Valentine’s day sweet for Fresno Bee members

In a Valentine’s Day vote, Guild members at the Fresno Bee unanimously approved the tentative agreement on this year’s contract re-opener.

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Chronicle management wants members to endure burdensome health care costs

The Guild raised new cost issues concerning Hearst Corp.’s proposal.

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Health Care 2013: will the Chronicle be fair?

Heather Smith has worked in the Prepress Department as a Graphic Designer for the San Francisco Chronicle for almost 13 years. In that time, the co-pay for a visit to her doctor has gone from $10 to $30 per visit. She can’t afford higher co-pays.

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Chronicle guild members push for health plan alternatives

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.

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North Bay solidarity wins job protection

On November 8, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat was bought by Sonoma Media Investments along with the Petaluma Argus-Courier and North Bay Business Journal.

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Hearst unwilling to talk turkey in negotiations

Management failed to address our core concerns, rejecting at least for now Guild proposals to enhance pay, vacations and retirement. The company also showed little interest in capping health premiums or paying bonuses to help employees maintain decent take-home pay and quality health care for their families.

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Signed, sealed, delivered

Guild member Derek Moore and new Press Democrat CEO signed a three-year labor contract that guarantees no lay-offs for the life of the contract. The Press Democrat was purchased on November 8th by a group of local investors.

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Guild vote critical to locals’ purchase of Press Democrat

A North Bay investment group bought the Press Democrat after guaranteeing no layoffs for three years and promising to focus on high-quality community journalism.

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High profile labor action sends message to Hearst: Fair contract now!

Guild members, workers-in-solidarity, labor leaders, and public officials gathered outside the Chronicle today to send a message to the Hearst Corp: Fair contract now! In the fifth month of collective bargaining, Hearst has yet to make an offer to which the Guild can respond.  Rather, Hearst has said “no” to …

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Guild to hold health care rally this Thursday

Guild members and their allies will gather Thursday outside the Chronicle building in downtown San Francisco to protest the New York-based Hearst Corp.’s attack on quality health care at the newspaper. Detailed flyer here. It will be one of the first public demonstrations by San Francisco media workers since the newspaper business …

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