Guild Reporter

Deadline Feb. 15 for New Local Officers Training

Don't miss your chance for to attend the Guild's training seminar for new local officers, March 9-12 at the Maritime Institute near Baltimore. Focusing on the nuts and bolts of running a local, the training has proved invaluable to generations of Guild leaders. Register by Feb. 15.

Deadline Extended to Feb. 3 for Broun, Barr Awards

We're adding one week to the deadline to get Broun and Barr award entries in the mail. Because of delays in getting our new website up, we know some of you didn't get the information as quickly as we intended. Please make sure your entries are postmarked by next Friday, Feb. 3.


Smiles All Around as Chicago Guild Helps Women in Need

The Chicago Newspaper Guild Women’s Committee held its second, hugely successful, community event this month, with a “beauty night” at the St. Mary of Providence Home in Chicago. The charitable facility is home to many women in need of developmental training. Between 35 and 40 eager participants were treated to make-up application, facials, manicures, massages and hair styling July 10 by a half-dozen Guild members. “We all felt our hearts warming as the ladies laughed and smiled,” said Grace Catania, chair of the Chicago Guild’s interpreters’ unit.

Albany's Tireless Lindsay Connors Wins Guild Service Award

Lindsay Connors was something of a rock star at the Guild’s multi-council meeting in Orlando in April. Not only did she help lead a topnotch session on workplace bullying, she received the Guild’s highest honor, the Service Award, presented for outstanding local leadership. “She has done so much for the union, it is impossible to document it all,” Albany President Tim O’Brien wrote in nominating Connors, the local’s 1st vice president. Photo: Connors with Guild SEC member Mike Cabanatuan, who presented the award.

Pittsburgh Guild Sets Up Peer-Counseling Program

In the wake of tragedies such as a recent school attack, the Pittsburgh Guild realized that journalists, like first responders, may benefit from talking with someone after traumatic events. They discussed the idea of peer-counseling and approached the Post-Gazette. Management was enthusiastic. Together the union and company embarked on training with a local counseling center. "Under their expert guidance we developed a peer counseling program for those who may feel overwhelmed by covering traumatic events -- or even from just being in the newsroom and hearing of the coverage," Local President Mike Fuoco said.