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We are the New York area workplace advocate for people in the news business, and that includes some of the best journalists in the country.

The Newspaper Guild of New York represents more than 3,000 employees at New York area-based news organizations, as well as a few non-news organizations.

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

David Carr, New York Times media writer extraordinaire and a Guild member, died suddenly on Feb. 12 at 58.
David Carr, New York Times media writer extraordinaire and a Guild member, died suddenly on Feb. 12 at 58.

David Carr, New York Times media writer extraordinaire and a Guild member, died suddenly on Feb. 12 at 58.

NY Guild President Bill O'Meara tells delegates to the TNG-CWA Sector Conference on Jan. 16 how their locals can get CWA funding for projects and contract campaigns.
NY Guild President Bill O'Meara on Jan. 16 tells TNG-CWA Sector Conference delegates how to get CWA funding for projects and contract campaigns.

NY Guild President Bill O'Meara on Jan. 16 tells TNG-CWA Sector Conference delegates how to get CWA funding for projects and contract campaigns.

    Local and Unit News

    Times contract to give members array of financial improvements

    February 26, 2015

    TIMES - The Guild is pleased to report that Times members will see additional money in their bank accounts and retirement plans in the next few weeks. Provisions in the current contract are set to trigger a payout for all employees under the company's Incentive Bonus Plan, a doubling of the company's normal matching contributions to 401(k) accounts and a general wage increase.

    Reuters drops some proposals, provides requested info in talks

    February 19, 2015

    THOMSON REUTERS - Guild and management negotiators made incremental progress on Wednesday in talks on a new contract. The discussion focused primarily on management’s health care proposal. But management also dropped several minor proposals and responded to a Guild information request regarding Reuters’ use of stringers, freelancers and contractors.

    Nominations made for Times Unit Council seats

    February 6, 2015

    TIMES - Over the past 18 months, the Guild Unit Council at The Times lost 15 of its activists through buyouts, promotions to management and attrition. At a Unit Council meeting on Feb. 3, eight new candidates were nominated and two current Unit Council members were nominated for vacancies in higher positions. 

    Poof! Time Inc. makes $450k of 401(k) match disappear

    February 5, 2015

    TIME INC. - After Time Inc. told the Guild last year that the 401(k) plan it would use when it became a separate company would "mirror" the one used by then-parent Time Warner, it turns out the Time Inc. plan gives employees 2 percent less than promised, leaving employee retirement funds $450,000 short last year. The Guild has filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board.

    Industry News

    Stock market darling New Media Investment keeps growing, books small profit

    February 26, 2015

    Acquisitive New Media Investment Group reported its fourth quarter results today and tallied the score on $538 million spent buying newspapers over the last year and a half.

    The company’s business plan calls for $1 billion in acquisitions over three years, so more of the same is on the way.

    New Media also increased its quarterly dividend which yields investors 4 to 5 percent annually. And the company’s shares were up more 6 percent for the day and nearly 50 percent in the last six months.

    Besides offering the generous dividend, New Media targets smaller papers that have been less affected by digital competition than metros.  After the acquisition of Stephens Media, announced a week ago, is completed in March, the largest circulation titles in its roster of 125 dailies will be the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Providence Journal. Read more

    Judge Orders Christie to Pay Up in Pension Lawsuit

    February 26, 2015

    A state judge ruled Monday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke the law when he cut $1.57 billion from a promised payment to public workers' pension system. Now the administration must work with state lawmakers to fulfill its original commitment.

    Is It Really China or Us?

    February 26, 2015

    Read CWA President Larry Cohen response to U.S Trade Representative's claim that if we don't negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal with countries, like Vietnam and Malaysia, China will set the rules.

    Congressional Recess = Meetings on Fast Track

    February 26, 2015

    CWA activists and allies met with their members of Congress and staffs, and organized town hall meetings to push back against legislators who won't commit to stopping 'Fast Track' authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.