Hostile management attacks union as Hilo talks resume

Hawaii Tribune-Herald management opened talks by attacking union security and insisting on significant employee contributions toward health care with no pay increases.

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Bay Area News Group – East Bay talks resume; fair pay sought

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.

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Help save the Labor Studies Program at CCSF

CCSF’s Labor and Community Studies Program faces cutbacks and consolidation stemming from the institution’s financial troubles.

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Hilo members mull extension proposal

Negotiations between the Hawaii Tribune-Herald bargaining committee and the company produced an offer from the company for a one-year extension of the collective bargaining agreement with significant modifications.

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Guild Responds to Sale of Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Guild members at The Press Democrat read today’s sale announcement with great interest and optimism.

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Hundreds of interpreters re-energize, bolster skills during CFI conference

LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of interpreters polished their skills, connected with other professionals and re-energized during the 2012 California Federation of Interpreters conference this past weekend. Some 350 attended the workshops, including interpreters from Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota and North Carolina. The 3-day conference in Los Angeles allows interpreters from …

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CFI President urges interpreters keep informed; give courts a message of unity

California Federation of Interpreters President Michael Ferreira urged interpreters to actively support their bargaining teams and remain informed about what is going on in the profession statewide during Saturday’s membership meeting. One of the best ways to get involved, Ferreira explained, is by joining a Watch and Support Committee in …

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Locked out Castlewood workers will return to work in October

After two years of stalling and dirty tricks by management, Castlewood Country Club has been advised to end its lockout – and quickly. An administrative law judge with the National Labor Relations Board ruled on Aug. 17 that the lockout was illegal. The judge told the company to reinstate the workers …

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Courts propose wage cuts, added duties for interpreters

July 25, 2012 Region 2 court administrators proposed adding to the daily duties of interpreters while cutting wages by 10 percent and reducing guaranteed work hours. The measures presented by the courts during Monday’s opening bargaining session closely mirror those previously proposed in Region 3. The most significant proposals made …

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East Bay BANG Bulletin: July 3, 2012

  Employee representatives of the Guild focused on non-economic issues Tuesday in Pleasanton as talks continued. East Bay employees demand equal treatment and an end to disparity of treatment between South Bay and East Bay units. As stated previously, despite business climate difficulties, employees insist that  a high-quality regional news operation demands that colleagues work …

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