Victory for video interpreters: first contract

All four ASLIU centers have voted to ratify contracts with Purple Communications. The union contracts are the first in the nation for American Sign Language video interpreters.

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Hawaii Tribune-Herald unit begins negotiations with new owners

Bargaining Bulletin #1 Newspaper Guild and OPI management representatives met and exchanged initial proposals this week, marking the official start of negotiations for a new contract for Tribune-Herald employees. The negotiations – the first since OPI took ownership of the paper and cancelled the Guild contract on December 3 – …

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Fresno Guild reaches tentative agreement on virtual consolidation, merit raises, leave policy

Bargaining bulletin #2 Today, Guild representatives and the company came to a tentative agreement regarding the virtual copy desk consolidation, a 2% merit pool for all employees and a change regarding leaves of absence. The agreement needs Guild members’ approval in a vote by that will be scheduled a few weeks …

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ASLIU gets tentative agreement on first contract with Purple Communiciations

Purple Bargaining Update #20 March 2, 2015 During March of 2013, employees of four Purple centers, later known as American Sign Language Interpreters United (ASLIU), began bargaining a labor agreement with Purple Communications. This came as a result of Union organizing efforts during October and November of 2012, when the …

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Modesto Bee unit concludes negotiations with McClatchy

The Guild and The McClatchy Company came to a tentative agreement on a new contract when it met to continue bargaining on Thursday.

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Bee units mulling McClatchy cost-containment proposals

Sacramento, Fresno and Modesto Bees and Editorial Production Center Bargaining bulletin #1 (consolidated) Sacramento Bee Guild unit ratifies contract amendments Guild members of the Sacramento Bee advertising and editorial staff voted Thursday to ratify contract amendments that clear the way for a proposed 2% merit pool to take effect in …

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In Modesto, McClatchy wants furloughs, split shifts and reviews for dual work

The guild and McClatchy return to bargaining after Modesto Bee announced layoffs. The company wants more furloughs, split shifts and reviews for dual work.

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Sac Bee offers merit pay, tweaks ad commissions and seeks Fresno copy editors

Guild and management reached a tentative agreement Friday on reopeners of the contract covering Bee newsroom and advertising employees. A new company proposal brings Fresno copy editors into the Sac Bee production center unit.

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McClatchy announces merit pool and Bob Ford’s retirement

The Guild and company discussed the top priorities in their proposals in an attempt to get closer to an agreement. The company disclosed a 2 percent merit pool, the same as in 2013 the last time there was a merit pool.

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Monterey Herald unit approves new contract

Monterey Herald Guild members approved a contract with the employer Wednesday that gives workers one extra paid day off a year, keeps a cap on health care benefits, and raises cell phone reimbursement to $60 monthly.

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