The NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia

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

Bill Ross (, Executive Director, A professional, 30 plus 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.

Pamela Jackson (, Office Manager, Pam joined us in January 2018 after 30+ years in the Finance division at Philadelphia Media Network, and a member of our Executive Board. Pam’s extensive background in handling expenses, paying bills, and managing money, puts our Union’s assets in great hands. There isn’t a member at PMN who doesn’t know Pam, and we are thrilled she has decided to come out of a very brief retirement to join our staff.

Shelly Richards ( Membership Coordinator, maintains up-to-date records of present employees and retirees of the five newspapers represented by our Guild. Employed at Philadelphia Media Network 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 old Inquirer and Daily News building, on Broad St.) and meet our staff. Call on them for help — and treat them in a way that sets a most positive example for our employers.