The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

Trentonian members ratify contract.

March 4, 2013billrossGuild News, JRC

Guild represented members at the Trentonain in Trenton New Jersey, ratified an initial 2 year agreement with 21stCMH this evening.

Norristown Times Herald and Pottstown Mercury ratify contracts.

March 3, 2013billrossGuild News, JRC

Board members, In a good day for our local, and our members, Norristown members today at noon, ratified the initial cba with 21st CMH 16-0. Later in the day at 5:30 our Pottstown members voted 40-0 to ratify their agreement. Again, I’d like thank all our unit officers, and Carol Rothman for attending both meetings [...]

Delaware County Times contract ratified

February 27, 2013billrossGuild News, JRC

Guild members, This evening your co-workers voted 47-15 to ratify an initial contract with 21st CMH, the new owners of the bankrupt Journal Register Company. Highlights of the 2 year contract after the sale closes in April include, No reduction of pay over the 2 year term. No involuntary layoffs for the first year, except [...]

JRC Tentative Agreements reached at 4 papers.

January 26, 2013billrossGuild News, JRC

Guild JRC members,   You will be receiving a WARN notice from JRC, which is required by law. DO NOT panic. All of our members will be rehired by 21st CMH the potential buyer of JRC. We have tentative new contracts that over the next 4 weeks we will be meeting to ratify. As I [...]

JRC Chapter 11 part 2

September 15, 2012billrossGuild News, JRC

NEWSGUILD NAMED CO-CHAIR OF JRC CREDITORS’ COMMITTEE Staff September 14, 2012 NewsGuild-CWA NewsGuild-CWA was named one of five members, and co-chair, of the creditors’ committee as the Journal Register Company bankruptcy proceeded Thursday with an initial hearing in New York City. The Guild is represented on the committee by Philadelphia Newspaper Guild Executive Director Bill [...]

Delaware County Times members ratify 18 month agreement.

June 29, 2012billrossJRC

After a difficult round of bargaining, Guild members approved an 18 month contract with the Journal Register owned Delaware County Times. The Guild fought back the employer’s proposal on ousourcing Guild work, and an attack on contractual benefits, mainly sick time. “Keeping our work here, was our main goal.” Said Guild Executive Director Bill Ross.

JRC Contracts Extended.

March 27, 2012billrossJRC

March 27, 2012 Guild members, Today, all three of our JRC contracts, the Delaware County Times, The Pottstown Mercury, and the Norristown Times Herald, have been extended for an additional 90 days with a no layoff guarantee over the 90 days, and if layoffs were to be announced, the earliest they could occur would be [...]

Bring Us the Decider

September 28, 2011billrossJRC

You ever talk to that bored-looking teenager at the counter and realize you’re getting nowhere because this kid either doesn’t know the answers, or isn’t authorized to answer? Well, that’s where we are folks. We’ve asked to see the manager. Seven months in, and now using a federal mediator and we still have yet to [...]

Pottstown Unit Bargaining Update

April 30, 2011billrossJRC

Hello fellow Guild members. Forgive our tardiness in giving you an update, but there wasn’t too much to report. Here is the latest. First of all, as many of you may realize, our contract with The Mercury expired on March 31. As in past negotiations, it has been extended one month by mutual agreement. All [...]

A Very Important Message Regarding Your Newspaper Guild Health Benefits

Over the past few years, as health care costs have risen at nearly five times the rate of inflation, the Newspaper Guild’s Health & Welfare Trustees (three Guild representatives and three company representatives) have worked diligently to continue to provide the best possible care at the most affordable price. This, however, has come at a [...]