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LOCAL BULLETIN - By a 2-1 margin, New York City-based teachers of English as a second language at the Washington Post Co.'s educational subsidiary, Kaplan Inc., voted for workplace representation by the Guild, becoming the company’s first U.S. employees to unionize. Kaplan management had run an intense anti-union campaign.


LOCAL BULLETIN: Nominations for the Tom Keenan Award are open until Friday, May 25 and the Representative Assembly (RA) has nominated several candidates to fill vacancies on both the Executive Committee and RA.


LOCAL BULLETIN - The Guild announces the opening of nominations through May 25 for its annual Keenan service award. Also the NLRB has scheduled an election for June 7 to enable more than 90 English teachers at Kaplan Inc. to decide whether they want the Guild to represent. And Emily Flitter of Thomson Reuters has been declared elected to a seat on the Executive Committee.


LOCAL BULLETIN - The New York Guild’s Representative Assembly (RA) has named Moira Herbst of Thomson Reuters as its candidate to replace Priscilla Sutton, who left the Executive Committee when her administrative group at Thomson Reuters was eliminated. Herbst was nominated without opposition at the February 21 RA Meeting.


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.


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.


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.


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.


LOCAL BULLETIN - Jill Jaroff, who stepped up to fill a leadership void at the Time Inc. unit and went on to improve the working lives of her Guild-represented co-workers by uncovering previously overlooked contract provisions, is the winner of the 2011 Thomas M. Keenan Newspaper Guild of New York Service Award. The award will be presented to her at a meeting open to all Guild members on Tuesday, June 28.


LOCAL BULLETIN - The Guild is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for its annual award in honor of Tom Keenan, a former chairperson of The New York Times unit who died in 2000. Each year, the Keenan award honors the outstanding contributions of a Guild member. Nominations are open until Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m. EDT.