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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Guild, OPI progress toward new Hawaii Tribune-Herald contract

Your Guild bargaining committee reached or confirmed agreements with OPI this week on a grievance procedure, a fair standard for discipline, union shop, dues deduction, and leaves of absence.

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Derek Moore new head of the Guild

Derek Moore, a reporter at The Press Democrat and chair of the Guild unit in Santa Rosa, has been appointed interim President of the Pacific Media Workers Guild following the resignation of Rebecca Rosen Lum.

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Victory for video interpreters: first contract

All four ASLIU centers have voted to ratify contracts with Purple Communications. The union contracts are the first in the nation for American Sign Language video interpreters.

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