Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Sun Guild unit takes proactive approach to upcoming contract negotiations

Baltimore Sun unit chair Michael Hill reports the WBNG has hired a public relations firm "to represent its viewpoint to the media and the financial community so that the negotiations are not viewed simply as a classic labor-vs.-management fight."

The Guild unit's action is but one example of how organized workers can use their collective power to advance their interests.

The members of the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild (WBNG) will do what it takes to ensure that the local community understands that the union's issues have as much to do with maintaining the quality of the newspaper as does the more traditionally viewed subjects of bargaining like wages and benefits.

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