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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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.

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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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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 …

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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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Russ Cain watercolor 2016

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.

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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.

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