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”
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”
Wage Parity in Kenosha
Kenosha Newspaper Guild negotiators had a mandate when they began bargaining with management at the Kenosha News: Members wanted wage parity. Continue reading “Bargaining & Settlements – Bytes & bits: Kenosha”
Lakeland Gets a First
After an enthusiastic union organizing campaign last year, members of the Lakeland Guild unit of CWA Local 3108 ratified an interim Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in April — their first formal agreement with their new employer, GateHouse Media. When a full collective bargaining agreement is reached, the terms of the MOA will be included. Continue reading “Bargaining & Settlements – Bytes & bits: Lakeland”
Members of the Sarasota Guild unit of CWA Local 3108 ratified a Memorandum of Agreement covering the implementation of layoffs in February after management at the Herald-Tribune opened contract negotiations by declaring its intention to reduce the newsroom workforce the following week. The parties negotiated an agreement that reduced the number of layoffs, added two weeks of “notice pay” to severance pay, and provided a one-year rehire list. Continue reading “Bargaining & Settlements – Bytes & Bits: Sarasota”
Just a week after rejecting the Philadelphia Media Network’s “final” contract offer by a vote of more than 2 to 1, in April members of the Philadelphia Newspaper Guild approved a revised proposal resulting in a three-year contract. Continue reading “Bargaining & Settlements – Bytes & bits: Philadelphia”
People’s World Turns
The 10-member staff of the People’s World joined the Chicago Newspaper Guild after winning voluntary recognition on Feb. 8.
Chicago AFT: Smart
The Chicago staff of the American Federation of Teachers won voluntary recognition for a unit of five workers at the union’s Chicago regional office.
By Myra Kreiman
I had been given a month’s grace past the “leave by” date after taking a buyout, to see current contract negotiations through to conclusion. The party was over, arranged for me by a longtime friend and colleague at her duplex near the Hudson Street digs of Newsweek magazine, then owned by The Washington Post Company. Celebrating with me were co-workers, editors, reporters and writers I had worked with and advocated for as unit chair of our union. Continue reading “Retirees: Protecting Our Futures — We are Older AND Bolder”
In May, The NewsGuild-CWA Executive Council approved a four-year cycle of national meetings. The schedule is intended to allow locals to budget and plan for district council meetings that are tied to Guild Sector Conferences and CWA Conventions. Continue reading “NewsGuild Day Book”
79th Sector Conference
August 4-5, 2017
Wyndham Grand Downtown
600 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh PA 15222
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