Albany Guild Members Speak Out: We Need a Raise!


Albany Times Union Reporter Mark McGuire.

Marking five years without a raise at the Times Union newspaper in Albany, N.Y., TNG-CWA Local 31034 has posted a new video of members speaking out about the hardship, and telling the company, "It's about respect."

Stress and sorrow is palpable among the workers featured. "I often come to work sad with the realization that I probably won't be able to finish my career here, because I can't justify it financially," says 22-year reporter Mark McGuire. "I can't pay the medical bills because of the insurance we have. I can't stretch it financially because we haven't had a raise in five years."

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