Monday, December 8, 2014 by The Guild
Dec. 8, 2014 — Contract talks continued last week on a slightly more positive note, but nothing has happened yet to indicate the parties are closer to agreement on some of the remaining key issues.
The News in November changed course by presenting a “package proposal” with no pay raise or bonus that would end negotiations with a deal that expires July 31, 2015.
The package withdraws some company proposals, such as changes to the Classified department, and includes measures management advanced during bargaining that it said would provide it with more flexibility, efficiency or savings. continue»
Friday, December 5, 2014 by The Guild
Agenda emailed prior to meeting:
Guild Executive Committee Meeting Agenda for October 15, 2014
Agenda items include:
Committee Reports: Mobilization, Grievances, Finance
Holiday Party 2014 Update
Appoint Aaron Besecker of the Editorial Department as a representative to the Grievance Committee
Revisit Endorsement for TNG President/ Secretary Treasurer 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.
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»
- September 2014 Executive Committee meeting minutes
- Informational Meetings: Get a status report about negotiations at Oct. 16 sessions
- Bargaining Update: Talks continue between Guild and News on many issues
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