The 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.

It’s unanimous: Our Guild contract extension is ratified!

It’s unanimous: Post Guild members voted 181-0 on Tuesday to approve the 8-month extension to our contract that was agreed upon by Post Guild leadership and Post management. As a reminder, this agreement will keep the integrity of our job protections in place as we navigate the coronavirus pandemic, as well as:  Grant all Guild-eligible employees across the […]

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It’s unanimous: Post Guild members voted 181-0 on Tuesday to approve the 8-month extension to our contract that was agreed upon by Post Guild leadership and Post management.

Post Guild leadership and the bargaining committee is pleased to inform you that we have reached a tentative agreement with Post management to delay bargaining for now and extend the terms of our current contract through April 2021. This agreement would keep the integrity of our job protections in place as we navigate the coronavirus […]

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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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WASHPOST WORKERS PICKET, DEMAND CONTRACT

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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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 Extension July 12, 2020 - April 30, 2021 Contract July 13, 2018 - July 12, 2020 Contract June 11, 2015 - June 10, 2017