AP negotiator applications due Aug. 3

The News Media Guild is accepting applications for a rank-and-file committee
that will negotiate our editorial and technology unit contracts with The
Associated Press starting in October.

Our contracts expire on November 30, 2010.

Guild member applications to serve on the negotiating committee must be
RECEIVED no later than Aug. 3, 2010. Applications should be sent to Linda
Johnson, Chairperson of the Representative Assembly, at
ljohnson@newsmediaguild.org or Guild@newsmediaguild.org, fax at
212-840-0687; or by regular mail to News Media Guild, 424 West 33rd Street
#260, New York, N.Y. 10001.

Applicants should provide information explaining their relevant experience and any goals or ideas they have.

The Editorial and Technology Divisional Committees of the Representative
Assembly will make recommendations to the Executive Committee, which will
appoint the negotiators. There must be at least one Technology Unit member
present at all TU bargaining sessions.

Negotiators must be willing to go on Guild leave during their time at the
bargaining table. Their salaries, lodging, transportation, per diem and
incidental expenses are paid by your union dues.