The NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia

EGGXIT

January 15, 2020billrossGuild News, Inquirer

SUBJECT LINE: EGGXIT Dear Friends, This month a year ago, the Guild lost trust in Inquirer Publisher Terry Egger after he misled us in what we thought were sincere talks about a mid-contract pay raise. Turns out our talks were just stalling tactics until the Company reached a contract deal with the Teamsters. Then came […]

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2020 NewsGuild Officers

November 14, 2019billrossGuild News, Inquirer

OFFICIAL NEWSGUILD ELECTION NOTICE THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES WERE ELECTED TO SERVE AS OFFICERS OF LOCAL 38010 FOR 2020. PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER DIANE MASTRULL DONNA STOKES ERIC CHURN 3 VICE PRESIDENTS MELANIE BURNEY AMY ROSENBERG CARL MELINE ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- INQUIRER/DAILY NEWS UNIT OFFICERS FOR 2020 UNIT CHAIRPERSON VICE CHAIRPERSON ANNA ORSO CYNTHIA HENRY CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL! The […]

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2020 Guild Executive Board Nomination Notice

November 5, 2019billrossGuild News, Inquirer

Guild Nomination Bulletin November 5, 2019 The NewsGuild-CWA Local 38010, AFL-CIO, CLC OFFICIAL NOMINATION NOTICE THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES WERE NOMINATED, TO SERVE AS OFFICERS OF LOCAL 38010 FOR 2019, AT THE NOMINATION MEETING HELD ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2019 PRESIDENT SECRETARY DIANE MASTRULL DONNA STOKES TREASURER 3 VICE PRESIDENTS ERIC CHURN MELANIE BURNEY AMY ROSENBERG […]

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MOMENTOUS BARGAINING NEWS

October 17, 2019billrossGuild News, Inquirer

Good Morning: History was made last night. A first-ever tentative contract agreement was reached between the LA Times Guild and the Los Angeles Times. The proposed three-year deal includes RAISES each year – at least 5% the first year for many newsroom (at this point only the newsroom is organized, but I have no doubt […]

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INQUIRER BARGAINING DAY 1

Good afternoon. Just wanted to keep you informed about our first bargaining session. It was a two-hour meeting where neither side made specific proposals but instead established a foundation for how this process will proceed over the days and weeks (likely months) ahead. The Guild made clear its priority is an across-the-board raise for ALL […]

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General Membership Meeting, nomination of Guild Officers November 1, 2019

September 26, 2019billrossGuild News, Inquirer

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & Guild Local Officers Nominations for 2020 DATE: Friday, NOVEMBER 1, 2019 The Free Library of Philadelphia – Independence Branch 18 South 7th Street (between Chestnut & Market across from parking garage) Philadelphia, Pa 19101 TIME: 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. AGENDA: Guild Local Officers Nominations for 2020 (President, 3 Vice Presidents, Secretary […]

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LOSSES AND LIPSTICK

Dear Guild Sisters and Brothers: We are in an industry where words matter. And our credibility depends on the accuracy of our words. So, this message is not intended to put lipstick on a pig. It is to provide you with a precise account of the result of our efforts these past few weeks to […]

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Say NO to layoffs

June 5, 2019 For too long, we’ve normalized the act of cutting rank and file staff in order to balance this company’s books. We reject the notion that we are disposable. If you agree, join your colleagues — more than 150 Guild members so far — who have already signed a petition that reads: “We, […]

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Letter to PMN Board of Directors from NewsGuild Executive Board

February 6, 2019billrossGuild News, Inquirer

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.”

January 23, 2019billrossGuild News, Inquirer

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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