San Francisco Chronicle Bulletin #2

Health care funding discussed in second round of Chronicle negotiations Negotiations on a new Guild contract at The Chronicle continued Tuesday with a discussion of health care issues for more than an hour in The Guild conference room. Executive Officer Carl Hall re-established Guild concerns with new legal representation present …

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Welcome back to the Web

Welcome to the new Pacific Media Workers Guild site. We’ve changed software, updated our look and continue to update our content to deliver timely, high-quality labor information for our members. The change was unplanned — a hacker crippled the old site a few weeks ago, rendering it useless. We’ve been …

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Guild to grow membership in open newspaper shops

Trainers refreshed Guild activists on organizing basics at a day-long training Thursday in Sacramento, in preparation for a summer-long push to grow membership at open newspaper shops across California. Mobilizers and staff from the International shared ideas and plans for approaching more than 300 non-union newsroom employees working for Hearst, …

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Right-To-Work Laws: A GOP Assault on Unions

by Ralph E. Stone June 14, 2012 In February this year, Indiana became the 23rd state to enact a right-to-work law, the only RTW law passed in the last decade. Republicans generally favor RTW laws while unions and Democrats do not. RTW laws are geographical too. RTW states are clustered …

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Bay News Rising – Summer School Launch

by Kat Anderson Pacific Media Workers Guild, in partnership with Fog City Journal, just finished its first week of “summer school” for college journalists at its offices in San Francisco. The summer program, called “Bay News Rising,” is thought to be the first of its kind in the country. The …

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Nurses Strike Sutter Health Over Demands for Worker Concessions

For the fourth time since September, nurses across nine Sutter Health hospitals went on strike Wednesday in response to management demands for worker concessions that include reductions in healthcare coverage, increased pension contributions and changes to workplace rights and conditions. The nurses are also protesting widespread cuts by Sutter to …

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Reports of Occupy’s Demise Greatly Exaggerated

By Ben Vitelli, via Occupy Baton Rouge People can’t seem to stop eulogizing the Occupy Movement. Since the eviction of the protestors at Freedom Plaza last November, it’s become a media cliché to report on the “Death of Occupy.” Articles pop up all over the web, blithely reporting on the failed second …

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