Today is the launch of a national, coordinated campaign to win fair contracts with wage increases for the nearly 1,000 Guild-represented employees of Digital First Media.
Santa Rosa Press Democrat photographer and longtime Guild member Kent Porter was announced as the paper’s Employee of the Year in a newsroom ceremony on January 7.
Paul Grabowicz, reporter, digital media pioneer and journalism educator, died December 24. Berkeley J School will celebrate his life on January 23.
Guild and McClatchy negotiators emerged from day-long discussions Tuesday, Dec. 15 with a tentative agreement on a new 3-year contract that boosts advertising commissions, offers modest newsroom pays raises, preserves the newsroom morning shift bonus and ensures company car fleet for the life of the agreement. After two gentle bargaining sessions, the room was decidedly tenser Tuesday afternoon …
DFM management proposed to merge the separate San Jose and East Bay Guild bargaining units under one consolidated contract that would include all digital employees, who are not currently represented by the Guild.
A revolution is taking place in digital media. Workers at the companies that produce the material you read during work, share on Facebook, and comment about on Twitter are unionizing, and changing the Internet landscape.
Guild leadership set in last Saturday’s General Membership meeting. New officers serve for two years beginning Jan. 1.
St. Giles’ first full proposal includes language on teacher definitions, vacation and sick pay, different options for health plans and the acknowledgement that teachers work more than the hours they are scheduled
As the holidays approach, you may be wondering how to change your purchasing decisions for the better. We suggest patronizing union-friendly businesses and/or buying union-made wherever possible. Here’s the “411” on a website that has many answers for you: Labor411.org
Calling all nominations for Local and unit leadership! Nominations close during the General Membership meeting on Nov. 21.