Tech-savvy Guild leader Russ Cain was the union’s main database expert and one-man help desk for years. When he died recently, staff members wondered how they could possibly manage without him.
My enduring memory of Russ doesn’t directly relate to the decades of Guild service he rendered as an organizer, local president, or international vice president.
Delegates to the Bay Area maritime council met aboard the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien, docked in San Francisco to hear a presentation by Guild Executive Officer about the changing landscape of the Bay Area’s print news.
Bay City News Service Guild members unanimously ratified a new three-year contract last night that improves pay and other benefits, while avoiding any concessions.
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