• Annual Membership Meeting & Election of All Guild Officers

    The Newspaper Guild of Albany will hold a membership meeting at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the BVMC Church Hall across the street at 250 Old Maxwell Rd. All seven seats on the Executive Board are up for election. The terms are for three years. The positions require attendance at the monthly Executive Board meeting, held at 6 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.  Also, this will be an opportunity for members to raise any issues or concerns, and to hear about any…

  • Guild Picnic

    Join the Albany Newspaper Guild for its annual picnic at Six Mile Waterworks Park in Albany! What: Albany Newspaper Guild Annual Picnic When: Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 Time: 12–4 p.m. Where: Six Mile Waterworks Park, 135 Fuller Road, Albany (it’s the park off the first roundabout on Fuller Road when heading toward SUNYPolytechnic Institute) We’ll have all-beef hot dogs, hamburgers, black bean veggie burgers, peach glazed BBQ chicken, mac n’ cheese, salads and more, thanks to Birch Hill Catering. This is a free event sponsored by the Guild, and a way for us all to get together and enjoy an afternoon of food and yard games as we wrap up the summer! This…

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    Times Union wants to outsource business office and other Guild updates

    A message from the President I’d like to take the time to highlight the people truly behind the staffing and general operations at the Times Union. You probably already know, but it bears a special letter just for them – the Hearst Corporation.  They’re a special group of folks led by President and CEO Steve Swartz, who is also the vice-chairman of the Business Roundtable.  The Business Roundtable last month put out a statement redefining the purpose of corporations, in essence stating their commitment is no longer just to shareholders but to “all stakeholders.” Members of the chief executives group say it’s time to invest in their employees, support the…

  • Extra! Extra! Guild seeing Newsies

    Come see Newsies in Albany and show Guild support. Over 100 years ago, youth who sold newspapers on the streets of New York City led a strike against Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst’s newspapers seeking fair wages for their work. Sound familiar? Newsies is loosely based on that 1899 strike of the newsboys who take to the streets after Pulitzer and Hearst raise distribution prices, and is a story many of us at the Times Union – a Hearst-owned paper – can identify with. What better way to rally our troops than a night out in Albany to see the show and support the Guild? We have a number…