Buffalo Newspaper Guild

CWA Local 31026

Know Your Contract

    Guild members vote to ratify tentative agreement

    Thursday, February 15, 2018 by The Guild

    The tentative agreement between The Buffalo News and the Guild was ratified today by a vote of 80-7.The three-year agreement, ending in July 2021, extends the current contract with no wage cuts or givebacks.

    The News also agreed to the Guild’s pilot project proposal to create a new job class, digital content producer, and restricts online freelancers from regular beat coverage, stories with high-anticipated news value, enterprise reporting or subject matter requiring ongoing coverage.

    Jurisdiction: What is it and why you should care

    Sunday, October 18, 2015 by The Guild

    The Buffalo Newspaper Guild regularly deals with issues at The News related to jurisdiction.

    Often, the issues get little attention, as Guild officers and News managers work through problems that arise.

    No matter how seemingly minor an issue, the Guild has sought to be vigilant about jurisdiction because the principle is so important. So far, we’ve disagreed at times but have avoided a major battle over the issue, and that’s a good thing. continue»