Monday, June 22, 2015 by The Guild
June 22, 2015 — The Guild and The News reached a tentative agreement Friday that maintains fully covered health insurance through 2016, provides cash bonuses and a cellphone allowance, and makes a key improvement in our insurance arrangement in the event of premium increases after the contract expires.
The tentative agreement for a two-year contract through the end of 2016 does not include a percentage pay raise, a disappointment after more than a year of negotiations. Our last contract expired in July 2014. continue»
Monday, June 1, 2015 by The Guild
June 2, 2015 — The Guild bargaining team on Monday presented a package proposal to The News that accepts its proposal for employees to begin paying a portion of medical insurance premiums in 2017. The proposed three-year deal would include raises in two years of a contract that runs through 2017, a one-time cash bonus and elimination of the 5 percent clause that establishes the employee’s share of premium increases after the contract expires. continue»
Thursday, May 28, 2015 by The Guild
May 28, 2015 — The need for The Buffalo News to reinvent itself in the digital age is a reality that no one denies.
And as the newspaper tries to figure out how to succeed in the era of Facebook and Twitter, members want to know how the Guild views its role. continue»
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:
- Guild members take part in annual shoreline cleanup
- News management moves on health insurance: Proposal also includes bonus but no wage increase
- The most interesting thing you will read today is this Guild update
- Volunteers needed for cleanup: Guild’s annual community project with Riverkeeper
- Guild to News: ‘Fair Contract Now!’
- Pie day sweetly delivers serious message