News Archives 2013
May 10, 2013
BULLETIN - The Guild is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for its annual service award, named in honor of the late Tom Keenan. Each year, the Keenan Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of a Guild member. Nominations, which can be made by any member, are open until Friday, May 31 at 6 p.m. EDT.
May 2, 2013
BULLETIN - Full scholarship applications for union members and their families pursuing degrees at Empire State College of the State University of New York are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 academic year. Also, Mabel Rodriguez of the Standard & Poor’s unit has been elected to fill a vacancy on the New York Guild’s 24-member Executive Committee.
April 26, 2013
CONSUMERS UNION - Guild members showed their bosses at Consumer Reports that they were sick of management’s new twist on old language, which now requires them to use vacation or personal time for a number of medical procedures that formerly were covered by the company’s sick leave policy. At lunchtime on April 25, they marched to their company cafeteria with red T-shirts and signs.
April 19, 2013
LOCAL BULLETIN - The New York Guild’s Representative Assembly (RA) has named Mabel Rodriguez of Standard and Poor’s as its candidate to fill a vacancy on the 24-member Executive Committee. The space was created by the departure of Ed Fannon, who left the Executive Committee when he retired from his job at Standard & Poor’s in December. She was nominated without opposition.
April 8, 2013
CONSUMERS UNION - Guild members at Consumer Reports magazine on Friday ratified a new three-year contract that preserves a defined benefit pension plan and gives them a wage-increase and bonus package totaling 6 percent. The vote was 203 to 31, with two abstentions.
April 4, 2013
BULLETIN - Karen Rohan, Foreign Policy Association editor in chief and a long-time Guild activist, has become the New York Guild's new local chairperson, following the retirement of Ed Fannon. In addition, New York Times unit First Vice Chair Nadia Taha, has joined the Executive Committee, also to fill a vacancy. The remaining portions of Rohan's and Taha's terms expire on Jan. 1.
April 1, 2013
CONSUMERS UNION - The Guild has reached a tentative contract agreement with management, subject to approval by the membership. The compromise agreement was reached with the aid of mediator Martin Scheinman and defeated the worst of management's initial demands. An information session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2 and a ratification meeting will be held in the cafeteria on Friday, April 5 at 3:00.
March 21, 2013
LOCAL BULLETIN - The New York Guild’s Representative Assembly (RA) named First Vice President Karen Rohan of Foreign Policy Association as its candidate for local chairperson to replace Ed Fannon, who left the Executive Committee when he retired from his job at Standard & Poor’s in December. Also nominated at the March 19 RA meeting was Nadia Taha of The New York Times to fill a vacancy on the 24-member Executive Committee.
February 7, 2013
LOCAL BULLETIN - Guild members and the Guild raised a combined $6980 to help CWA members(including Guild members) whose homes and property were lost or damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Also, the Guild is raising the maximum salary on which dues are assessed to $2150 per week from $2045, effective April 1.
January 2, 2013
LOCAL BULLETIN - The following slate of delegates and alternates to the upcoming 2013 Sector Conference of the Newspaper Guild and the 2013 Communications Workers of America Convention have been officially elected.