New 2013-2017 Yakima Herald-Republic Contract Approved

The new 2013-2017 Yakima Herald-Republic Guild contract was approved in a ballot vote yesterday evening at the Herald-Republic. The proposal passed by a clear majority of the ballots cast. It has been a long-standing Pacific NW Guild practice not to publish the numbers relating to internal votes. However, any member in good standing who wants more detail on the vote can contact the Guild office at 206-328-1190. Any member in good standing can also examine the ballots and voting materials at the Guild office upon request.

Thank you to everyone who voted. Thank you also to everyone who filled out the issues survey and provided other input to the bargaining team. Your critical comments and positive suggestions were vitally important in directing our talks with the company. Regardless of whether or not you were satisfied with the final agreement, your voice and contribution were essential to any improvements and positive additions we gained in the final version. Your support and help as part of the union is very much appreciated by your bargaining team.

Guild 2013-2017 YHR Bargaining Team

Marcus Michelson (News, YHR Unit Chair) Mai Hoang (News) Darryl Sclater (PNW Guild Local Administrative Officer)

To submit a question or comment, or if you have a work-related issue, please email Administrative Officer Darryl Sclater at or call the Guild office at 206-328-1190.

Posted on January 9, 2014 and filed under YAKIMA, BARGAINING.