The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

(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 […]

LENFEST, EGGER, TURN DOWN GUILD OFFER, WOULD RATHER LAYOFF 46 EMPLOYEES

Yesterday the Newspaper Guild made a formal offer to Philadelphia Media Network to purchase the Philadelphia Daily News. That offer was quickly rejected in a brief letter from PMN attorney Larry Weilheimer. The Guild made the offer for a number of reasons: 1) Our job is to preserve journalism jobs. By taking the Daily News […]

IRREPLACEABLE LOSS

  Dear Guild Members: In an astonishing display of misdirected management, the Company today announced layoffs that decimate what just days ago the new publisher identified as the key to our future – digital reach and our unique print brands.   Of the Philly.com staff of 29, 17 Guild members will be gone as of […]

COMPANY REVEALS LAYOFF NUMBER

The company has informed the Guild of its intent to lay off 46 Guild members effective Dec. 4.  Company officials rejected the Guild’s request to meet today to find out which departments and individuals will be affected,  and has requested a meeting Wednesday morning, so everyone can be left hanging for an astonishing two additional […]

PUBLISHER EGGER ANNOUNCES LAYOFFS ARE COMING

In two meetings today with staff at 801 Market St., new publisher Terry Egger announced the company was moving ahead to merge the company’s three news entities (the Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com) into one newsroom that would feed the three properties and that layoff announcements would be forthcoming. Egger gave no details. No one […]

2016 Officers Elected Congrats to all!

OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER GUILD ELECTION NOTICE THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES WERE ELECTED TO SERVE AS OFFICERS OF LOCAL 38010 FOR 2016. PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER HOWARD GENSLER VACANT ERIC CHURN 5 VICE PRESIDENTS RA CHAIRPERSON MAGGIE O’BRIEN REGINA MEDINA MELANIE BURNEY BRIAN MC CRONE JONATHAN TANNENWALD JOHN ROBINSON ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- INQUIRER/DAILY NEWS UNIT OFFICER FOR 2016 UNIT CHAIRPERSON DIANE […]