Decision time for Guild members as Hearst digs in

Hearst refused Monday to increase its pay offer of 1.5% a year over the proposed four-year term of a new contract. Nor would the management offer any more than it pays now (the same amount paid since 2005) to maintain our current health plan.

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Health Care 2013 – will the Chronicle be fair?

I’m Mike Kepka. Raising three young daughters, I’m exposed to every cold and virus you might imagine. So having affordable access to medical care is a priority for me. Unfortunately, Hearst is proposing to make our health plans a whole lot less affordable. I love the Chronicle, and the work …

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Hearst’s health plan proposal costs more and kills Guild H&W trust

The Guild team crunched numbers provided by Hearst and determined that the Company’s own proposal would cost it about $600,000 more per year than our current system.

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Health Care 2013 – will the Chronicle be fair?

My name is Autumn Grace. I am a former member of the Chronicle family and presently an employee advocate and organizer for the Pacific Media Workers Guild. I am still covered under the Chronicle health care plan and have been a Kaiser member for as long as I can remember. …

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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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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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Health Care 2013 – will the Chronicle be fair?

Chronicle worker can’t afford higher health care costs and helping daughter in college at the same time.

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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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Hearst finally makes its first comprehensive offer

Hearst offered its first significant move toward settling the SF Chronicle Guild contract, proposing a four-year deal that would nudge pay higher each year while changing the health care structure.

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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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