Guild members rack up the awards

Long-time Guild members receive awards from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, The Newspaper Guild and the Society for Professional Journalists. We congratulate our talented members.

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Chronicle members ratify 5-year contract with raises in pay and healthcare costs

After 16 months of bargaining, San Francisco Chronicle Guild members ratified a 5-year contract that provides annual raises, but comes with big changes in their health care plan.

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Chronicle members to vote Wednesday Aug. 21 on proposed 5-year contract

After a 16-month battle with the Hearst Corp. that focused mainly on economics and health benefits, the San Francisco Chronicle Guild Bargaining Committee is recommending members ratify a new 5-year contract.

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Federal mediator brought into Chronicle negotiations

A federal mediator was brought into the Chronicle-Guild negotiations in a renewed effort to settle terms of a new labor contract at the newspaper.

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Management changes at the Chronicle announced

Chronicle’s publisher will retire soon; replacement comes from Yukaipa Companies and LA Times. New president led Demand Media’s marketing, sales and corporate communications and was once a senior VP at Yahoo.

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Hearst Health Care 2013 – will the Chronicle be fair?

The 1.5% proposed raise in the expensive Bay Area is equivalent to Hearst buying the staff a box of crackerjacks with each paycheck. Taking an essential “pay cut” in order to continue receiving medical benefits could leave many supporting staff swinging back and forth on a trapeze between their loved jobs or a higher-paying future.

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Hearst replays its tired dirge in negotiations

Chronicle Guild negotiators broke off talks Tuesday with the Hearst Corp. after enduring yet another rendition of the same old company song and dance routine.

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Hearst resistant to honoring the sacrifices of Chronicle workers

As has been the pattern lately, Hearst negotiators offered no change in the Company’s position and indicated no interest in the Guild’s proposed compromise regarding protecting take-home pay in 2015 and 2016.

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Chronicle members pick up the pace

Hearst lawyers brought nothing new to the bargaining table Thursday when talks resumed for a new Guild contract at the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Play the Hearst health care game

To play this game, plug in your weekly pay, indicate what Guild health benefits you currently have and then select possible Hearst choices from the “same as” management plan. See what your pay will look like with a 1.5% increase and the contributions you will have to make to the Hearst-sponsored benefits.

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