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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.

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.

Guild President Peter Szekely waits to testify for El Diario workers at a New York City Council Immigration Committee hearing on Jan. 27.
Guild President Peter Szekely waits to testify for El Diario workers at a New York City Council Immigration Committee hearing on Jan. 27.

Guild President Peter Szekely waits to testify for El Diario workers at a New York City Council Immigration Committee hearing on Jan. 27.

    Local Unit News

    RELEASE: NewsGuild members at WGAE ratify contract

    April 28, 2016

    WRITERS GUILD - Employees of the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) on Thursday unanimously approved a 42-month contract with pay increases totaling at least 9 percent that was negotiated by the NewsGuild. The agreement sets minimum pay and introduces comp time for WGAE organizers who work on weekends and $60 in weekly longevity pay for employees with 10 years of service who earn less than $100,000 a year.

    Job security is No. 1 issue for S&P members; meeting May 4

    April 26, 2016

    STANDARD & POOR'S - The S&P Guild Bargaining Committee met the past two Mondays to review the results of the recent membership survey and to formulate the Guild’s contract proposals. The number of member survey responses was overwhelming. Thank you for your participation. You most definitely have expressed your concerns. And we heard you.

    Guild takes strong steps to preserve job security

    April 22, 2016

    THOMSON REUTERS - To move contract talks forward, the NewsGuild Bargaining Committee on Thursday offered a new framework to address the critical issues of job security and employment protection. The committee also revised its proposal under which the Guild would agree to accept slightly higher medical costs (but keep our current insurance) in exchange for Reuters increasing pay for overnight, weekend and holiday shifts, which so significantly impact employee work-life balance.

    In talks, Times targets benefits, Guild seeks improvements

    April 21, 2016

    TIMES - Management began contract talks with the Guild on Wednesday by taking aim at some cherished contract provisions dealing with severance, job security and sick time. But unlike five years ago, management’s list of demands was fairly short, and Times negotiators stressed that these were just opening bids. Also, there was none of the dismissive hostility from management negotiators that we encountered in the previous round. The Guild, meanwhile, proposed an array of improvements and that it have a formal voice in the current review of newsroom operations.