Guild organizes freelance social media workers

SMT recently signed a one-year Memorandum of Understanding with the Guild that will give the company’s freelancers a contract and the protection of a union, an agreement that may be the first of its kind in the U.S.

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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.

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Keepers of the flame

When you’re looking at a full-time newspaper job in the rear-view mirror, the road ahead can be treacherous. It can also be open and full of possibilities.

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Election Committee certifies results

The Guild’s Local Election Committee has certified the results of last month’s election, finding that there were no procedural or substantive grounds for setting the results aside.

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Freelance unit RA delegate candidate statement

Candidate statement for Freelance unit Representative Assembly delegate

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Freelance unit RA delegate candidate statement

Candidate statement for Freelance unit Representative Assembly delegate

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UC Berkeley Labor Center weighs in about Guild future

After months of study and meetings, consultant Paul Krissel, a veteran union leader and adjunct faculty member at the UC Berkeley Labor Center, produced a thoughtful and detailed report about the history and current state of Local 39521.

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R2 Interpreters don’t let rain dampen their resolve, continue picketing for fair contract

Employee interpreters, independent contractors and union activists picketed outside the Hall of Justice on Tuesday, the second day of rallies in the Bay Area by language professionals advocating for a fair contract and meaningful language access.

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A Dispatch from the Western District Council President

The Western District Council of The Newspaper Guild (TNG) met over the weekend in Santa Fe Springs to discuss the challenges they face and the strategies they have utilized to maintain a stable work environment despite difficult times.

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Finally! Health care for freelancers

After many false starts and frustrations, we have reached an agreement with a broker who will help members of the Guild Freelancers unit secure discounted health insurance.

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