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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

    CWA e-Newsletter: Dec. 18, 2014

    December 18, 2014

    Sen. Harkin's Fond Farewell to Washington Contained a Warning on Income Inequality; Senate Rules Change Allows Confirmation of Record Number of Judicial Nominees; NLRB Reforms Will Limit Corporations' Stalling Tactics in Union Elections; NLRB Decision on Email Protects Workers' Right to Organize in 21st Century Workplace; Not So Fast, Christie!; Groups Tell President Obama to Bring Fairness to the TPP Agreement; and more.

    National Press Photographers Association moving to Grady College

    December 18, 2014

    NPPA

    The University of Georgia

    The National Press Photographers Association will move its headquarters to Grady College at The University of Georgia, the university announced Thursday.

    The NPPA, which is currently based in Durham, North Carolina, will offer Grady College students access to “visiting professionals, participation in workshops taught by NPPA staff and members, and employment opportunities,” according to the release.

    NPPA and Grady College also plan to embark on joint fundraising campaigns and apply for grants for visual journalism projects, according to the release.

    Here’s the announcement:

    The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication announced that the National Press Photographers Association will relocate its headquarters to the Athens, Georgia, campus in early 2015.

    NPPA is the voice of visual journalists, representing photographers, videographers, multimedia journalists, editors, designers, visual managers and academics, with nearly 6,000 members nationwide and around the world.

    “UGA’s Grady College and NPPA share a deep commitment to excellence in journalism,” said Pamela Whitten, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.

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    Sen. Harkin’s Fond Farewell to Washington Contained a Warning on Income Inequality

    December 18, 2014

    In 40 years of making laws in the nation's capital - 10 in the U.S. House of Representatives and 30 in the U.S. Senate, Tom Harkin (D-IA) has fought to give the little guy "a leg up on the economic ladder of success," with some failures but many, many successes, including leading the fight for the Americans with Disabilities Act. Harkin, chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP), spoke movingly about what drove him all these years.

    Senate Rules Change Allows Confirmation of Record Number of Judicial Nominees

    December 18, 2014

    In its final days, the United States Senate wrapped up a session marked by obstruction and gridlock by confirming scores of critical judicial and executive nominations.