At 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, the Indy News Guild Local 30470 returns to the bargaining table with representatives from Gannett. We’ll learn what corporate has in store for over 200 union members (newsroom and building services) in 2009 and beyond as we try for a third contract.
It’s not going to be an easy process, but we promise to do our best and to stay in touch with you via email, Inklings, and our new Web site — indynewsguild.com, which has been revamped and will be frequently updated. We’ll seek your feedback.
Meantime, if you see an officer, steward or contract committee volunteer, give them a pat on the back. We negotiate on our own time, so the long hours that will be spent in coming weeks require we take personal leave or longer shifts to make up for those lost hours. (Or that we come in on our off-hours). But we all agree, it’s definitely worth it.
Interim President Tom Spalding and the officers and stewards of Indy News Guild 34070