The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

DFM Buyout and Layoff Update

DFM Guild Members,     Here’s an update on buyouts and layoffs in the Pennsylvania cluster of our DFM group, over this past week. Three Delco members were rejected for the buyout, 2 were approved. Trentonian: 1 buyout approved, 2 members laid off — 1 editorial, 1 inside sales rep. Pottstown 1 approved, 1 in […]

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HEALTH ADVOCATE NEW GUILD BENEFIT FROM CALL A DR. PLUS

GUILD MEMBERS:   Your union is excited to announce a new, free benefit to our members who have activated their Teladoc account.   If you needed another reason to activate your Teladoc account, here it is – HealthAdvocate.  Starting immediately, members who have activated their Teladoc account will have 24/7 access to Licensed Professional EAP […]

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NO CONTRACT RE-OPENER THIS SUMMER!

In a meeting with Publisher Terry Egger and company executives yesterday, the company made clear that it is unable to make a commitment at this time to adequately fund our health care when our present contract expires in July 2017. This will instead be the elephant in the room when bargaining starts, most likely in […]

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Our Campaign: Taking on the hedge fund vultures

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#NEWSMATTERS CAMPAIGN UPDATE

May 26, 2016billrossGuild News

Our #NewsMatters campaign: Taking on the hedge fund vultures   Guild members at Digital First Media newspapers know the damage that hedge funds are doing to journalism.  That’s why we stand at the cutting edge of a new nationwide movement to fight back against the destruction they cause.   May 6 – the first national […]

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WELCOME KRONOS

Dear Guild Members,   As the Kronos Era in the newsroom begins, it is imperative to understand your role and to take it seriously.   It’s simple: TELL THE TRUTH.   Fill in each day’s hours ACCURATELY. You can be reasonable and not count a few minutes it might take you to answer a question […]

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Congratulations recent Teladoc giveaway winner

  Guild Members:   Congratulations to  Steve Falk, PMN Photographer , the winner of the $100.00 Visa Gift Card “ Don’t Sneeze At this Opportunity” Giveaway for activating his Teladoc account.   Haven’t activated your account yet?  Want to be eligible for the next giveaway?  Get started here: member.teladoc.com/registration.  Spend 5 minutes now so when you […]

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Light at the end of the tunnel

Guild members,   After a very productive 3 hour session this morning, company negotiators have modified or withdrawn some of the regressive proposals that bogged us down yesterday during 8 hours of negotiations in an effort to reach a fair contract.  Gone is the company proposal to reduce severance for current employees to a maximum […]

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#NEWSMATTERS NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

  Guild declares national day of action in #NewsMatters campaign   One thousand NewsGuild workers at 13 newspapers nationwide stand united today as we begin a new, more public phase of the Guild’s #NewsMatters campaign for fair contracts with Digital First Media.   Together, we launched a historic, coordinated effort in January after enduring years […]

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The New Normal According to DFM

  Guild members,   What a difference a day makes. Today in negotiations at the Delaware Country Times, company negotiators as expected, took  aim at job security, including seniority on layoff, but also seeks concessions in severance, overtime, vacation, sick leave, loss of the 401k contribution, and a host of other issues. After eight hours […]

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