• Monthly Executive Board Meeting

    Our monthly Executive Board meetings currently takes place every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6pm over Zoom. As always, these meetings are open to the membership. If you'd like to participate, email us at office@albanyguild.org before the start of the meeting and we'll send you the Zoom link.

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    LaPoint Elected Treasurer

    Theresa LaPoint of the Times Union advertising department was elected treasurer of the Albany Newspaper Guild at a membership meeting held on April 14. Theresa is a veteran Guild leader having previously served as the local’s treasurer. Theresa is experienced, compassionate, and insightful regarding issues that impact all Guild unit members. Theresa strengthens our Executive Board as the local heads into contract negotiations with the Times Union. Theresa’s term of office runs through the end of the year. She succeeds Jayson McKenna who recently left the Times Union to take on a new position.

  • Membership Meeting and Special Election

    The Albany Newspaper Guild will hold a membership meeting at 6 pm on Thursday, April 14, The meeting will be conducted on Zoom. The membership will vote to fill the vacant treasurer’s post. The term of office runs through the end of the year (Dec.31, 2022). In the event of a contested election, a mail ballot will be conducted. The local thanks Jayson McKenna for his service as treasurer before resigning from the Times Union to pursue a new job opportunity. An update on contract talks will be presented. The monthly Executive Board will be held immediately following the membership meeting. Email the guild for Zoom login info. Election Information: The…

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    Bargaining Bulletin No. 1

    On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, our local leadership delivered letters to Times Union management notifying the company that it was time to bargain a new contract. It’s called a “demand to bargain.” The local Executive Board decided at the March meeting that the letter would be filed by March 31. The Guild’s and the Times Union’s leaderships have been discussing bargaining. The letter references this and asks the company for dates it is available to start contract talks. “Consistent with our prior discussions, with this letter the Albany Newspaper Guild is initiating a demand to bargain a contract agreement,” the notice states. It’s time to reach a new contract between…

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    Severance Packages Approved

    At a membership meeting held Monday night on Zoom, the Albany Newspaper Guild unanimously approved two enhanced severance packages. One package covers the Advertising Art sub-department, while the other package is for other departments. The NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America Contracts Committee gave its support for the enhanced severance. The local’s Executive Board approved the enhanced severance at its January 2022 meeting and set the membership meeting.