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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.

Guild seeks retroactive contract

The News Media Guild proposed Monday the adoption of a duration and renewal clause, which calls for the contract with The Associated Press being made retroactive to the Nov. 30, 2010, expiration date if an agreement isn’t reached by then.

The AP announced when talks began that the contract wouldn’t be made retroactive should bargaining continue past Nov. 30. Continue reading