Monday, August 8, 2016 by The Guild
The NewsGuild has an organizing drive at the Lakeland Ledger in Florida. This GateHouse-owned company is the latest in a series of GateHouse papers to seek Guild representation. Internal support for organizing is strong, but we want to demonstrate to these workers that they are joining a large community of activists and that even though they are located in Florida, they will not be isolated from other unionized media workers.
Members of the Buffalo Newspaper Guild sent our Florida colleagues this expression of support: continue»
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 by The Guild
Our big old Guild buddy, John “Jay” Bonfatti, would have been thrilled.
Once again, a group of Buffalo Newspaper Guild volunteers got together in his honor and made an impact at the annual Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Spring Cleanup. The event took place on Saturday, April 23.
The “Bonfatti Cleanup Crew,” made up of 13 Guild members and supporters, joined a group of volunteers to clean up rubbish near the Ohio Street Boat Launch and Father Conway Park in the city’s historic First Ward. continue»
Thursday, May 19, 2016 by The Guild
13 Guild bargaining units at Digital First Media groups have joined forces in a coordinated bargaining strategy.
Bill Ross, executive director of the Newspaper Guild of Philadelphia, provided an update on the strategy at TNG’s multi-council meeting in Cleveland in late April.
The stated goal is to “develop a coordinated bargaining strategy in upcoming negotiations with Digital First media. The goal is to coordinate efforts to increase leverage and to engage in joint economic bargaining on wages to secure fair pay increases and economic relief for members nationwide.” continue»
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 by The Guild
May 16, 2016 — The Buffalo News last week issued only four bargaining proposals as contract talks started with the Guild. But they are very big, difficult proposals that target severance pay, health insurance, the trial period in the newsroom and the existence of the Classified Department. continue»