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Guild votes “yes” on contract, survives to regroup and fight another day

May 24, 2010 To the public: Members of the Memphis Newspaper Guild, the largest labor union at The Commercial Appeal, have voted in favor of a new three-year contract that gives the company the right to unlimited outsourcing. This may surprise some of you.…Read More

Contract ratification vote set for Saturday, May 22

Facebook supporters, We want to let the public know that we have rescheduled our contract ratification vote to Saturday, May 22. Unfortunately, we have no choice but to vote on a proposed contract that would give the company the right to unlimited…Read More

Contract ratification vote to be rescheduled

Facebook supporters, We have reached a tentative agreement with the company over contract language. The union had planned to vote on it this Saturday, May 8. I wanted to let you know that we plan to reschedule our ratification vote because we need more time…Read More

An interesting article

All, I just wanted to pass along this recent article I found on the web site It's called "More publishers trying outsourced journalism." Here's the link: In other news, we're making plans…Read More

Results of Sunday bargaining session

All, We met with representatives of The Commercial Appeal today (Sunday) and we're now set to take a proposal to our members soon - tentatively May 8. The proposal that we're voting on would give the newspaper the right to fire everyone and outsource every…Read More

The cause gains momentum

Everyone, This campaign is gaining great momentum. Our new web site is up and running - it’s Take a look! Workers also put up a billboard for us today on Union Ave., near Danny Thomas. We’ve also gotten lots of outside news coverage. The…Read More

Company agrees to meet with us on April 25

April 16, 2010. Dear Facebook supporters, Thank you for standing up for local news and local jobs. I want to share with you an update on contract bargaining: The company agreed to meet with us on Sunday, April 25. It’s good news that we’re still talking,…Read More
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