This winter edition of the Frontier Reporter offers a fresh perspective from new Guild President Jon Harris, reflections on how far we've come, by past president Sandy Tan, and a chance to get caught up on all the big news you may have missed since the fall edition. Find out who has joined the Guild … Continue reading Check out the Frontier Reporter – winter edition! It’s been a crazy few months. Catch up here.
Author: Sandra Tan
Guild seeks nominations for all leadership positions
In the past, every three years, we have sent out a boilerplate request for nominations for anyone interested in serving in a Guild leadership role. The request normally goes out in October. But this year is different. Given our new ownership, our union has never played a more vital role in ensuring a stable workplace … Continue reading Guild seeks nominations for all leadership positions
Living with the realities of corporate ownership at The Buffalo News
Editor's note: This article appeared in the Spring 2022 edition of the Frontier Reporter. When Lee Enterprises purchased us two years ago, it was only a matter of time before the corporation began trying to wring cost savings out of The Buffalo News by consolidating and centralizing services. We’ve seen that play out in recent … Continue reading Living with the realities of corporate ownership at The Buffalo News
2021 was a tumultuous year, challenging but filled with accomplishments
At some point, I’m sure we’ve all felt that the oppressive gloom of 2021 might last forever. As Guild president and as a reporter, there were many days when I had a front-row seat overlapping waves of bad news. I was writing about the Covid health crisis and working with fellow bargaining team members to … Continue reading 2021 was a tumultuous year, challenging but filled with accomplishments
General membership meeting agenda for Feb. 20
The meeting will be held in the first-floor News auditorium at noon and 12:30 p.m. Committee Reports: Finance, Mobilization, Grievance/Contract Administration New Business: Nominate and vote on delegates for the TNG Sector Conference and CWA Convention in Pittsburgh, PA in April 2013 Update on 2013 contract negotiations Review of The News' revised Electronic Communications Policy … Continue reading General membership meeting agenda for Feb. 20
Social event raises money for Hurricane Sandy
Dozens of Guild members came out last Thursday for some camaraderie and a free hot drink from the visiting Rolling Joe’s Café truck. Many News employees also generously contributed to the American Red Cross at a separate fund raising table. The Guild gratefully received everything from spare change to a $100 check and ultimately raised $436 … Continue reading Social event raises money for Hurricane Sandy
Guild playing cards: Collect all 52!
The Guild is betting its members will “buy in” to its latest engagement initiative designed to promote Guild activities, events, contests and fun facts. An informational playing card is being distributed each week to Guild members until a complete 52-card deck is reached. So far, cards have announced a trivia contest, a local meeting and … Continue reading Guild playing cards: Collect all 52!
Help Make Strides Against Breast Cancer
A half dozen Guild and family members representing Classified, Editorial and Inside Circulation raised $350 (so far) and joined nearly 10,000 others in walking 2.25 miles through downtown Buffalo Sunday as part of the 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. Didn’t walk with us? It’s not too late to contribute to the team! Go to … Continue reading Help Make Strides Against Breast Cancer
Two dozen Guild and family members enjoy Labor Day Parade
Two dozen Guild and family members enjoyed the warm weather on Monday and marched in the annual 2012 AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade in South Buffalo on Monday. Guild members tossed candy to parade goers and marched with signs encouraging the public to support the Guild and protect quality journalism.
‘Lunch and Learn’ series kicks off Wednesday
All Guild members are invited to join Bryan Carr for a “lunch and learn session” on Wednesday about one of the The News’ most successful and expanding revenue-generating operations in recent years, the commercial printing business. The Buffalo News is more than a newspaper business these days. Come join us for pizza at noon on … Continue reading ‘Lunch and Learn’ series kicks off Wednesday