Modesto Bee unit concludes negotiations with McClatchy

The Guild and The McClatchy Company came to a tentative agreement on a new contract when it met to continue bargaining on Thursday.

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Bee units mulling McClatchy cost-containment proposals

Sacramento, Fresno and Modesto Bees and Editorial Production Center Bargaining bulletin #1 (consolidated) Sacramento Bee Guild unit ratifies contract amendments Guild members of the Sacramento Bee advertising and editorial staff voted Thursday to ratify contract amendments that clear the way for a proposed 2% merit pool to take effect in …

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In Modesto, McClatchy wants furloughs, split shifts and reviews for dual work

The guild and McClatchy return to bargaining after Modesto Bee announced layoffs. The company wants more furloughs, split shifts and reviews for dual work.

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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 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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Fresno Bee members and management move toward agreement

Guild negotiators moved closer to a tentative agreement on a three-year contract with the Fresno Bee on Wednesday. Management presented a comprehensive, final offer, but agreed to address several Guild concerns.

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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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Tentative agreement for Modesto copy desk move

The company and guild representatives met Monday in Modesto and Wednesday in Sacramento to continue bargaining on the production center consolidation.

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Valentine’s day sweet for Fresno Bee members

In a Valentine’s Day vote, Guild members at the Fresno Bee unanimously approved the tentative agreement on this year’s contract re-opener.

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Fresno Bee members face furloughs; Guild urges them to say “no” to free overtime

Management wants the right to do two furloughs in 2013, threatening to take away raises if the workers do not approve. As the company acts to diminish workers’ earnings, Guild members are reminded to put in for their over-time pay.

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