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April Meeting of the EC, RA, and General Membership

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5570450039

To join audio by phone, dial: 669-900-6833

Meeting ID: 557 045 0039


A. Call to order

B. Approve March meeting minutes

C. Approve agenda

D. President’s Report

1. Contribution Requests: Fred Ross Film Production
2. New Member Report

E. Treasurer’s Report – March Monthly Budget vs Actuals

F. Executive Officer’s Report

1. Organizing

    • Welcome our new members at Liberation in a Generation and Cityside! Next step: certification.
    • SMI voluntary recognition of weeklies into the Press Democrat unit
    • Next: spring announcement of at least one more campaign

2. Representation

    • Reveal-CIR: ongoing negotiations re: DEI impact of recent layoffs
    • Maui News: Shift Differential Grievance/ ULP: under investigation by board
    • Press Democrat: issue re: non-members performing Guild work: pending
    • Daily Kos: ULP re: refusal to negotiate over wrongful termination: under investigation by board
    • Daily Kos: ULP re: bad faith bargaining
    • Mercury News: Grievance re: termination without cause
    • Honolulu Star-Advertiser: pending arbitration decision re: wrongful termination

3. Current and upcoming bargaining

    • Tentative Agreement reached at the Sac Bee, see agreement.
    • Ongoing Negotiations:
      • Chronicle, BANG, Monterey Herald, Press Democrat, Maui News, Hawaii Tribune-Herald, California Labor Federation
      • First contract negotiations: Daily Kos, Reveal-CIR, Cityside, Liberation in a Generation (going to need to enlist support)

4. Mobilization

    • Bay News Rising 2023 – report from Annie Sciacca
    • Ongoing RA calls + Training for all of our new members

G. Report from Michael Cabanatuan re: International Guild Executive Council Work

H. Report from Legislative and Political Committee Chair, Richard Knee

  1. Review Leg/Pol Committee Legislative Watch List
  2. Discuss California Journalism Preservation Act
  3. Invitation: April 23 gathering to support PMWG member and former local reporter, Sara Steffens, for CWA President

I. Building Corps Report

J. Old Business

K. New Business

  1. Reveal layoff negotiations MOU – RA approval
  2. Sacramento Bee Contract Ratification – RA approval

L. Adjourn

M. Executive Session



Guild Executive Committee Meetings are held every third Saturday of the month from 10 am-noon. On holiday weekends, we move the meeting to the Thursday evening prior to the holiday, see the schedule below.

We are meeting virtually for the foreseeable future.

Members are encouraged to join and listen in. The Local Representative Assembly and General Membership meet with the EC every other meeting. Agendas and updates will be posted here at mediaworkers.org.

  • EC Meeting, Saturday January 21
  • EC/RA/GM Meeting, 6-8 pm Thursday, February 16th (moved for President’s Day)
  • EC Meeting, Saturday, March 18
  • EC/ RA/ GM Meeting, Saturday, April 15
  • EC Meeting, Saturday, May 20
  • EC/RA/ GM Meeting, 6-8 pm Thursday, June 15 (moved for Juneteenth)
  • July – Summer break, no meeting
  • EC Meeting, Saturday, August 19
  • EC/RA/GM Meeting, Saturday, September 16 (General Membership Meeting)
  • EC Meeting, Saturday, October 21
  • EC/RA/GM Meeting, Saturday, November 18
  • December – Winter break, no meeting


April 15
10:00 am - 12:00 pm