News Archive 2010
December 2, 2010
LOCAL BULLETIN - The following slate of delegates and alternates to the upcoming 2011 Newspaper Guild Sector Conference (Convention) have been officially elected. The Convention will be held in Lake Buena Vista, Florida February 2nd to February 6th.
November 22, 2010
All Guild members are invited to attend the annual Holiday Party on December 7, 2010 from 5:30 - 8 :00 p.m.
November 17, 2010
(LOCAL BULLETIN) - A full slate of delegates and alternates to the upcoming 2011 Newspaper Guild Sector Conference (Convention) were nominated by New York’s Representative Assembly on Tuesday night. The Convention will be held in Lake Buena Vista, Florida February 2nd to February 6th.
October 20, 2010
LOCAL BULLETIN - The New York Guild’s Representative Assembly (RA), last night, nominated its candidates for the 2011-2013 term, for all 24 of our Local offices.
July 20, 2010
LOCAL BULLETIN - Ralph Petrucelli, known as The Father of the Pension Plan at Consumers Union, the publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, died Thursday, after a lengthy illness.
June 24, 2010
LOCAL BULLETIN - Thomson Reuters Guild unit activists Leslie Adler and Dan Grebler were chosen to receive the 2010 Thomas M. Keenan Newspaper Guild of New York Service Award for the contributions they made during the Local’s most bitter contract dispute with the media company in 25 years. At its meeting on Monday, the Administrative Committee also awarded a Guild Special Merit Award, which it created last year, to Anna Pierdiluca, first vice chair of the Consumers Union unit.
May 12, 2010
LOCAL BULLETIN - The Guild is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for its annual service award in honor of Tom Keenan, former chairperson of the New York Times unit who died in December 2000. Each year, the Keenan award honors the outstanding contributions of a Guild member. Nominations are open until Tuesday, May 25 at 5 p.m. EDT
May 7, 2010
LOCAL BULLETIN - The Guild’s free digital video editing course has proved wildly popular as members filled available spaces for all six weeks of the program in a matter of days. All members whose applications were selected for one of the three-day sessions should have received an email from someone at CWA/NETT Academy.
May 5, 2010
LOCAL BULLETIN - Grant Glickson, unit chair of The New York Times, became 2nd vice president, Elaine Lindsay, unit chair of the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), joined the Executive Committee and a full slate of delegates and alternates to the 2010 Newspaper Guild Sector Conference and the 2010 Communications Workers of America convention was declared elected last week.
April 30, 2010
LOCAL BULLETIN - With the Guild’s just-completed member survey showing very strong interest in training for digital video editing, a series of intensive three-day sessions – available to Guild members at no charge – will be held from next week through the middle of June.
April 21, 2010
LOCAL BULLETIN - The New York Local’s Representative Assembly on Tuesday night nominated two candidates to fill two vacancies on the Executive Committee and also nominated a full slate of delegates and alternates to the up-coming 2010 Newspaper Guild Sector Conference (Convention) and the 2010 Communications Workers of America Convention to be held in Washington, D.C. in July.
April 20, 2010
LOCAL BULLETIN - In the next couple of months, the Guild will have an opportunity to offer members intensive three-day training sessions in digital video editing at no cost. But before we do, we need to have some idea of how much interest there is in such training sessions.
April 16, 2010
LOCAL BULLETIN - The staff of the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), which is represented by the Newspaper Guild of New York, ratified a three-year contract on April 9, 2010. The new contract raises WGAE employee’s pay by 2 percent in each of its three years, for the first time establishes minimum pay scales for all job groups and includes a dollar-for-dollar 401(k) match on the first 1 percent of employee earnings that takes effect on March 1, 2012.
April 6, 2010
LOCAL BULLETIN - Anna Pierdiluca, the 1st vice chair of the Consumers Union unit, has been elected to the Executive Committee, filling one of several vacancies created by a round of retirements at the end of 2009.
March 18, 2010
LOCAL BULLETIN - Executive Committee member Ed Fannon has succeeded Art Mulford as local chairperson, the New York Guild’s top elected rank-and-file officer, who presides over all Executive Council and general membership meetings. Along with Fannon, three others were declared elected to the Executive Council at the close of business on March 3.