Membership: Nearly 200 employees in the Advertising,
Editorial, Marketing, Circulation, Finance, and Information
Systems departments of The Blade, plus employees of the Focus
Federal Credit Union.
current contract with The Blade, effective August 1, 2011, expires
31, 2014. The full text of the Guild contract can be found under the Contract
link at left.
Office: The Guild office is at 626 N. Huron
St., Suite A, Toledo, OH 43604. It is located in the Goodwill Building on the corner of N. Huron and Cherry Streets in downtown Toledo. There is convenient rooftop parking available. Mary Moran
is the office manager. The telephone number is 419-241-3419.
The e-mail address is email@example.com.
Elections: Elections are held each year during
the first week of December for staggered, two-year terms on the executive board.
The staggered terms enable the board to function with greater continuity. Nominations
for office are held during the October general membership meeting.
Offices available are: president, vice president, treasurer, secretary,
and executive board members representing the Advertising Department
(two members), Circulation Department (two members), Editorial
Department (three members), Business Departments and Credit Union
(two members). A lising of current officers and representatives is available under the Officers & Reps link at left.
Committees: The Toledo Newspaper Guild encourages
participation in all of its endeavors. One of the easiest ways
to get involved is to help out on its various committees. These
include: Safety, Grievance, Negotiations, Pension trustee board,
Scholarship, Stewards, and Human Rights committees. Other committees may be formed as needed and information will be posted on bulletin boards requesting volunteers. More information about these committees can be found on the Committees page. If you would
like to participate, please get in contact with a board member
or the Guild office for more information.
is the duty of every member to stay informed about issues affecting
their employment at The Blade. There are four quarterly meetings held in January, April, July, and October, where members
can find out the latest information and ask questions of the
board in a formal setting. These are usually held at the Goodwill Building at 626 N. Huron St., Suite A. Meeting notices are distributed and posted in advance.
Guild members should also read the Guild’s periodic FYIs.
Check the Guild
boards located throughout the building, or go to the Guild Updates page for PDF files.
You may also elect to have FYIs and Updates emailed to your personal email account. If you wish to receive these notices, call or email the Guild office to verify your email address.
Stewards: Stewards play a vital role in advising
members of their rights and responsibilities as union members.
They are the first line of information for new members. Each
member should know who his or her steward is. To become a steward,
please contact an executive board member.