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June 5, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
AFTER MONTHS of contentious negotiations over health care and seniority rules, members of the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia last night authorized a strike if no resolution can be reached with the owner of the city's two daily newspapers and their website. "Striking is a last resort, and we certainly hope it doesn't come to that," Guild president Howard Gensler said at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Center City, where paper ballots were cast. "If it does, it's because the company forced the membership's hand.
NEWS
February 8, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
MEMBERS of the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia on Thursday night approved a new two-year labor contract with the owners of the Daily News , Inquirer and Philly.com. The deal with Interstate General Media LLC includes a 2.5 percent across-the-board wage cut but assures that the company will continue to publish both papers for at least the next two years. The vote was 200- 35. The ratification meeting was held at the Hilton Garden Inn at 11th and Arch streets, but many of the Guild's 550 members voted by email.
NEWS
April 25, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
A ND THEN there were two - again. The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia, the largest employee union at the Daily News , the Inquirer and Philly.com, announced yesterday that it was no longer interested in bidding in the upcoming auction for the city's largest news operation. Why? The price is too damn high. That leaves the two factions led by businessmen George Norcross and Lewis Katz - the feuding co-managing partners of parent company Interstate General Media - as the only parties currently seeking to purchase the newspapers and website.
NEWS
April 23, 1987 | By FRANK DOUGHERTY, Daily News Staff Writer
The Philadelphia Newspaper Guild took to the sidewalks yesterday to protest a decision by the publisher of the Daily News and the Inquirer to require prospective employees to undergo drug testing beginning in May. "Our opposition doesn't represent an endorsement of drug use or sale in the workplace," said Guild administrative officer Bill Barry. "We do, however, view drug testing as degrading to the individual and dangerously inaccurate. " Members of unions representing truck drivers, pressmen and newspaper handlers joined Guild members during the two-hour protest in front of the offices of Philadelphia Newspapers Inc., Broad and Callowhill streets.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2013 | By Mike Armstrong, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The largest union representing workers at the parent company of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com has agreed to begin early bargaining on a new contract as management of the media company continues to seek ways to cut expenses. The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia told its members that it has agreed to resume bargaining with Interstate General Media L.L.C. Friday afternoon, but stressed that, should talks break down, the 550 members it represents would be protected under the current contract, which expires in October.
BUSINESS
January 18, 2013 | By Mike Armstrong, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia Daily News gossip columnist Dan Gross resigned Wednesday, effective immediately, as head of the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia, which represents 550 unionized newsroom, advertising, and other employees of Interstate General Media L.L.C., parent company of The Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com. In a statement issued by the guild, Gross said he had applied for a voluntary-separation program announced by the company last Thursday and had been approved for a buyout package.
BUSINESS
July 1, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia's tentative agreement with the owners of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com calls for no increase in health-care costs and the end of unpaid furloughs for Guild members, the union said. In an e-mail to its members Monday morning, the Guild announced that it had negotiated a two-year deal with Philadelphia Media Network that also included no changes to the health-care plan for at least the first year of the contract.
NEWS
March 8, 1995 | By Marc Duvoisin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Inquirer has agreed to rehire one former suburban correspondent and to offer temporary employment or make modest cash payments to four others to settle charges that they were fired in retaliation for their union activities. The settlement also requires the company to reinstate for up to six months any other correspondents whose two-year internships at the newspaper expired since last year and who have not found other jobs. The agreement stems from allegations that Philadelphia Newspapers Inc., publisher of The Inquirer, refused to extend the two-year contracts to punish correspondents for having unionized.
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BUSINESS
July 9, 2015
Members of the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia voted Tuesday to ratify a two-year contract with the owners of The Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News. The final tally of 259-12 was announced by the union Tuesday night. A separate unit representing employees of Philly.com will conclude voting Wednesday. The deal between the main unit and Philadelphia Media Network calls for no increase in health-care costs and an end to unpaid furloughs. The two sides agreed to allow management to exempt up to 25 percent of any group of employee from seniority-based layoffs.
BUSINESS
July 1, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia's tentative agreement with the owners of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com calls for no increase in health-care costs and the end of unpaid furloughs for Guild members, the union said. In an e-mail to its members Monday morning, the Guild announced that it had negotiated a two-year deal with Philadelphia Media Network that also included no changes to the health-care plan for at least the first year of the contract.
NEWS
June 29, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a marathon negotiating session, the ownership of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com and the news outlets' largest union reached a tentative agreement Friday night on a new two-year contract. The company's contract with the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia was set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. Union members voted this month to authorize strike planning. Philadelphia Media Network, which operates the news outlets, had said it would continue publication in the event of a strike.
NEWS
June 29, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
After reaching a tentative agreement for a two-year labor contract with the ownership of The Inquirer, the Daily News, and Philly.com on Friday night, the Newspaper Guild expects to hold a contract ratification vote in two weeks, Guild president Howard Gensler said. The union represents 445 employees at both papers and the website, including journalists, advertising sales representatives, and circulation personnel. Both sides agreed not to divulge terms of the new contract. During negotiations, they had clashed over seniority protection and health-care costs.
NEWS
June 5, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
AFTER MONTHS of contentious negotiations over health care and seniority rules, members of the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia last night authorized a strike if no resolution can be reached with the owner of the city's two daily newspapers and their website. "Striking is a last resort, and we certainly hope it doesn't come to that," Guild president Howard Gensler said at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Center City, where paper ballots were cast. "If it does, it's because the company forced the membership's hand.
NEWS
June 5, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Members of the largest union representing employees at The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com voted Wednesday evening to authorize strike preparations as ongoing contract negotiations have yielded no breakthroughs. The vote - 263-19 in the main unit and 24-7 in the unit representing Philly.com employees - authorized the executive board of the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia to plan for a strike by 445 employees at the city's two largest newspapers and their companion website.
NEWS
April 18, 2015
A story Thursday on Pennsylvania Supreme Court races gave incorrect titles for candidates Anne Lazarus and David Wecht. They are Superior Court judges. The story also should have noted that Inquirer news staffers are represented collectively by the Newspaper Guild, a sector of the Communications Workers of America. While the CWA has made contributions in the race, the Guild does not have a political action committee and does not make political contributions.
BUSINESS
June 20, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Now comes the hard part. Philadelphia businessman and philanthropist H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest said he bought out his remaining partner in Interstate General Media on Wednesday, taking the helm alone as he tries to navigate a successful passage for the region's dominant news company. "Of all the things I've done, I can't think of anything more important," Lenfest said of his purchase of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com. "If we can put the operations of the newspapers in good hands, with responsible leadership and a good board of directors, then I think I will have accomplished a lot for Philadelphia.
BUSINESS
May 22, 2014 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The auction on Tuesday of The Inquirer's parent company will be closed to the press and the public, but the winner and the price should be publicly announced, a Delaware judge ordered Tuesday. "Having considered the parties' submissions, I conclude that the auction should be conducted confidentially and that the auction should be closed to everyone but the participants and the trustee," Delaware Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons Jr. wrote in a letter accompanying his order.
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