The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

STRIKE AUTHORIZATION VOTE SET FOR NEXT WEEK

As the Company tries to distract you with attempts to pit union against union and younger worker against older instead of coming to the table with proposals worthy of a company owned by Gerry Lenfest, the Guild has set a strike authorization vote for next Wednesday (June 3) at the Loews Hotel at 12th and [...]

They Got Nothing New.

Because of the “low performance” of the company’s negotiators, Guild bargainers spent a beautiful Friday accomplishing little at the Federal Mediation Office. We countered the company’s latest proposal as the contract deadline of midnight Saturday neared. The company was unable to respond to our counter or provide any new details on their plan to gut [...]

In response to the company spin.

Just because a company says it is bargaining in “good faith,” does not mean it is. For six months company negotiators did not move off their union-busting, poverty-inducing proposals and then when the Guild began to ramp up our efforts to explain the truth, the company spent the last two days revising its proposals. And [...]

Company moves on healthcare-now its worse!

Newspaper Guild bargainers met today with the mediator and company negotiators Keith Black and Stan Wischnowski for 5 ½ hours and the company’s big move came in a proposal for our underfunded health care plan: They want it to cost you more and cover you less. The other key aspects of the Company’s proposal remain [...]

Stop Wasting Time!

HAVE YOU FIGURED OUT HOW TO PAY YOUR $12,000 HEALTH CARE BILL?                   The Guild returned to mediation today with the hope that the company would arrive with the proposals requested by the Federal Mediator to finally – after 25+ sessions – move the process along.                   Instead, company negotiators brought a new [...]

IT IS OUR MONEY!

For five years, Guild members have given up two weeks of pay saving the company about $1 million a year. Now when we want to devote those funds to our health and welfare fund, the company is balking. That $1 million won’t even fill the $2.5 million hole created by the company’s refusal to increase [...]

Can you afford to pay $4,000 to $8,500 more a year for health care? The company thinks you can

As our first Mediation session is tomorrow (Thursday) at 8:30 a.m., the Guild Bargaining Committee wishes to bring everyone up to date as to where contract talks now stand. Although we have reached tentative agreements on a number of smaller issues, the big issues of contention still remain: 1) In the company’s minimal economic offer, [...]

Company asks for Mediation; Guild agrees.

Dear Guild Members:   After four months of bargaining, the company remains immovable on the topic of eliminating more-senior employees in the newsrooms. It has also refused to offer more than $500,000 per year to help fix the Guild’s $2.5 million health-care problem and has rejected all of our proposed solutions, including diverting profit-sharing and [...]

Guild Bulletin-Extension Agreement to March 22

Guild members, The Guild bargaining committee & company bargaining committee agreed to extend our current collective bargaining agreement to March 22. We continue to bargain in good faith for successor agreements for the Main Unit & Philly.com The Guild Bargaining Committee

IGM negotiations continue. Contract extended until March 15th.

Guild members,   The Guild bargaining committee & company bargaining committee agreed to extend our current collective bargaining agreement to March 15.   We continue to bargain in good faith for successor agreements for the Main Unit & Philly.com   The Guild Bargaining Committee