Negotiations: After a meeting on Feb. 14 at which the Guild made several proposals, the company last week informed the Guild that it had no new proposals and that it did not want to meet again. The company continued to withhold information needed by the union to evaluate its proposals.
NLRB charges: A hearing on the company's 30 violations of federal labor law is scheduled to start April 2 in Providence.
Web site: For all the latest news and information on Guild activities, as well as details of contract proposals and an archive of Guild Leaders, visit our improved Web site at www.riguild.org.
Sixty-five people are now members of the Guild's on-line discussion
group. If your dues are paid in full and you have access to a non-company
computer, you can join the listserv by e-mailing Tony DePaul at email@example.com.
Include your phone number.
focused on "The Dignity of Children" and the Guild's fliers
pointed out "the irony underlying the Journal's sponsorship of
the Journal is happy to bankroll high-minded talk on children and
dignity, in its day-to-day dealings with its employees, this company
shows no regard for their dignity or the well-being of their children,
" the leaflets explained.
Most people appeared
to read the leaflets with interest; only one person declined to take
one. Some said they had already signed pledge cards, should the Guild
declare a readers' boycott.
TNG/CWA Local 31041
270 Westmister St., Providence, Rhode Island 02903
401-421-9466 | Fax: 401-421-9495