2019 Membership Referendum Results

Dear PMWG Local 39521 Members,Thank you to all who voted in the 2019 Guild Membership Referendum.Both provisions of the referendum passed, with the following results: Local Membership voted to make the Local’s lead officer an appointed role, rather than elected. Now the Executive Officer will be appointed by the Local …

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Guild scholarships offered for 2019-20 college term

Members are encouraged to have their graduating daughters and sons apply for college funds from the Russ Cain Memorial Student Aid fund. Every year, our Guild retirees donate to this fund so that we can support graduating high schoolers in their pursuit of higher education. Scholarships can range from $500 to $100, depending on need.

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Raid on SF journalist criticized as trampling First Amendment

This article was previously posted on the Bay City Beacon website. This union has called for a probe into these police activities. San Francisco police on Tuesday allowed freelance video journalist Bryan Carmody to retrieve equipment and materials that officers seized from his home and office on May 10th, but …

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DFM solidarity actions. Show your news!

Tomorrow’s DFM workers solidarity action marks the three-month countdown to contract negotiations in 12 Guild bargaining units nationwide. Join us!

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FAC Launches In-Depth FOI Training Sessions for Journalists

The First Amendment Coalition is proud to announce the launch of a series of Freedom of Information Boot Camps for journalists interested in using the California Public Record Act and other laws to shed light on government agencies across the state.  Led by FAC attorneys, these sessions will provide journalists tools to …

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Join SPJ on March 19th for the James Madison Awards Dinner

The Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California Chapter will honor First Amendment and freedom-of-information champions at its 35th annual James Madison Awards Dinner on Thursday evening, March 19, at the Delancey Street Town Hall, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco. Tickets are $65 for SPJ members, $85 for non-members and $50 …

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Election Results are in!

Dear Guild Members, Balloting for the Local Election of President of the Pacific Media Workers Guild closed at 12 pm pacific on December 10th. The Local Election Committee met at 3 pm that afternoon to count the ballots. As of today, December 20th, the LEC officially certifies the results of …

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Chronicle Shopnotes — what is this strange place, and where’d they move the newsroom?

The Great Newsroom Spring-Cleaning-in-Autumn saw dumpster after dumpster filled to overflowing with the dog-eared contents of dozens of office filing cabinets.  Into the dustbins of history (where they’re keeping the former Metro cars company) went notebooks full of data about the Zodiac, Synanon, Scientology, the Occupy Movement, felonies great and …

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SPJ NorCal calls for Sacramento PD to affirm journalists’ rights

The Society of Professional Journalists released this statement on Wednesday: In March, Sacramento police detained three journalists while they were reporting on a citizens’ protest over the fatal shooting by officers of Stephon Clark, an unarmed 22-year-old black man. The detention served no public purpose and could have been avoided …

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Guild members honored for journalistic excellence

The Guild congratulates several of our sisters and brothers who are to receive awards in November for journalistic excellence. Julia Cheever and Daniel Montes of Bay City News Service, and Charles Desmarais and Lauren Hernandez of the San Francisco Chronicle will be honored at the San Francisco Press Club’s Greater …

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