Finally! Health care for freelancers

After many false starts and frustrations, we have reached an agreement with a broker who will help members of the Guild Freelancers unit secure discounted health insurance.

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Guild freelancers induct Doonesbury’s Rick Redfern

The guild freelancers created a special slot for former Washington Post investigative reporter, Rick Redfern, a Doonesbury character who lost his job in a reduction in force in 2008 and who has been freelancing ever since.

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Locked out Castlewood workers will return to work in October

After two years of stalling and dirty tricks by management, Castlewood Country Club has been advised to end its lockout – and quickly. An administrative law judge with the National Labor Relations Board ruled on Aug. 17 that the lockout was illegal. The judge told the company to reinstate the workers …

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Guild offers unique summer program to the Next Generation of media workers

by Niesha Lofing July 12, 2012 A college student journalism project spearheaded by the Pacific Media Workers Guild is being heralded by media professionals and industry leaders as a critical program to help the next generation of workers gain experience and introduce them to the value of unionism. Bay News …

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Bay News Rising – Summer School Launch

by Kat Anderson Pacific Media Workers Guild, in partnership with Fog City Journal, just finished its first week of “summer school” for college journalists at its offices in San Francisco. The summer program, called “Bay News Rising,” is thought to be the first of its kind in the country. The …

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