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Digital First Media workers launch coordinated contract campaign

Today is the launch of a national, coordinated campaign to win fair contracts with wage increases for the nearly 1,000 Guild-represented employees of Digital First Media.

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A firefighter from the Northshore Fire Protection District of Lake County sprays water on the side of a home, Saturday Sept 12, 2015 during the Valley Fire. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat 2015)

Press Democrat honors Guild photographer for fiery efforts

Santa Rosa Press Democrat photographer and longtime Guild member Kent Porter was announced as the paper’s Employee of the Year in a newsroom ceremony on January 7.

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Tentative agreement reached at Sac Bee, McClatchy Editorial Production Center

Guild and McClatchy negotiators emerged from day-long discussions Tuesday, Dec. 15 with a tentative agreement on a new 3-year contract that boosts advertising commissions, offers modest newsroom pays raises, preserves the newsroom morning shift bonus and ensures company car fleet for the life of the agreement. After two gentle bargaining sessions, the room was decidedly tenser Tuesday afternoon …

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Guild-DFM talks shift to proposed new operations scheme

DFM management proposed to merge the separate San Jose and East Bay Guild bargaining units under one consolidated contract that would include all digital employees, who are not currently represented by the Guild.

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Guild ratifies leadership for 2016-2017 term

Guild leadership set in last Saturday’s General Membership meeting. New officers serve for two years beginning Jan. 1.

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Dai Sugano and Karen de Sá are receiving a Public Service Award for “Drugging Our Kids.”

Accolades for Guild journalists

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 …

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Mercury bargaining emphasizes interests in economic gains, quality journalism.

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 …

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Guild leadership nominations open Oct. 17

It’s time to start thinking about who you’d like to nominate for our Local 39521 executive board and unit leadership positions.

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Guild awards Russ Cain scholarships on anniversary of his birthday

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).

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Testimony concludes in Tribune-Herald severance pay arbitration

A two-day arbitration hearing concluded in Hilo Thursday that will determine whether full-time employees offered jobs by OPI in December will be paid severance because they were fired and forced to reapply under new terms of employment. An estimated $180,000 in total severance pay is at stake in the case.  …

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