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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.

New York Guild President Bill O'Meara briefs a June 26 rally outside El Diario's Brooklyn offices after meeting with company executives, who had refused to reinstate eight laid-off Guild members.
Guild President Bill O'Meara briefs June 26 rally on meeting with El Diario.

Guild President Bill O'Meara briefs June 26 rally on meeting with El Diario.

El Diario employees, current and laid-off, were joined by Guild and other union leaders on June 26 outside the papers Brooklyn offices for a rally to reinstate eight laid-off Guild members.
"Bring them back," demand El Diario workers and Guild officers on June 26.

"Bring them back," demand El Diario workers and Guild officers on June 26.

Guild member Jeannette Belaustegui at El Diario shows her solidarity on June 19 after the illegal dismissals of eight of her colleagues. The Guild has field unfair labor practice charges with the NLRB in addition to grievances.
El Diario Guild member Jeannette Belaustegui shows solidarity with dismissed colleagues.

El Diario Guild member Jeannette Belaustegui shows her solidarity.

Scholastic Unit Chair Kathy Wilmore addresses colleagues and a May Day rally about the company's refusal to come to the table to finish contract talks.
May Day protesters join Scholastic Guild members in rallying for a contract.

May Day protesters join Scholastic Guild members in rallying for a contract.

    Local and Unit News

    Members approve three-year contract

    July 29, 2014

    DAILY BEAST - Members of the Guild-Daily Beast bargaining unit overwhelmingly approved on July 8 a new three-year contract covering editorial employees through June 2017. The deal provides for retroactive increases going back to January 2013, updated job titles and classifications, new minimums, and expanded union security.

    Guild seeks court order after El Diario goes on nonunion hiring spree

    July 24, 2014

    EL DIARIO - The Guild asked the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to seek an emergency court order to require ImpreMedia and El Diario management to reinstate eight illegally fired Guild members, pending the outcome of our dispute over their dismissals. The request follows new information that the company has continued to hire at least eight nonunion employees, in addition to disputed nonunion hires it made before it laid off Guild journalists and other employees on June 13.  The new hires are doing Guild-represented work, including the work of the employees who were fired.  Management had claimed it was “forced” to make the cuts due to a “challenging business environment.”

    Scholastic withdraws its NLRB charge against Guild

    July 22, 2014

    SCHOLASTIC - The National Labor Relations Board recently told Scholastic that it intended to dismiss an unfair labor practice charge management filed against the Guild for refusing to sign an agreement that did not reflect the terms and conditions that were agreed to at the bargaining table on June 17, 2013.  Rather than having the NLRB dismiss its baseless ULP charge, Scholastic withdrew it.

    Dawn Yancy, John McAloon in election for CU first vice chair

    July 15, 2014

    CONSUMERS UNION - Dawn Yancy, assistant treasurer of the Consumers Union Guild unit, will face John McAloon, a unit vice chairperson, in a mail-ballot election to fill the vacant Unit Council position of first vice chairperson. Ballots are set to be sent to all Consumers Union Guild members on Thursday and collected from the Guild’s post office box on Aug. 11.

    Industry News

    CWA e-Newsletter: July 31, 2014

    July 31, 2014

    Organizing Update; New Executive Order Will Hold Federal Contractors Accountable for Workers' Rights, Wage and Workplace Violations; Middle Class Americans Taking a Battering Even as Wealthiest Families Soar; Moral Mondays Activists Come to the Nation's Capital to Fight for Health Care for the Poor; Reuters: Germany Set to Reject Canada-European Union Trade Deal; CWA Young Activists Hold Next Gen Summit; For Many Members, That Career Tonic is Just a Keyboard Away; Check Out This Cartoon; Texas Forum to Call on Congress to Stop TPP's Attack on Texan Jobs and Communities; What's the Latest on the Trans-Pacific Partnership?; Movement Building Update

    Organizing Update

    July 31, 2014

    The election at the New American Airlines is on! The NMB will mail voting instructions on Aug. 15, with the results to be counted and announced on Sept. 16.

    Executive Order: Federal Contractors Accountable for Workers’ Rights, Wage and Workplace Violations

    July 31, 2014

    CWA President Cohen on President Obama's executive order to ensure federal contractors follow laws on workers' wages, conditions, and rights: "We look forward to working with the White House and Department of Labor on this order."

    Middle Class Americans Taking a Battering Even as Wealthiest Families Soar

    July 31, 2014

    Despite increasing productivity gains, middle class and working class Americans are not seeing any rewards from their work and efforts. In fact, they are losing ground as their economic well-being continues to decline.