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NewsGuild locals representing GateHouse units won raises and health care premium freezes in 2017 through a joint bargaining process championed by Guild President Bernie Lunzer. Last week, candidate Jon Schleuss attacked that contract and the Guild’s collective bargaining process, an improper interjection into other locals’ governance and bargaining. He also violated a confidentiality agreement, misrepresented […]
Schleuss has acted in an unethical fashion antithetical to a journalist’s ethos and shown complete lack of leadership
Recent events show now, more than ever, why the NewsGuild is in need of experienced, competent leadership that puts the needs of Guild members above partisan politics and personal gain. It’s why I strongly support Bernie Lunzer’s reelection as Guild president, and why I urge you to vote for him to protect this union. Throughout […]
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The NewsGuild-CWA will sponsor a debate between the two candidates, Bernie Lunzer and Jon Schleuss, in the election for President this Saturday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. (EST) Registration is open to all Guild members organizing or in existing units. Please send a question for the candidates in advance to Larry Cohen, former CWA president, […]
Since 2008 when I became Guild President, I have endeavored to build the Guild up, transform its culture permanently into an organizing culture and we have done that together. This NewsGuild which represents workers of all stripes but primarily journalists, is vital. Not only can it save our jobs and our work lives, I believe […]
I’m running on my record. I’m running on my experience. I’m proud of the work I’ve done with The NewsGuild-CWA, helping to build one of the few unions in America that’s growing. I’m proud of how democratic we are, and bottom-up. And I’m proud that the union I’ve led for the past decade is one […]
When I came out of college I took a job at the St. Paul Pioneer Press. I had wanted to teach. I had graduated with honors. I was proud of my studies in English, linguistics and education. But the job as a motor messenger I took paid twice what I was being offered as a […]