Guild Service Award winner Rebecca Rosen Lum, at head of table, teaches journalism students in the Pacific Media Workers Guild program, Bay News Rising. Photo by student Ekevara Kitpowsong 2015.

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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Maui News proposes steep increase for family medical insurance

More than eight months after our contract expired, Maui News management dropped a new proposal onto the table Wednesday that calls for employees to pay 50 percent of the cost of family medical insurance premiums.

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ESL teachers Rachel Turner, Jessica Mironov and Shane Baker celebrate NLRB election results.  Their unit has joined Local 39521.  Photo by staff 2015

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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Protected: EC meeting August 15 2015 agenda and materials

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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CWA members rally behind Chris Shelton and Sara Steffens at the 75th Convention in Detroit. Photo by Kat Anderson 2015

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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Showing “Linotype: the Film” at the Guild: all invited

Come see “Linotype” on June 13, 11:30 am to 3 pm, including light lunch. RSVP by June 8.

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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. Art by Harry Lyons date unknown.

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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Sunset in Honolulu after a long day of bargaining with Oahu Publications Inc., new owners of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.  (Photo: Media Workers Guild 2015)

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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