The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

PMN contract voted down 186-79.

Following six live sessions and 28 hours of email voting, the Company’s “Final Proposal” contract offer was rejected. There were 186 NO votes and 79 YES votes.   113 members voted in person. 152 members voted by email. 71 percent of our members voted.   Thank you for your resounding participation. We will work diligently […]

The polls open tomorrow at 2pm. 

  Howard Gensler, Diane Mastrull and Bill Ross will be hosting Q&A sessions at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Hotel Monaco at 433 Chestnut St. We will be in the Girard Room, straight back on the first floor of the hotel. We will field questions at each of […]

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 […]

Welcome Philadelphia Uber drivers to the Guild. 

Jane Von Bergen Inquirer Staff On the same day that Uber Technologies refunded millions of dollars to Philadelphia Uber limousine drivers for overcharges, the company told them that it would raise the amount it charged Uber drivers in commissions.   “I think it’s wrong,” said UberBlack driver, Ali Razak, 31, of South Philadelphia, who has been […]

Welcome yc.news as Guild Associate Members

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BARGAINING HAS BEGUN

​Guild leadership met with the Company this afternoon in a cordial first bargaining session that was more about establishing a framework for future talks than discussing actual detailed proposals. The Guild did present the Company with some specific objectives, including a request for a wage increase. Both sides expressed a desire for a swift and […]

Guild requests early bargaining with PMN

​Guild Executive Director, Bill Ross has sent the company a formal request to begin bargaining early in 2017.   Although this contract ends at the beginning of July, the Guild’s Health & Welfare Fund, which has been subsidizing the company’s insufficient healthcare contribution for years, will run out of money in May or June, depending […]

Guild-CWA scholarships

​Guild Members, As a member of The Newspaper Guild/CWA, you and your family members are eligible for the following scholarships: David S. Barr Scholarship – deadline 1/31/17.  $1000 high school students, $1500 college students.   Details on www.newsguild.org.  “Resources” on right hand side. Click on David Barr Scholarship.  Download application. PA AFL-CIO Scholarship Essay Contest – […]

Pottstown ratification meeting set August 11, 5:15 pm

​  To: Guild Members at the Pottstown Mercury News:   We have a tentative 3-year contract with DFM.  Read below to learn specifics and vote on Thursday, August 11, 2016. GUILD, DIGITAL FIRST MEDIA REACH 3-YEAR TENTATIVE AGREEMENT ON CONTRACTS COVERING 800+ WORKERS IN 12 BARGAINING UNITS   If ratified, 3 percent pay increase would take […]

Trentonian ratification meeting set August 10, 5:15 pm

​  To: Guild Members at The Trentonian:   We have a tentative 3-year contract with DFM.  Read below to learn specifics and vote on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. GUILD, DIGITAL FIRST MEDIA REACH 3-YEAR TENTATIVE AGREEMENT ON CONTRACTS COVERING 800+ WORKERS IN 12 BARGAINING UNITS   If ratified, 3 percent pay increase would take effect at […]