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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

    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.

    Guild gains input on job titles

    April 9, 2014

    DAILY BEAST - Progress toward new language for job titles, vacation, and severance was made at the most recent bargaining session between the Guild and Daily Beast management.

    Guild, management clash over meaning of reporting

    April 7, 2014

    DAILY BEAST - The Guild’s bargaining committee had spirited talks with Daily Beast management about the company's proposal to take away reporters' ability to earn overtime.

    Industry News

    SCOTUSblog will appeal Senate’s denial of press pass

    April 16, 2014

    SCOTUSblog

    The U.S. Senate Press Gallery denied SCOTUSblog’s request for a press pass last week. “We were disappointed in that decision,” SCOTUSblog publisher Tom Goldstein writes in a blog post. The publication plans to appeal:

    We do not have

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    Bring out your bad ledes

    April 16, 2014

    Ah, journalism. On a crisp, bright morning in St. Petersburg, Fla., my News University colleagues and I started talking about bad ledes. When it comes to bad ledes, the dictionary defines them as — OK, that’s enough.

    You know what … Read more

    Iraq most likely place for journalists to be killed without consequences

    April 16, 2014

    Committee to Protect Journalists | Reporters Without Borders

    In the last decade, 100 journalists have been murdered in Iraq, and 100% of their killers got away with it, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists 2013 Global Impunity Index, … Read more

    Kushner: ‘Only in the newspaper business’ would L.A. Register’s launch draw criticism

    April 16, 2014

    Los Angeles Register | LA Observed | Associated Press | Reuters

    The Los Angeles Register launches Wednesday. Owners Aaron Kushner and Eric Spitz “are hand-delivering copies of the newspaper on Wednesday to business and civic leaders across Los Angeles,” the … Read more