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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New York Times workers stage walk out to protest collective bargaining

NEW YORK — More than 300 journalists and media workers collectively walked out of the workplace for about ten minutes on Monday to protest contract negotiations between their union and management of the New York Times. Those who walked are members of the Newspaper Guild of New York. The afternoon’s …

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Labor lawyer swears in union recruits against Prop. 32

Oakland labor lawyer David Rosenfeld left no doubt Friday where he stands on the anti-union California ballot measure known as Proposition 32. During the CWA’s annual District 9 Northern California-Nevada stewards conference in Reno, Rosenfeld had the participants raise their right hands and “swear or affirm” to talk against, organize …

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Locked out Castlewood workers will return to work in October

After two years of stalling and dirty tricks by management, Castlewood Country Club has been advised to end its lockout – and quickly. An administrative law judge with the National Labor Relations Board ruled on Aug. 17 that the lockout was illegal. The judge told the company to reinstate the workers …

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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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