Members: Submit ballots this week for the 2019 Local Election!

Dear Guild Members, A LOCAL 39521 Election is being conducted by secret mail ballot. Members in good standing of the Pacific Media Workers Guild, TNG-CWA Local 39521, will receive an official Notice and Ballot by mail. Postage-paid return mailing materials are included. VOTING PERIOD: The official voting period is November 25 …

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Guild members honored for journalistic excellence

The Guild congratulates several of our sisters and brothers who are to receive awards in November for journalistic excellence. Julia Cheever and Daniel Montes of Bay City News Service, and Charles Desmarais and Lauren Hernandez of the San Francisco Chronicle will be honored at the San Francisco Press Club’s Greater …

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2019 Membership Referendum Results

Dear PMWG Local 39521 Members,Thank you to all who voted in the 2019 Guild Membership Referendum.Both provisions of the referendum passed, with the following results: Local Membership voted to make the Local’s lead officer an appointed role, rather than elected. Now the Executive Officer will be appointed by the Local …

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Guild scholarships offered for 2019-20 college term

Members are encouraged to have their graduating daughters and sons apply for college funds from the Russ Cain Memorial Student Aid fund. Every year, our Guild retirees donate to this fund so that we can support graduating high schoolers in their pursuit of higher education. Scholarships can range from $500 to $100, depending on need.

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Nine Guild members received accolades from SPJ NorCal at Nov. 14 banquet

The Guild congratulates nine members who have received Excellence in Journalism awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California chapter: Gary Richards, Julia Prodis Sulek, LiPo Ching, Karl Mondon, Thomas Peele, Marisa Kendall, Jose Carlos Fajardo and Lisa M. Krieger, all of the Mercury News/East Bay Times, and Joe Eskenazi for work at Mission Local and the San Francisco Public Press.

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Guild scholarship recipient headed for health services career

Jolie Brenes currently attends Diablo Valley College. She will pursue an Allied Health major, and plans to transfer to San Francisco State University. Her goal is to become an Ultrasound Technician.

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Bay News Rising Students Deliver Hard-Hitting Stories

The 2018 Bay News Rising class delivered a series of compelling articles tackling some of the more intractable issues of our time, including immigration, mental health and police shootings.

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Guild works to oppose measure that could endanger City Hall transparency

On a motion by Guild First Vice President Gloria La Riva, the San Francisco Labor Council’s Committee on Political Education voted 58-21 to oppose San Francisco Proposition B, a measure on this November’s ballot that would, among other things, empower the Board of Supervisors to tamper with the city’s Sunshine Ordinance, the nation’s strongest local government transparency law, which the voters passed in 1999.

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Guild Pulitzer winners denounce DFM’s destruction of newsrooms

Members of the Bay Area News Group newsroom staff, winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the deadly Ghost Ship Fire, publicly denounced their corporate owner’s business practices Thursday.

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Shopnotes: Happy 99th Dr. Dave

Everyone showed up at Dr. Dave Perlman’s 99th birthday party except Dr. Dave, whose own doc (the kind who actually went to med school) advised him to stay home and rest up for the next one.  So Dave was obliged to sit through a group performance of Happy Birthday by telephone. 

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