Guild News

President’s Notebook: Activism, new units dominate WBNG’s Nov. EC Meeting

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The executive council of the Washington-Baltimore News Guild on Tuesday, Nov. 7, voiced unanimous support for members to volunteer on a number of issues, from communications, bargaining, finance and organizing to strategic planning and civil and human rights.  ACTION: The WBNG is planning a major informational picket, featuring the CRUSH FUNK BRASS BAND, from 12:30 pm to […]

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State of the Union, October 2017

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With the ratification of a tentative agreement at The American Prospect expected to take place shortly and the signing of a first contract at the FP Group, the Washington-Baltimore News Guild will have in place 32 collective bargaining agreements with 31 employers. Only two of these WBNG units are working under expired contracts, with Guild-covered […]

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Three New Officers Elected to WBNG Board

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In a ballot count certified Oct. 13, Robert Struckman (AFL-CIO) was elected president, Elise Bryant (At-Large) was elected vice president, and Dave DeJesus (Washington Post) was elected secretary of the Washington-Baltimore News Guild. The election – a re-run of balloting in January – was held following a settlement agreement between the local union and the […]

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Contract Talks at the Post Head Into Fifth Month

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After a series of off-the-record contract talks between Washington Post management and the Guild bargaining team failed to resolve many key issues, negotiators agreed on one thing in early September: It was time to go back to the table.   The two-year contract – the second under Amazon CEO Jeff Bezo, who bought the newspaper […]

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