Bargaining continued in late January, early February at all four McClatchy California units (The Modesto Bee, The Fresno Bee, The Sacramento Bee and News Desk West). Full contracts are up at Modesto, Fresno and News Desk West while Sacramento has a reopener. The guild and company were able to narrow bargaining to a few core issues during each of the sessions. They include the new metrics for page view goals, seniority language in the case of layoffs, minimum salary levels and merit pay scales, equipment reimbursement, and drug policy.
Bargaining has begun at all four McClatchy California units (The Modesto Bee, The Fresno Bee, The Sacramento Bee and News Desk West). Negotiations took place in all three cities last week. The Guild is emphasizing coordination on the behalf of all the McClatchy units.
The Guild and The McClatchy Company came to a tentative agreement on a new contract when it met to continue bargaining on Thursday.
The guild and McClatchy return to bargaining after Modesto Bee announced layoffs. The company wants more furloughs, split shifts and reviews for dual work.
The Guild and company discussed the top priorities in their proposals in an attempt to get closer to an agreement. The company disclosed a 2 percent merit pool, the same as in 2013 the last time there was a merit pool.
MODESTO BEE BULLETIN #2 NOVEMBER 20, 2014 The guild and company returned to the table to continue full contract negotiations Tuesday. The current contract expires Dec. 31. All areas of the contract will be open during this time including wages, benefits, expenses, work schedules, job functions and severance pay. Meeting …
The Guild and company opened negotiations on the full contract Tuesday. The current contract expires Dec. 31.
The Guild and Sacramento Bee management reached an agreement that will transition Modesto Bee copydesk personnel to the new Sacramento consolidated production center, govern labor and wages at the new center and extend the contract for existing Sacramento Bee newsroom and advertising employees covered by the guild.