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    Guild members to vote Friday on company buyout offer

    After negotiations with the company, the Guild will present an amended buyout offer for the consideration of members on Friday, Nov. 2 from noon–1 pm and 4–5 pm, in the executive conference room on the second floor. A “yes” vote means that the offer can be considered by individual members. The company’s offer still calls for two weeks pay for every year of service. However, the maximum payment would now be capped at no more than 62 weeks, up from 52 weeks under the company’s initial offer to the Guild this month. Years of service would be calculated as of Nov. 1, 2018, and would not include fractional years. The…

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    Company seeking buyouts to reduce staff

    The company informed the Guild on Tuesday that it seeks an unspecified reduction in staffing before the end of 2018. Under the terms of the current contract, that step requires the company first make a buyout offer to workers who are willing to leave prior to pursuing potential layoffs. The offer is similar to that made in 2016 when the company last sought staffing cuts. It calls for two weeks pay per year of service, starting at a minimum of 10 weeks pay to a maximum of 52 weeks pay. For the 2016 buyout, the minimum buyout was 15 weeks of pay to a maximum of 52 weeks. The Guild…

  • Guild Family Picnic

    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.