Bargaining & Settlements – Bytes & bits: Center for Popular Democracy

CPD’s First Contract

The 36 members of the Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild at the Center for Popular Democracy voted unanimously to ratify their first Guild contract on Feb. 17. The agreement features a 3 percent raise each year.

In addition to wage increases, the contract includes significant advances for Guild members: annual pay-equity evaluations, cost-of-living adjustments, paid family leave, a union-shop clause, and grievance and arbitration procedures.