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LOCAL BULLETIN - Federal authorities last week dismissed a claim that the Guild violated the rights of hundreds of its members when its independent Local Elections Committee asked that Consumer Reports not allow its company email system to be used for a so-called digital debate ahead of last fall’s leadership election.


LOCAL BULLETIN - New York Times Unit Chair Grant Glickson announced on Tuesday that he is dropping all challenges to last fall’s Guild election in which he lost his bid to become president, saying the ongoing dispute has compromised his position as a Guild activist and that he was committed to “mending any fences that need mending.” But a separate challenge by a member who is not involved in either campaign is still pending.


LOCAL BULLETIN - Meetings of the Guild’s Executive Committee and Representative Assembly, originally scheduled for tonight, and a general membership meeting originally set for tomorrow night, have been postponed because of a strong winter storm that is beginning to dump an expected six to 10 inches in New York City and higher amounts in the suburbs to the east and the south.


LOCAL BULLETIN - (Postponed) The Newspaper Guild of New York will hold its annual membership meeting next week, with a handful of contract campaigns pending and a few more looming. In addition, the losing candidates in last year’s elections are challenging the outcome and seeking a rerun. This will be the final meeting at the Guild’s headquarters of more than 16 years.


LOCAL BULLETIN - Guild President Bill O’Meara, Secretary-Treasurer Peter Szekely and all but one of the members of their slate were given their final certification as elected officers late Thursday by a Local Elections Committee that rejected 21 challenges to last month’s voting results and declared itself the exclusive first-step referee of election disputes.


LOCAL BULLETIN - We've just come through a vigorously fought election in which we were chosen to continue leading the Guild. To the 53 percent of voting members who cast their ballots for us, thank you. To the 47 percent of voting members who wanted to go in a different direction, we know we have work to do. And to the vast majority of you, the 75 percent of members who didn't vote at all, you are our biggest challenge.


LOCAL BULLETIN - Guild President Bill O’Meara and Secretary-Treasurer Peter Szekely were narrowly re-elected on Thursday to new three-year terms in the first contested election at the Newspaper Guild of New York in 31 years. O’Meara and Szekely each emerged with about 53 percent of the votes in their respective races.


LOCAL BULLETIN - At a meeting of the local’s Representative Assembly on Tuesday, two opposing slates of candidates were nominated, one headed by the incumbent leaders, Guild President Bill O’Meara and Secretary-Treasurer Peter Szekely, and the other led by Grant Glickson of The New York Times, who is running for president, and Tony Barone of Reuters, who is running for secretary-treasurer. The three-year term begins Jan. 2, 2014.


BULLETIN - President Bill O’Meara is pleased to announce that the Guild, in collaboration with Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, will be spearheading an education and training series that will assist in developing skills, strategies and techniques.  The workshop will take place over the four weeks starting Wednesday October 16, 2013.


LOCAL BULLETIN - Bernice Rohret, the Guild’s membership chair at Time Inc., was named the 2013 winner of the Guild’s Keenan Award from a field of high-quality nominees for her relentless efforts to sign up new members at the unit’s open shop. The award will be presented at the Guild's semi-annual membership meeting on Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m.