The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

DFM Campaign Continues #Aldenexposed

Guild members, Please read the bulletin below,   & share on social media.    We’ve also included the link to Julie Reynold’s story in The Nation that we previously sent to you yesterday. https://www.thenation.com/article/how-many-palm-beach-mansions-does-a-wall-street-tycoon-need/   We are encouraging members to share it on Facebook and Twitter using the following hashtag: #AldenExposed.   We’ll be promoting the […]

DFM negotiations update

July 14, 2017 UNION BARGAINING BULLETIN – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DFM MANAGEMENT FAILS TO PRESENT WAGE COUNTERPROPOSAL TO UNIONS DENVER – After committing in advance to present its wage counterproposal today, DFM management showed up empty-handed, failing to make any proposal to a joint committee representing 13 DFM bargaining units. The meeting on Friday was […]

DFM PRESS RELEASE MAY 3rd DAY OF ACTION

NEWS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 28, 2017 CONTACT: BERNIE LUNZER PRESIDENT, THE NEWSGUILD-CWA (202) 434-7175 GUILD WORKERS AT DIGITAL FIRST MEDIA AND GATEHOUSE MEDIA STAND TOGETHER AGAINST PROFITEERING OWNERS ON WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY MAY 3 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 28, 2017) — A broad coalition of 1,500 unionized news workers will conduct a joint […]

DFM wage reopener negotiations.

Thirteen Guild-CWA bargaining units representing newsroom, advertising, circulation, and production departments at Digital First Media opened joint negotiations for a wage increase Thursday in Denver.   Union negotiators proposed a $1 per hour raise for all employees effective July 1. Management offered no proposal, stating that budgeting is under way for the next fiscal year […]

PA Cluster Realignment

​Guild members,   I received the following email from Ed Condra this afternoon. There are no numbers attached, and they are currently looking for volunteers. We have not received any notice at this time of pending layoffs. I will keep you posted as we receive information from the employer. Lousy way to start the new […]

12 News Guild bargaining units ratify three-year contract with major newspaper chain

​  August 12, 2016 12 News Guild bargaining units ratify three-year contract with major newspaper chain The last of 12 Guild bargaining units nationwide ratified a tentative agreement with Digital First Media Thursday night, culminating a seven-month campaign for the first pay increase in years. Under the new contract, workers will receive an across-the-board raise […]

Norristown Times Herald, and Pottstown Mercury members ratify 3 year agreements with Digital First Media. 

​Guild members, Tonight our members at the Pottstown Mercury, and Norristown Times Herald unanimously ratified 3 year contracts with Digital First Media.    Congratulations, on your unity. #newsmatters     Bill Ross Executive Director  TNG-CWA Local 38010 Office 215 928-0118 Cell     267 240-8540 bross@local-10.com www.local-10.com

Trentonian members ratify 3 year agreement with Digital First Media. 

​  Guild members, Last night our members at the Trentonian ratified the three year contract with Digital First Media.  Norristown & Pottstown are voting tonight beginning at 5:15 at The Pottstown Mercury. The Denver Post newsroom & non-newsroom employees, along with Detroit, St. Paul,  Kingston, Northern California, and The Delco Times, have ratified their agreements. […]

Delaware County Times members ratify 3  year contract with Digital First Media 19-0

​  Guild members,   Last night our members at the Delaware County Times unanimously ratified the three year contract with Digital First Media.    Trentonian is voting tonight.  Norristown & Pottstown are voting tomorrow.    The Denver Post newsroom & non-newsroom employees, along with Detroit & Kingston have ratified their agreements.  Northern California votes today. […]

DFM Buyout and Layoff Update

DFM Guild Members,     Here’s an update on buyouts and layoffs in the Pennsylvania cluster of our DFM group, over this past week. Three Delco members were rejected for the buyout, 2 were approved. Trentonian: 1 buyout approved, 2 members laid off — 1 editorial, 1 inside sales rep. Pottstown 1 approved, 1 in […]