• Vacation Selection

    The period to select your vacation for the upcoming year begins on Feb. 15, 2024. By that date managers must inform Guild members of their vacation time for April 15, 2024 through April 14, 2025.

    You should submit your vacation selections by Feb. 25, 2024.

    Vacation schedules are to be posted by March 15, 20243.

    The Times Union has moved to an online vacation selection. If you have any problems or questions filing for your vacations speak to your supervisor or human resources. Also, contact the Guild office at office@albanyguild.org.

    The Guild recommends that you email your vacation selections to your supervisor so that you have a written record of it.

    Vacation is selected by seniority. Click on YOUR CONTRACT to see the Section 16 Vacation language.

  • Benefits Reminder

    This is a reminder to Albany Newspaper Guild unit members using the company-provided MVP healthcare plan that you can be reimbursed up to $600 for purchases you have made in 2023.

    The list of purchases approved for reimbursement is long and varied, including fitness or club memberships, sports equipment (skis, shoes), books, after-school programs, movie/concert/theater tickets, and much more. In most cases you must provide a receipt or invoice with the cost and date of payment.

    Please see the MVP reimbursement flyer and consult your own health plan documents for official rules on what purchases qualify and how to request a reimbursement.

  • Annual Membership Meeting

    The annual membership meeting of the Albany Newspaper Guild, Local 31034, TNG-CWA has been called for 6 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2023.  The meeting will be held via Zoom.

    You must be a member in good standing (paying dues) to participate in the meeting and to vote on any measures that come before the local.

    The monthly Executive Board meeting will follow on the same Zoom call.

  • Picnic

    The Albany Newspaper Guild will join our fellow unions at a free picnic this August 27 sponsored by the Capital District Area Labor Federation.

    Here are the details:

    Capital Area Labor Federation presents

    A Kick-Off to Labor Day

    Date: Sunday, August 27th
    Time: 1 – 4 PM
    Place: American Legion
    275 Grooms Rd, Halfmoon

    CD ALF invites AFL-CIO members to come join your
    fellow union sisters and brothers and their families for a
    good old fashion Picnic.

    Great Food, Games and Entertainment!!!

    For more info or reserve your spot call Mark @ 518-779-5059 or
    Email @ memanatian@cdalf.org

    We hope to see you there!