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Guild makes revised proposal on news associates

The News Media Guild revised a proposal that would allow The Associated Press to establish a new classification of news associates, including language that improves the job security of newspeople and editorial assistants.

The Guild proposed language that says no newspeople or EA positions could be eliminated within a region where a news associate remains employed. The Guild also proposed that news associates’ work be limited to their region and that they receive overtime when they work more than eight hours in a nine-hour day.

In addition, they would receive no penalty pay except when their schedule is changed within the work week. Continue reading