Memories of Brother Russ Cain

My enduring memory of Russ doesn’t directly relate to the decades of Guild service he rendered as an organizer, local president, or international vice president.

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Assembly OKs Guild-backed bill to boost transparency in politics

Guild-supported legislation that would require petitions for state and local initiatives, referenda and recalls to include a list of their top funders is before the state Senate after getting the Assembly’s nod.

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May 1 is International Workers’ Day

We organize and fight for just treatment of all working people, for better opportunities, for better standards.

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Guild honors UFW leader Cesar Chavez

All our members can find a way to honor the memory of the United Farm Workers founder. He was a longtime ally of the Guild who joined in our marches and supported our struggles as we supported his.

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Guild member Jeremy Hay on battling mental health issues

Jeremy Hay, a staff writer at The Press Democrat and a Guild member, shares his struggle with a mental disorder, and notes the positive role of a union contract which provided support amid his challenges with severe mental illness.

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The Balancing Act: Politics, Journalism and the Guild

Growing up with a dad who was managing editor of our city’s newspaper taught me a couple of things: The “Guild” — whatever that was exactly — meant I couldn’t play at being a kid reporter and see my stories in print, at least not in The Eugene Register-Guard. It …

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Former Chronicle reporter reflects on Distilled Spirits

Back in the day, before I came to accept my powerlessness over certain substances, there would have been a tear in my beer while chugging through Don Lattin’s new book, “Distilled Spirits: “Getting High, Then Sober, With a Famous Writer, A Forgotten Philosopher And a Hopeless Drunk.” It’s a memoir …

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Student learns ‘average is over’ at Guild program

The dwindling, setting sun filtered into the conference room of the Pacific Media Workers Guild with a gust strong enough to toss our papers into the air. It was late July and an oversized Chronicle building for the dwindling newsrooms we spoke of in our meetings loomed in the distance …

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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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