The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

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 […]

Norristown ratification meeting set, August 11, 5:15 pm

​To: Guild Members at the Norristown Times Herald:   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 effect […]

Delaware County Times ratification meeting set  August 9,  5:15 pm

​To: Guild Members at the Delaware County Times:   We have a tentative 3-year contract with DFM.  Read here to learn specifics and vote on Tuesday, August 9, 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 […]

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 […]