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June Meeting of the EC, RA, and General Membership

June 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

(Moved from our usual Saturday time for Juneteenth)



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 May meeting minutes

C. Approve agenda

D. President’s Report

1. Contribution Requests – Disaster Relief Support for Guam CWA Local 9415. Recommended $300 donation.
2. New Member Report

E. Treasurer’s Report – Monthly Budget vs Actuals

F. Executive Officer’s Report

  1.  Organizing: 111 new members across five units have joined the PMWG in the past few months! (Reveal-Center for Investigative Reporting, Cityside, Liberation in a Generation, The weeklies of Sonoma Media Investment (Press Democrat unit), and Public Library of Science)
  2.  Representation
    1. Updates
      1. Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Guild victory in arbitration case re: wrongful termination. Remedy: full reinstatement and over a year of backpay.
      2. Daily Kos: ULP re: refusal to negotiate over wrongful termination: under investigation by board
      3. Daily Kos: ULP re: bad faith bargaining: under investigation by board
      4. Mercury News: Grievance appeal re: termination without cause
      5. Successful negotiation of LibGen termination settlement
    2. New Issues:
      1. New units working toward certification: Liberation in a Generation, Public Library of Science
      2. Investigating potential unfair discipline case at Cityside
      3. Investigating potential retaliation cases at the Labor Fed
  3. Current and upcoming bargaining:
      1. Working toward first contract negotiations: Daily Kos, Reveal-CIR, Cityside
      2. Ongoing successor bargaining: Chronicle, BANG, Monterey Herald, Press Democrat, Maui News, Hawaii Tribune-Herald, California Labor Federation
  4. Mobilization
      1. Bay News Rising 2023 – report from Annie Sciacca. Incoming class of interns will begin this month
      2. 2023 Guild Scholarship – Applications open until June 15
      3. Ongoing RA calls
      4. #HotGuildSummer 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

I. Building Corps Report

J. Old Business

  1. Election of local delegates to 2023 TNG and CWA Conventions

K. New Business

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


June 15, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm