Buffalo Newspaper Guild

CWA Local 31026

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    Guild members show support during furlough on social media

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 by The Guild

    The Guild has begun engaging in acts of solidarity on social media since the furloughs began for all other Guild members. That includes changing social media images/avatars to the black Guild logo, “going dark” on social media and encouraging people to subscribe to The News through a special subscription link, which makes it clear that people are subscribing specifically in support of our members.

    As always, while the Guild is physically separated, all members will continue to receive important updates via email, buffaloguild.org and through our Twitter and Facebook accounts, which includes messages we encourage all Guild members to share.

    Link to Guild subscription special: https://bit.ly/3bKlgUa

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    What is it like to work from home during the Covid-19 pandemic?

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 by The Guild

    The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted how we live and how we work, particularly for Guild members in the newsroom of The Buffalo News. Mike McAndrew, the News’ watchdog team editor and a member of the Guild’s Executive Committee, and Sean Kirst, news-side columnist, share their perspectives on how the working landscape has individually and collectively changed because of the pandemic.

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    Warren Colville called “forward-thinking leader” as he retires

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 by The Guild

    Warren Colville has stepped down as publisher of The Buffalo News, a change that raises a flood of concerns regarding the future of the paper under Lee Enterprises.

    Colville announced May 5 that he is stepping down from his post after 33 years with the News, including his tenure as president, which began in 2001, and as president and publisher, which began in 2013. continue»

    Guild votes for furlough agreements

    Thursday, June 11, 2020 by The Guild

    Buffalo Newspaper Guild members voted 65-2 on April 10 in favor of a tentative agreement that will allow Buffalo News management to furlough Guild members across the board, for the first time.

    The approval of the agreement reflects member support for a plan the Guild bargaining team devised, which mitigates financial losses to members with little-to-no cost to the company.

    It also reflects the mutual concern of both management and the Guild about the paper’s financial state, during the Covid-19 pandemic. A week later, Guild members in the Typographical Unit representing Prepress employees at The Buffalo News voted unanimously on April 17 in favor of a tentative agreement that will allow Buffalo News management to furlough most members for up to five weeks. continue»