WE ARE MERGED
Members of the 64-year-old Los Angeles Newspaper Guild, Local 69 (more recently known as the Southern California Media Guild, Local 39069, TNG-CWA) voted in June 2001 to merge into CWA Local 9400. The merger safeguarded continuity of representation for Local members and bargaining units, upheld the journalistic independence of members and maintained the integrity of the frozen Press-Telegram pension plan, which has now been converted into a group annuity (see above).
As a result of the vote, the local Guild's charter was retired and with it the names Southern California Media Guild (aka SoCal Media Guild) and L.A. Newspaper Guild (as well as our local TNG-CWA numbers and our bylaws), but for matters of convenience, affection and continuity of representation, the newspaper units within 9400 are still being called the SoCal Media Guild and the units as a group retain membership in The Newspaper Guild sector of CWA.
Current and former members of the Local are invited to send in remembrances to be compiled in a book for historical purposes, and to be posted on this website. Reminiscences can be emailed to Gary North c/o firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to Gary c/o Vickey DiPaolo at CWA Local 9400, 7844 Rosecrans Ave., Paramount, CA 90723.