The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

GUILD WINS 10TH STRAIGHT ARBITRATION. ROC ORGANIZER REINSTATED.

Some of you may not know that our local of the Newspaper Guild represents staff members of the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) in a number of cities around the country.  We got word yesterday that in our first arbitration against ROC ­– which a few months ago agreed to one of the top contracts for [...]

THE PAPAL CHASE 1

In an effort to get some answers to your many questions concerning working on “Pope Weekend,” Guild leaders met Tuesday afternoon with Stan Wischnowski, PMN VP of News Operations, Keith Black, VP of Human Resources, and Inquirer Managing Editors Gabe Escobar and Sandy Clark.   There still remain more questions than answers. In large part, this [...]

Guild’s Teladoc activation instuctions

Guild Members,   When activating your account, if you did not follow the steps below (using the drop down Newspaper Guild, Philadelphia for Item 7 below) and may have answered Aetna as insurance provider instead, please call  (800) 835-2362 to make sure you are under the Newspaper Guild plan.   Simply follow these steps to [...]

Win $100.00 Activate Your Teledoc/Call a Dr. Plus Account Today.

Guild Members: Want to win $100.00?  It’s easy.  Just activate your Call A Doctor Plus/Teladoc account by Monday, August 3, 2015 and your name will be entered into a drawing for $100.00.  All members with an active account by August 3rd  will be entered into the drawing.  Winner will be announced Wednesday, August 5th. Haven’t [...]

NOTHING “SPECIAL” ABOUT BONUS

A few points regarding the message Keith Black sent out for Gerry Lenfest yesterday. The message was meant to be confusing and rile you up. How do we know? We were asked a few weeks ago whether Mr. Lenfest’s message should be sent to Guild members and we said no. It didn’t apply to Guild [...]

AS ROME BURNS, DON’T WEAR SHORTS

The Guild filed a grievance today regarding the company’s institution of a “dress code” nobody knew about printed in a handbook nobody’s seen. As the Company has told the Guild that repeated violations of the “dress code” could result in disciplinary action, we believe that institution of such a code, without discussion and without the [...]

GUILD SPONSORED TELEMEDICINE BENEFIT EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015 PLEASE SIGN UP

June 30, 2015 Guild members, Tomorrow on July 1st,  your membership to Teladoc will begin.  Be on the lookout for an email from Abby Daniels from CADRplus with instructions on how to activate your account.   You will be able to activate on line at member.teladoc.com/registrations or by phone at 800-835-2362.   We are offering [...]

RESTAURANT OPPORTUNITIES CENTER MEMBERS RATIFY NEW 3 YEAR AGREEMENT

Guild members in 7 U.S. cities today ratified unanimously a new 3 year collective bargaining agreement with The Restaurant Opportunities Center United. The new 3 year contract has improved almost every aspect of the contract, including across the board wage increases, no employee contribution to healthcare, increased paid time off, and stronger grievance and arbitration [...]

PHILLY.COM CONTRACT PASSES 30 YES 1 NO (AND MORE)

Thanks for your support.   We urge you – Main Unit and Philly.com members alike – to be vigilant over the course of this contract with regard to the improvements in weekend added responsibility pay, holiday pay, step increases, turnaround time, and more. If you have any questions about the new contract, please ask.   [...]

Main Unit Contract passes 259-12

Thanks for your support. Philly.com votes tomorrow from 3-6 pm. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 10th floor. In Solidarity, Howard Gensler Bill Ross Diane Mastrull Cindy Burton Melanie Burney Regina Medina Brian McCrone