Monday, January 26, 2009

Blog launch timed for contract negotiations start

Welcome to the Guild's newsroom blog, brought to you and supported by Southern California Media Guild members at the Los Angeles Daily News. Here you will find information on Guild activities, bargaining updates, and news of importance to our members in Woodland Hills.

As part of our introduction, we'd like to announce that the bargaining team handling our upcoming contract negotiations with the MediaNews-owned DN has been selected, and we ask you to congratulate and thank (pictured here from left) reporter George Sanchez, copy editor Chris Wiley, web producer Steve Rosenberg and page designer Andrea Hescheles for stepping forward on behalf of their bargaining unit coworkers. (All are recently-appointed shop stewards.) We're convinced that the DN negotiations will be in good hands. Supported by their Press-Telegram and Northern California BANG-EB colleagues, they will join Guild vice president Vicki Di Paolo tomorrow at the first negotiation session with the company.

Stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to see the newsroom's in your capable hands. It will be a tough battle, given the economic conditions and the company's cheapness, but you've got experience and smarts on your side. Best of luck and keep fightin'.