The NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia

TIME TO TAKE IT TO THE STREET

June 24, 2019

Dear Guild Siblings:

You’ve signed a petition in robust numbers. You’ve marched through 801 Market in unity, raising a collective voice against any colleague losing a job involuntarily.

You have captured the public’s attention and support. Offers of help have come from all over the city, from government leaders and nonprofit officials to other unions and average readers.

All are urging that we keep up the fight to protect jobs so that The Inquirer can effectively help inform, expose, and advocate for them.

They say the health and integrity of Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs depends on our work.

So, let’s make some more noise in defense of our jobs and the public that wants and needs us to keep doing what we do.

Put on those new T-shirts and some sunscreen and let’s get some fresh air from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday on Market Street at Eighth. Weatherman Tony assures conditions will be superb.

We will be joined by many supporters from the outside, that’s how much they care about our well-being. Let’s show them how much we appreciate that.

The Company has asked to meet with me and Guild Executive Director Bill Ross on Friday morning to tell us whether layoffs will happen.

Let’s reiterate on Wednesday afternoon what that answer needs to be —
NO!

In solidarity,

Diane

Dear Guild Siblings:

You’ve signed a petition in robust numbers. You’ve marched through 801 Market in unity, raising a collective voice against any colleague losing a job involuntarily.

You have captured the public’s attention and support. Offers of help have come from all over the city, from government leaders and nonprofit officials to other unions and average readers.

All are urging that we keep up the fight to protect jobs so that The Inquirer can effectively help inform, expose, and advocate for them.

They say the health and integrity of Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs depends on our work.

So, let’s make some more noise in defense of our jobs and the public that wants and needs us to keep doing what we do.

Put on those new T-shirts and some sunscreen and let’s get some fresh air from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday on Market Street at Eighth. Weatherman Tony assures conditions will be superb.

We will be joined by many supporters from the outside, that’s how much they care about our well-being. Let’s show them how much we appreciate that.

The Company has asked to meet with me and Guild Executive Director Bill Ross on Friday morning to tell us whether layoffs will happen.

Let’s reiterate on Wednesday afternoon what that answer needs to be —
NO!

In solidarity,

Diane