OCT. 17


» Meeting called
» What it's about
» What's in it for you
» Next steps

Come on down

Meeting called
We're facing big challenges in this round of bargaining. What we decide to do, as a bargaining committee and as a union, could shape the direction of our pay, our working conditions, even the future of the company. And we need your help to make sure we get it right.

What it's about
Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 5:30 p.m. at The Westin Harbour Castle, Harbour Ballroom Salon B & C. We'll tell you exactly where we are coming from and what we know about the company's plans. Most important, we need to hear from all of you.

What's in it for you
As just one example, some of our colleagues wonder why we rejected the company's offer of a one-year contract extension. We said it was not in your best interest; some members want to hear a lot more about that. This is the kind of thing we plan to chew over on Nov. 1.

Next steps
While we still have no formal dates, we expect to begin formal bargaining on short notice any day now. This may be the last chance for some time to come together and set a tone and direction we are all comfortable with, If you can't make it, send a colleague from your office or work unit. And don't be shy about contacting your bargaining reps, listed below.

Guild Bargaining Committee
Unit Chair: Maureen Dawson
Editorial: Dan Smith and Valerie Hauch (alternate)
Circulation: Steve Gjorkes and Jeff Bodrucky (alternate)
Finance: Cathie Nichols and Dawn Armstrong (alternate)
Advertising: Elizabeth Marzari and Dijana Maderic (alternate)
Thestar.com: Craig Wattie and Tony Camara (alternate)
Pre-Press: Lester Veszlenyi and Lorraine Wohlgemuth (alternate)