Negotiators for the guild and the company met on Wednesday and Thursday in Hilo to discuss a new collective bargaining agreement.
Delegates to the Bay Area maritime council met aboard the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien, docked in San Francisco to hear a presentation by Guild Executive Officer about the changing landscape of the Bay Area’s print news.
The Guild and Sacramento Bee management reached an agreement that will transition Modesto Bee copydesk personnel to the new Sacramento consolidated production center, govern labor and wages at the new center and extend the contract for existing Sacramento Bee newsroom and advertising employees covered by the guild.
Chronicle Guild negotiators broke off talks Tuesday with the Hearst Corp. after enduring yet another rendition of the same old company song and dance routine.
As has been the pattern lately, Hearst negotiators offered no change in the Company’s position and indicated no interest in the Guild’s proposed compromise regarding protecting take-home pay in 2015 and 2016.
Hearst lawyers brought nothing new to the bargaining table Thursday when talks resumed for a new Guild contract at the San Francisco Chronicle.
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The Guild raised new cost issues concerning Hearst Corp.’s proposal.
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.