Al Jazeera America digital journalists vote overwhelmingly to join the NewsGuild of NY. The company withdraws challenge to nine news editors' right to join the union.
Politico looks at how NewsGuild-CWA and the Writers Guild of America-East are both working to organize digital media workers. While the Writers Guild has gotten a lot of media attention recently for its organizing drives, NewsGuild represents far more digital journalists and has launched a $500,000 campaign -- thanks to CWA's Strategic Industry Fund -- to organize more. NewsGuild President Bernie Lunzer said Lunzer he believes that journalists who do their homework will pick NewsGuild, owing to its decades of experience organizing newspaper journalists. “Especially in the world of journalism, if you were to disregard what’s been really the predominant union for journalists for over 70 years in the United States, I think that would be really kind of foolish,” he said
Local Unit News
November 19, 2015
THOMSON REUTERS - The Guild negotiating team made a strong effort on Wednesday to get management to engage in substantive talks on issues most important to members. We noted our previous efforts to hold substantive discussions to address members’ concerns have been met with only a nod of acknowledgement, followed by a quick rejection.
November 6, 2015
AL JAZEERA - On Monday, November 9th Guild members at Al Jazeera America Digital will be able to nominate officers for their Unit Council at one of two meetings scheduled that day at the Guild office at 43rd Street.
October 29, 2015
THOMSON REUTERS - At Wednesday’s bargaining session, more than 15 months after talks began for a new contract, the Guild Bargaining Committee found itself listening to management’s same old song – with just a few tweaks to the lyrics.
October 16, 2015
THOMSON REUTERS - Management has been requiring employees to have “career discussions" that are supposed to be about developing your career and telling your manager what your aspirations are. But management is also telling employees they should enter their career aspirations into Workday – the online system used to file time sheets and track time off. The Guild recommends that members not enter the career aspirations in Workday
November 28, 2015
November 26, 2015
November 25, 2015