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June 2018

Guild Family Picnic

June 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Krause’s Grove, 2 Beach Road
Halfmoon, 12065 United States
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Save the date: Sunday, June 17, 2018. New venue: Krause’s Grove, 2 Beach Road, Halfmoon, NY. Noon to 6 (Food served till 3:30)

All members in good standing are invited to attend with their spouse and children. Singles bring a guest. Dads also get in free in honor of Father’s Day.

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July 2018

Third Thursday Summer Edition: Valley Cats & Fireworks

July 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Joseph Bruno Stadium, 80 Vandenburgh Ave.
Troy, NY 12180 United States
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Join your colleagues for a Valley Cats game & Fireworks on Thursday, July 19 at The Joe and Enter to win 4 box tickets.

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September 2018

September Guild Mixer at Dinosaur BBQ

September 13, 2018 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Relax with your colleagues after work. 5:15–7 pm at Dinosaur BBQ in Troy Refreshments provided!  Supported in part by a generous donation from the estate of Marv Cermak.

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December 2018

Guild Holiday Party (and Annual Meeting) at Wolf’s 1-11

December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wolf’s 1-11, 111 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Friday, December 7 from 6–9 p.m. at Wolf’s 1-11 on Wolf Road.

Join your fellow Guild members for drinks and hors d’oeuvres! Guild members are invited to bring one guest.

The Guild will also be holding its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m., just after the start of the Dec. 7 holiday party at Wolf's 1-11. There is no defined agenda and nothing requiring a member vote at this brief meeting, but it will be a chance to hear from and ask questions of your Guild officers. Topics will include healthcare, buyouts, and a contract update.

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January 2019

Membership Drive

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Labor Temple, 890 3rd St.
Albany, NY 12206 United States
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Join your colleagues to help in a phone drive to reach out to other Times Union staffers with a short survey. We’ll be having pizza and soft drinks while we make calls from our 2nd floor office at the Labor Temple. Bring your cell phone!

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July 2019

Join TU Employees past and present, this Tuesday at the Warehouse Grill

July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Warehouse Grill & BBQ, 219 Wolf Rd.
Albany, 12205 United States
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Hey Newsie Guild members! Former TU employees want to show their support as we go through a tumultuous time at the Times Union. Be sure to mark your calendars and pop in for a drink, snack and a bit of camaraderie Tuesday at the Warehouse Grill on Wolf Road (so close to the TU you can walk there if you want)!

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August 2019

Extra! Extra! Guild seeing Newsies

August 24 @ 7:30 pm
Park Playhouse

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 of tickets available to see the musical at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Albany Park Playhouse. This is a fun, family-friendly opportunity to get to know your colleagues, take the family out for an evening show, and show our solidarity. All are welcome to attend. Those interested in tickets should contact Guild President Amanda Fries at amanda@albanyguild.org. Priority will be given to those in good standing. To learn more about the show, visit the Park Playhouse website.

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September 2019

Guild Picnic

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Six Mile Waterworks Park, 135 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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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 is a family-friendly event. There is a playground on site as well as walking trails at the park, and we'll have coloring books and other things to keep the kids occupied. Please RSVP below by Wednesday, Sept. 11 with how many will be attending so we can accommodate for food. Guild-eligible members (both those in good standing, and those who aren't) as well as Guild alumni are welcome to attend!

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Annual Membership Meeting & Election of All Guild Officers

September 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
BVMC Church Hall, 250 Old Maxwell Rd
Albany, NY 12110
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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 potential new approaches toward reaching a new contract.   Election Information: The positions are President, Treasurer, Secretary, Chief Steward, Vice President, and two Board Members At-Large. The terms will run through December 31, 2022.  Members must be in good standing to run for office and to attend the nomination meeting. If you want to check your standing, email the Guild office at office@albanyguild.org. If there is only one nomination for any office, and the person accepts nomination, the person will be elected at the meeting. If there is more than one candidate for any office, a Local Elections Committee will be appointed and a mail-in ballot election will be held.  Nominations for any office may be from the floor, by petition. Petitions may be for an individual candidate in which the name of the candidate, his/her Local unit (if applicable), and department worked listed. Such petitions must also contain the names of at least 25 members. Individuals signing a petition must be members in good standing. These petitions must be filed with the local Secretary at the membership meeting. The secretary shall notify all candidates of their nomination and shall receive from them a written notice of their willingness to serve.

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November 2019

Monthly Executive Board Meeting

November 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Labor Temple, 890 3rd St.
Albany, NY 12206 United States
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Our monthly Executive Board meetings normally take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Labor Temple. As always, these meetings are open to the membership.

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