Sacramento Bee production center talks begin

Contract Talks Open at Sacramento Bee and McClatchy Editorial Production Unit By Ed Fletcher Unit Chair Guild officers and representatives of the Bee management team met Wednesday at the Sacramento Hilton to discuss a new contract for McClatchy Co.’s editorial production center and key parts of the Sacramento Bee contract …

READ MORE →

Modesto Bee negotiations begin

The Guild and company opened negotiations on the full contract Tuesday. The current contract expires Dec. 31.

READ MORE →

BANG East Bay negotiations reveal possible sale by year’s end

By George Kelly Unit Chair Guild negotiators met with management representatives Thursday in Pleasanton to present a new proposal in light of recent strategic developments involving Digital First Media. The Guild proposed “an extension, plus,” meaning an extension of the current contract on a shortened timeline ending June 30, 2015 …

READ MORE →

Bargaining frustration continues

ASLIU and Purple negotiators once again failed to reach agreement on a first contract. The most noteworthy feature of the meeting was the near total lack of preparation on the management side of the table.

READ MORE →

Navy jet mechanics’ bargaining strategy soared

Navy jet mechanics, members of IUE-CWA Local 89119, won a 5-year contract by hanging tough. CWA members across the country celebrate with them.

READ MORE →

No contract yet

While ASLIU and Purple representatives inched closer on a key article when they met last Thursday in San Francisco, overall agreement on a first-ever union contract for VIs remained frustratingly elusive.

READ MORE →

Labor board agrees with union on health care changes

ASLIU employees who struck Purple Communications for one day over alleged improper changes to the health-care plan were in the right according to the National Labor Relations Board.

READ MORE →

Bay News Rising student bulletin #1

On May 27, ten eager Bay News Rising journalism students met with the Guild to negotiate the terms of a collective bargaining agreement. The 9-week long summer program gives students the opportunity to experience freelance writing and to focus on labor reporting.

READ MORE →

ASLIU Members Stand Tall

That ASLIU has “arrived” as a union with a highly committed membership was demonstrated beyond any doubt on May 5 when members took to the streets in a one-day strike to protest Purple’s imposition of changes to the health-care plan.

READ MORE →

Unfair Labor Practice Hearing Scheduled in Denver

The NLRB has issued a complaint charging Purple Communications with violating labor law at its Denver facility. The complaint involves multiple charges ranging from retaliation against union activists to failure to negotiate with the union.

READ MORE →