McClatchy seeks aggressive commission plan in push for digital sales

A management proposal to overhaul the advertising commission promises to be the key issue as contract negotiations between the Sacramento Bee management and Pacific Media Workers Guild opened Wednesday, Nov. 18 at the paper’s 21st Street office.

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Merc News members ratify extension as sale of paper looms

Members of the Mercury News Guild ratified a three-month contract extension Wednesday.
Under the terms of the extension, employees will receive a half day of paid leave, in addition to the two days of paid leave negotiated under the terms of our current contract, which is scheduled to expire June 30.

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Modesto Bee unit concludes negotiations with McClatchy

The Guild and The McClatchy Company came to a tentative agreement on a new contract when it met to continue bargaining on Thursday.

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Bee units mulling McClatchy cost-containment proposals

Sacramento, Fresno and Modesto Bees and Editorial Production Center Bargaining bulletin #1 (consolidated) Sacramento Bee Guild unit ratifies contract amendments Guild members of the Sacramento Bee advertising and editorial staff voted Thursday to ratify contract amendments that clear the way for a proposed 2% merit pool to take effect in …

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In Modesto, McClatchy wants furloughs, split shifts and reviews for dual work

The guild and McClatchy return to bargaining after Modesto Bee announced layoffs. The company wants more furloughs, split shifts and reviews for dual work.

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Sac Bee offers merit pay, tweaks ad commissions and seeks Fresno copy editors

Guild and management reached a tentative agreement Friday on reopeners of the contract covering Bee newsroom and advertising employees. A new company proposal brings Fresno copy editors into the Sac Bee production center unit.

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McClatchy announces merit pool and Bob Ford’s retirement

The Guild and company discussed the top priorities in their proposals in an attempt to get closer to an agreement. The company disclosed a 2 percent merit pool, the same as in 2013 the last time there was a merit pool.

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Monterey Herald unit approves new contract

Monterey Herald Guild members approved a contract with the employer Wednesday that gives workers one extra paid day off a year, keeps a cap on health care benefits, and raises cell phone reimbursement to $60 monthly.

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Modesto Bee company proposals show nothing but lean

MODESTO BEE BULLETIN #2 NOVEMBER 20, 2014 The guild and company returned to the table to continue full contract negotiations Tuesday. The current contract expires Dec. 31. All areas of the contract will be open during this time including wages, benefits, expenses, work schedules, job functions and severance pay. Meeting …

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Sacramento Bee wants more furloughs; mum on merit pool

A second round of talks for Sacramento Bee and McClatchy Editorial Production units Bargaining bulletin #2 November 19, 2014 Bee management unveiled most of its noneconomic proposals for a new three-year contract for Production Center employees when it met with Guild representatives on Wednesday. The parties also discussed certain issues …

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