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.
Author: Sandra Tan
‘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
New contract ratified
Guild members overwhelmingly ratified a new contract today, with a vote count of 114-to-9. The turnout represents slightly more than half of all Guild members. “We appreciate everyone’s support for what is a good deal, given the circumstances,” said Guild President Henry Davis. “This was a long and arduous process for all of us.” The … Continue reading New contract ratified
Cast your vote Wednesday
Results will be announced at general membership meeting Wednesday A ratification vote on the tentative agreement between the Buffalo Newspaper Guild and The Buffalo News will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in the fifth-floor cafeteria. Please do not forget to cast your ballot! As previously stated, the two-year tentative agreement was … Continue reading Cast your vote Wednesday
Why share the savings?
Buffalo Newspaper Guild members recently offered handwritten notes to the publisher about why they deserve a share of the savings the Guild has helped this company create (nearly $6 million since 2009, including buyout and healthcare savings this year, and the loss of roughly 100 full-time employees). The original notes were presented to Stan Lipsey. … Continue reading Why share the savings?
Ongoing mobilization and “byline blackout”
A reminder to all Guild members that this Friday and every Friday is Black Frlday. Please wear black as negotiations continue. Mobilization efforts will be ongoing and strengthen as the Guild continues to press the company on key issues. Little progress was made this week in negotiations between the Guild and management over the key … Continue reading Ongoing mobilization and “byline blackout”
Why share the savings – Take 2
Last Friday, the Guild asked all members to leave a Post-It note on the fifth floor letting management know personally why they deserve a share of the savings the Guild has helped this company find over the years. We had white sheets of paper temporarily hanging from the fifth-floor railing to give members a place … Continue reading Why share the savings – Take 2
Sign petition, grab coffee and doughnuts
Please join us in front of the main News entrance any time from noon to 2 p.m. today (Friday), enjoy some free hot beverages -- courtesy of Rolling Joe's Cafe -- in a new Guild mug and have some doughnuts on us. While you're out, please sign a petition to Publisher Stan Lipsey asking for a fair … Continue reading Sign petition, grab coffee and doughnuts
No Zeros — Let management know that we deserve a raise
9.28.2011 – We are asking all Guild members to wear a sticker today proclaiming to management that we deserve a raise. The Guild initially proposed a three-year contract with modest 2 percent annual raises. The News’ counterproposal was to give us ZERO percent raises. That’s an outrageous proposal from a company on track to make … Continue reading No Zeros — Let management know that we deserve a raise
Raise awareness at the Labor Day parade
The Buffalo Newspaper Guild participates in the local Labor Day Parade every year, but this year we’re looking for many more people to join us and raise awareness of what’s at stake for the community during this year’s contract negotiations. So please bring your family and join us for a fun march down Abbott Road … Continue reading Raise awareness at the Labor Day parade