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.
Save July 8 for a special tribute to the art of Leopoldo Méndez. Méndez was a Mexican artist known for his political and social-justice images, part of a revolutionary arts movement that flourished in Mexico City from the 1930s through the ‘50s.
Apply for a Guild Scholarship. New deadline is June 30, 2014. Click on photo for details and app.
American Sign Language interpreters struck Purple Communications Inc. on Monday in a lively show of outrage over the company’s latest unfair labor practices.
When Paul Burton was a teenager, he got an old-school education about organized labor when he worked with his father, a union brick layer. Now he’s a labor writer and editor, and his respect for workers keeps growing.
Purple Communications agreed to settle NLRB unfair labor practice cases in Colorado and Arizona. The Company allegedly disciplined workers for union activity and removed union materials from break rooms and community event bulletin boards.
Guild negotiators moved closer to a tentative agreement on a three-year contract with the Fresno Bee on Wednesday. Management presented a comprehensive, final offer, but agreed to address several Guild concerns.
In consultation with CWA, the former CFI board and others, TNG will work to create the framework of a new, independent local for CFI. This process includes drafting new bylaws and electing new leadership.
Slight progress was made Thursday in San Francisco as Purple Communications and ASLIU negotiators met for the first time since November. Health and safety issues are linked to pay and benefits.
CFI and our national union leadership can move forward to create a great new local in the TNG-CWA family.