The NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia

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. […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Our Campaign: Taking on the hedge fund vultures

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Light at the end of the tunnel

Guild members,   After a very productive 3 hour session this morning, company negotiators have modified or withdrawn some of the regressive proposals that bogged us down yesterday during 8 hours of negotiations in an effort to reach a fair contract.  Gone is the company proposal to reduce severance for current employees to a maximum […]

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The New Normal According to DFM

  Guild members,   What a difference a day makes. Today in negotiations at the Delaware Country Times, company negotiators as expected, took  aim at job security, including seniority on layoff, but also seeks concessions in severance, overtime, vacation, sick leave, loss of the 401k contribution, and a host of other issues. After eight hours […]

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Bargaining begins at the Delaware County Times

Guild Members:   Flexibility was the main theme today during our first round of negotiations today with Digital First Media management.  Proposals were exchanged  by both parties during the four hour session.   The company’s proposals centered on their need for flexibility with proposed changes in hours of work, overtime , vacations,  job security and […]

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#Newsmatters day

    May 4, 2016   Guild members,   Please join us this Friday, May 6, by participating in the Guild’s national day of action at DFM newspapers – #NewsMatters Day – as we transition to a more public phase of our campaign against Digital First Media and Alden Global Capital.   On Friday, we’re […]

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DFM WORKERS UNITED

Hi all, Website editor and reporter Julie Reynolds just posted a great story on our www.dfmworkers.org, our campaign website. http://http://dfmworkers.org/2016/01/22/hard-copy-hard-times/ Please take a moment to read it, then share via Facebook and Twitter.  

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Where have all the bylines gone?

On Tuesday, the guild staff members of the Delaware County Daily Times are participating in a one-day byline strike — in print and online — to call attention to measures Digital First Media has taken to create its regional production hub in Norristown. This action coincides with the release of the redesigned Daily Times print […]

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