are the Guild
September 11 2001
- Unite! 1998-2000
Jose Newspaper Guild
Workers of America
employees at the Mercury News
Local 39098, San Jose, California
and the Monterey County Herald
(408) 436-0761 fax (408) 436-7640
News stalls on pensions Almost
two months after the Guild won its pension arbitration, the Mercury
News has not yet said when it will pay the pension benefit improvements.
Instead the paper has contacted the arbitrator to ask if his ruling
is retroactive and, if it is, whether the Guild has to pay the MN for
its costs of recalculating the pension benefits. The Guild's attorney
termed the MN move a stalling tactic and asked the arbitrator to charge
the MN interest for the late payments. May 14, 2004
rules in pension case In
a major victory for both Mercury News retirees and current employees,
an arbitrator has ruled that the paper violated the Guild contract when
it refused to pay a 5.75 percent pension benefit increase retroactive
to Jan. 1, 2002. Some 400 retirees and beneficiaries will receive both
retroactive increases and improvements in their monthly checks going
forward. March 24, 2004
mourns Al Glusker
The San Jose Guild mourns the death of Al Glusker, 92, a former local
president who was partially responsible for putting together the pension
plan currently enjoyed by Mercury News Guild active and retired members.
He died on May 18, 2004.
The local gave him its highest honor, The Frank Sauliere Award, in 1972
after his service as president in 1969 and 1970.
After "retiring" from the Mercury News in 1981, Al continued
to work as a casual copy editor until he was 85 years old. We are thankful
for his commitment and selfless service to the union and its members.
remembers Jose Stell Jose
Stell, a former local president who was one of the true giants of this
local and the entire Newspaper Guild, died Tuesday. March
Bailey reminisces about "barn burner" Stell
April 12, 2004
OKs fiscal '04 budget We
weigh campaign over projected health plan increase, review pension arbitration,
look toward 2006 contract bargaining. Oct. 22, 2003
housing Learn more about options for homebuyers,
homeowners, renters and commuters from material prepared by the Guild
and our presenters at the Affordable Housing Forum. June
Jackson, panelists Tracy Cunningham, John Doherty, Paul King and Kraig
from plantwide housing survey Sometimes the crisis
doesnt seem real until you or someone you know such as a
co-worker experiences the ugly side of Silicon Valley housing.
This problem is very real, and hundreds of you working at 750 Ridder Park
Drive are going through it. Updated with data from all 503 respondents.
the INFO section (at left) to learn more about our local.
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