Friday, April 10, 2015 by The Guild
A litter cleanup of the small park at the Ohio Street Boat Launch on Saturday, April 25 will mark 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»
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»
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by The Guild
Bearing signs reading “Fair Contract Now!” and “Shame on The News,” about 65 Buffalo Newspaper Guild members rallied April 1 at the corner of Scott and Washington streets, in front of The Buffalo News building.
Guild members called on the company to share some of the $56 million in pre-tax profits it made in the last five years while Guild members have gone without raises. The rally served to kick off the Guild’s public campaign, the first step of which will include leafletting public events.
Guild members heard from President Henry Davis and longtime Buffalo News employees Donn Esmonde and Jerry Sullivan.
“We’ve tried to persuade them at the bargaining table,” Davis said. “Unless things change, quickly, it looks like it’s time to raise a little bit of hell.”continue»
Monday, February 16, 2015 by The Guild
Thanks to everyone who showed their support in our efforts to gain a little bigger piece of The Buffalo News’ financial pie after more than five years without a raise. It was a popular mobilization effort.
About 20 Guild members on Thursday delivered the Valentine’s Day card you signed to The News’ executive team.
Watch the encounter:
- Talks reach turning point on wages
- February meetings agenda
- State of the News meeting: Ad revenue down, but commercial print revenue up
- December 2014 executive committee meeting minutes
- HQ, Regional Races Uncontested As Guild Heads Into Election Year
- Guild bargaining update: Wages remains key among unresolved issues