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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Fresno Bee members and management move toward agreement

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.

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Lunzer and Steffens promise open process for new CFI

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.

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Sides talking again

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.

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A Statement to Local 39521 Members: Time for CFI to Depart

CFI and our national union leadership can move forward to create a great new local in the TNG-CWA family.

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A Statement to Local 39521 Members from TNG Leadership

The executive committee of Local 39521 is expected to take steps this week to sever its affiliation with the California Federation of Interpreters.

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