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.
East Bay Guild negotiators pressed the issue of work locations and proposed trying to find ways to reduce commute expenses during the latest round of contract talks Thursday.
The Guild team crunched numbers provided by Hearst and determined that the Company’s own proposal would cost it about $600,000 more per year than our current system.
The Guild raised new cost issues concerning Hearst Corp.’s proposal.
Guild bargainers met with Chronicle representatives Monday to resume negotiations, calling on the management to reach an agreement by the end of February that protects affordable health care.
Bargaining resumed Thursday in the East Bay after an extended break from contract talks. The Guild committee pressed for a new labor agreement that puts pay and benefits on par with the Bay Area standard for professional journalists.
Officers of the Pacific Media Workers Guild announced a new staff lineup Tuesday for the Guild’s California Federation of Interpreters (CFI) unit.
After more than 50 years serving the financial needs of San Francisco news workers, the Bay Media Federal Credit Union is calling it quits as an independent institution.
More than 225 certified American Sign Language interpreters employed at Purple Communications call centers in California, Arizona and Colorado voted Wednesday to unionize, becoming the first video relay service providers to do so.
Two dozen delegates and Guild officers gathered in Long Beach this weekend for the biggest Western District Council meeting in at least a decade. For the first time, locals from Minnesota, Denver, Pueblo and Chicago joined the western locals as the regional guild organization expanded, part of an on-going national …