For generations, The Monterey Herald has served as a resource for a diverse community in Central California that encompasses the Monterey Bay sanctuary and the Salinas Valley, also known as the “Salad Bowl of the World.”
We once represented more than 160 members. After years of downsizing, the Guild now represents 32 people in news, advertising and circulation who have endured three week-long, unpaid furloughs and gone without raises for over six years. And yet, we remain feisty and steadfast in our commitment to fight for better wages and working conditions. The determination of our members, even in the face of severe cutbacks, has allowed us to keep our cap on medical premiums and to increase to three our paid days off in the last round of negotiations.
Alden sold our building in 2014 for $5.7 million and we’ve since moved into leased office space.
Our unit representatives are Claudia Meléndez Salinas and James Herrera.