Membership Dues

Do dues still matter? What can the Guild do for me now?
Almost all of the provisions of the contract are still intact:

  • If the Company wants to lay anyone else off, it has to negotiate and pay severance.
  • The Company cannot split your days off, as it wanted to, or cut your pay, as it proposed.
  • It still has to provide you the vacation time you earn.

All of this is because you have a union.

If you’ve fallen behind on your dues, please pay them. They will continue to accrue and you’ll have to pay it all once there is a settlement. Besides, it’s unfair for some people to pay for the benefits we negotiate while others don’t.

Please send payments to:
Albany Newspaper Guild
Local 31034
890 Third Street
Albany, NY 12206

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Lindsay Connors earns Guild’s highest honor

Lindsay Connors (LaFountain) earned the annual Guild Service Award presented by the union’s International in recognition of outstanding service. It is the union’s highest honor.

The award was presented Friday at a nationwide meeting of Guild locals in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

​Lindsay was chosen due to her hard work, care for her colleagues and for her strength in continuing to stand up for co-workers.

​“She has been a stunningly effective advocate for her colleagues,” our local wrote in nominating Lindsay.

She did not know she was going to win but gave a beautiful, heartfelt speech.

She discussed her efforts to reconnect editorial and advertising employees and to stand up for fair commissions.

“It is a brotherhood and sisterhood, and that’s absolutely the truth,” Lindsay said. “This is an awesome honor. Thank you so much.”

Guild officers Tim O’Brien, Brian Nearing and Adam McAvoy also attended. Lindsay and Tim did a presentation on how to respond to workplace bullying, and all received training on negotiating health care under Obamacare.

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