Leaders of 12 Guild bargaining units reached an unprecedented tentative agreement with Digital First Media today, including the first across-the-board pay increase many DFM workers have seen in years.
We dedicate this edition of Shopnotes to the memory of our friend and colleague Jillian Sullivan, who brightened the newsroom every day.
Legendary former Chronicle news editor Jack Breibart paid a surprise visit to the newsroom, where he had not set foot since the day he retired in 1994.
Your Guild would expand its role in working for local government transparency under a package of reforms to San Francisco’s Sunshine Ordinance that the citizens’ group San Franciscans for Sunshine hopes to place on this November’s citywide ballot.
For some reason, the Secret Service decided that the northeast men’s room on the third floor was a security risk during Bernie Sanders’ visit with the editorial board and declared it off limits for 2 1/2 hours.
Following brutal assaults by San Francisco sheriff’s deputies on four journalists covering a protest rally in City Hall on May 6, your Guild and the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California chapter, have told Mayor Edwin Lee and Sheriff Vicki Hennessy that such atrocious conduct must stop.
Local 39521’s executive committee meeting scheduled for May 21, 2016, has been cancelled. The next Guild meeting will be an Exec Comm/Rep Assembly meeting on June 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. 2016 meeting schedule
A work crew began demolishing our offices at 433 Natoma St. this week in San Francisco, first tangible step in a renovation we have been discussing for the past two years.
We have temporary digs in Berkeley:
Pacific Media Workers Guild
c/o UPTE, CWA local 9119
2855 Telegraph Suite 310
Berkeley CA 94705
Send gossip, titillating trivia and scandal to: firstname.lastname@example.org Who says an ergonomics workshop is ho-hum? Not us. In fact, it’s practically X-rated. Consider these words of advice from the Chronicle’s amazing ergonomist, Anna Brock: “Some employees really want to be on top (of the desk)” and “You really have to …