The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

Your volunteer elected officers are backed by a deeply experienced and strong staff — one of the very best in the Newspaper Guild movement.

Bill Ross (, Executive Director, A professional, 30 year veteran of the labor movement, came to us in the year 2000 with a dozen years of union staff experience with the Teamsters and United Food and Commercial Workers unions. He has become an omnipresent figure, negotiating, arguing,organizing, and winning cases for our members at the bargaining table, and helping present cases before arbitrators. He has had a profound impact on the quality of the working conditions for all our members. He’s a smart negotiator and strategist, with a clear vision on how to bring our union forward, and he’s teaching us all valuable lessons about the trade union movement that he learned from his parents, and in service to the other unions.

Rita Dooling (, Office Manager/Administrative Asssitant, a 25 year staff member, who meticulously keeps track of every dime of your dues money and handles a wide variety of other administrative and financial matters. Among many other things, she makes sure we meet deadlines on a wide variety of issues and get the most for our money. Rita is responsible for keeping us in compliance with complex federal procedures and reporting requirements. In her expanded role, she will use her considerable talents to keep our members in closer touch with our work and in other areas that make the Guild even more valuable to our members.

Shelly Richards ( Membership Coordinator, maintains up-to-date records of present employees and retirees of the five newspapers represented by our Guild. Employed at PNI for 20+ years until 2009 and represented the Finance division on the Guild Executive board, she came out of retirement in 2010, to be uniquely useful at the Guild office. A connection with the Guild and its members is a happy priority to this interested and dedicated worker.

Drop by the Guild Hall, 1329 Buttonwood Street (a block from the front door of The Inquirer and Daily News) and meet our staff. Call on them for help — and treat them in a way that sets a most positive example for our employers.