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Guild represents industry’s top journalists

Some people say unions represent “the weak.” Actually, we represent the Pulitzer Prize winners.

To read about the members who were honored in 2012, check out the Newspaper Guild’s website.

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    • Tim O'Brien

      There are several maternity leave benefits. First a mother (or father) gets a paid week off upon the birth or adoption of a child. That may not sound like much but before we negotiated that benefit, people had to use up vacation time.

      Next, you get to return to your job or a comparable one. If your pregnancy causes you to go out early, you can use back sick pay. You can take child-rearing leave for up to a year without pay but your health insurance would continue for the first 12 weeks.

      Is there some specific aspect you have a question about? If so, leave another comment or contact me directly.

      • unknown

        Thank you for your response. So, they offer a paid week after the birth of a child and then the rest of the time off is unpaid? Are there any short term disability benefits?

        Tim O’Brien responds: Yes, there is short-term disability pay and you can also tap into unused sick time from prior years.

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