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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.

Scholastic employees, angry that management refuses to bargain over differences it raised after the two sides thought they had a contract last year, leaflet in front of the company's buidling in Soho on March 21.
Scholastic employees, angry that management refuses to bargain over differences it raised after the two sides thought they had a contract last year, leaflet on March 21.

Scholastic employees, angry that management refuses to bargain over differences it raised after the two sides thought they had a contract last year, leaflet on March 21.

President Bill O'Meara and Secretary-Treasurer Peter Szekely give check to El Diario Unit Chair Oscar Hernandez for Liseth Perez, whose husband died in an explosion.
President Bill O'Meara and Secretary-Treasurer Peter Szekely give check to El Diario Unit Chair Oscar Hernandez for Liseth Perez, whose husband died in an explosion.

President Bill O'Meara and Secretary-Treasurer Peter Szekely give check to El Diario Unit Chair Oscar Hernandez for Liseth Perez, whose husband died in an explosion.

Mabel Rodriguez from Standard and Poor's is sworn in by Guild President Bill O'Meara for her second term on the Guild's Executive Committee.
Mabel Rodriguez from Standard and Poor's is sworn in by Guild President Bill O'Meara for her second term on the Guild's Executive Committee.

Mabel Rodriguez from Standard and Poor's is sworn in by Guild President Bill O'Meara for her second term on the Guild's Executive Committee.

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 at Scholastic Magazine rallying on February 20 for a fair contract outside the Scholastic store and headquarters in Soho, New York City.
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 at Scholastic Magazine rallying on February 20 for a fair contract outside the Scholastic store and headquarters in Soho, New York City.

Kaplan students, teachers, and Guild members rallying for a fair contract at Kaplan International's headquarters in New York. The crowd then marched down Broadway to protest outside Scholastic, where Guild members are also fighting for a fair contract.
Kaplan students, teachers, and Guild members rallying on February 20 for a fair contract at Kaplan International's headquarters in New York City.
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

Kaplan students, teachers, and Guild members rallying on February 20 for a fair contract outside Kaplan International's headquarters in New York City. After, the crowd marched down Broadway to continue their protests outside Scholastic's offices, where Guild members are also fighting for a fair contract.

    Local and Unit News

    Unit Council nominates Dan Grebler as unit chair

    April 18, 2014

    THOMSON REUTERS - On Tuesday the TR Unit Council nominated Unit Secretary and Grievance Chair Dan Grebler as its candidate for unit chair and Tony Barone as its candidate for secretary. The deadline for additional nominations for  unit chair is April 30.

    Kaplan members OK first pact, a for-profit education rarity

    April 17, 2014

    KAPLAN - Guild members at Kaplan International Centers voted overwhelmingly to ratify their first contract, one that would provide raises and workplace protections. In doing so, they joined a small handful of teachers in the world of for-profit education to have union contracts.

    At Time Inc., no time for babies?

    April 14, 2014

    TIME INC - At the bargaining table, Time Inc. management is proposing to slash parental leave time, and wants the right to eliminate all leaves, along with several other longstanding family-friendly benefits. Does Time Inc. have any time for babies.

    Guild, Kaplan reach tentative agreement on initial contract

    April 11, 2014

    KAPLAN - The Guild reached a tentative contract with Kaplan International Centers today that would provide protections and a voice in the workplace for its newest members. Kaplan Guild members will get to vote on the package on April 16.

    Industry News

    French journalists kidnapped in Syria released

    April 19, 2014

    Al Jazeera | RFI English | Committee to Protect Journalists

    Four French journalists kidnapped in Syria 10 months ago by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant were found by Turkish soldiers.

    Al Jazeera reported Nicolas Henin, Pierre Torres, … Read more

    Boston.com unveils responsive redesign as it begins competing with the Globe

    April 18, 2014

    Boston.com has freshened up for the spring, making it better prepared to compete across all platforms against its paywalled big brother BostonGlobe.com, a responsive pioneer.

    The free news source’s responsive site is now in beta on both mobile … Read more

    Journalist whose own mother died in Afghanistan maintains connection with AP’s Kathy Gannon

    April 18, 2014

    The Washington Post

    On Friday, freelance writer Tracee Herbaugh wrote about the death of her mother for The Washington Post. Sharon Herbaugh, an Associated Press bureau chief, died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 1993. Herbaugh wrote about … Read more