The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

Where have all the bylines gone?

On Tuesday, the guild staff members of the Delaware County Daily Times are participating in a one-day byline strike — in print and online — to call attention to measures Digital First Media has taken to create its regional production hub in Norristown. This action coincides with the release of the redesigned Daily Times print [...]

Wanted: New owners

Wanted: New owners. That’s the message today from journalists, ad reps and other media workers across the country seeking alternatives to Digital First Media, the nation’s second-largest newspaper chain. Today, Guild-represented staff at major newspapers including the Denver Post, San Jose Mercury News and St. Paul Pioneer Press have published ads online and in print seeking local, [...]

Katz Lenfest win auction of IGM with $88 million bid

Subject: GUILD BULLETIN: Lewis Katz and Gerry Lenfest win auction for IGM at $88 million The judge-ordered auction for Interstate General Media took place this morning at the offices of Dechert LLP in the Cira Center. After about 90 minutes of bidding, the winners were Lewis Katz and Gerry Lenfest at $88 million. That’s $11 [...]

Trentonian members ratify contract.

Guild represented members at the Trentonain in Trenton New Jersey, ratified an initial 2 year agreement with 21stCMH this evening.

Norristown Times Herald and Pottstown Mercury ratify contracts.

Board members, In a good day for our local, and our members, Norristown members today at noon, ratified the initial cba with 21st CMH 16-0. Later in the day at 5:30 our Pottstown members voted 40-0 to ratify their agreement. Again, I’d like thank all our unit officers, and Carol Rothman for attending both meetings [...]

Delaware County Times contract ratified

Guild members, This evening your co-workers voted 47-15 to ratify an initial contract with 21st CMH, the new owners of the bankrupt Journal Register Company. Highlights of the 2 year contract after the sale closes in April include, No reduction of pay over the 2 year term. No involuntary layoffs for the first year, except [...]

JRC Tentative Agreements reached at 4 papers.

Guild JRC members,   You will be receiving a WARN notice from JRC, which is required by law. DO NOT panic. All of our members will be rehired by 21st CMH the potential buyer of JRC. We have tentative new contracts that over the next 4 weeks we will be meeting to ratify. As I [...]

Restaraunt Opportunities Center Guild members, ratify initial 2 year contract.

I’m happy to announce that after bargaining a fair initial collective bargaining contract with Restaurant Opportunities Center, our members last night, unanimously voted and approved the contract. We reached a 2 year contract with across the board increases in both years of the agreement, of 3 percent. Paid sick time, personal time, and vacations for [...]

JRC Chapter 11 part 2

NEWSGUILD NAMED CO-CHAIR OF JRC CREDITORS’ COMMITTEE Staff September 14, 2012 NewsGuild-CWA NewsGuild-CWA was named one of five members, and co-chair, of the creditors’ committee as the Journal Register Company bankruptcy proceeded Thursday with an initial hearing in New York City. The Guild is represented on the committee by Philadelphia Newspaper Guild Executive Director Bill [...]

Partnership with National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET)

March 7, 2011billrossGuild News

Dear Guild member, We are pleased to announce that today, in a partnership with the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET), our sister union in the Communications Workers of America, and Philadelphia Media Network, 16 Guild members will be trained to use Final Cut Pro for digital video editing. The reporters and photographers [...]