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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.

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David Carr, New York Times media writer extraordinaire and a Guild member, died suddenly on Feb. 12 at 58.
David Carr, New York Times media writer extraordinaire and a Guild member, died suddenly on Feb. 12 at 58.

David Carr, New York Times media writer extraordinaire and a Guild member, died suddenly on Feb. 12 at 58.

NY Guild President Bill O'Meara tells delegates to the TNG-CWA Sector Conference on Jan. 16 how their locals can get CWA funding for projects and contract campaigns.
NY Guild President Bill O'Meara on Jan. 16 tells TNG-CWA Sector Conference delegates how to get CWA funding for projects and contract campaigns.

NY Guild President Bill O'Meara on Jan. 16 tells TNG-CWA Sector Conference delegates how to get CWA funding for projects and contract campaigns.

    Local and Unit News

    What’s really important at the bargaining table?

    March 24, 2015

    THOMSON REUTERS - Guild members say that employment security and work-life balance are among their greatest concerns but management only wants to talk about “true economic” issues, chiefly their proposal to shift more of the economic risk of health care onto employees. As if sharply differing views aren’t enough of a hurdle, delays and gaps by management in providing the Guild with needed information add to the difficulty.

    Times Unit Council rebounds after buyouts; 2 more nominated

    March 19, 2015

    TIMES - After losing 15 union officers in the buyouts of late 2014, The Times unit of the Guild has rejuvenated its network of union activists, as a dozen members were elected unit vice chairpersons, and two existing vice chairpersons were elected to higher positions on what is now a 48-member Unit Council. In addition, there were two more recent nominations.

     

    Guild, Times settle disputes of those who challenged layoffs

    March 11, 2015

    TIMES - New York Guild President Bill O’Meara is pleased to announce that the union and The Times have settled disputes and avoided arbitration over all 14 Guild members who initially challenged their layoffs of late last year through the contract’s grievance process. Six others who were laid off had decided not to grieve their dismissals.

    Guild seeks volunteers as S&P targets three for layoff

    March 5, 2015

    STANDARD & POOR'S - Three Guild-represented employees received 60-day relocation layoff notices on Tuesday because their jobs are being relocated to an S&P facility in Denver. In an effort to save the jobs of any or all of the targeted Guild members, the union is seeking other employees who are interested in volunteering to leave the company with a severance package.

    Industry News

    NPR updates ethics policy after ombud raises political advocacy questions

    March 26, 2015

    NPR

    NPR has revised its ethics code to describe which staffers it covers after network ombudsman Elizabeth Jensen raised questions about host Diane Rehm’s attendance at fundraising dinners for the right-to-die movement. Jensen explained the update in a new post:

    The changes follow the debate sparked when The Washington Post reported that Diane Rehm, the host of the NPR-distributed The Diane Rehm Show, was taking part in fundraising dinners for Compassion & Choices. That non-profit organization’s activities include lobbying for states to permit medically-assisted death.

    At heart the heart of the issue was whether NPR’s stricture preventing journalists from engaging in political advocacy should apply to Rehm, who hosts “The Diane Rehm Show” at WAMU in Washington, D.C., an NPR member station. The new guidelines make clear that the prohibition applies to “those who work for shows, podcasts and programming that are not part of the News division,” Jensen writes. Read more

    NLRB Throws Out CNN’s Joint Employer Challenge

    March 26, 2015

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has rejected a motion by CNN asking the board to reconsider a ruling that the cable news giant and Team Video Services (TVS), a unionized subcontractor, were joint employers.

    Breaking! Leaked Investor Chapter of TPP Worse than Imagined

    March 26, 2015

    The following is a statement by CWA President Larry Cohen on the "leaked" chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal that covers corporations.

    Movement Building

    March 26, 2015

    Chicago Mayoral Candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia visited CWA Headquarters on a recent trip to Washington, D.C., to share with supporters his roadmap to victory.