Guild sets bargaining team for AP negotiations

The bargaining team for the News Media Guild’s contract negotiations includes one veteran of previous sessions and some new faces.

AP Sports staffer Vin Cherwoo, who works in New York, has served on four previous bargaining teams. He also is the Guild’s secretary-treasurer.

The other members are Jill Bleed, a breaking news staffer in Little Rock, Arkansas, and two technicians who will share the duty: Dave Herron of Seattle and Ed Morsett of Denver.

”I look forward to working with my fellow negotiators as we fight to get the best possible contract for our talented and hard-working colleagues across the country,” said Cherwoo, who covers the NHL’s Rangers and Islanders for the AP.

Bleed lives in Little Rock with her husband, Jake, and their daughters, 6-year-old Claire and 2-year-old Greta. She said she wants to work with the other bargainers to represent Guild members and negotiate a contract “that reflects AP’s commitment to quality journalism.”