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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.

Newest Executive Committee members Dan Grebler of Reuters and Montasir Islam of Hudson News are sworn in by President Bill O'Meara on Nov. 11. Beyond the window is the Paramount Building, the Guild's former home for 16 years.
Newest Executive Committee members Dan Grebler of Reuters and Montasir Islam of Hudson News are sworn in by President Bill O'Meara on Nov. 11.

Newest Executive Committee members Dan Grebler of Reuters and Montasir Islam of Hudson News are sworn in by President Bill O'Meara on Nov. 11.

Guild members at Time Inc. were nearly unanimous on Oct. 10 in voting down a management contract offer that would have enabled to the company to outsource the jobs of more than half the journalists at its key magazines.
Time Inc. Guild members vote down management offer on Oct. 10.

Time Inc. Guild members vote down management offer on Oct. 10.

Guild members at Scholastic consider a new contract at a meeting on Sept. 19 before voting unanimously to ratify it.
Scholastic Guild members consider new contract at Sept. 19 meeting.

Scholastic Guild members consider new contract at Sept. 19 meeting.

Guild Bargaining Committee reviews information received from Reuters management during a break in Oct. 29 talks at Baker Hostetler, the company's labor law firm.
Guild negotiators discuss Reuters' airy responses at Oct. 29 talks.

Guild negotiators discuss Reuters' airy responses at Oct. 29 talks.

Guild officers and members were among the thousands of union members who marched in the New York City Labor Day Parade on Sept. 6.
Guild contingent gets ready to join 2014 NYC Labor Day Parade on Sept. 6.

Guild contingent gets ready to join 2014 NYC Labor Day Parade on Sept. 6.

    Local and Unit News

    Discipline by committee at Reuters falls short

    December 16, 2014

    THOMSON REUTERS - Think your job performance is being assessed by someone who actually knows what you do? Think again. A recent arbitration revels management committee behind recent spate of discipline and confirms former EIC Prudence Crowther's role as management tool.

    Times to lay off 21 from Guild; total cuts to exceed 100

    December 15, 2014

    TIMES - Despite having announced its target of reducing newsroom staff by 100 – and accepting the buyout applications of 57 Guild members and nearly 30 excluded employees – The Times told the Guild on Monday that it would lay off another 21 Guild-represented employees this week.

    Time closes PEOPLE library, lays off 2; Neuburger is unit chair

    December 5, 2014

    TIME INC. - In a holiday gesture, Time Inc. has management laid off its two Research Librarians at PEOPLE magazine and declared that it is closing its research library.  This translates to more work for PEOPLE writers and reporters. Separately, Dan Neuburger of PEOPLE was declared elected as Time Inc. Guild unit chair on Dec. 5 after no other candidates came forward to challenge him.

    ImpreMedia to cut 7 by year-end; NLRB says company violated law

    December 3, 2014

    EL DIARIO - ImpreMedia CEO Francisco Seghezzo told the Guild that the company has to cut seven Guild-represented jobs by the end of this year. The announcement comes on the heels of the NLRB finding that the company violated federal labor law. This time, however, management did not act unilaterally and instead agreed to provide interested Guild members the opportunity to volunteer for an enhanced severance package.

    Industry News

    Here are 5 reporting tools you won’t learn in class

    December 24, 2014

    Stanford University

    It doesn’t matter where you went — no journalism school can fully prepare you for the grind of daily journalism. When I came to Poynter I had a lot of experience at newspapers but had never worked full-time for a blog.

    Here are some tools that have helped me survive. Merry Christmas, and happy blogging!

    1. Page Monitor

      When I was put in charge of reporting media job moves for Poynter, I soon discovered I’d joined a very competitive beat. There are several news organizations that employ savvy reporters whose primary job is to scour the Web for high-profile job moves and blog about them.

      With no inside sources and little experience on the beat, how could I be expected to keep up? After running a few searches, I stumbled upon a tool called Page Monitor, a Chrome extension that alerts users whenever a page is edited. It also lets you adjust the check interval — anywhere from few seconds to a few days.

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    CWA e-Newsletter: Dec. 23, 2014

    December 23, 2014

    A Message from CWA President Larry Cohen; American Airlines Bargaining Underway for Contract Covering 11,500 Agents; Senators Criticize TPP Trade Deal; Organizing Update; Help Stamp Out Big Money in Politics; and more.

    A Message from CWA President Larry Cohen

    December 23, 2014

    Happy Holidays and a Great 2015! 2015 will be a major bargaining year for more than 200,000 of our members. As we proclaim on the cover of the new CWA News, "It's Our Turn."

    American Airlines Bargaining Underway for Contract Covering 14,000 Agents

    December 23, 2014

    American Airlines bargaining begins for a contract covering 14,000 passenger service employees at American.