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.
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. …
The Guild raised new cost issues concerning Hearst Corp.’s proposal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CFI President Michael Ferreira highlighted language access concerns on Thursday over a Judicial Council plan to let courts carry out remote video proceedings.
Chronicle worker can’t afford higher health care costs and helping daughter in college at the same time.