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    Members elect new Executive Board to lead Guild

    At the annual meeting of the Albany Newspaper Guild held Tuesday, Sept. 24, the following people were nominated and elected by members to serve three-year terms on the executive board: Amanda Fries, President Ken Crowe II, Vice President Jayson McKenna, Treasurer Lauren Stanforth, Secretary Robert Gavin, Chief Steward Jeff Boyer, At-large member Ty Stewart, At-large member Also at the meeting, the president discussed other issues currently facing the Guild, including the negotiations involving Hearst’s stated intention to eliminate Guild staff in the business office, as well as the Guild’s future plans to conduct more outreach among its membership. The membership also voted on allocating $5,000 for the mobilization committee. The…

  • Annual Membership Meeting & Election of All Guild Officers

    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…

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    Don’t forget this Tuesday, Sept. 25 is the annual membership meeting!

    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…

  • Guild Picnic

    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…

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    Times Union wants to outsource business office and other Guild updates

    A message from the President I’d like to take the time to highlight the people truly behind the staffing and general operations at the Times Union. You probably already know, but it bears a special letter just for them – the Hearst Corporation.  They’re a special group of folks led by President and CEO Steve Swartz, who is also the vice-chairman of the Business Roundtable.  The Business Roundtable last month put out a statement redefining the purpose of corporations, in essence stating their commitment is no longer just to shareholders but to “all stakeholders.” Members of the chief executives group say it’s time to invest in their employees, support the…