Buffalo Newspaper Guild

CWA Local 31026


    Guild members march in Labor Day Parade

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Guild

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    Guild members and their families and pets participated in the annual WNY AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. They marched through South Buffalo, then joined their fellow union members in a picnic at Cazenovia Park. News Photographer Sharon Cantillon shot the parade and Reporter Mark Sommer covered the event for the News.

    Guild members participate in annual shoreline cleanup

    Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Guild

    18076591_1354478187953794_4792224291867327387_oGuild members once again bundled up and braved the mid-April cold to participate in a shoreline cleanup for the sixth year in a row.

    The cleanup was held at Father Conway Park and the Ohio Street Boat Launch in the Old First Ward, a large piece of land that encompasses railroad tracks, the shoreline and a large, open field. Guild members were thankful for sunshine and dry ground as they fanned out across the park to pick up trash and debris. Many large garbage and recycling bags were filled to the brim by the end of the morning.

    The annual Spring Shoreline Cleanup was organized by Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, which involved more than 1,500 volunteer at 40 sites along the shoreline.

    Guild members participate annually 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.

    Annual holiday party Dec. 2

    Sunday, October 30, 2016 by The Guild

    LonnieSingersThe Buffalo Newspaper Guild-CWA 31026 Cordially invites you to the …

    Annual Holiday Party

    6-10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2 (Dinner at 7:00 p.m.)
    Templeton Landing

    FREE for Guild members $5 for retirees; $10 for guests

    Enjoy a great dinner and entertainment, including dancing, performances by the Lonnie Hudkins Memorial Singers, and Jeff Miers and his band.

    For tickets, see Felice McMillion in ABC, Renee Mikler in Classified Adversiting, Latrice Carr in Circulation, and Susan Kelley, Henry Davis or Colin Dabkowski in Editorial.

    Deadline for tickets is Nov. 18

    Join the Labor Day parade

    Sunday, August 28, 2016 by The Guild

    LOCAL labor parade HICKEYPlease join us as the Buffalo Newspaper Guild once again marches in the annual AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade and Picnic on Monday, Sept. 5. The free event welcomes all Guild members, spouses, kids and well-behaved pets.

    Even if you haven’t been to the Labor Day Parade in recent years, we hope you’ll make time for this fun event that celebrates workers and their achievements. The parade will head down Abbott Road in South Buffalo to Cazenovia Park, where free hotdogs, hamburgers, snacks and drinks will be provided to all. continue»

    Guild members support organizing drive at Lakeland Ledger

    Monday, August 8, 2016 by The Guild

    For decades, the state of Florida has been entirely free of union newspapers.

    That changed in August, when the staff of the Lakeland Ledger voted overwhelmingly to join The Newspaper Guild-CWA after the paper was acquired by GateHouse Media last year. continue»

    Bonfatti cleanup crew steps up again

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 by The Guild

    27-IMG_6788By Dan Herbeck

    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»

    Volunteers needed for cleanup: Guild’s annual community project with Riverkeeper

    Tuesday, April 5, 2016 by The Guild

    IMG_9872A litter cleanup of the small park at the Ohio Street Boat Launch on Saturday, April 23 will mark the fifth 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.

    Guild members, with volunteers from other groups, have helped clear tons of trash from this location over the years, and we’re looking forward to a good turnout again this year. So, please join us in this worthwhile effort. continue»

    Holiday party Dec. 11

    Sunday, November 22, 2015 by The Guild

    The Buffalo Newspaper Guild- CWA 31026Holiday party invitation with red and green ornaments (Informal
    Cordially Invites You to the
    Friday, December 11, 2015
    6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    Enter on Main Street side of building

    $10 for RETIREES, $15 for GUESTS
    DINNER at 7:30 p.m.

    TICKETS: ABC, Felice McMillion, CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING, Renee Mikler, CIRCULATION, Kim Leiser, EDITORIAL, Sue Kelly, Henry Davis, Colin Dabkowski

    NewsGuild busy organizing digital journalists

    Sunday, October 18, 2015 by The Guild

    The NewsGuild wants to be “the voice for digital journalists.”

    In a column last month, NewsGuild-CWA President Bernie Lunzer wrote about why the NewsGuild is the right place for digital journalists:

    Many journalists went into digital media with high hopes but low expectations because digital profit was illusory. But as many startups have stabilized and even turned a profit, workers have decided that they want some stability, too. It is a wonderful development. Digital media workers are starting to see unions as the tool that can get them there. A spate of successful organizing drives since June—including new Guild units at the Guardian US and Al Jazeera America—are spurring more campaigns.

    The Frontier Reporter reached out to Marian Needham, executive vice president of the NewsGuild-CWA, by email and asked her to elaborate on these efforts. continue»

    Update on Guild issues

    Sunday, October 18, 2015 by Henry Davis

    Ever since we ratified a new contract in July, people have approached me to say it must be nice to have a break until negotiations start again next year.

    I understand that. Fighting for a fair contract remains a central part of what The Guild does.

    But it is not the only thing we do. The reality is that there is much more to the business of The Guild, and its officers and local staff representative have been busy in recent months. continue»