• Meet our new International NewsGuild president Jon Schleuss

    Our parent union, The NewsGuild — a sector of Communications Workers of America — has a new leader. Jon Schleuss, who previously worked at The L.A. Times and helped unionize the newsroom and land their first contract, was elected as NewsGuild president in December. Jon brings a breath of fresh air to the guild, and wants to meet members of the Albany Newspaper Guild as we aim to move the needle here at the Times Union.  Where: Times Union Cafeteria Date: Tuesday, Jan. 21 Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come meet Jon and learn more about the direction of our parent union and what that means for us! The Guild will have pizza…

  • Annual Guild Holiday Party at Warehouse Grill & BBQ

    Time:  5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Date:  Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 Place:  219 Wolf Road, Albany, 12205 You could win a $25 gift card when you attend the Guild’s holiday party on Friday! Attendees will be entered into a raffle to win one of four gift cards. An assortment of finger foods will be available and your first round of drinks will be on the Guild. Come celebrate the holidays with your colleagues and learn more about what the union is doing!

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    Membership Survey

    The Guild is launching a membership survey. Be sure to weigh in on what you would like to see in our contract, and issues that are most important to you. Responses will be taken through Dec. 31.

  • Breakfast on the Guild! (and Dinner for the late crew)

    Start your workday with coffee, bagels and pastries with breakfast on the Albany Newspaper Guild.  Where:Times Union Cafeteria (2nd floor) Time: 9–10:30 a.m. Date: Wednesday, Nov. 20 Be sure to bring your Guild mug to fill up with your favorite breakfast beverage!  A light spread from Moe’s will be offered in the Times Union newsroom for Guild-represented employees working evening shift from 6:30–8 p.m. Wednesday.

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    Guild assists member with serious medical diagnosis, changes at the TU, and upcoming events

    A Message from the President I encourage each of you to read thoroughly the one-sheet that has come along with this month’s installment of the Guild newsletter. Many of you may have been asking yourselves, “what exactly does the Guild do for me?” and this one sheet helps shed some light on those benefits. And certainly, we’re looking to expand on those protections. As newsrooms across the country join the fight to unionize, we at the Times Union are lucky to have a solid foundation to work from. We work in an ever-shrinking industry that has been devastated by cuts across the board, but being union-protected allows each of us…