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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 NewsGuild of New York represents nearly 3,000 employees at New York areabased 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.

Join your fellow members of The NewsGuild as we proudly march up Fifth Avenue in the 2015 New York City Labor Day Parade on September 12.
Join your fellow members of The NewsGuild as we proudly march up Fifth Avenue in the 2015 New York City Labor Day Parade on September 12.

Join your fellow members of The NewsGuild as we proudly march up Fifth Avenue in the 2015 New York City Labor Day Parade on September 12.

The NewsGuild is demanding the St. Louis County prosecutor drop trumped-up charges against Huffington Post reporter Ryan J. Reilly and the Washington Post's Wesley Lowery, who were arrested while covering Ferguson protests. Photo: Robert Cohen
The NewsGuild is demanding the St. Louis County prosecutor drop trumped-up charges against Huffington Post reporter Ryan J. Reilly and the Washington Post's Wesley Lowery, who were arrested while covering Ferguson protests. Photo: Robert Cohen

The NewsGuild is demanding the St. Louis County prosecutor drop trumped-up charges against Huffington Post reporter Ryan J. Reilly and the Washington Post's Wesley Lowery, who were arrested while covering Ferguson protests. Photo: Robert Cohen

Writers and staff members of The Guardian US have voted unanimously to join The NewsGuild-CWA. The announcement is the latest in a series of organizing victories for digital news reporters.
Writers and staff members of The Guardian US have voted unanimously to join The NewsGuild-CWA. The announcement is the latest in a series of organizing victories for digital news reporters.

Writers and staff members of The Guardian US have voted unanimously to join The NewsGuild-CWA. The announcement is the latest in a series of organizing victories for digital news reporters.

Dozens of Guild members at Consumer Reports recently took their lunch hours in the street to protest the layoffs of 11 co-workers in violation of the contract.
Dozens of Guild members at Consumer Reports recently took their lunch hours in the street to protest the layoffs of 11 co-workers in violation of the contract.

Dozens of Guild members at Consumer Reports recently took their lunch hours in the street to protest the layoffs of 11 co-workers in violation of the contract.

Guild members at Consumer Reports magazine gather outside the company's Yonkers, NY, headquarter on June 17 to discuss ways of responding to the layoffs of about a dozen co-workers.
In a strong demonstration of solidarity, Guild members at Consumer Reports organized a lunchtime meeting to discuss layoffs.

In a strong demonstration of solidarity, Guild members at Consumer Reports organized a lunchtime meeting to discuss layoffs.

Guild members at Scholastic Magazine rallying on February 20 for a fair contract outside the Scholastic store and headquarters in Soho, New York City.
Guild members make sure New Yorkers knew that Scholastic Magazine management is being very piggy at a fair contract rally outside the company's NYC headquarters.
Guild members at Kaplan International Centers and Scholastic Inc. will be joined by others, including a marching band, for a rally in front of facilities of both companies calling for fair contracts for both. Events begin at Kaplan's East Village/Soho school at 623 Broadway where students will joint their teachers for a rally outside the building. - See more at: http://www.nyguild.org/calendar-reader/events/kaplan-scholastic-rally.html#sthash.7OPw8wT6.dpuf

Guild members make sure New Yorkers knew that Scholastic Magazine management is being very piggy at a fair contract rally outside the company's NYC headquarters.

    Local Unit News

    Sept. 1 deadline for scheduling vacation at S&P

    August 28, 2015

    STANDARD & POOR'S - Guild members are reminded to submit their vacation schedules to managers by Sept. 1.  Since circumstances change, it’s expected that managers will allow for some flexibility with the schedule, as long as you get it in on time.

    March with fellow Guild members in the 2015 NYC Labor Day Parade

    August 18, 2015

    LOCAL BULLETIN - Join your fellow members of The NewsGuild of New York, together with members of 300 local unions representing 1.3 million workers from every trade and occupation in the New York economy, as we proudly march up Fifth Avenue in the 2015 New York City Labor Day Parade.

    Date: Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015
    Time: Gather at 10:30 a.m., step off at 11:30 a.m.
    Place: NY NewsGuild members gather on West 45th Street at Fifth Avenue

    Bill O'Meara to retire as president; Peter Szekely to succeed him Sept. 1

    August 7, 2015

    LOCAL BULLETIN - NewsGuild of New York President Bill O'Meara announced  this week that he will retire on Aug. 31 “for health and personal reasons,” after 27 years working at the Local, including the last eight years as its leader. O'Meara will be succeeded for the remaining 16 months of his three-year term by the Local's No. 2 officer, Secretary-Treasurer Peter Szekely.

    The Guardian US Writers Vote Unanimously to Join The NewsGuild-CWA

    July 30, 2015

    Writers and staff members of The Guardian US announced Wednesday that they voted 45-0 to join The NewsGuild-CWA, through an expedited election agreed to by The Guardian’s management and staff. The announcement is the latest in a series of organizing victories for digital news reporters.