The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

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 […]

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 […]

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

March 4, 2017billrossGuild News

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

March 4, 2017billrossGuild News

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 […]

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 […]

#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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]