Memorial for rough and tumble newsman Paul Grabowicz

Paul Grabowicz, reporter, digital media pioneer and journalism educator, died December 24. Berkeley J School will celebrate his life on January 23.

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Tentative agreement reached at Sac Bee, McClatchy Editorial Production Center

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 …

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Guild-DFM talks shift to proposed new operations scheme

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.

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Unionizing the digital media revolution

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.

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Guild ratifies leadership for 2016-2017 term

Guild leadership set in last Saturday’s General Membership meeting. New officers serve for two years beginning Jan. 1.

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ESL teachers bargain for prep time and a health plan

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

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‘Tis the season – buy union

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

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Calling all nominations for Local and unit leadership

Calling all nominations for Local and unit leadership! Nominations close during the General Membership meeting on Nov. 21.

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Accolades for Guild journalists

Hats off to several Guild brothers and sisters who on Tuesday evening, Nov. 10, will receive Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter. The accolades are going to Karen de Sá, Dai Sugano, Daniel Brown, Karl Mondon, LiPo Ching, Jim Gensheimer and Patrick Tehan …

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Mercury bargaining emphasizes interests in economic gains, quality journalism.

October 9, 2015 The San Jose Mercury Guild bargaining committee met again Friday with company representatives in our continued contract talks. Our short-term contract extension expired Sept. 30 but all terms remain in place while we negotiate. The Guild presented the specifics of our economic proposal, which we introduced in …

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