OPI this week on a grievance procedure, a fair standard for discipline, union shop, dues deduction, and leaves of absence.

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Bay Area News Group members: vote on the TA today

Your Guild bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with BANG East Bay management on a contract extension through Sept. 30, 2015.

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