Three negotiators and two alternates were chosen as the Guild’s bargaining team for upcoming talks with The Associated Press. Under our by-laws, applicants are screened by the elected delegates of the AP Editorial and AP Technology divisions, then sent to the union’s Executive Committe for final approval. The bargaining committee works with the chief negotiator, Guild Adminisrator Kevin Keane.
Negotiations with AP are expected to start in mid-October. The conract expires Nov. 30, 2010.