LOCAL BULLETIN - Monica Johnson, secretary of The New York Times unit, is the newest member of our Local Executive Committee (EC).
LOCAL BULLETIN - The New York Guild's Representative Assembly (RA) has nominated Monica Johnson, secretary of The New York Times unit, as its candidate to fill the vacant Local Executive Committee seat formerly held by New York Times Unit Vice Chairperson Gladys Bourdain, who recently retired.
LOCAL BULLETIN - What does the turbulence in the news industry mean for our jobs and our union?
Guild members at the New York Times Digital unit have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new three-year contract.
This month’s election results increase the chances that the Employee Free Choice Act – and the empowerment it will bring to workers who want a union – will become the law of the land. But it still faces a tough battle. So, a strong show of support from people like you may make all the difference.
With the economy shrinking and the news business in turmoil, the Newspaper Guild of New York on Tuesday created an organizing fund aimed at increasing its presence in the media-dense city and securing its future as an advocate for news employees and their craft.
Another demand made by management in the healthcare discussions was the right to end the Guild-Times Pension Plan for new hires. Instead, new hires would get a defined contribution plan of some kind. We don’t know what kind because the company won’t tell us.
The Guild has been meeting in special negotiations with management for more than two years in an attempt to solve the Benefits Fund’s dilemma: rapidly escalating health care costs that far outstrip income provided by The Times.