The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

Morey’piers and waters discount offers

Guild Members,   The Newspaper Guild has once again partnered with Morey’s Piers & Waterparks in Wildwood, NJ to offer our members a discount off admission prices.   To access your E-Ticket site and purchase tickets, please use the link & log-in ID below: www.moreyspiers.com/corporatepartner   Enter your log-in ID: LOCAL10  2017 Ticket Options & Pricing […]

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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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GUILD CONTRACT PASSES 203-79

In a vote that brought nearly 75% of Newspaper Guild members to the polls, the latest 3-year contract offer passed 203-79. The contract takes effect today. The buyout window is open until May 28 (staying on for up to six months after that will be negotiated between you and your manager). Moving into the Teamsters […]

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PMN REMINDER TO VOTE

REMINDER TO VOTE Howard Gensler, Diane Mastrull and Bill Ross will be hosting Q&A sessions at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. today at the Hotel Monaco at 433 Chestnut St. We will be in the Johannesburg Room (South), which is located on the lower level of the hotel. We are urging […]

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PMN ratification meetings set.

Next Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 6, Guild members will be asked to vote on a new three-year contract. Bill Ross, Diane Mastrull and Howard Gensler plan to be in Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon from 2:00-6:00 at the Hotel Monaco, 433 Chestnut St., Philadelphia.  Our meeting will be held in the Johannesburg (South) room in […]

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GUILD, COMPANY REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENT.

After a six-hour bargaining session today, the Guild reached a tentative agreement with the Company on a three-year contract. If the agreement is ratified, Guild members’ health coverage would be moved to the Teamsters Vicinity Fund, effective June 1 (or as soon as possible after that.)  Guild members’ health care contributions would remain at current […]

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PMN contract voted down 186-79.

Following six live sessions and 28 hours of email voting, the Company’s “Final Proposal” contract offer was rejected. There were 186 NO votes and 79 YES votes.   113 members voted in person. 152 members voted by email. 71 percent of our members voted.   Thank you for your resounding participation. We will work diligently […]

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The polls open tomorrow at 2pm. 

  Howard Gensler, Diane Mastrull and Bill Ross will be hosting Q&A sessions at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Hotel Monaco at 433 Chestnut St. We will be in the Girard Room, straight back on the first floor of the hotel. We will field questions at each of […]

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Our stand on the company’s final contract offer.

After numerous questions from members about where the Guild bargaining committee stands with regard to the latest contract offer from the Company, we felt the need to clarify our position before this week’s meetings and vote. What we will be voting on this week is the Company’s proposal. It is not an agreement signed off on by […]

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DFM wage reopener negotiations.

Thirteen Guild-CWA bargaining units representing newsroom, advertising, circulation, and production departments at Digital First Media opened joint negotiations for a wage increase Thursday in Denver.   Union negotiators proposed a $1 per hour raise for all employees effective July 1. Management offered no proposal, stating that budgeting is under way for the next fiscal year […]

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