Wanted: Local buyers for hedge fund-owned papers

An ad posted by the San Francisco-based Guild local reads: “Employees of your community’s newspaper want a new attitude respecting quality jobs & quality journalism on the part of ownership.”

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Journalist who lost husband in East Harlem explosion needs our help

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is asking for help in support of a member who lost her husband and all of her belongings in the Harlem explosion Wednesday.

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For better or worse? Press coverage of low-wage workers’ movement

Thousands of non-union fast food workers across the U.S. have taken to the streets demanding higher pay. Media reporting on this fledgling labor movement is instructive.

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R2 Interpreters don’t let rain dampen their resolve, continue picketing for fair contract

Employee interpreters, independent contractors and union activists picketed outside the Hall of Justice on Tuesday, the second day of rallies in the Bay Area by language professionals advocating for a fair contract and meaningful language access.

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A Dispatch from the Western District Council President

The Western District Council of The Newspaper Guild (TNG) met over the weekend in Santa Fe Springs to discuss the challenges they face and the strategies they have utilized to maintain a stable work environment despite difficult times.

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Future of newspaper guild discussed on Liberty ship

Delegates to the Bay Area maritime council met aboard the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien, docked in San Francisco to hear a presentation by Guild Executive Officer about the changing landscape of the Bay Area’s print news.

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CWA convention delegates stand up for coordinated bargaining

Delegates to the 2013 CWA convention in Pittsburgh debated competing plans to coordinate national telecommunications bargaining Monday.

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SEIU local 87 workers picket GCA at the Chronicle

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.

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Michigan’s “right-to-work” fight foreshadowed at Free Press

Michigan Gov. dealt a sucker punch to unions in America’s symbolic capital of labor by signing two controversial “right-to-work” bills that ban unions from requiring workers to pay dues as a condition of employment.

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Gathering of the western guilds

Two dozen delegates and Guild officers gathered in Long Beach this weekend for the biggest Western District Council meeting in at least a decade. For the first time, locals from Minnesota, Denver, Pueblo and Chicago joined the western locals as the regional guild organization expanded, part of an on-going national …

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