The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING NEW HEALTH CARE COVERAGE

Guild Members: This is the latest information as we transition into the Teamsters Health & Welfare Vicinity Fund’s health care coverage (Vicinity Plan) on June 1, 2017. The Guild and Company Trustees will continue to meet during the month to try and create cost savings for members who are adversely affected by the transition. Below […]

Morey’piers and waters discount offers

Guild Members,   The Newspaper Guild has once again partnered with Morey’s Piers & Waterparks in Wildwood, NJ to offer our members a discount off admission prices.   To access your E-Ticket site and purchase tickets, please use the link & log-in ID below: www.moreyspiers.com/corporatepartner   Enter your log-in ID: LOCAL10  2017 Ticket Options & Pricing […]

GUILD CONTRACT PASSES 203-79

In a vote that brought nearly 75% of Newspaper Guild members to the polls, the latest 3-year contract offer passed 203-79. The contract takes effect today. The buyout window is open until May 28 (staying on for up to six months after that will be negotiated between you and your manager). Moving into the Teamsters […]

PMN REMINDER TO VOTE

REMINDER TO VOTE Howard Gensler, Diane Mastrull and Bill Ross will be hosting Q&A sessions at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. today at the Hotel Monaco at 433 Chestnut St. We will be in the Johannesburg Room (South), which is located on the lower level of the hotel. We are urging […]

PMN ratification meetings set.

Next Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 6, Guild members will be asked to vote on a new three-year contract. Bill Ross, Diane Mastrull and Howard Gensler plan to be in Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon from 2:00-6:00 at the Hotel Monaco, 433 Chestnut St., Philadelphia.  Our meeting will be held in the Johannesburg (South) room in […]

GUILD, COMPANY REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENT.

After a six-hour bargaining session today, the Guild reached a tentative agreement with the Company on a three-year contract. If the agreement is ratified, Guild members’ health coverage would be moved to the Teamsters Vicinity Fund, effective June 1 (or as soon as possible after that.)  Guild members’ health care contributions would remain at current […]

PMN contract voted down 186-79.

Following six live sessions and 28 hours of email voting, the Company’s “Final Proposal” contract offer was rejected. There were 186 NO votes and 79 YES votes.   113 members voted in person. 152 members voted by email. 71 percent of our members voted.   Thank you for your resounding participation. We will work diligently […]

The polls open tomorrow at 2pm. 

  Howard Gensler, Diane Mastrull and Bill Ross will be hosting Q&A sessions at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Hotel Monaco at 433 Chestnut St. We will be in the Girard Room, straight back on the first floor of the hotel. We will field questions at each of […]

Our stand on the company’s final contract offer.

After numerous questions from members about where the Guild bargaining committee stands with regard to the latest contract offer from the Company, we felt the need to clarify our position before this week’s meetings and vote. What we will be voting on this week is the Company’s proposal. It is not an agreement signed off on by […]

Welcome Philadelphia Uber drivers to the Guild. 

Jane Von Bergen Inquirer Staff On the same day that Uber Technologies refunded millions of dollars to Philadelphia Uber limousine drivers for overcharges, the company told them that it would raise the amount it charged Uber drivers in commissions.   “I think it’s wrong,” said UberBlack driver, Ali Razak, 31, of South Philadelphia, who has been […]