Guild congratulates recipients of SPJ James Madison Awards

Guild congratulates recipients of SPJ James Madison Awards

The Guild congratulates San Francisco Chronicle unit member Daniel Lempres, former member Jason Fagone, and former Mercury News unit member Julia Love on getting James Madison Awards that the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California Chapter gives annually to champions of government transparency and press freedom. Lempres and Fagone, along with colleagues from the Chronicle […]

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Daily Kos Guild dismayed, frustrated by proposed layoffs of nearly 40% of staff

Daily Kos Guild dismayed, frustrated by proposed layoffs of nearly 40% of staff

The Pacific Media Workers Guild shares the following statement on behalf of our unit, the Daily Kos Guild, which is facing a second round of layoffs in a little more than a year. These proposed layoffs would represent an almost 40% cut of the represented staff. ***** On January 19th, 2024, Daily Kos Management (DKM) […]

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Nominations open for First Amendment, freedom of information awards

Nominations open for First Amendment, freedom of information awards

The Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter and the First Amendment Coalition are inviting nominations for their respective awards to individuals and organizations who have contributed to upholding the First Amendment and/or government transparency. Neither organization charges a contest entry fee. The FAC is taking nominations through Friday, Jan. 26, for its annual Free […]

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Phone blitz to support Pittsburgh Guild strikers

Phone blitz to support Pittsburgh Guild strikers

The PMWG is happy to share the following message on behalf of our colleagues at the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh, which represents striking workers at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. We encourage all members to show your solidarity with these workers. ***** Board members of Block Communications, owners of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, believe that trampling workers’ rights […]

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Embarcadero Community News Guild unionizes with PMWG

Embarcadero Community News Guild unionizes with PMWG

The Pacific Media Workers Guild is thrilled to welcome the newsroom workers of Embarcadero Media to TNG-CWA Local 39521. The Embarcadero Community News Guild publicly announced their organizing campaign Tuesday and are seeking voluntary recognition from their employer. We share the following on behalf of the proud journalists of ECNG. * * * * * […]

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San Francisco Chronicle/SFGATE NewsGuild ratifies groundbreaking contract

San Francisco Chronicle/SFGATE NewsGuild ratifies groundbreaking contract

The Pacific Media Workers Guild is thrilled to share this announcement on behalf of our members in the S.F. Chronicle/SFGate Guild, who this week ratified a new contract with the Hearst Corporation. The S.F. Chronicle/SFGATE Guild overwhelmingly approved a new contract with the Hearst Corporation after more than two years of negotiations. The new, four-year […]

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