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The NewsGuild of New York is the union for media professionals, including some of the best journalists in the country.

We represent nearly 3,000 employees, primarily at New York area-based news organizations. The Guild understands journalism -- from print to digital to broadcast.

Since its launch in 1934 by crusading columnist Heywood Broun and others, the Guild has been the workplace advocate for practitioners of big-city journalism and employees in advertising, circulation and other related areas. It started with newspapers, but today the Guild is the voice for all news media professionals.

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A Guild-comissioned study found a pattern of pay disparities at The Times, with minorities lagging by 10 percent on average and women by 7 percent.

A Guild-comissioned study found a pattern of pay disparities at The Times, with minorities lagging by 10 percent on average and women by 7 percent.

Scholastic Guild members unanimously ratified new contract on May 4 that raises pay 9 percent over three years and clarifies vacation carryover terms.

Scholastic Guild members unanimously ratified new contract on May 4 that raises pay 9 percent over three years and clarifies vacation carryover terms.

NewsGuild members at the Writers Guild of America, East unanimously ratify contract on April 28 that raises pay by at least 9 percent over 42 months.
NewsGuild members at the Writers Guild of America, East unanimously ratify contract on April 28 that raises pay by at least 9 percent over 42 months.

NewsGuild members at the Writers Guild of America, East unanimously ratify contract on April 28 that raises pay by at least 9 percent over 42 months.

Guild negotiators review a Reuters proposal on March 9. From left, Grievance Chair Leslie Adler, outside counsel Hanan Kolko, Guild Rep Susan DeCarava, Unit Chair Dan Grebler, Guild President Peter Szekely and Joey Ax.
Guild negotiators review a Reuters contract proposal on March 9 in which management withdrew a costlier health care plan.

Guild negotiators review a Reuters contract proposal on March 9 in which management withdrew a costlier health care plan.

    Local Unit News

    Times, assuring Guild layoffs not imminent, offers buyouts

    May 25, 2016

    TIMES - The announcement earlier today that The Times is offering the majority of Guild-covered Newsroom employees a buyout package is a clear sign that management is seeking to avert Newsroom layoffs in the coming months. While Dean Baquet’s 2020 team has not been charged with recommending staff cuts, it seems pretty evident that a reduction of staff is inevitable.  

    Guild finds pay lagging for Times minority, women workers

    May 12, 2016

    TIMES - Union-represented minority employees at The New York Times earn 10 percent less than the average wage, and women earn about 7 percent less than what men in the union are paid, according to an analysis of Times wage data. The disparities persist regardless of whether the job is male- or female-dominated, whether it is high-paid or low-paid, and the number of years at the company, according to the analysis, which was conducted by the Communications Workers of America, the Guild's parent union.

    2016 Keenan service award nominations open until May 27

    May 9, 2016

    LOCAL BULLETIN - The Guild is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for its annual service award, named in honor of the late Tom Keenan. Each year, the Keenan Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of a Guild member. Nominations, which can be made by any member, are open until Friday, May 27 at 6 p.m. EDT.

    Why the Verizon strike matters to us and how you can help

    May 6, 2016

    LOCAL BULLETIN - The Verizon strike matters to us not only because it involves our fellow CWA members, but because it goes to the heart of who we are: middle class workers struggling to stay in a shrinking middle class. Whether you work as a journalist or anything else, there are a few simple things NewsGuild members can do to support our fellow union members.