The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

AS ROME BURNS, DON’T WEAR SHORTS

The Guild filed a grievance today regarding the company’s institution of a “dress code” nobody knew about printed in a handbook nobody’s seen. As the Company has told the Guild that repeated violations of the “dress code” could result in disciplinary action, we believe that institution of such a code, without discussion and without the [...]

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GUILD SPONSORED TELEMEDICINE BENEFIT EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015 PLEASE SIGN UP

June 30, 2015 Guild members, Tomorrow on July 1st,  your membership to Teladoc will begin.  Be on the lookout for an email from Abby Daniels from CADRplus with instructions on how to activate your account.   You will be able to activate on line at member.teladoc.com/registrations or by phone at 800-835-3362.   We are offering [...]

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RESTAURANT OPPORTUNITIES CENTER MEMBERS RATIFY NEW 3 YEAR AGREEMENT

Guild members in 7 U.S. cities today ratified unanimously a new 3 year collective bargaining agreement with The Restaurant Opportunities Center United. The new 3 year contract has improved almost every aspect of the contract, including across the board wage increases, no employee contribution to healthcare, increased paid time off, and stronger grievance and arbitration [...]

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PHILLY.COM CONTRACT PASSES 30 YES 1 NO (AND MORE)

Thanks for your support.   We urge you – Main Unit and Philly.com members alike – to be vigilant over the course of this contract with regard to the improvements in weekend added responsibility pay, holiday pay, step increases, turnaround time, and more. If you have any questions about the new contract, please ask.   [...]

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Main Unit Contract passes 259-12

Thanks for your support. Philly.com votes tomorrow from 3-6 pm. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 10th floor. In Solidarity, Howard Gensler Bill Ross Diane Mastrull Cindy Burton Melanie Burney Regina Medina Brian McCrone

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Contract ratification votes scheduled

Dear Guild Member, The Guild will hold TWO separate contract ratification votes next week. The Main Unit will vote Tuesday, July 7 from 5-8pm. The Philly.com unit will vote Wednesday July 8 from 3-6 pm. Both votes will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn (1100 Arch St.). Guild officers will be available at both [...]

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Main details of a new 2 year agreement with PMN

As reported, the Guild and the Company reached a tentative agreement at 11 p.m. Friday, following eleven hours of bargaining. After the contracts for the main unit and Philly.com are approved by the International in Washington, D.C., the Guild will schedule ratification votes for next week. THE KEY POINTS OF THE NEW MAIN UNIT CONTRACT [...]

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Tentative 2 year agreement reached with PMN

From: “Black, Keith” Date: June 26, 2015 at 11:01:49 PM EDT To: All PMN Employees Subject: Tentative Agreement Reached ​Good evening, On behalf of the Company and the Guild bargaining teams, we are pleased to announce that the parties have come to terms on a new tentative two year collective bargaining agreement. The Guild will be [...]

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New no cost health care benefit from your union

Dear Guild Member: We are very pleased to announce that beginning on July 1, 2015, the Newspaper Guild will be providing you and your family members with a membership to Teladoc, the country’s largest provider of telemedicine. There’s no cost to you for this membership, we pay the monthly premiums. Why? Because you are a [...]

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Response to Keith Black

Guild members, Keith Black’s memo regarding strike –related issues is a rather clumsy and predictable attempt to frighten our members to accept the Company’s inferior contract offer. His ‘helpful advice’ in the FAQ on how you can work in the event of a strike, that he claims the company “created” is a disingenuous blueprint on [...]

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