The NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia

A response from PMN Chairman of the Board.

Guild members, Please see the below response to the Guild Executive Committee from Chairman Kopelman in response to the letter sent to him and the PMN Board of Directors on February 6, 2019. We will keep you posted. In Unity, Diane Mastrull, President Bill Ross, Executive Director Maggie O’Brien Melanie Burney John Robinson Amy Rosenberg […]

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Letter to PMN Board of Directors from NewsGuild Executive Board

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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Local President Diane Mastrull elected to Vice President of Region 1 International NewsGuild Executive Board

Below is Executive Director Bill Ross’ nomination of President Mastrull to the NewsGuild International Board. Good morning, As Executive Director of the NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia, it gives me great honor to nominate our President, Diane Mastrull for the position of Vice President of Region 1 of the NewsGuild International Executive Board. The NewsGuild’s future […]

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PABJ supports NewsGuild of Philadelphia in their fight against PMN

PABJ SUPPORTS THE NEWS GUILD OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA CALLING FOR FAIR WAGES PHILADELPHIA, January 24, 2019 – The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ), stands in solidarity with the News Guild of Greater Philadelphia in calling for fair wage labor practices and better accountability at Philadelphia Media Network (PMN). On Tuesday afternoon, roughly 50 PMN […]

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Guild NLRB charges filed, PMN “Fraudulently induced givebacks.”

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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A MAJOR ACTION

Guild Sisters and Brothers: It’s time for another gathering in the concourse of 801 Market St., WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, at 2 p.m., when we will provide details of a substantial action taken by the Guild regarding your compensation. Those at SPP and Cherry Hill, you will receive a written account of this serious step in […]

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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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THE DESTRUCTION OF LOCAL NEWS

Cost-slashing hedge fund that owns Philly-area newspapers makes run at Courier-Post, News Journal and more by Bob Fernandez, Updated: January 14, 2019- 10:49 AM Alden Global Capital, a New York hedge fund known for extreme cost-cutting at the newspapers it owns from the Philadelphia suburbs to California, is making a $1.4 billion hostile bid for […]

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Raising Your Voice For Your Value

Reaction has been appropriately angry and appalled to Monday’s bulletin about the Company rejecting the Guild’s request for a pay raise while rewarding the Teamsters with millions of dollars in compensation — including a pension no longer funded for NewsGuild members, and health care for which Teamsters pay NO weekly contribution, unlike NewsGuild members. Many […]

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PAY RAISE?

As we’ve told you in meetings, the NewsGuild’s current contract with the Company, which expires March 30, 2020, contains a clause allowing the union to request a wage reopener midway through the life of the collective bargaining agreement. The NewsGuild made such a request and in October met with the Company, including Publisher Terry Egger, […]

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