13 Guild Shops Unite
Against Digital First Media
NewsGuild bargaining units representing nearly 1,000 employees of Digital First Media –
the nation's second largest media group – have launched a national, coordinated campaign to win fair contracts.
Until last June, DFM owned the WBNG-represented
York Daily Record, which is now operated by Gannett. Digital First was created two years ago when MediaNews
Group of Denver (the titular owner of DFM) merged with 21st Century Media, the former Journal Register Company.
Bloomberg-BNA Guild Ratifies
Deal With 2.5%-to-4% Wage Hikes
In late December the Guild at BBNA ratified a three-year contract that provides three annual pay raises
of 2.5 percent to 4 percent, and freezes many workers' health-care costs for two years. Under the new contract
that expires Feb. 28, 2019, about 650 Guild-covered employees will receive a $425 signing bonus.
York Dispatch Guild Members Win Three-Year Deal With 3% Raise
Fifteen WBNG-represented workers at the York (Penn.) Dispatch daily newspaper have a new three-year agreement
with an immediate 3 percent raise. Employees on staff under the previous contract will continue to receive free
individual medical insurance coverage. Full
York Daily Record 'Effects Bargaining' Accord