Sunday, May 17, 2015 by The Guild
Guild members took to the sidewalks outside One News Plaza on May 14 for a job action that involved some creative self-expression. Over a two-hour period, members were encouraged to grab a stick of chalk and make their feelings about the state of contract negotiations known to News management. Members also enjoyed ice cream treats as a reward for their participation.
Take a look at some of the messages “chalked” by Guild members:
Friday, May 8, 2015 by The Guild
A litter cleanup of the small park at the Ohio Street Boat Launch on April 25 marked the fourth year of a Guild initiative to aid the Spring Shoreline Cleanup coordinated by Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper.
The annual effort is conducted in memory of our late friend, reporter and Guild leader John “Jay” Bonfatti. Jay, who died in 2008, loved the outdoors and believed strongly in caring for the natural wonders of Western New York. continue»
Thursday, April 30, 2015 by The Guild
The Buffalo News on Monday rescinded its position on cost shifting for health insurance. Management stepped back from a proposal that would have had members paying a continual and increasing amount of health insurance premiums starting in 2016. continue»
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by The Guild
It’s time to talk to you about health insurance.
This issue is a recurring challenge for us in bargaining and, as in years past, we must deal with it again in these contract negotiations.
Here’s the bottom line: If The Buffalo News gets what it wants in insurance, say goodbye to life as you know it. Your pay will decline significantly every year as money is deducted from your salary to offset insurance costs. You may be working full time, but still become poor. continue»