The NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia

Letter to PMN Board of Directors from NewsGuild Executive Board

February 5, 2019 Dear PMN Board Members, We are writing on behalf of the members of the NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia. We represent reporters, some editors, advertising, finance and circulation employees, and editorial assistants at the Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com. Our members are not just the “content providers” of this organization; we are its […]

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Guild NLRB charges filed, PMN “Fraudulently induced givebacks.”

Dear Guild Brothers and Sisters: It has not been with pride, but from a sense of duty to help the Company survive and, we hoped, thrive that the Guild since 2009 has agreed to pay cut after pay cut, unpaid furloughs, and the destruction of its pension, followed by year after year of no across-the-board […]

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A MAJOR ACTION

Guild Sisters and Brothers: It’s time for another gathering in the concourse of 801 Market St., WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, at 2 p.m., when we will provide details of a substantial action taken by the Guild regarding your compensation. Those at SPP and Cherry Hill, you will receive a written account of this serious step in […]

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Diane Mastrull 2017 Charles B. Dale Guild Service Award Winner

CHARLES B. DALE GUILD SERVICE AWARD NOMINATION OF DIANE MASTRULL – JULY 19, 2017 a.ward – noun 1. a prize or other mark of recognition given in honor of an achievement Charles B. Dale Guild Service Award – honor 1. awarded to Diane Mastrull, Unit Chairperson, Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia Local-10/CWA 38010 in 2017 […]

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THE DESTRUCTION OF LOCAL NEWS

Cost-slashing hedge fund that owns Philly-area newspapers makes run at Courier-Post, News Journal and more by Bob Fernandez, Updated: January 14, 2019- 10:49 AM Alden Global Capital, a New York hedge fund known for extreme cost-cutting at the newspapers it owns from the Philadelphia suburbs to California, is making a $1.4 billion hostile bid for […]

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Raising Your Voice For Your Value

Reaction has been appropriately angry and appalled to Monday’s bulletin about the Company rejecting the Guild’s request for a pay raise while rewarding the Teamsters with millions of dollars in compensation — including a pension no longer funded for NewsGuild members, and health care for which Teamsters pay NO weekly contribution, unlike NewsGuild members. Many […]

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EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM PROVIDED BY YOUR UNION

GUILD MEMBERS: Your union wants to remind you of an important benefit for NewsGuild members and their families who have activated their Teladoc account. If you needed another reason to activate your Teladoc account, here it is – HealthAdvocate. Members who have activated their Teladoc account will have 24/7 access to Licensed Professional EAP and […]

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DFM Bargaining Update $160 million in profits, just isn’t enough

May 24, 2018 DFM BARGAINING BULLETIN Highly profitable DFM again refuses to offer pay increase PHILADELPHIA — DFM management came to a bargaining session empty-handed today, telling a national coalition of NewsGuild representatives that the company’s hedge fund ownership intends to keep employee pay frozen companywide to help maintain its profits. Alden Global Capital, principal […]

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Guild General Membership Meeting January 25, 2018

Ice Cream!!! Guild Members, Now that I have your attention, I’d also like just a few minutes of your time Thursday afternoon. I along with 9 other of your colleagues will take the oath of office to serve on the Guild executive board this year. We would be honored to have you with us, since […]

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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 […]

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