PMWG files ULP against The Maui News

PMWG files ULP against The Maui News

The Maui News is facing a federal unfair labor practice charge after the Pacific Media Workers Guild (TNG-CWA Local 39521) filed a claim Thursday with the National Labor Relations Board. PMWG — the union representing newsroom, advertising and circulation workers — filed the claim after publisher Chris Minford and representatives of West Virginia-based Ogden Newspapers […]

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PMWG joins calls for improvement to journalism protection legislation

PMWG joins calls for improvement to journalism protection legislation

The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act is potentially a monumental piece of legislation that would inject some much-needed money into the local news industry. But the legislation needs improvement. Through the JCPA, news publishers stand to gain millions of dollars through collective bargaining to recoup digital ad revenue from tech giants like Google and Facebook. […]

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Press Rights 101: Understand newsgathering rights and limitations in California

Press Rights 101: Understand newsgathering rights and limitations in California

A leading media lawyer and press advocate will give a comprehensive overview of legal protections and practical considerations for covering protests, filming police in the field and more — with a Q&A. RSVP required. Saturday, April 23 | 10-11:30 AM Pacific Time Click here to register Led by Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel, National Press Photographers […]

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RIP Larry Hatfield: dedicated union leader, forthright newspaperman,  legendary tippler

RIP Larry Hatfield: dedicated union leader, forthright newspaperman, legendary tippler

By Lynn Ludlow Irascible, amiable and enormously talented, the young newsman from cornbread Iowa loved living in hot-tub Marin. As the 1960s played out, Larry D. Hatfield had been a cub reporter in the news cauldron of Washington, D.C. Moving to California, he got a job in San Rafael at the Marin Independent Journal. He […]

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State Senate Bill 98 is law. So now what?

State Senate Bill 98 is law. So now what?

A teleconference to be presented Wednesday, March 23, by the Guild Freelancers, a unit of the Pacific Media Workers Guild*. A California law in effect as of the new year bars law enforcement officers from interfering with journalists covering civil disturbances. How much protection does the law, state Senate Bill 98, actually provide to journalists, […]

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Moore wins for Local President, Snyder for Freelance Representative Assembly Delegate

Moore wins for Local President, Snyder for Freelance Representative Assembly Delegate

Balloting for two local elections of the Pacific Media Workers Guild closed today at 12 pm pacific. The Local Election Committee met at 3 pm this afternoon to count the ballots and certifies the results of the Local election: For Local President • Derek Moore received 107 votes • Steve Zeltzer received 10 votes Derek […]

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Labor Board supports Guild’s charge that Chronicle unfairly intimidated developers

Labor Board supports Guild’s charge that Chronicle unfairly intimidated developers

December 10, 2021 The Pacific Media Workers Guild is proud to announce a victory in a settlement with the San Francisco Chronicle. When the Chronicle’s staff of developers chose to go through the organizing process to join the Guild, Chronicle HR held a captive audience meeting with them and threatened to lower their wages and […]

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Newsom signs journalist-protection bill

Newsom signs journalist-protection bill

Unprecedented collaboration among unions, news organizations and lawmakers statewide brings big political win in Sacramento. A Guild-supported bill protecting the First Amendment rights of journalists covering civil disturbances and other mass public events has received California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature and is to become effective on Jan. 1. Just how effective remains to be seen. […]

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