By now, all Associated Press staffers covered by the News Media Guild contract should have received their union-negotiated pay raise of 1.75 percent. The raise was effective Nov. 15, 2015.
A single dip of 1.75 percent, the amount of the negotiated pay raise for one week’s pay, was deducted from checks in the pay period ending Nov. 20 as allowed under Article 14, section 1 of the News Media Guild bylaws.
Guild-covered staffers will get one more pay increase during this three-year contract _ 1.5 percent effective Jan. 1, 2017.They also will get lump sum payments of $300 on June 1, 2016; and $300 on Sept. 1, 2017.
Previously, they got a 2 percent raise in November 2014 and a lump sum payment of $500 on March 1, 2015.