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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Méndez Rising: art show sponsored by the Guild

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.

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Deadline extended for Guild scholarships

Apply for a Guild Scholarship. New deadline is June 30, 2014. Click on photo for details and app.

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Purple gets an earful during ULP strike

American Sign Language interpreters struck Purple Communications Inc. on Monday in a lively show of outrage over the company’s latest unfair labor practices.

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Journalist committed to the working class

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.

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Settlements reached in Denver, Arizona ULP cases

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.

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