The NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia

TIME TO TAKE IT TO THE STREET

June 24, 2019 Dear Guild Siblings: You’ve signed a petition in robust numbers. You’ve marched through 801 Market in unity, raising a collective voice against any colleague losing a job involuntarily. You have captured the public’s attention and support. Offers of help have come from all over the city, from government leaders and nonprofit officials […]

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A CALL TO ACTION…VERY POORLY TIMED

Dear Guild Members: You received an email today from the Company that declared the beginning of yet another “new era” for us. Sadly, this “New Era of Inquirer Journalism” is apparently one tone-deaf to the anxieties and worries of its employees. How else to explain such an email thanking us “all” for “accepting this challenge” […]

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Inquirer buyouts/layoffs update June 18, 2109

Dear Colleagues: The Company has informed us that the latest buyout total count is 20. That does not include 2 voluntary planned departures in the newsroom that we maintain should count toward the total of 30 Guild job reductions the Company seeks. The Company gave no other information. We’ll keep you posted. In solidarity, Diane […]

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Inquirer buyout/layoff update

Good morning: Just wanted to let you know what we know on the buyout/layoff front. As of Friday, the Company had informed us of 17 buyouts by Guild members. We are seeking input as to what it plans to do next. As our petition presented to the Company on Friday stated, we oppose layoffs. We’re […]

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This is what solidarity looks like. Inquirer employees rally today demanding no layoffs. Over 250 members signed a petition that was delivered to to a vacant Publisher’s office.

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NewsGuild T-SHIRT DAY REMINDER

Hi all: Please remember tomorrow, Friday, June 14, is a day of unity for the NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia. Please wear your new T-shirts and gather for a photo at 11 a.m. in the ping pong parlor at 801. If you are at SPP or Cherry Hill and have picked up a shirt, take a […]

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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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Inquirer Buyouts/Layoffs Details May 28, 2019

In case you dialed in to listen to last week’s meetings and couldn’t hear very well, or missed the meetings entirely, here’s a summary of what you need to know about the Company’s buyout/layoff program. 1) Buyouts are only offered to Guild members in the newsroom, advertising, finance and IT. 2) To be eligible, newsroom […]

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Morning Call editorial staff votes overwhelmingly to unionize with the NewsGuild-CWA

Today, 72 percent of editorial staff at the Allentown Morning Call voted in favor of unionizing. The Morning Call Guild can now begin the productive work of negotiating with Tribune Publishing for a fair contract. The Morning Call staff is the latest in a series of newsrooms to organize with the NewsGuild-CWA in recent months. […]

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NLRB Rules; OUR FIGHT CONTINUES

In a ruling that should surprise no one, the regional director of the NLRB has ruled against reopening a 2015 case the NewsGuild filed against Philadelphia Media Network alleging fraudulent concealment of facts during contract bargaining that year. To refresh your memory, the Company had asked the Union during negotiations in 2015 to agree to […]

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