Hearst’s health plan proposal costs more and kills Guild H&W trust

The Guild team crunched numbers provided by Hearst and determined that the Company’s own proposal would cost it about $600,000 more per year than our current system.

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Health Care 2013 – will the Chronicle be fair?

My name is Autumn Grace. I am a former member of the Chronicle family and presently an employee advocate and organizer for the Pacific Media Workers Guild. I am still covered under the Chronicle health care plan and have been a Kaiser member for as long as I can remember. …

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Chronicle management wants members to endure burdensome health care costs

The Guild raised new cost issues concerning Hearst Corp.’s proposal.

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Health Care 2013: will the Chronicle be fair?

Heather Smith has worked in the Prepress Department as a Graphic Designer for the San Francisco Chronicle for almost 13 years. In that time, the co-pay for a visit to her doctor has gone from $10 to $30 per visit. She can’t afford higher co-pays.

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Chronicle guild members push for health plan alternatives

Guild bargainers met with Chronicle representatives Monday to resume negotiations, calling on the management to reach an agreement by the end of February that protects affordable health care.

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Bay Area News Group – East Bay talks resume; fair pay sought

Bargaining resumed Thursday in the East Bay after an extended break from contract talks. The Guild committee pressed for a new labor agreement that puts pay and benefits on par with the Bay Area standard for professional journalists.

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SEIU local 87 workers picket GCA at the Chronicle

SEIU Local 87 workers held an informational picket in front of the SF Chronicle building Tuesday to reveal the unfair treatment of janitorial workers by GCA, which contracts with the newspaper.

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Guild member Jeremy Hay on battling mental health issues

Jeremy Hay, a staff writer at The Press Democrat and a Guild member, shares his struggle with a mental disorder, and notes the positive role of a union contract which provided support amid his challenges with severe mental illness.

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CFI addresses Judicial Council over video remote proceedings

CFI President Michael Ferreira highlighted language access concerns on Thursday over a Judicial Council plan to let courts carry out remote video proceedings.

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Health Care 2013 – will the Chronicle be fair?

Chronicle worker can’t afford higher health care costs and helping daughter in college at the same time.

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