Center for Popular Democracy

WBNG Collective Bargaining Update

With the staff of the Georgia AFL-CIO having recently signed a three-year agreement, the Washington-Baltimore News Guild now has 30 shops on its roster. The Peach State’s labor federation contract will expire March 30, 2020. In other local action: The 35-member unit at the Center for Popular Democracy, which ratified its first Guild contract the […]

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Guild Unit at Center for Popular Democracy Wins First CBA

The three-dozen member WBNG unit at the Center for Popular Democracy has its first Guild contract, a three-year agreement ratified Feb. 17 by a unanimous vote. “The CBA includes significant advances for Guild members,” said Local Representative Rick Ehrmann. “There’s a union-shop clause, grievance and arbitration procedures, annual pay-equity evaluations, cost-of-living adjustments, and paid family […]

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Center for Popular Democracy Shop in Talks for First Guild CBA

The three-dozen member WBNG unit at the Center for Popular Democracy had its first formal bargaining session with management on Sept. 16. “We had a preliminary conference call with management over ground rules and modalities for bargaining in early September,” said Local Representative Rick Ehrmann. “Both sides are looking at ways to pursue ‘interest-based bargaining’ […]

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WBNG Gains Bargaining Rights For Three Dozen Workers at Nonprofit

An organizing campaign that concluded with management voluntarily recognizing the Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild has resulted in the creation of a 36-worker bargaining unit at the Center for Popular Democracy. The campaign at the progressive nonprofit headquartered in New York began in May. “We quickly collected signed cards from more than two-thirds of the three dozen or […]

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Unit Facts - At a Glance

Unit Leadership Co-Chair: Vonne Martin

Co-Chair: Kelsea Norris

Local Staff Representative Richard Ehrmann Contracts & Documents Contract January 1, 2017 - January 1, 2020 Contract May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2023