Top Guild brass honors retiring Guild bookkeeper Raul Ticzon

September 14, 2012 by Kat Anderson The Guild celebrated the long career of bookkeeper Raul Ticzon during an Italian-themed luncheon on Tuesday in the offices at 433 Natoma.  Ticzon retired after 31 years on the San Francisco staff. Ticzon began his career with newspapers when he was hired to the …

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Report language access barriers in California courts

Members of the California Federation of Interpreters want to bolster equal access to justice in California by documenting language services problems in the courts. CFI, part of Local 39521, needs your help collecting incident reports which detail instances of barriers to justice. These barriers include, but are not limited to events like the following: Hearings or attorney-client interviews …

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Chronicle Guild Unit protests Hearst stalling

Bargaining Bulletin #5 San Francisco Chronicle Unit The Guild filed an unfair labor practice charge Wednesday against the Hearst Corp. after its negotiators again delayed meeting with our bargaining committee. We consider Hearst’s repeated delays and cancelations over the past five months as acts of bad faith. Our health plan, …

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No backing down in Hilo

By Niesha Lofing President, Pacific Media Workers Guild The aloha spirit is certainly alive and well among Pacific Media Workers Guild units in Hawaii. Executive Officer Carl Hall and I traveled to the islands recently to meet with members in Honolulu and Hilo to discuss negotiations, contracts and future plans. …

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East Bay BANG Bulletin: August 13, 2012

Guild negotiators met with management Monday in Pleasanton to review some of the major issues blocking progress toward a new labor agreement that elevates East Bay terms to San Jose standards. Your bargaining committee presented a revised transfer proposal which offers greater flexibility to the management but protects employees from …

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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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