The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

12 GUILD UNITS, DFM REACH TENTATIVE 3 YEAR ACCORD

​DENVER — Leaders of 12 Guild bargaining units reached an unprecedented tentative agreement with Digital First Media today, including the first across-the-board pay increase many DFM workers have seen in years.   The bargaining was conducted during an ongoing revenue squeeze and threats of job cuts throughout the newspaper industry. At DFM, management’s outsourcing of […]

THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME

​Over the past few weeks, the Guild has met with the company over a variety of important issues: The upcoming gap in our health care costs which could lead to increases in family coverage of $250/week, the longstanding problem of gender pay inequity and the shameful lack of diversity across the company.   The company’s […]

DFM JOINT TALKS UPDATE 

​July 8, 2016 Denver  — Representatives of the 12 Digital First Media Guild bargaining units met jointly with DFM management in Denver this week in an effort to reach agreement on all DFM contracts. Ground rules bar either the company or the union from publicly disclosing details of the talks before they are concluded.  No […]

DFM JOINT TALKS BEGIN IN DENVER

​Guild members,     Twelve Digital First Media bargaining units, including ours, will take part in joint contract negotiations with DFM management on July 6, 7, and 8 in Denver.   The negotiations represent the first time that DFM has bargained jointly with the Guild in this way.   Eleven of 12 bargaining units, covering […]

WE NEED YOUR HELP

  Wow. More than 9,500 media workers and supporters have signed the petition we launched on June 17, taking a stand against the pillaging of Digital First Media newspapers nationwide for the benefit of a privileged few. And in actions across the country, media workers turned out in force to let the public know how […]

HEALTH ADVOCATE NEW GUILD BENEFIT FROM CALL A DR. PLUS

GUILD MEMBERS:   Your union is excited to announce a new, free benefit to our members who have activated their Teladoc account.   If you needed another reason to activate your Teladoc account, here it is – HealthAdvocate.  Starting immediately, members who have activated their Teladoc account will have 24/7 access to Licensed Professional EAP […]

NO CONTRACT RE-OPENER THIS SUMMER!

In a meeting with Publisher Terry Egger and company executives yesterday, the company made clear that it is unable to make a commitment at this time to adequately fund our health care when our present contract expires in July 2017. This will instead be the elephant in the room when bargaining starts, most likely in […]

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 […]

#NEWSMATTERS NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

  Guild declares national day of action in #NewsMatters campaign   One thousand NewsGuild workers at 13 newspapers nationwide stand united today as we begin a new, more public phase of the Guild’s #NewsMatters campaign for fair contracts with Digital First Media.   Together, we launched a historic, coordinated effort in January after enduring years […]