The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

BARGAINING HAS BEGUN

​Guild leadership met with the Company this afternoon in a cordial first bargaining session that was more about establishing a framework for future talks than discussing actual detailed proposals. The Guild did present the Company with some specific objectives, including a request for a wage increase. Both sides expressed a desire for a swift and […]

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PA Cluster Realignment

​Guild members,   I received the following email from Ed Condra this afternoon. There are no numbers attached, and they are currently looking for volunteers. We have not received any notice at this time of pending layoffs. I will keep you posted as we receive information from the employer. Lousy way to start the new […]

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Guild requests early bargaining with PMN

​Guild Executive Director, Bill Ross has sent the company a formal request to begin bargaining early in 2017.   Although this contract ends at the beginning of July, the Guild’s Health & Welfare Fund, which has been subsidizing the company’s insufficient healthcare contribution for years, will run out of money in May or June, depending […]

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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 – […]

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12 News Guild bargaining units ratify three-year contract with major newspaper chain

​  August 12, 2016 12 News Guild bargaining units ratify three-year contract with major newspaper chain The last of 12 Guild bargaining units nationwide ratified a tentative agreement with Digital First Media Thursday night, culminating a seven-month campaign for the first pay increase in years. Under the new contract, workers will receive an across-the-board raise […]

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Norristown Times Herald, and Pottstown Mercury members ratify 3 year agreements with Digital First Media. 

​Guild members, Tonight our members at the Pottstown Mercury, and Norristown Times Herald unanimously ratified 3 year contracts with Digital First Media.    Congratulations, on your unity. #newsmatters     Bill Ross Executive Director  TNG-CWA Local 38010 Office 215 928-0118 Cell     267 240-8540 bross@local-10.com www.local-10.com

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Trentonian members ratify 3 year agreement with Digital First Media. 

​  Guild members, Last night our members at the Trentonian ratified the three year contract with Digital First Media.  Norristown & Pottstown are voting tonight beginning at 5:15 at The Pottstown Mercury. The Denver Post newsroom & non-newsroom employees, along with Detroit, St. Paul,  Kingston, Northern California, and The Delco Times, have ratified their agreements. […]

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Delaware County Times members ratify 3  year contract with Digital First Media 19-0

​  Guild members,   Last night our members at the Delaware County Times unanimously ratified the three year contract with Digital First Media.    Trentonian is voting tonight.  Norristown & Pottstown are voting tomorrow.    The Denver Post newsroom & non-newsroom employees, along with Detroit & Kingston have ratified their agreements.  Northern California votes today. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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