News Archives 2011
December 1, 2011
LOCAL BULLETIN - The popular digital video training program the Guild offered in the spring of 2010 is coming back for a six-week engagement for Guild members in New York. From Dec. 13 through Jan. 22, the Guild will offer the course nine times at no charge for Guild members only. Space is limited, so don't hesitate to sign up if you're interested in aquiring a new skill to keep pace in these fast-moving times.
September 22, 2011
CONSUMER REPORTS - Last year CR management was singing the praises of of Program Leader Ed Miller. This year, they're threatening to show him the door.
September 16, 2011
CONSUMERS UNION - Through its proposals in negotiations, management said of its employees, "Let them eat cake,"
then at a party, CU officials stole the cake.
September 13, 2011
CONSUMERS UNION - You don't have to look any further than management's group medical plan proposal to realize how staggering retrogressive its new contract proposals are, despite its claims to the contrary.
September 9, 2011
CONSUMERS UNION - The first bargaining session for a new contract is this afternoon. Will management attempt to split our membership?
August 31, 2011
LOCAL BULLETIN - A small group of employees at The Forward Association, publisher of Jewish newspapers and digital media, recently voted unanimously to name the Newspaper Guild of New York as their bargaining agent.
August 24, 2011
CONSUMERS UNION - In 2002, 'Consumer Reports' sang the praises of a defined-benefit pension plan in the pages of its magazine. Will management now turn around and attempt to freeze the plan in upcoming negotiations?
July 28, 2011
CONSUMERS UNION - The very quick and easy response to the question about what your union does for you is that it negotiates the terms and conditions of your working lives. But there's much more.
July 28, 2011
LOCAL BULLETIN - A Guild drive to organize a business unit at The Forward Association was given a major boost recently when the National Labor Relations Board found that three out of four individuals the company claimed were not appropriate for union coverage were, in fact, eligible to vote in the upcoming election.
June 25, 2011
LOCAL BULLETIN - The Guild will hold its semi-annual meeting for members from all units on June 28 to present the 2011 Keenan Service Award, to update members on the state of the Guild and to offer a preview of next month's CWA convention. This year's Keenan Award goes to Time Inc. Unit Chair Jill Jaroff.