Bargaining Bulletin #6 gives some details about the bit of progress made, but it doesn't look like we will be running out of thinks to talk about any time soon.
Two days of contract negotiations at FedExForum last week produced positive movement on health care coverage and spirited discussions, but no agreement, on rules governing the company’s ability to discipline and terminate employees.
Bargaining bulletin #4 regarding the negotiations that took place August 21 and 22.
The company is not making any strides to be ahead of the curve.
Bargaining Bulletin #3 for the dates of August 7 & 8, 2013.
The Company keeps calling it "small stuff" but for us it effects our livelihood.
Agree to Disagree is the catch phrase of these meetings. Though we di have a few minor agreements, we spent a lot of time getting a feel for the reasoning behind the proposals made.
July 24 & 25 have been set as our next bargaining dates. They will be held at the Downtown Marriott Hotel from 9am to 5pm.
Guild & company exchange proposals & set more meetings
June 19, 2013--The Memphis Newspaper Guild opened negotiations Wednesday, June 19, 2013 on a new collective bargaining agreement with The Commercial Appeal. Representatives of the guild and Memphis Publishing Co. exchanged initial proposals and scheduled six more bargaining dates through Aug. 22.
A link to the full 2010-2013 contract the Guild holds with the Commercial Appeal company.
Click here to download the full text of the new contract and to read a comparison between the old and new contracts.
Members vote 43-7 in favor.
We have no choice but to vote on a proposed contract that includes unlimited outsourcing.
Here's what a two-year pension freeze would mean for workers.
Here's a look back at our Nov.22 -23 bargaining session and a look ahead to what's next.
Read all about what happened at contract bargaining this weekend! (This article requires free registration.)
Hang in there!
The following is a message from Memphis Newspaper Guild President Mark Watson, who starts a new job in Houston on May 4. He attended his last bargaining session on April 28.
Some talk, little change
On April 27-28, the Guild met with representatives of Memphis Publishing Company for collective bargaining and reached a tentative agreement to include in the new contract existing language that would allow the Guild to arbitrate whether a dismissal labeled as a reduction in force by the company is, in fact, a reduction in force.
A deal on some contract issues
Again talk of layoffs, pension & mediation
Talk of layoffs, pension & mediation