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.
On Wednesday, the Guild treated new Chronicle bargaining unit members to lunch and an orientation at its 433 Natoma offices.
Two of our Monterey Herald unit members are winners in the 2014 CNPA Better Newspaper Contest. Each of these entries has won 1st or 2nd place in its category among papers of the Herald’s size.
Local 39521’s executive committee meeting scheduled for March 21 has been cancelled due to lack of quorum. Please make plans to attend the April 25 meeting which is a combined meeting of the executive committee, representative assembly and general membership.
At long last, our American Sign Language Interpreters United unit has agreed tentatively to contract terms with employer Purple Communications. Our ASL interpreter sisters and brothers are holding ratification votes this week. The first one was in Oakland on Monday. Results will be announced once members in all four locations …
SMT recently signed a one-year Memorandum of Understanding with the Guild that will give the company’s freelancers a contract and the protection of a union, an agreement that may be the first of its kind in the U.S.
Albert Morch, Colorful SF Examiner Society Columnist, Dies in Sleep on Christmas Morning
The Newspaper Guild sector conference delegates voted to change the name of The Newspaper Guild-CWA to The NewsGuild-CWA, reflecting media and union changes.
It has been a bountiful awards season for Guild members and friends — well-deserved accolades all around.
The solidarity demonstrated at the bargaining table and on the streets of San Francisco inspired the international unions involved to form a national level council of newspaper unions — the Newspaper Industry Coordinating Committee, or NICC. NICC fostered cooperation among the Guild, International Typographical Union, Teamsters and Graphic Communications International Union (pressmen) that had never occurred on a national level.