Testimony concludes in Tribune-Herald severance pay arbitration

Testimony concludes in Tribune-Herald severance pay arbitration

A two-day arbitration hearing concluded in Hilo Thursday that will determine whether full-time employees offered jobs by OPI in December will be paid severance because they were fired and forced to reapply under new terms of employment. An estimated $180,000 in total severance pay is at stake in the case.  A decision by Arbitrator Thomas […]

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Guild victory for ASLIU workers!

Guild victory for ASLIU workers!

Two former Purple Communications employees have settled with the Company following an NLRB action for their wrongful discharge. The two video relay interpreters had been working at the Long Beach center during a union organizing drive by Pacific Media Workers Guild and Communications Workers of America. Purple had claimed the two employees engaged in hostile […]

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Hawaii Tribune Herald proposal “fundamentally intrusive.”

Hawaii Tribune Herald proposal “fundamentally intrusive.”

Our contract negotiations with OPI were sidetracked Wednesday when, more than four months into negotiations, the company presented an invasive proposal that would require drug-testing of all Hawaii Tribune-Herald employees without cause and allow the company to search any employee’s vehicle parked on company premises. OPI representatives said the proposal is a needed “deterrent” that […]

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Guardian US staff votes unanimously to join News Media Guild

Guardian US staff votes unanimously to join News Media Guild

The staff of the Guardian US voted unanimously (45-0) Wednesday to unionize under the the Guild’s wire service local, the News Media Guild. In a statement, Guardian staff said, “We would like to thank the News Media Guild and the Communications Workers of America for their invaluable help, advice and support. Furthermore, we greatly appreciate the […]

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