The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

PMN contract voted down 186-79.

Following six live sessions and 28 hours of email voting, the Company’s “Final Proposal” contract offer was rejected. There were 186 NO votes and 79 YES votes.   113 members voted in person. 152 members voted by email. 71 percent of our members voted.   Thank you for your resounding participation. We will work diligently […]

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The polls open tomorrow at 2pm. 

  Howard Gensler, Diane Mastrull and Bill Ross will be hosting Q&A sessions at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Hotel Monaco at 433 Chestnut St. We will be in the Girard Room, straight back on the first floor of the hotel. We will field questions at each of […]

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Our stand on the company’s final contract offer.

After numerous questions from members about where the Guild bargaining committee stands with regard to the latest contract offer from the Company, we felt the need to clarify our position before this week’s meetings and vote. What we will be voting on this week is the Company’s proposal. It is not an agreement signed off on by […]

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DFM wage reopener negotiations.

Thirteen Guild-CWA bargaining units representing newsroom, advertising, circulation, and production departments at Digital First Media opened joint negotiations for a wage increase Thursday in Denver.   Union negotiators proposed a $1 per hour raise for all employees effective July 1. Management offered no proposal, stating that budgeting is under way for the next fiscal year […]

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Guild Associate members, Young Constituents of Philadelphia, daily White House access.   yc.news

March 4, 2017billrossGuild News

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Philadelphia Limousine and Uber Drivers join Guild, demanding to be heard.  

March 4, 2017billrossGuild News

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Welcome Philadelphia Uber drivers to the Guild. 

Jane Von Bergen Inquirer Staff On the same day that Uber Technologies refunded millions of dollars to Philadelphia Uber limousine drivers for overcharges, the company told them that it would raise the amount it charged Uber drivers in commissions.   “I think it’s wrong,” said UberBlack driver, Ali Razak, 31, of South Philadelphia, who has been […]

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Welcome yc.news as Guild Associate Members

yc.news  America’s Leading Millennial News Network. Fueled by Students.

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BARGAINING HAS BEGUN

​Guild leadership met with the Company this afternoon in a cordial first bargaining session that was more about establishing a framework for future talks than discussing actual detailed proposals. The Guild did present the Company with some specific objectives, including a request for a wage increase. Both sides expressed a desire for a swift and […]

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PA Cluster Realignment

​Guild members,   I received the following email from Ed Condra this afternoon. There are no numbers attached, and they are currently looking for volunteers. We have not received any notice at this time of pending layoffs. I will keep you posted as we receive information from the employer. Lousy way to start the new […]

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