The NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia

PENSION UPDATE

Dear Guild members: We will end this week the way we began it: with an update on where things stand with what we believe might be a full rescue of the Guild pension on its way. THE BACKGROUND: As Monday’s bulletin said, the $1.9 trillion stimulus package approved by Congress and signed by President Biden […]

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THE TEMPLE AUDIT; NO TIME TO WASTE

February 12, 2021billrossGuild News, Inquirer, Media

Dear Guild members,  The Temple audit of The Inquirer documents and quantifies what has been known and, sadly, largely ignored for decades by newsroom leaders, most of them now gone.  The NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia hopes the audit — and its painful accounting of inequities that have harmed employees of color and rendered The Inquirer irrelevant […]

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LAYOFF PLANS CANCELED!!

November 10, 2020billrossGuild News, Inquirer, Media

Dear Friends: Stop and let out a collective exhale: The layoffs that were planned for this week will not be happening. The Company just held a brief meeting with the two of us to say it “doesn’t make sense” to proceed with job eliminations at this time. Given the election results, the Company said it […]

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BUYOUTS AND POSSIBLE LAYOFFS

Dear Friends: We’re coming to you with news that no doubt will be nerve-wracking to some while, to others, a welcome opportunity. The Company tomorrow will be extending a buyout offer to all 55 employees in our advertising department. If at least 20 do not voluntarily apply for it, layoffs in advertising will follow. The […]

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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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DFM PRESS RELEASE MAY 3rd DAY OF ACTION

NEWS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 28, 2017 CONTACT: BERNIE LUNZER PRESIDENT, THE NEWSGUILD-CWA (202) 434-7175 GUILD WORKERS AT DIGITAL FIRST MEDIA AND GATEHOUSE MEDIA STAND TOGETHER AGAINST PROFITEERING OWNERS ON WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY MAY 3 WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 28, 2017) — A broad coalition of 1,500 unionized news workers will conduct a joint […]

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DFM WORKERS UNITED

Hi all, Website editor and reporter Julie Reynolds just posted a great story on our www.dfmworkers.org, our campaign website. http://http://dfmworkers.org/2016/01/22/hard-copy-hard-times/ Please take a moment to read it, then share via Facebook and Twitter.  

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PNI Execs Got Bonuses Before Bankruptcy

March 31, 2009billrossMedia

The owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News are seeking bankruptcy protection but still handed out bonuses to top executives. And published reports claim the company owes the city of Philadelphia $450,000 in taxes. PNI Execs Got Bonuses Before Bankruptcy: MyFoxPHILLY.com

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Philly Newspaper Owner Files for Bankruptcy

February 23, 2009billrossMedia

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