Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s layoff announcement shocks workers, community

Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s layoff announcement shocks workers, community

June 14, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HONOLULU — Workers, community members and reporters are reacting with shock to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s announcement Thursday it is laying off half of the newsroom. This devastation at the state’s largest newspaper will permanently damage the critical news coverage Hawaii depends on.  “This decision was disappointing, frustrating and unnecessary,” […]

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Former governors oppose Honolulu Star-Advertiser layoffs

Former governors oppose Honolulu Star-Advertiser layoffs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 15, 2020 Three former governors of the state of Hawaii have joined forces to urge the Honolulu Star-Advertiser not to go through with sweeping layoffs it has announced that would cripple the newspaper and ultimately hurt the community that depends upon it. Former Governors John Waihee, Ben Cayetano and Neil Abercrombie sent […]

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Guild joins other press-freedom advocates backing SLAPP victim appealing court’s defamation finding

Guild joins other press-freedom advocates backing SLAPP victim appealing court’s defamation finding

In a matter with press-freedom implications, the Guild and several other organizations are joining the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in seeking authorization to file an amicus brief supporting a woman appealing a Sacramento County Superior Court finding that a complaint of sexual harassment against a California assemblyman was defamatory. Pamela Lopez is […]

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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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Raid on SF journalist criticized as trampling First Amendment

Raid on SF journalist criticized as trampling First Amendment

This article was previously posted on the Bay City Beacon website. This union has called for a probe into these police activities. San Francisco police on Tuesday allowed freelance video journalist Bryan Carmody to retrieve equipment and materials that officers seized from his home and office on May 10th, but the legal and political furor […]

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

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 works to oppose measure that could endanger City Hall transparency

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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