A federal mediator was brought into the Chronicle-Guild negotiations in a renewed effort to settle terms of a new labor contract at the newspaper.
On Thursday, the Guild presented a revised proposal that clarified priorities in the achievement of parity with the San Jose Mercury News contract.
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.
Chronicle Guild negotiators broke off talks Tuesday with the Hearst Corp. after enduring yet another rendition of the same old company song and dance routine.
Delegates to the 2013 CWA convention in Pittsburgh debated competing plans to coordinate national telecommunications bargaining Monday.
As has been the pattern lately, Hearst negotiators offered no change in the Company’s position and indicated no interest in the Guild’s proposed compromise regarding protecting take-home pay in 2015 and 2016.
Hearst lawyers brought nothing new to the bargaining table Thursday when talks resumed for a new Guild contract at the San Francisco Chronicle.
Hawaii Tribune-Herald management opened talks by attacking union security and insisting on significant employee contributions toward health care with no pay increases.
Six years after illegally firing two reporters for union activity, management of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald this week sought relief from NLRB to reduce the amount of back pay it owes the wronged journalists.
Hearst refused Monday to increase its pay offer of 1.5% a year over the proposed four-year term of a new contract. Nor would the management offer any more than it pays now (the same amount paid since 2005) to maintain our current health plan.