News Media Guild officers passed a new budget, strategized on recruiting and other issues, and laid out plans for keeping union-covered staffers more in touch with the Guild’s efforts during their annual meeting.
At the meeting inWashingtonAug. 9-12, the Representative Assembly reviewed the union’s finances and passed a budget totaling $1.02 million for the fiscal year running from October through next September.
The union leadership is positioning for bargaining next summer with The Associated Press. Some of that money comes from our defense and organizing funds, which grow between bargaining periods through deposits from dues. The Editorial and Technology Unit contracts expire on Aug. 31, 2013. Continue reading