The Newspaper Guild was formed by columnist Heywood Broun in 1933. The Newspaper Guild web site provides a brief history and timeline. The Albany Newspaper Guild, chartered on March 20, 1934, is the labor union representing about 200 employees of the Times Union, the largest daily newspaper covering Albany, N.Y., and the surrounding Capital Region.
time: 12:30 pm
date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
location: Colonie Town Library
The Newspaper Guild of Albany will hold a membership meeting at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the Colonie Town Library.
Three open seats on the Executive Board are up for election after the departures of President Tim O’Brien, 1st Vice President Mike Huber and 2nd Vice President Cindy Schultz. The terms are for the remainder of their 3 year terms. All board seats are up for election in September 2019.
In the event of an uncontested election, should any new board vacancies arise, we will also fill them at this time.
The positions require attendance at the monthly Executive Board meeting, held at 5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Board members develop bargaining proposals, make decisions on health care and other proposals, and decide on any grievances or other issues that arise.
It’s also a great way to get to know your colleagues within your own department and in other departments.
The vacant positions are President, 1st Vice President, and 2nd Vice President. The term will continue through December 31, 2019.
Members must be in good standing to run for office and to attend the nomination meeting. If you want to check your standing, email the Guild office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If there is only one nomination for any office, and the person accepts nomination, the person will be elected at the meeting. If there is more than one candidate for any office, a Local Elections Committee will be appointed and a mail-in ballot election will be held.
Nominations for any office may be from the floor, by petition. Petitions may be for an individual candidate in which the name of the candidate, his/her Local unit (if applicable), and department worked listed. Such petitions must also contain the names of at least 25 members. Individuals signing a petition must be members in good standing. These petitions must be filed with the local Secretary at the membership meeting. The secretary shall notify all candidates of their nomination and shall receive from them a written notice of their willingness to serve.
- April’s Executive Board Meeting Agenda
- Wishing Tim well
- Guild President Tim O’Brien bids farewell
- Committee recommends how to use Marv Cermak bequest
- February’s Executive Board Meeting Agenda
- Guild receives $50,000 bequest from iconic newsman
- Despite buyouts, Times Union lays off 3 employees
- January’s Executive Board Meeting Agenda
- December’s Executive Board Meeting Agenda