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Smiles All Around as Chicago Guild Helps Women in Need

The Chicago Newspaper Guild Women’s Committee held its second, hugely successful, community event this month, with a “beauty night” at the St. Mary of Providence Home in Chicago. The charitable facility is home to many women in need of developmental training. Between 35 and 40 eager participants were treated to make-up application, facials, manicures, massages and hair styling July 10 by a half-dozen Guild members. “We all felt our hearts warming as the ladies laughed and smiled,” said Grace Catania, chair of the Chicago Guild’s interpreters’ unit.

Albany Fights Firing of Ad Sales Employee, Guild Activist

The Albany Guild is vigorously fighting the firing of advertising sales employee Lindsay Connors, a Guild activist who the union says has been the target of management harassment and unfair standards. The local describes Connors, a single mother of four, as "one of the best and brightest employees" at the Times Union. “No one among Lindsay’s peers believes the company’s fraudulent claims that Lindsay is anything but a stellar employee,” Albany President Tim O’Brien said. “She can hold her head up high. The truth is known to all her colleagues and many friends here.” Connors is pictured here with the 2014 Guild Service Award, the union's highest honor. It was presented to her in April at the Guild's multi-council meeting.