The NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia

BARGAINING HAS BEGUN

January 12, 2017billrossInquirer

‚ÄčGuild 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 respectful process to get to a new contract that positions Philadelphia Media Network to carry out its business objectives while compensating employees well.

To get there, however, involves solving a major issue  — funding our health care.

We have agreed to begin meeting every Monday, at a minimum, to work toward a mutually acceptable contract.

We will keep you informed every step of the way.

In solidarity,   

Howard Gensler

Diane Mastrull

Bill Ross