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    Guild Newsletter: New Guild position created amid 2 layoffs, coronavirus precautions taken, and more

    A message from the President It’s with a heavy heart that I bring you the latest newsletter as it contains notice of the Company’s plans to lay off two part-time Guild employees who currently staff the reception desk in the Times Union lobby.  While I recognize the business decision behind this, it flies in the face of the Company’s continued efforts to boost its management ranks.  I also recognize how the Company’s actions continue to deplete employee morale and fuel uncertainty in a business already plagued with unknowns, and have expressed this strongly to management. While the Company has created one new Guild-protected position, it has elected to hire another…

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    Guild Newsletter: A call for Guild stewards, Promoting gender and cultural awareness, Congratulations to colleagues, and more

    A message from the President I first want to apologize for being woefully behind on regular newsletters. The last few months got away from all of us with holidays and even more changes at the Times Union, but I think we’ve started 2020 off on the right foot. The recent visit by international NewsGuild President Jon Schleuss has got me invigorated, and I hope it did the same for all of you. While both the international Guild as well as our local are in a time of flux, Jon brings a refreshing, positive perspective to unionizing in newsrooms across the country. With the latest announcement of changes in leadership in…

  • 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.