Chronicle excludes Guild members from paid MLK Day holiday; Guild files unfair labor practice charges

Chronicle excludes Guild members from paid MLK Day holiday; Guild files unfair labor practice charges

To Pacific Media Workers Guild Chronicle unit members: We’re distressed that Chronicle management is announcing that everyone on staff except Pacific Media Workers Guild members gets Martin Luther King Day as a paid holiday. We want our members to understand the background and the situation. The Guild has pushed forcefully over several contract negotiations for […]

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Journalists’ Union Calls for Removal of Members of Tribune Board of Directors

Journalists’ Union Calls for Removal of Members of Tribune Board of Directors

Cites breach of fiduciary duties by Alden directors FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 6, 2021; original release Jan. 5, 2021 CONTACT: Sally Davidow sdavidow@cwa-union.org (202) 368-3324 The Chicago News Guild has called for the immediate removal of three members of the Tribune Publishing Board of Directors, citing a breach of fiduciary duties in a recent filing of regulatory […]

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Guild joins call to stop chasing Assange

Guild joins call to stop chasing Assange

The Guild Executive Committee has authorized the Local’s co-signing a petition by the activist group Action Network supporting a U.S. House of Representatives resolution calling for the government to end its pursuit of journalist Julian Assange. Assange is fighting extradition to the United States from Britain, accused by U.S. authorities of espionage in the wake […]

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Sacramento Bee Guild, McClatchy reach tentative agreement

Sacramento Bee Guild, McClatchy reach tentative agreement

The Sacramento Bee Guild is happy to announce it has reached a tentative contract agreement with McClatchy that ensures reporters can stay focused on the quality local journalism for which The Bee is known. The company, which was bought in September by hedge fund Chatham Asset Management, had proposed tying reporters’ raises to the number […]

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Guild offers workshop for freelancers navigating Prop 22, AB 5

Guild offers workshop for freelancers navigating Prop 22, AB 5

Surviving Prop 22 and AB 5: A Guild Workshop, Wed, Dec 16, 5:30-7 pm PST The Pacific Media Workers Guild and The NewsGuild-CWA represent a growing sector of freelancers. Guild Freelancers comprise independent journalists and media professionals, and advocates vigorously on their behalf in the marketplace, the Legislature, and the public mind. We work to […]

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State-level bill to protect journalists is long overdue

State-level bill to protect journalists is long overdue

State-level legislation to hold law enforcement officers’ and public officials’ feet to the fire when they violate journalists’ rights is long overdue. Of especially strong concern is officers’ mistreatment of journalists, including those with press credentials; abuses range in severity from detention to injurious assault, and it’s a growing trend that needs to be stopped. […]

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David Perlman, beloved San Francisco Chronicle science editor and longest-ever Guild member, dies at age 101

David Perlman, beloved San Francisco Chronicle science editor and longest-ever Guild member, dies at age 101

By Caroline GrannanPacific Media Workers Guild unit chair, San Francisco Chronicle David Perlman, the revered San Francisco Chronicle science writer and editor who started at the Chronicle in 1940 and retired 77 years later in 2017 when he was a vigorous 98 years old, died June 19 at age 101. Perlman, who became a Newspaper […]

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Pro-Sunshine Victory

Pro-Sunshine Victory

In an opinion that stands to help budget-constrained journalists and news outlets stay competitive, the California Supreme Court has declared that public agencies must bear the cost of redacting electronic records that members of the public request. The Pacific Media Workers Guild (the Guild) and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter can claim […]

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Bar Date Info for McClatchy Employees

Bar Date Info for McClatchy Employees

GENERAL BAR DATE INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYEES OF MCCLATCHY COMPANIES IN BANKRUPTCY REPRESENTED BY THE NEWSGUILD- CWA Almost every bankruptcy case includes establishment of a “bar date,” which is the deadline for identifying monetary claims against the company. Here, the Bankruptcy Court has approved the Motion of the McClatchy Companies to set a bar date of […]

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Guild joins protest as SF mayor acts to diminish City Hall transparency

Guild joins protest as SF mayor acts to diminish City Hall transparency

The Guild and several other open-government advocacy organizations are urging San Francisco Mayor London Breed to rescind a March 23 declaration indefinitely suspending certain parts of the city’s Sunshine Ordinance. Breed is using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to withhold City Hall records from journalists and other members of the public. “While some changes […]

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COVID-19 Member Resources: Hawaii

COVID-19 Member Resources: Hawaii

Menu (click to scroll) Unemployment Insurance Temporary Disability Insurance Workers Compensation Additional Resources UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE Use When: You’ve lost your job or had hours reduced. General Eligibility You must be either totally unemployed, or working less than your normal hours and earning less than your weekly benefit amount. You may be disqualified for eligibility for […]

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