Guild members ratify new contract

Guild members voted 80-6 Thursday in favor of the tentative agreement between the Guild and The Buffalo News. The new contract is retroactive to August 1, 2013. Thanks to everyone who cast a ballot.

The one-year deal continues to provide fully covered health insurance for all full-time Guild members, safeguards all the provisions of the previous contract and provides a modest signing bonus for all members.

The signing bonuses – $300 for full timers and $400 for part timers – will be reflected in Guild member paychecks on Aug. 20. Anyone interested in seeing their 401K adjusted to reflect the bonus amount should contact any Payroll Department employee by Friday, Aug. 16.