The Media Guild Pension Plan survives in hostile times

For more than five decades, the Media Guild Pension Plan has paid lifetime pensions to retired participants, chiefly the Guild-covered staff at the San Francisco Chronicle and its ancestors in the once-thriving Bay Area newspaper industry.

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Dori J. Maynard, diversity advocate in journalism, dies at 56

Dori J. Maynard, a journalist who was at the forefront of the campaign to make the American news media a more accurate mirror of American diversity, died on Tuesday at her home in Oakland, Calif. She was 56. The cause was lung cancer, her mother, Liz Rosen, said. At her …

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Guild organizes freelance social media workers

SMT recently signed a one-year Memorandum of Understanding with the Guild that will give the company’s freelancers a contract and the protection of a union, an agreement that may be the first of its kind in the U.S.

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CWA’s NCNC swears in new officers

New officers were sworn in to start the February 4 meeting of CWA’s Northern California-Nevada Council.

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Albert Morch, colorful SF Examiner society columnist, dies at 85

Albert Morch, Colorful SF Examiner Society Columnist, Dies in Sleep on Christmas Morning

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Should the Guild be politically active?

      Your votes on Feb. 21 will matter  Dear Guild Brothers and Sisters, You will be asked, at the joint meeting of the Executive Committee, Representative Assembly and General Membership on Feb. 21, to vote on whether our Local should be permitted to take public positions on political …

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Newspaper Guild changes name; CWA President praises media workers

The Newspaper Guild sector conference delegates voted to change the name of The Newspaper Guild-CWA to The NewsGuild-CWA, reflecting media and union changes.

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Members win the gold

It has been a bountiful awards season for Guild members and friends — well-deserved accolades all around.

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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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The legacy of the great San Francisco newspaper strike of 1994

The solidarity demonstrated at the bargaining table and on the streets of San Francisco inspired the international unions involved to form a national level council of newspaper unions — the Newspaper Industry Coordinating Committee, or NICC. NICC fostered cooperation among the Guild, International Typographical Union, Teamsters and Graphic Communications International Union (pressmen) that had never occurred on a national level.

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