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Guild, Consumer Reports agree to lock in new pension plan

March 5, 2015

CONSUMER REPORTS - The Guild and Consumer Reports today signed a tentative agreement that would lock in the two-year-old adjustable pension plan (APP) as a company benefit without an approval deadline, raise all salaries and extend for one more year the collective bargaining agreement that expired on Dec. 31. The agreement, which includes a 2.5 percent general wage increase, will be discussed and voted on at a meeting set for March 12.

Guild membership meeting postponed due to blizzard

January 26, 2015

LOCAL BULLETIN - The Newspaper Guild of New York's annual winter meeting that had been scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 has been postponed due to the impending severe winter storm. Instead, it will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 3. Please make every effort to attend.

Member meeting, scholarship offers, dues max adjustment

January 21, 2015

LOCAL BULLETIN - The Guild will hold its annual winter membership meeting on Jan. 27 (UPDATE: Postponed to Feb. 3 due to blizzard) amid a swirl of contract campaigns and a decision by our parent union to change its name. In addition, Guild members are eligible for two separate scholarship programs, and the maximum weekly salary on which dues are assessed will increase on March 1. For the large majority of members, however, there will be no increase in dues.