Twelve Guild units bargain with DFM in Denver; no agreement yet

Representatives of the 12 Digital First Media Guild bargaining units met jointly with DFM management in Denver this week in an effort to reach agreement on all DFM contracts.

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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East Bay talks may help set stage for national joint bargaining

June 17, 2016 East Bay Guild Bargaining Bulletin PLEASANTON — In the first significant conversations since the consolidation of the Bay Area dailies, East Bay Guild representatives met Friday with Digital First Media management to renew contract talks. The discussion focused on key open issues including pay, expenses and scheduling …

Early morning solidarity shift on big island. From L to R: Hawaii Tribune Herald members Richard Couch, Vanessa Agliam, Tom Callis, Nathan Christophel, Kevin Jakahi, John Burnett, and Kelly Stazkow. Photo by staff 2016

Hilo unit seeks Aloha from OPI

Guild members at the Hawaii Tribune-Herald rallied outside the Big Island newspaper office Thursday morning to demand a fair contract. Two days of Hilo talks start later Thursday and Friday.

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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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S.F. initiative would expand Guild’s sunshine role

Your Guild would expand its role in working for local government transparency under a package of reforms to San Francisco’s Sunshine Ordinance that the citizens’ group San Franciscans for Sunshine hopes to place on this November’s citywide ballot.

News matters most -- according to JK Dineen , Mike  Cabanatuan, Carl Nolte, Leah Garchik and Steve Rubenstein -- when you get a free T-shirt.

Chronicle Shopnotes

For some reason, the Secret Service decided that the northeast men’s room on the third floor was a security risk during Bernie Sanders’ visit with the editorial board and declared it off limits for 2 1/2 hours.

San Francisco Sheriff Deputies shove photojournalist Gabriella Angotti-Jones who was covering a "Frisco 5" protest at City Hall on May 6, 2016. Angotti-Jones, with El Tecolote and CCSF’s The Guardsman, was wearing her press credentials. Photo by Noé Serfaty

Guild, SPJ protest deputies’ assaults on S.F. journalists

Following brutal assaults by San Francisco sheriff’s deputies on four journalists covering a protest rally in City Hall on May 6, your Guild and the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California chapter, have told Mayor Edwin Lee and Sheriff Vicki Hennessy that such atrocious conduct must stop.


CANCELLED: Executive Committee meeting May 21, 2016

Local 39521’s executive committee meeting scheduled for May 21, 2016, has been cancelled. The next Guild meeting will be an Exec Comm/Rep Assembly meeting on June 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. 2016 meeting schedule

Guild office demolition May 4 2016

Guild office wreckage all part of the plan

A work crew began demolishing our offices at 433 Natoma St. this week in San Francisco, first tangible step in a renovation we have been discussing for the past two years.