The Northern California Media Workers union and the San Jose Newspaper Guild will discuss a possible merger during a meeting Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Guild office, 433 Natoma St., San Francisco, third floor conference room. Media Workers Local 39521 includes the Chronicle and the new Bay Area Newspaper Group (BANG) East Bay (Contra Costa Times, ANG newspapers) while the San Jose Guild represents newsroom and ad workers at the Mercury News and Monterey County Herald. A membership referendum in both locals would be necessary along with a bylaws revision and a formal merger agreement. For information or go to or

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