McClatchy and Guild working on money, metrics and marijuana

Bargaining continued in late January, early February at all four McClatchy California units (The Modesto Bee, The Fresno Bee, The Sacramento Bee and News Desk West). Full contracts are up at Modesto, Fresno and News Desk West while Sacramento has a reopener. The guild and company were able to narrow bargaining to a few core issues during each of the sessions. They include the new metrics for page view goals, seniority language in the case of layoffs, minimum salary levels and merit pay scales, equipment reimbursement, and drug policy.

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McClatchy seeks aggressive commission plan in push for digital sales

A management proposal to overhaul the advertising commission promises to be the key issue as contract negotiations between the Sacramento Bee management and Pacific Media Workers Guild opened Wednesday, Nov. 18 at the paper’s 21st Street office.

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Copy editors put a period on bargaining with McClatchy

Guild representatives and McClatchy management this week completed the latest round of negotiations on the structure of the Sacramento Editorial Production Center (EPC).

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Sac Bee offers merit pay, tweaks ad commissions and seeks Fresno copy editors

Guild and management reached a tentative agreement Friday on reopeners of the contract covering Bee newsroom and advertising employees. A new company proposal brings Fresno copy editors into the Sac Bee production center unit.

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Sacramento Bee wants more furloughs; mum on merit pool

A second round of talks for Sacramento Bee and McClatchy Editorial Production units Bargaining bulletin #2 November 19, 2014 Bee management unveiled most of its noneconomic proposals for a new three-year contract for Production Center employees when it met with Guild representatives on Wednesday. The parties also discussed certain issues …

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Sacramento Bee production center talks begin

Contract Talks Open at Sacramento Bee and McClatchy Editorial Production Unit By Ed Fletcher Unit Chair Guild officers and representatives of the Bee management team met Wednesday at the Sacramento Hilton to discuss a new contract for McClatchy Co.’s editorial production center and key parts of the Sacramento Bee contract …

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Guild, McClatchy reach tentative agreement

The Guild and Sacramento Bee management reached an agreement that will transition Modesto Bee copydesk personnel to the new Sacramento consolidated production center, govern labor and wages at the new center and extend the contract for existing Sacramento Bee newsroom and advertising employees covered by the guild.

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