MCH-Votes 2014

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.

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 …


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 …

MCH-Votes 2014

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.


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.  …


Guild victory for ASLIU workers!

Two former Purple Communications employees have settled with the Company following an NLRB action for their wrongful discharge. The two video relay interpreters had been working at the Long Beach center during a union organizing drive by Pacific Media Workers Guild and Communications Workers of America. Purple had claimed the …


Guild website takes several firsts in writing

The International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) announced winners in its annual showcase of labor websites, newsletters and multimedia on Wednesday. This local’s website,, took several first-place writing awards.

Posters promoting live jazz and an in-house gallery festoon the front window of Bird & Beckett Books and Records in Glen Park. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Bay News Rising 2015)

Student journalists revive labor reporting

Student journalists in the Pacific Media Workers Guild’s Bay News Rising summer program in social justice reporting have unleashed some amazing work.

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 …