Washington Post

The Washington Post unit  covers more than 1,000 members in the newsroom and commercial (non-news) divisions. In January 2010, the unit also begin representing employees from WPNI (washingtonpost.com). Unit members are reporters; advertising sales; copy editors; photographers; artists; computer operators — just to name a few. The people who help make The Washington Post a great newspaper paper.

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

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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Contract Talks at the Post Head Into Fifth Month

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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Why Post Meteorologist Angela Fritz is Walking the Line

Last week, among the crowd at the sunbaked informational picket line outside the Washington Post at the noon hour, Angela Fritz marched and chanted for a new contract with better retirement security for Post workers. Fritz is a meteorologist, a member of the Capital Weather Gang and the recipient of the Washington Post’s Publisher’s Award for […]

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Despite unseasonably warm temperatures and a blazing noonday sun that ratcheted up the heat even more, nearly 100 News Guild union members and their supporters turned out for a spirited picket line Sept. 27 in front of the Washington Post on K Street. The union’s trademark balloons floated gaily above picket signs as chants rang […]

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Local Updates, Bargaining and Organizing!

With a contract set to expire June 10, the Washington Post Guild unit has established a bargaining committee: Freddy Kunkle (Newsroom chair), David DeJesus (Commercial chair), Pat Jacob, Sarah Mark, Stephen Richardson, Tim Smith, and Tom Jackman (alternate). The current Guild contract at the Post covers more than 850 workers. Rick Ehrmann has been the […]

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Guild Leaders Sign Two-Year Agreement at Post

(The following appeared on the Post Guild Facebook page.) Fellow catalysts, We’re very pleased to announced today that we have just signed the new, two-year collective bargaining agreement between the Washington-Baltimore News Guild and The Washington Post. The 2.5 percent raise in the first year of the contract will become effective at the beginning of […]

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Guild Members Nearly Unanimous in CBA Ratification Vote

(The following appeared on the Post Guild Facebook page.) Colleagues: The contract was nearly unanimously ratified by the largest turnout of Guild members in recent years. Thank you for coming out to vote and thank you, most of all, for your support during these last eight months. This contract was a significant achievement, considering the […]

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Post, Guild Continue to Talk, But Off the Record

(The following appeared on the Post Guild Facebook page.) We’d like to update you on the status of bargaining talks since a series of Guild membership meetings nearly two weeks ago. Since then, representatives for the Post and the Guild have agreed to talk off the record in hopes of negotiating a resolution after eight […]

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The $200 Million Mystery

First, many thanks to the 480 employees – a fantastic number — who signed the petition demanding that publisher Fred Ryan offer workers a fair contract. Your passion is making a difference. But we must do more. Urgently. The Post has signaled that it is closer than ever to a take-or-leave-it position. Among other things, […]

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Rick Ehrmann’s May 18 report to WBNG Executive Council

The Post has relented on health coverage for part-timers working less than 30 hours per week and upped their wage offer to 2% in year one and 1.5% in year two, but only if we accept their pension proposal. Members debated what is to be done in four membership meetings on Friday, May 15, and […]

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Unit Facts - At a Glance

Unit Leadership Co-Chair News: Katie Mettler
Phone: 260-273-3449

Co-Chair Commercial: David DeJesus
Phone: 301-660-0217

Vice-Chair News: Justin Moyer
Phone: 202-210-5997

Vice-Chair Commercial: Pat Jacob
Phone: 202-255-8122

Vice-Chair Nightside: Lynn Olson

Unit Website Unit Address
1301 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20071
Local Staff Representative Richard Ehrmann Contracts & Documents Contract July 13, 2018 - July 12, 2020 Contract June 11, 2015 - June 10, 2017