The News Media Guild and the Associated Press discussed issues involving photographers Tuesday, including mileage minimums, workloads, the number of female photographers and Invision.
The company hasn’t provided a specific proposal for expenses for photographers but has said it wants to eliminate mileage minimums. The company said Tuesday it’s concerned with employee reporting under IRS guidelines because employees who receive the mileage minimum don’t record the first 125 miles they drive.
The company said the majority of staffers receiving the mileage minimum go over that minimum anyway.
The Guild said it would review the company concern.
Joining the Guild at the bargaining table was Lynne Sladky, a photographer based in Miami who’s also the photography representative on the NMG’s Representative Assembly. Continue reading