The NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia

DFM Bargaining Update $160 million in profits, just isn’t enough

May 24, 2018 DFM BARGAINING BULLETIN Highly profitable DFM again refuses to offer pay increase PHILADELPHIA — DFM management came to a bargaining session empty-handed today, telling a national coalition of NewsGuild representatives that the company’s hedge fund ownership intends to keep employee pay frozen companywide to help maintain its profits. Alden Global Capital, principal […]

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PNM MEMBERS, YOUR HEALTHCARE IS CHANGING

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING YOUR HEALTH CARE BENEFITS Guild members, Effective June 1 2018, the Trustees of the Guild Health and Welfare Plan will change our Health Care provider to the Teamsters Local 830 Health and Welfare Plan. We have made this change to save our participants out of pocket expenses and to improve the provision […]

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Ark Republic Storytellers Affiliate as Associate Members.

Ark Republic is “Comprised of Arkitects, a collection of dope and brilliant people involved in a diverse range of industries who narrate, construct and converse in global dialogues and topics,” its website says. The group announced its affiliation with the Guild on March 6th. “Being part of a union continues the tradition of protecting the […]

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Guild General Membership Meeting January 25, 2018

Ice Cream!!! Guild Members, Now that I have your attention, I’d also like just a few minutes of your time Thursday afternoon. I along with 9 other of your colleagues will take the oath of office to serve on the Guild executive board this year. We would be honored to have you with us, since […]

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Flu shots under Teamsters Vicinity Fund

BENEFIT INFORMATION REGARDING FLU SHOTS    Guild members, As flu season is approaching, I thought it would be important that you understood how your benefits through the Teamsters Health & Welfare Fund covers flu shots. Flu shots are covered in full but where you have the flu shots will determine whether you must get reimbursed […]

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DFM Campaign Continues #Aldenexposed

Guild members, Please read the bulletin below,   & share on social media.    We’ve also included the link to Julie Reynold’s story in The Nation that we previously sent to you yesterday. https://www.thenation.com/article/how-many-palm-beach-mansions-does-a-wall-street-tycoon-need/   We are encouraging members to share it on Facebook and Twitter using the following hashtag: #AldenExposed.   We’ll be promoting the […]

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Philly Guild makes pay gap strides, Diane Mastrull awarded top honor. 

Guild members,   Please read the important update and recap from this year’s Guild – CWA convention. There is a link in the story with our local’s report on the pay gender gap that has existed in the newsrooms, and the work we have done over 16 months to close the gap. Lack of diversity […]

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Diane Mastrull wins Guild Charles B. Dale Guild Service Award.

Pittsburgh At the Newspaper Guild bi-annual sector conference, PMN’s long time unit chair person Diane Mastrull was awarded this year’s Charles B. Dale Guild Service Award winner. Selected by her peers across the country.  Congratulations Diane!!

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DFM negotiations update

July 14, 2017 UNION BARGAINING BULLETIN – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DFM MANAGEMENT FAILS TO PRESENT WAGE COUNTERPROPOSAL TO UNIONS DENVER – After committing in advance to present its wage counterproposal today, DFM management showed up empty-handed, failing to make any proposal to a joint committee representing 13 DFM bargaining units. The meeting on Friday was […]

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Important message from the Teamsters Health and Welfare Fund. Health Screening

  The WellTeam® Screening Program is again going Full Steam! An Integral Part of the Teamsters Health and Welfare Fund’s Wellness Initiative We care about your health . . .and we want to ensure you have the tools you need to maintain your good health! Since 2004, the Fund has sponsored a Disease Management/Wellness Program […]

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