The NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia

BUYOUT/LAYOFFS/HYBRID WORK STATUS

November 29, 2022billrossGuild News, Inquirer

Dear Guild Members,  Just a quick update on where things stand with regard to the buyout, possible layoffs and the return-to-office plan at The Inquirer. At the urging of the Guild, the Company has extended the application deadline for those interested in the buyout to this Friday, Dec. 2. (It had been the Friday after […]

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BUYOUT BULL…

November 15, 2022billrossGuild News, Inquirer, Media

Dear Guild Members:   Stunned to get a message from The Inquirer’s publisher speaking of “a tough economic climate,” inflation and a “likely” recession necessitating a buyout after just hearing at the last quarterly update about us hitting or exceeding all sorts of goals, including the much-prized digital subscriptions? Well, I’m not. Nothing coincidental about […]

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2023 NewsGuild Officers

OFFICIAL NEWSGUILD ELECTION NOTICE THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES WERE ELECTED TO SERVE AS OFFICERS OF LOCAL 38010FOR 2023 PRESIDENTĀ  DIANE MASTRULL SECRETARY DONNA STOKES TREASURER ERIC CHURN 3 VICE PRESIDENTS MELANIE BURNEY 1ST VPAMY ROSENBERG 2ND VPCARL MELINE 3RD VP——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-INQUIRER/LOCAL EXECUTIVE BOARD OFFICERS FOR 2023 UNIT CHAIRPERSONĀ  JONATHAN LAI VICE CHAIRPERSON TERESA CLINTON CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL! […]

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YOU SPOKE OUT, HERE’S THE ANSWER

Dear Guild Members: You spoke out and The Inquirer has responded. In overwhelming numbers, Inquirer staff told their shop stewards that they did not want to see their work appearing in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette while Guild members (along with other CWA locals and Teamsters) are on strike there. Executive Director Bill Ross and I communicated […]

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PLEASE DONATE TO STRIKER FUND

Dear Guild Friends: When one union has a battle, it never has to wage that fight alone. That is solidarity, the bedrock of a union. As I mentioned the other day, our local sent cheesesteaks to our striking colleagues at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. They were enthusiastically received. Our union will also now play an important […]

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A STRIKE NEEDING OUR HELP

Dear Guild Members:  Today at noon our Guild colleagues at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette are planning to go out on strike, joining nonjournalist CWA members and Teamsters who have been on strike since Oct. 5 over losing their health care on Oct. 1. This was triggered when the company refused to pay the increased health-care premium […]

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ANTI-BLACK PANEL DISCUSSION AND MONDAY’S HOLIDAY

Dear Guild members: In the event you did not receive the email from the NewsGuild-CWA in Washington, there is still time to register for tonight’s panel discussion, “Was that the Reckoning? Addressing anti-Black Racism in the News Industry.” On the panel will be Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and NewsGuild of New York President Susan […]

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COVID SICK LEAVE & PROFIT-SHARING UPDATE

Dear Members: Thanks to research by a Guild member, the Company has become aware of a City of Philadelphia ordinance on COVID that potentially impacts all of you. The policy, effective March 9, 2022, to Dec. 31, 2023, requires employers with 25 or more employees to provide up to 40 hours of ADDITIONAL paid sick time to employees unable to […]

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Wilmington/Dover ratify first 2 year agreements with Gannett.

From Unit Chair Meredith Newman Hi all, Great news: We have officially ratified our contract. Many thanks to all who voted. The official vote for Wilmington was 14-3 and for the weeklies it was 3-0. I’ll send info soon about the next steps. And I promise to no longer spam your emails this much.  Have […]

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PROFIT SHARING UPDATE

Dear Members: Well, as we warned last week, what was disclosed to you as the amount of profit sharing you should expect to receive was not accurate. Let’s get right to it:  All full-time Guild employees who were hired as of Jan. 1, 2021, and worked at least 500 hours, will receive a profit-sharing check in the GROSS AMOUNT of $4,668.35. Part-time […]

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