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Guild building spruced up for the holidays, open house Dec. 16

Join us for a holiday open house on Friday, December 16 beginning 5 pm until 9 pm. Rumor has it that Chronicle reporters will turn musician to add to our holiday treats and beverages. RSVP to (415) 421-6833 or any Guild staffer you see.

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Rachel Lederman of the National Lawyers Guild explains journalists' rights covering demonstrations while SF Chronicle photographer and Guild member Carlos Avila Gonzalez looks on.  Guild executive officer Carl Hall, far right, was also a Know Your Rights panelist.  Photo by Shadia Fayne Wood 2016.

Guild workshop educates photographers, draws new members

As #BlackLivesMatter protests heat up around the country, photographers covering these demonstrations increasingly find ourselves at odds with police as we do our jobs. Yet, many of us don’t know our rights in these situations. In September, the Pacific Media Workers Guild held a “Know Your Rights for Social Movement Photographers” workshop to build community among photographers doing this work and to educate our members about their rights.

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Together in homelessness: couples living on the streets struggle to find help

Being homeless in San Francisco is tough enough. But homeless couples that want to stay together have an extra burden: The city simply doesn’t know how to accommodate them.

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Unionplus.org is like AAA meets Amazon; discounts galore

Sign up for your benefits from UnionPlus.org. The website is chock full of links to vendors offering great discounts and the variety is amazing.

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Harper, 4, gets face paint. She is the daughter of Southwest flight attendants

East Bay unions celebrate family and Labor in Alameda

East Bay unions know how to put on a great Labor Day picnic. Despite all the weighty issues facing us during the weirdest election season ever, the biggest controversy at Alameda Point Park on Monday was whether it’s appropriate to put mayonnaise on a hot dog.

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Sophia Crescibene (SF Chronicle family) and Nyla Gatison (BANG-East Bay family) are the Guild's 2016 recipients of Russ Cain Memorial Student Aid Fund awards.  Sophia will attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Nyla will attend Occidental College this fall.  Photos courtesy the awardees 2016.

Guild awards 2016 scholarships

Sophia Crescibene (SF Chronicle family) and Nyla Gatison (BANG-East Bay family) are the Guild’s 2016 recipients of Russ Cain Memorial Student Aid Fund awards. Sophia will attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Nyla will attend Occidental College this fall

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Guild and DFM reach tentative agreement; raises coming

Leaders of 12 Guild bargaining units reached an unprecedented tentative agreement with Digital First Media today, including the first across-the-board pay increase many DFM workers have seen in years.

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The only free, fully-stocked pachinko-style candy dispenser in the U.S. labor movement can be found in the middle of the Chronicle newsroom.  The m&m's and jelly beans come bouncing down the chute courtesy of your Pacific Media Workers Guild.  Yes, union benefits take many forms.  The dispenser was once the property of former Guild member Herb Caen, who was known to prefer stronger refreshments. Photo by Curiouser & Curiouser 2016

Chronicle Shopnotes

We dedicate this edition of Shopnotes to the memory of our friend and colleague Jillian Sullivan, who brightened the newsroom every day.

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The great Jack Breibart, former Chronicle news editor, happened to drop by 901 Mission for the first time since his 1994 retirement just after news came that Muhammad Ali died. Jack would have helped remake the front page if someone could have found him a pencil. Photo by staff 2016.

Chronicle Shopnotes

Legendary former Chronicle news editor Jack Breibart paid a surprise visit to the newsroom, where he had not set foot since the day he retired in 1994.

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Guild scholarships offered for 2016-17 college term

Members are encouraged to have their graduating daughters and sons apply for college funds from the Russ Cain Memorial Student Aid fund.  Every year, our Guild retirees donate to this fund so that we can support graduating high schoolers in their pursuit of higher education. Scholarships can range from $500 …

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