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American Sign Language Interpreters United – ASLIU That ASLIU has “arrived” as a union with a highly committed membership was demonstrated beyond any doubt on May 5 when members took to the streets in a one-day strike to protest Purple’s imposition of changes to the health-care plan. Nearly all of …

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Fiscal challenges led to diminished San Mateo Times

Location and timing is everything for local journalism as it is for real estate. The San Mateo Times adhered to that principle for decades. And it proved quite profitable.

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Press Democrat purchase by locals is a lesson for Digital First Media

When a group of local investors bought the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the unionized news staff invested, too.

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Guild news staffs launch effort to resuscitate journalism

The Guild has launched an effort to find or build community-based enterprises to free news organizations from the grip of the Digital First Media hedge fund.

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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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