Hearst proposes to gut Chronicle labor agreement

The company wants to abandon annual cost-of-living pay raises and discontinue experience-based step increases. Any future raises would be entirely based on management whim — the same discretionary system that now governs overscale merit raises, which has led to allegations of pay inequities tied to sex, race and age.

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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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