Friday, March 4, 2016

NewsGuild Bargaining Unit at WPIX ratifies new 3 year contract

March 3, 2016

At 9:30am and 2:30pm ratification meetings today, NewsGuild represented employees at WPIX unanimously voted to approve a three year contract that runs from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2018.

Highlights Include:

Wage increases: 2% as of February 25, 2016
2% as of January 1, 2017
2% as of January 1, 2018

Personal Days for full-time staff increase from 2 to 3.

Part-Time and Temporary Employees now receive the same Holiday Pay and Annual Wage Increases as Full-Time Staff.
Part-Time and Temporary Employees earn 1 hour of Sick Time for every 30 hour worked, up to a maximum of 40 hour (5 Sick Days) per year. Up to 40 hours of unused accrued sick time may be carried over to the following year.

Part-Time and Temporary Employees will receive a contribution equal to 1% of pay to the Entertainment Industry Flex Plan. Part-Time and Temporary Employees who work 1,580 hours a year will receive health insurance under the same terms as Full-Time Employees.

Thank you to all the members for their input and special thanks to Guild Unit Chair, Joe Punday and Shop Steward, Jeff Crianza for their efforts as part of your negotiating team.

In Unity,

Robert Daraio
Local Representative
The NewsGuild of New York
CWA Local 31003, AFL-CIO