• 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.

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    Melissa Nelson Says Farewell

    Melissa Nelson will retire on April 27, capping a 35-year career of NewsGuild activism, including 11 on the staff of the national union. She served the national union first as a field rep and eventually as director of collective bargaining, where she reviews contract proposals and settlements, and advises union negotiators.

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    Agreement reached on company cell phone stipend policy

    In response to a new company mobile phone stipend policy, members of the Newspaper  Guild met this week with company representatives to discuss concerns over what appeared to be company access to the personal phones of our members, up to and including the potential review and deletion of any and all data if the company felt any company email on the phone had been compromised. Accordingly, the policy no longer contains any requirement that our members install any company app that can provide access to the phone and its contents. Our members will be required to report to the company upon learning their phone is lost or stolen, which then…

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    2018 Health Insurance Update

    The news for the 2018 health insurance coverage is a mix of good and bad. First, the good: The company’s health insurance consultant, the local firm of Brown and Brown, was able to negotiate a 4.9 percent premium increase from our current provider, MVP. There will be no need to change health care providers. Given the current uncertainty in the health care market, due to the current political outlook on potential changes in the federal Affordable Care Act, a premium increase in the low single digits was very favorable. Now, for the bad news. As you know, the Guild has long maintained a so-called “composite” health care rate, in which…