Guild Reporter

Manchester Guild Files 7-Count ULP Against Union Leader

The Manchester Newspaper Guild, which will picket the Union Leader's spelling bee Saturday, today filed a 7-count unfair labor practice complaint against their employer with the NRLB. "Our complaint, as well as one the company has filed against the local alleging 'bad faith bargaining,' mark a new and unprecedented LOW in the 72-year history of labor relations between our local and The New Hampshire Union Leader," Guild leaders told members in an email Friday night. "At the same time, our efforts together to mobilize both ourselves and the public in our opposition to the company's proposals has made a real difference. It really isn't a coincidence the company has retracted its retroactive pay and insurance proposals. Your picketing, and billboard, and personnel file requests and petition and stickers and tent cards and all the other actions we've taken together helped make that happen." Photo: Feb. 9 picket outside company event.

Keeping Our Union Strong Through Action and Thrift

Two things you should know as a Guild member right now: One, we unabashedly will be urging you to get involved in social justice and political action, especially when issues directly affect journalists and union members. Two, we are being frugal with your dues to keep our union viable in a difficult time. Photo: In past civil rights battles, Guild members have turned out for rallies and demonstrations. Here, Guild members march in Cleveland in 1983 for the Equal Rights Amendment.

Bullying on the Job: Workplace Culture Can Be Changed

Parents and school leaders discourage bullying in school and on the playground, but it is still widely allowed in many workplaces. Employees at New York’s Albany Times Union and Kingston Daily Freeman know this all too well. In the advertising departments, especially, workers have faced harsh treatment and turned to their Guild locals for help. While the locals filed unfair labor practice charges in specific cases, leaders saw an opportunity to do more: a training session for members on workplace bullying.  “This is a phenomenon that has serious consequences,” facilitator KC Wagner said. "This is not something that is just happening in your head. This isn’t just the union doing its thing.”

Nominations Open for 2014 Charles B. Dale Service Award

Nominations are now open for the Charles B. Dale Guild Service Award, TNG-CWA's annual recognition of excellence in local leadership. Nominations must be received at TNG headquarters by Monday, March 31, 2014, to be judged by the Executive Council. Given annually for outstanding service to the Guild at the local union level, the Service Award is open to local members who serve in an unpaid capacity as local officers or in other responsible local positions. Its purpose is to recognize and encourage the development of local Guild leadership, and it may be viewed as a counterpart to the Guild's Heywood Broun Award for journalistic achievement. Photo: Detroit Administrative Officer Lou Grieco receives the 2013 Service Award for his work as Dayton Guild president, bargaining the local's first contract in 26 years.

Colorful NYC Rally Demands Fairness at Scholastic, Kaplan

Accompanied by dozens of students, supporters and a marching band, English teachers at Kaplan International Colleges and writers, editors, artists and photographers at Scholastic Inc., all represented by the New York Guild, joined forces Feb. 20 to rally for fair wages and benefits. The crowd, which included empathetic CWA members from New York locals, first gathered in front of a Kaplan facility in SoHo, one of three in Manhattan. After chanting vigorously, they marched a short distance to Scholastic’s offices for a second rally.

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