Make your voice heard / be a union officeholder!

Wednesday, June 30 is “election day” for the Indy News Guild 34070. Officeholders run every 3 years for five positions per our bylaws – president, two vice presidents, secretary and treasurer.

This is an all-volunteer gig – and a busy one.  Those who are elected to become your voice at work [terms run July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2013] face another contract negotiation with Gannett, ongoing grievances – such as our complaint about the USA Today baseball page – and unseen day-to-day labor issues as they crop up. You don’t need any experience to run. It’s a learn-as-you-go job, and CWA-TNG conducts periodic training. There are even paid-for travel opportunities for union conferences.

Maybe you are upset with the style or methods of the current union leadership, how the 10%-pay-cut/vote went down last fall, etc. If so, this is a chance for you to get involved and take our 175-member organization in a new direction. All that’s required is to be a duespayer, or you can become one instantly.  E-mail your name and desired position to metro reporter Dan McFeely (former Guild president) who has been appointed to serve as supervisor of our election committee.  He is at Please respond to Dan by June 10. We’ll let you know the candidates by mid-June and whether voting will be necessary.

Thanks for reading — and for your continued support.

The officers and stewards of Indy News Guild


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