The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia

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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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING NEW HEALTH CARE COVERAGE

Guild Members: This is the latest information as we transition into the Teamsters Health & Welfare Vicinity Fund’s health care coverage (Vicinity Plan) on June 1, 2017. The Guild and Company Trustees will continue to meet during the month to try and create cost savings for members who are adversely affected by the transition. Below […]

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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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