At our meeting in Boston last March, and prior to the first election for the NewsGuild Presidency, the delegates of the New England District Council, endorsed Bernie Lunzer for TNG President. NEDC includes the Boston News Guild, the Greater Boston Newspaper Guild, the New Hampshire News Guild the News Guild of Maine, and the Providence Newspaper Guild.
Although we did not publicize our decision last spring, we endorsed Bernie based on his vast experience: in our industry, in local and sector leadership, and within CWA leadership. Like the rest of our industry, our locals have each gone through some tough times, including ownership changes, hellacious contract bargaining, buyouts, layoffs, you name it. Bernie Lunzer has always been ready to help, whether offering advice from his own experience, providing staff or legal help, or fighting for financial help from CWA.
At the NEDC Meeting in September in Boston, we saw no reason to change our opinion. The New England District endorses Bernie Lunzer for The NewsGuild president.