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 website takes several firsts in writing

The International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) announced winners in its annual showcase of labor websites, newsletters and multimedia on Wednesday. This local’s website, mediaworkers.org, took several first-place writing awards.

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Student journalists revive labor reporting

Student journalists in the Pacific Media Workers Guild’s Bay News Rising summer program in social justice reporting have unleashed some amazing work.

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Guardian US staff votes unanimously to join News Media Guild

The staff of the Guardian US voted unanimously (45-0) Wednesday to unionize under the the Guild’s wire service local, the News Media Guild. In a statement, Guardian staff said, “We would like to thank the News Media Guild and the Communications Workers of America for their invaluable help, advice and …

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Service award winner embodies best of labor, Guild ideals

Rebecca Rosen Lum of the Pacific Media Workers Guild is the latest winner of the Guild’s prestigious Charles B. Dale Service Award. Although she wasn’t able to pick up the award in person at the CWA Convention, local leaders delivered it to her. “I couldn’t have been more stunned – or …

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ESL teachers unionize!

In a vote of 16 to 5, teachers from St. Giles International in San Francisco, an English language school, voted Tuesday for Guild representation.

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Our Local’s Sara Steffens elected Sec-Treas of CWA

Former Bay Area newspaper reporter Sara Steffens was elected secretary-treasurer Monday of the Communications Workers of America, second in command at one of the biggest labor unions in the country.

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Basement beat: from the Hawaii Newspaper Guild archives

This cartoon by Harry Lyons was pinned to the Hawaii Newspaper Guild bulletin board for many years. The Hawaii and California Newspaper Guilds merged to form Pacific Media Workers Guild, our current Local.

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