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    Guild reaches ‘common sense’ agreement on clean desk policy, addresses other issues

    The Guild held a Joint Standing Committee July 2 with Times Union management that covered a number of topics impacting every department. President Mandy Fries led the discussion held with Publisher George Hearst and other managers. Mandy was joined by Vice President Ken Crowe, Treasurer Jayson McKenna and Chief Steward Rob Gavin. Both sides continued to build on a history of reaching reasonable understanding. Return to work and clean desk policy The Times Union has tentative plans to bring about 30 people back to work in the main plant on Albany Shaker Road on Monday July 27. This is a tentative date. Managers of various departments will be the first…