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Hugely profitable DFM refuses to increase workers’ pay

October 15, 2018

For Alden Global Capital, $160 million in profits is not enough.

Management for Digital First Media, speaking for its corporate masters at the New York vulture fund, rejected a modified wage proposal Thursday by the unions that comprise the DFM Caucus during wage negotiations in Philadelphia.

Alden’s rejection of that proposal merely hardened our resolve to continue the joint union campaign that began in July 2016 after years without a raise. The 3 percent pay increase that ultimately was negotiated in July that year stands as the only one paid to most DFM workers in 10 years.

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Pacific Media Workers Guild

Pacific Media Workers Guild

We are the Pacific Media Workers Guild, Local 39521 of The Newspaper Guild-Communications Workers of America. We represent more than 1,200 journalists and other media workers, interpreters, translators, union staffs and freelancers.

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