Pay raises of 2 percent included in most recent checks

Your paychecks for the pay period ending Nov. 21 should include the Guild-negotiated pay raise of 2 percent, retroactive to Sept. 25 when the tentative agreement was reached.
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A single dip of 2 percent, the amount of the negotiated pay raise for one week’s pay, also was deducted from checks in this pay period as allowed under Article 14, section 1 of the News Media Guild bylaws.

Guild-covered staffers will get two more pay raises during this three-year contract: 1.75 percent effective Nov. 15, 2015; and 1.5 percent effective Jan. 1, 2017. You’ll also get a lump sum payment of $500 on March 1, 2015; $300 on June 1, 2016; and $300 on Sept. 1, 2017.