Guild members at the Hawaii Tribune-Herald rallied outside the Big Island newspaper office Thursday morning to demand a fair contract. Two days of Hilo talks start later Thursday and Friday.
Your Guild bargaining committee reached or confirmed agreements with OPI this week on a grievance procedure, a fair standard for discipline, union shop, dues deduction, and leaves of absence.
Bargaining Bulletin #1 Newspaper Guild and OPI management representatives met and exchanged initial proposals this week, marking the official start of negotiations for a new contract for Tribune-Herald employees. The negotiations – the first since OPI took ownership of the paper and cancelled the Guild contract on December 3 – …
Workers at the Hawaii Tribune-Herald voted Thursday to ratify a new two-year contract that includes modest pay raises but higher health insurance premiums and subcontracting that will likely lead to job losses.
Hawaii Tribune-Herald collective bargaining continued Wednesday and Thursday in Waikiki. The guild suggested that the scope of the negotiations be narrowed to focus on about a half dozen priority issues, including wages, job security, medical and management rights. Management offered no pay raise and proposed increases in health care.
Hawaii Tribune-Herald management opened talks by attacking union security and insisting on significant employee contributions toward health care with no pay increases.
Six years after illegally firing two reporters for union activity, management of the Hawaii Tribune-Herald this week sought relief from NLRB to reduce the amount of back pay it owes the wronged journalists.