Calling volunteers for 20th anniversary strike history committee

We are putting together a committee to decide how we’d like to honor the 20th anniversary of the San Francisco newspaper strike. Please volunteer.

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Closer, but still no deal

Compromise was the name of the game when Purple Communications and ASLIU negotiators met in San Francisco last Thursday after nearly four months away from the bargaining table.

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Guild art show and panel on Méndez a hit

More than 40 people showed up at the Mexican Museum in Fort Mason on Tuesday night to learn about the Leopoldo Méndez prints discovered and restored by the Guild.

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City transparency measure goes to Oakland voters

Thanks partly to the Pacific Media Workers Guild’s efforts, a city charter amendment aimed at improving transparency in local government and politics will go before Oakland voters in November.

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Guild recovers artwork’s distinguished heritage

For three decades, a set of black-and-white linocuts hung on the exposed brick walls of the Guild office, rarely eliciting more than passing interest. Each bore the signature of Leopoldo Méndez.

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Bay News Rising a success (again)

At a time when freelancers and temps comprise more than one-third of the workforce, the Guild is reaching out to the next generation of journalists to help them prepare for self-employment.

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J-school students face wage issues in bargaining and summer reporting

Ten student journalists began the 2014 edition of the Bay News Rising summer program by organizing their own bargaining unit at Local 39521 in San Francisco.

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ASLIU Members Stand Tall

That ASLIU has “arrived” as a union with a highly committed membership was demonstrated beyond any doubt on May 5 when members took to the streets in a one-day strike to protest Purple’s imposition of changes to the health-care plan.

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Protest at GAP HQ highlights garment giant’s lack of humanity

Community activists gathered from across the Bay Area to protest the status of safety conditions and labor rights, outside the annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday at the GAP headquarters in San Francisco.

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Fresno Bee members ratify a 3-year contract

After six months of bargaining, Fresno Bee Guild members voted Thursday to approve a new three-year contract. A huge thank you goes out to all of you who participated at the bargaining table or gave feedback on the social media policy and other issues.

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