The NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia


April 6, 2020billrossInquirer

Happy Monday all.

I hope you are staying safe, wearing masks if you go out, washing your hands often, and hydrating. 

Some good news at this time of slim pickings: This Friday you should see the payments due you from our new contract deal.

In case you’ve forgotten amid all this coronavirus upheaval, the contract provides for: 

YEAR 1: A one-time lump-sum payment in an amount equal to 2.5% of your current annual wage rate, plus a $500 signing bonus. (Part-time employees will receive pro-rated amounts.) 

If you do not receive what you are entitled to under this agreement, let us know.

Perhaps even more important is your emotional and physical well-being. So please remember two benefits are available to help you: the Employee Assistance Program to help with any emotional issues, and Teladoc, a super-convenient access to medical help that is completely free. You can get a prescription after a quick phone chat with a local doctor. 

Here are the links to each: Identify yourself as a member of the NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia., 1-800-835-2362

Take care of yourselves. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any concerns or issues.

In solidarity,