May 30, 2013 is a date that no Chicago Newspaper Guild member can forget. Sun-Times Media raised eyebrows all over the world when they laid off all the photojournalists company-wide.
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On May 30, 2013, Sun-Times Media laid off its entire 28-member photo department staff. Less than a year later, four of the 17 photographers that were protected by the collective bargaining agreement were hired back. What about the 13 Guild-covered … Continue reading
Chicago Newspaper Guild’s executive board unanimously passed a resolution at the March 12 meeting supporting Communication Workers of America Next Generation Network. Next Generation Network promotes and supports younger activists to help engage union members. The goal is to get … Continue reading
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Crises brought them together twice—first in 2011 when Chicago Newspaper Guild (CNG) fell behind in dues payments and again in summer of 2013 after all the photographers were fired. Both times, Secretary-Treasurer of The Newspaper Guild-CWA Carol Rothman of Philadelphia … Continue reading
All five Chicago Newspaper Guild (CNG) bargaining units voted to ratify the Contract Extension Agreement reached with Sun-Times Media management. The three-year contract was reached after 15 months of negotiations. Four of the 17 photographers protected by Chicago Newspaper Guild … Continue reading
Both the Chicago Sun-Times and Gary Post-Tribune bargaining units voted to ratify the tentative agreement (TA) at ratification meetings Monday, Dec. 2. Chicago Newspaper Guild President David Pollard called Monday’s votes “a step in the right direction.” “Hopefully, we’ll get the same … Continue reading
After 15 months of bargaining, the Guild and the company have reached a tentative agreement. Unit ratification meetings have been scheduled for the following dates: -Gary Post-Tribune: 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 at T.J. Maloney’s, 800 E. 81st Ave., Merillville, … Continue reading
More layoffs are imminent at Sun-Times Media, media blogger Robert Feder reported in a recent story. “Any further layoffs in the editorial department on the part of Sun-Times Media will be at its own peril. The Guild promptly challenged the … Continue reading
It was meant to celebrate the scariest night of the year, but guests at the grand gala Saturday night at the Chicago Cultural Center had little to fear. Party planners went out of their way to protect them from the … Continue reading