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.
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 …
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 …
It’s time to start thinking about who you’d like to nominate for our Local 39521 executive board and unit leadership positions.
Our members at The Maui News recently had a unity action around some tough contract negotiations, donning ribbons to display solidarity. Members of the Honolulu Typographical Union joined in.
Your bargaining committee met with St. Giles’ lawyer. The Director remains on maternity leave. However, the Company did offer some “non-economic” proposals that agree with us on some important points, which we hope will make more space to discuss bringing health benefits and pay for all work to our members.
Fifty years ago the great grape strike started in Delano, when Filipino pickers walked out of the fields on September 8, 1965. Mexican workers joined them two weeks later. The strike went on for five years, until all California table grape growers were forced to sign contracts in 1970.
The Guild has selected three recipients for the Russ Cain Memorial Scholarship funds: Laura Amador (daughter of Santa Rosa Press Democrat member Doug Amador), Savanna Birchfield (daughter of IGA unit leader Angie Birchfield) and Gracie Garcia (daughter of IGA member Rene Garcia).
The team stood firm on the notion that teachers are hourly workers, that they work more than just when they are in the classroom, and that it is their right to be paid for every hour that they work for St. Giles.