May 15, 2008

Date for BANG union vote set*

Newsroom employees at Singleton's Bay Area papers will get to decide whether or not to unionize in a secret ballot election on June 13. The memo from Bay Area News Group Publisher John Armstrong follows:

Colleagues:

Based on an oral agreement between representatives of the company and the guild, the National Labor Relations Board will schedule a secret ballot election on Friday, June 13th, on the union’s petition to become the exclusive bargaining agent for pay, benefits and working conditions for nonsupervisory news employees of Bay Area News Group-East Bay. Yes, you read correctly: Friday the 13th.

The agreement, which we expect will be formalized and signed tomorrow, will include election locations, which will be on company premises, and the hours for voting.

The following employees will be eligible to cast a ballot: All full-time and regular part-time nonsupervisory news division employees at our Alameda, Antioch, Hayward, Fremont, Tracy, Pleasanton, Oakland, Richmond, San Mateo and Walnut Creek locations.

John Armstrong
President and Publisher

*The guild's news release can be found here.

2 comments:

a guild member said...

Yeah, and here's the Guild's news release.

Gary Scott said...

Thanks. I've posted it.