The Local 39521 Executive Committee unanimously voted to conduct a Membership Referendum on certain changes to the Local Bylaws.

First, the Executive Committee recommends removing the “Executive Officer” position as one of the Local’s elected Officers.  The Executive Officer would instead become a salaried staff position appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the Executive Committee.  The Executive Officer would not have a vote on the Executive Committee. All members in good standing are eligible to vote on this question.

Second, the NewsGuild leadership has recommended the consolidation of California language worker units within TNG Local 39000, including the Interpreters Guild of America (IGA).  The Local Executive Committee supports this consolidation. Only members in good standing of IGA shall be eligible to vote on this question.

Click below to see these changes reflected in the Pacific Media Workers Guild Bylaws.

Revised Guild Bylaws

The Referendum

A)  For consideration by all eligible members:

Should the Local 39521 Bylaws be changed to remove the “Executive Officer” position as one of the Local’s elected Officers and to instead reflect that the Executive Officer is a salaried staff position appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the Executive Committee and without a vote on the Executive Committee?

B)  For consideration by eligible IGA members only:

Do you support the consolidation of California language worker units within TNG Local 39000, including the Interpreters Guild of America (IGA)?

To Vote

  • On September 16th, a referendum ballot will be emailed to the personal email address of all Guild Members in good standing with Local 39521.
  • The ballot with remain open until 11:59 p.m. PT on October 1, 2019.

To inquire about voting or to update your personal email address, please email staff@mediaworkers.org or reach out by phone at 415-421-6833.