In the beginning…the Hearst Manifesto

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of this Local’s first meeting – which occurred on March 4, 1934, we publish a scanned copy of this petition – the “Hearst Manifesto,” our originating document.

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Election Committee certifies results

The Guild’s Local Election Committee has certified the results of last month’s election, finding that there were no procedural or substantive grounds for setting the results aside.

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For better or worse? Press coverage of low-wage workers’ movement

Thousands of non-union fast food workers across the U.S. have taken to the streets demanding higher pay. Media reporting on this fledgling labor movement is instructive.

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Hawai’i interpreters speak up for standards

What sense does it make to train incoming court interpreters if the trainers themselves aren’t certified court interpreters? The Hawai’i Interpreter Action Network asks this in a letter to the Hon. Mark Recktenwald, chief justice of the Hawai’i Supreme Court.

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UC Berkeley Labor Center weighs in about Guild future

After months of study and meetings, consultant Paul Krissel, a veteran union leader and adjunct faculty member at the UC Berkeley Labor Center, produced a thoughtful and detailed report about the history and current state of Local 39521.

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Our ASLIU members are participating in our election – rules the Election Committee

The Pacific Media Workers Guild Election Committee has determined that the complaint or protest regarding the membership status of ASL interpreters working for Purple Communications is without merit, and that those workers are members in good standing. As such, they do have the right to vote or run for office …

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Niesha Gates — Our Wonderful President Moves On

Niesha Gates, president of the Pacific Media Workers Guild, has landed a dream job for any former college student. She gets paid to start talking about the teachers.

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A Dispatch from the Western District Council President

The Western District Council of The Newspaper Guild (TNG) met over the weekend in Santa Fe Springs to discuss the challenges they face and the strategies they have utilized to maintain a stable work environment despite difficult times.

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Mercury News unit ratifies contract extension

San Jose Mercury News guild members today ratified an extension of our contract through October 1, 2014. The agreement passed by a 2 to 1 margin.

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CFI to JC: Interpreters do it better in person

About two dozen interpreters filled up the Judicial Council gallery Friday to push for extending language services to court users in civil matters and caution against the misuse of Video Remote Interpreting.

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