Guild takes Tribune-Herald correction to labor board

The Pacific Media Workers Guild has filed an unfair labor practice charge against the Hawaii Tribune-Herald in response to a published correction that identified reporter Hunter Bishop. The front-page correction published on August 1, highlighted in yellow above the fold, identified Bishop as the alleged source of an error in …

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Bargaining under way in Hilo

Pacific Media Workers Guild Hawaii Tribune-Herald Unit Bargaining Bulletin #1 August 9, 2012  Your bargaining committee met with representatives from the company on Wednesday and Thursday (Aug. 8 and 9) in Hilo to discuss a new contract. The committee presented the company with a three-year proposal that included annual pay …

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Health care questions dominate Guild contract talks at SF Chronicle

  Bargaining Update August 2, 2012 Members of the San Francisco Chronicle Unit met Wednesday to hear the latest word — none too encouraging — from the bargaining front. No decisions were made or votes taken at the meeting. Members raised many questions, and discussed a written set of answers …

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Guild scholarships awarded to bright members of the Next Generation

by Kat Anderson August 1, 2012 The Pacific Media Workers Guild has selected ten students to receive scholarships thanks to the generosity of our retired union members who donated to the fund.  The scholarships range from $500 to $100.  Our recipients were selected based on their academic records, service to …

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Interpreter and advocate Essam Elmahgoop dies

  July 30, 2012 Essam Elmahgoop, a tireless activist who worked to secure bargaining rights for interpreters and advocate for immigrants and asylum seekers, passed away suddenly from a heart attack on Sunday, July 29 in San Francisco. He was 65. Elmahgoop was a dear colleague and friend to many …

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Cohen condemns job-killing corporations

CWA President Larry Cohen condemned job-killing corporations and the government policies that allow them to get away with it during a fiery speech Tuesday in San Francisco’s historic Union Square. Cohen was a keynote speaker during the biennial convention of the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO. Delegates from throughout California came …

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CFI defends interpreter funds during Judicial Council meeting

By Anabelle Garay July 27, 2012 Judicial Council members deferred action Friday on a recommendation to take up to $6.5 million from the designated interpreter budget for other court costs. CFI officials told Judicial Council members that shifting the funds would deprive a significant number of people from access to justice …

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Courts propose wage cuts, added duties for interpreters

July 25, 2012 Region 2 court administrators proposed adding to the daily duties of interpreters while cutting wages by 10 percent and reducing guaranteed work hours. The measures presented by the courts during Monday’s opening bargaining session closely mirror those previously proposed in Region 3. The most significant proposals made …

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Communications Workers Demand Fair Contract at AT&T Headquarters

by Kat Anderson July 20, 2012 A small but vocal contingent of CWA members rallied Thursday at AT&T headquarters in San Francisco to demand a contract settlement with the telecommunications giant that protects pay and health benefits. The message, delivered through megaphones and chants by members of three Bay Area …

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