The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

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 […]

(KRONOS) TIME IS ON OUR SIDE

In response to the Kronos memo you received earlier today, Guild leaders met with the Company to discuss implementation and ramifications. When this new system begins:   You will be required to fill out your own Kronos digital time cards honestly and accurately.   If you are a newsroom employee, you should be paid for […]

IF YOU NEED A DOCTOR DURING THE SNOW STORM

Guild Members, With the major snow storm expected to hit our area this weekend access problems to health care because of the storm may occur so we want to remind you that you and your family members have 24/7 immediate access to consult a doctor with Teladoc. When you’re not sure if what you are […]

DFM ANNOUNCES LAYOFFS

  Guild Members,   Late last Thursday evening the Guild was notified that Digital First had planned to announce 7 layoffs of Guild members across our 4 papers on Friday,  December 12. Sadly, this comes only months after profit sharing checks were issued, and as we start to prepare for coordinated bargaining across the cluster […]

GUILD: COMPANY LIED ABOUT PENSION

Guild Members,   On Monday the Guild filed an Unfair Labor Practice Charge and grievance against Philadelphia Media Newspapers, LLC charging the Employer with bargaining in bad faith during the 2015 collective bargaining negotiations.  The Executive Board of the Guild has taken this serious action because it has been brought to our attention that the […]

HOLIDAY REMINDER

Guild Members:   As the holiday approaches, we want to remind you that under the collective bargaining agreement between the Newspaper Guild and Philadelphia Media Network you are entitled to:   Article 16.4 – If the paid holiday falls during an employee’s vacation, or on an employee’s regular day off, the employee will receive a […]