Guild-covered staffers at AP get pay raise in September

Guild-covered staffers at the Associated Press will see a little more money in their paychecks in September. That’s when the third of three pay raises negotiated by the News Media Guild in the last contract bargaining goes into effect.

The pay raise of 1.5 percent is effective Sept. 1. Previously, Guild-covered staffers also received pay raises of 1.75 percent and 1.5 percent in the contract.

A single dip of 1.5 percent, the amount of the negotiated raise for one week’s pay, will be taken from Guild member paychecks in the second pay period of September as allowed under Article 14, section 1 of NMG’s bylaws.