13 Years After Vote to Unionize, Point Park Faculty Wins First Contract

Aug. 31, 2017 – More than 13 years after they began their quest for a union contract, full-time faculty at Point Park University in downtown Pittsburgh ratified an agreement by a vote of 96 to 6 on Aug. 28.

By all accounts, the result was worth the years of struggle. The full-time faculty won major improvements and built a solid foundation for the future.
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Pay Gaps Persist for Women, Minorities in Nation’s Newsrooms

Aug. 17, 2017 – Women and minorities earn less on average than their white, male counterparts at some of the nation’s most prestigious newspapers, according to analyses presented at a recent conference of The NewsGuild-CWA. Continue reading “Pay Gaps Persist for Women, Minorities in Nation’s Newsrooms”

Why Aren’t Publishers Investing in the Future? Don’t They See One?

 

By Bernie Lunzer

Last month, while sitting in on a local bargaining session, I asked management’s chief negotiator what the publisher’s plans were for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The employer’s rep was stumped. He had no idea.

But he knew he had to extract millions of dollars from the employees. Continue reading “Why Aren’t Publishers Investing in the Future? Don’t They See One?”

GateHouse Workers Launch Coordinated Strategy

Workers at the Peoria Journal Star on May 3, World Press Freedom Day.

July 12, 2017 – The battle for fair contracts at GateHouse Media newspapers has intensified in recent months. Workers at the 16 Guild-represented publications engaged in joint actions, developed a coordinated campaign to take on GateHouse and its parent company, and scored a stunning victory at a meeting of shareholders.

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A Retirement Plan That Provides Security, Stability, Lifetime Benefit? TNG-CWA APP

Why isn’t there a retirement plan my local can negotiate that doesn’t require me to sock away too much of my pay, leave me subject to wild swings in the markets, and that guarantees me a monthly income for life? And why can’t the plan be just as attractive to my company with fixed costs like my 401(k) plan?

Now there is. Continue reading “A Retirement Plan That Provides Security, Stability, Lifetime Benefit? TNG-CWA APP”

Reuters Members to Management: We’re Worth More

Now entering a third year without a contract, Thomson Reuters NewsGuild members have been mobilizing their co-workers and organizing job actions to demand that management come to the table and negotiate a contract that recognizes the contributions of the award-winning staff.

They have a very direct message: We’re worth more! Continue reading “Reuters Members to Management: We’re Worth More”

Bargaining & Settlements – Bytes & bits: Erie

Erie Ratifies First Contract

Eighteen months after GateHouse Media purchased the Erie Times-News, members of the Guild voted overwhelmingly to ratify an agreement for an initial three-year contract. The Guild also resolved several unfair labor practice (ULP) charges the union had filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Continue reading “Bargaining & Settlements – Bytes & bits: Erie”

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. Continue reading “Bargaining & Settlements – Bytes & bits: Center for Popular Democracy”

Bargaining & Settlements – Bytes & bits: Dayton

Dayton Agreement

After stop-and-start negotiations, members of the Dayton Editorial Units ratified a new two-year contract in March covering newsroom employees at the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News-Sun. Continue reading “Bargaining & Settlements – Bytes & bits: Dayton”