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May Executive Committee Meeting

May 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

May 25 @ 6 – 8 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 April meeting minutes

C. Approve agenda

D. President’s Report

1. Contribution Requests – none
2. New Member Report

E. Treasurer’s Report – Monthly Budget vs Actuals for April and May

F. Executive Officer’s Report

  1. Passing of two PMWG Local Leaders: Wayne Cahill and Charlie Tobias
  2.  Organizing
    1. Welcome our new members at Public Library of Science!
    2. Member organizing transitions
  3. Representation
    1. Updates
      1. Maui News: Union prevailed in ULP re: company withdrawal of night shift differential
      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. Honolulu Star-Advertiser: pending arbitration decision re: wrongful termination
    2. New Issues:
      1. New units working toward certification: Liberation in a Generation, Public Library of Science
      2. Investigating potential wrongful firing at LibGen
      3. Investigating potential unfair discipline case at Cityside
      4. Investigating potential retaliation cases at the Labor Fed
  4. 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
  5. Mobilization
    1. Lunch-out at the Chronicle! 104 participants
    2. Maui community campaign to support Maui News Workers
    3. Bay News Rising 2023 – report from Annie Sciacca. Incoming class of interns will begin on June 17th.
    4. 2023 Guild Scholarship
    5. Ongoing RA calls
    6. #HotGuildSummer training for all of our new members

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

  • Upcoming NewsGuild and CWA conventions in STL. The Guild Conference is Saturday, July 8 and the CWA Convention is Monday, July 10 through Wednesday, July 12. Local will designate delegates at our June meeting.

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

I. Building Corps Report

J. Old Business

K. New Business

  • Mercury News: Appealing grievance re: termination without cause. Approval of funds for arbitration.

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, Thursday, May 25
  • 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


May 25, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm