The NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia

MOMENTOUS BARGAINING NEWS

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

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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Lenfest: No more Tierney

Guild members, Please take a moment to read this compelling piece from the NiemanLab. https://www.niemanlab.org/2019/08/three-years-into-nonprofit-ownership-the-philadelphia-inquirer-is-still-trying-to-chart-its-future/

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New election for International President is ordered.

NewsGuild Members, Yesterday the NewsGuild Sector Elections and Referendum Committee (SERC) released its decision to uphold an appeal filed by The Canadian Media Guild with regard to the conduct of the last TNG/CWA Presidential election. There will be a new election this fall for the position of President. This means you need to ensure we […]

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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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Still working to protect jobs.

Dear Guild Members: We spent several hours with Company leadership today in an effort to avert something that we maintain would be catastrophic: layoffs. We made progress and will resume our work Tuesday. We will keep you updated. In the meantime, please thank the hundreds (maybe even thousands) of friends, family, and acquaintances who have […]

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Layoffs announced; totals not yet final.

Dear Guild Brothers and Sisters: We apologize for a day of no information on the layoff situation. That is because it has been a fluid situation since our initial meeting at 11 a.m. As of 6:30 p.m. Friday, when we suspended talks until Monday, the planned layoff total stood at 6 people – 4 in […]

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KEEP THE FAITH

Dear Amazing Brothers and Sisters: First, thank you for your spirited participation in yesterday’s protest, especially in that heat. The turnout was tremendous and your message so vital to the health of this company and the City of Philadelphia. Please recognize from the attendance by members from other unions that we are not in this […]

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Inquirer employees walk out to protest over threatened layoffs.

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