The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

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Guild members,   After a very productive 3 hour session this morning, company negotiators have modified or withdrawn some of the regressive proposals that bogged us down yesterday during 8 hours of negotiations in an effort to reach a fair contract.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

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 […]

Bargaining begins at the Delaware County Times

Guild Members:   Flexibility was the main theme today during our first round of negotiations today with Digital First Media management.  Proposals were exchanged  by both parties during the four hour session.   The company’s proposals centered on their need for flexibility with proposed changes in hours of work, overtime , vacations,  job security and […]

#Newsmatters day

    May 4, 2016   Guild members,   Please join us this Friday, May 6, by participating in the Guild’s national day of action at DFM newspapers – #NewsMatters Day – as we transition to a more public phase of our campaign against Digital First Media and Alden Global Capital.   On Friday, we’re […]

DFM WORKERS UNITED

Hi all, Website editor and reporter Julie Reynolds just posted a great story on our www.dfmworkers.org, our campaign website. http://http://dfmworkers.org/2016/01/22/hard-copy-hard-times/ Please take a moment to read it, then share via Facebook and Twitter.  

Digital First Media workers unite to fight for fair contracts

January 13, 2016billrossGuild News

Full story from Digital First Media Workers. Today we are launching a national, coordinated campaign to win fair contracts with wage increases for the nearly 1,000 Guild-represented employees of Digital First Media. The campaign will build on the strength of our 13 bargaining units at DFM publications and online news sites across the United States, united […]

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, […]