The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

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 […]


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 […]


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Guild members,   After a very productive 3 hour session this morning, company negotiators have modified or withdrawn some of the regressive proposals that bogged us down yesterday during 8 hours of negotiations in an effort to reach a fair contract.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


Hi all, Website editor and reporter Julie Reynolds just posted a great story on our, our campaign website. http:// 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 […]