Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by The Guild
Nearly six months after bargaining started, we stand at a crucial turning point.
On Monday, The News abruptly changed course in contract talks by presenting a “package proposal” to The Guild that would end negotiations with a deal that expires July 31, 2015.
The package provides no pay raise or bonus — not a penny.
It withdraws some company proposals, such as changes to the Classified department, and includes a host of measures management advanced during bargaining that it said would provide it with more flexibility, efficiency or savings. The Guild and The News have tentative agreements or were close to agreement on those measures. continue»
Thursday, November 13, 2014 by The Guild
Guild members are free while tickets for retirees are $10 and guests are $15. The party will include appetizers, a buffet dinner, soda, coffee & tea and a cash bar.
For tickets, see Dick Fay in the Southtowns District Office; Sandy Tan, Sue Kelley, Steve Watson, Mike Pesarchick in Editorial; Kim Leiser in Circulation; Renee Mikler in Classified; or Felice McMillion in Accounting.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 by The Guild
Agenda emailed prior to meeting:
Guild Executive Committee Meeting Agenda for September 17, 2014 continue»
Thursday, October 9, 2014 by The Guild
October 9, 2014 — Contract negotiations resumed Monday with The News telling The Guild that the company wanted a two-year deal with no raises.
News management said it would consider offering cash bonuses, but only in return for unspecified concessions.
The Guild bargaining team countered that members are working harder than ever, have received only a 1 percent raise since 2009, and have responded repeatedly to company efforts to cut costs. continue»
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