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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

    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.

    Target for Reuters members' annual payout set for July 18

    July 14, 2014

    THOMSON REUTERS - Every Guild-covered employee who was on the Thomson Reuters payroll on July 7 will receive a share of $1 million, the last for four annual payments totaling $7.6 million that were provided in our current contract. Only those employed in Guild-covered positions on July 7 are eligible.

    In Guild election rerun, slate is nominated without opposition

    July 14, 2014

    LOCAL BULLETIN - A single slate of candidates that includes the Guild's two current paid officers and its other incumbent rank-and-file leaders was deemed to be elected on Thursday when no opposing nominations were made in a government-supervised rerun of last November's triennial election that the Guild agreed to hold.

    Industry News

    New Yorker editor watches cartoons come to life on ‘Late Night’

    July 23, 2014

    Late Night With Seth Meyers

    Talk about sketch comedy.

    David Remnick appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers last night for a discussion about the international tension between Russia and Ukraine, in which Remnick compared Russia’s state-controlled media to a legion of Glenn Beck clones:

    “Imagine if Glenn Beck were appointed by the president — hard to imagine this president — but appointed by George Bush, as it were; and there were many Glenn Becks all over television, and that was all the information you were getting about the world.”

    Then, he stood next to Meyers and watched as The Late Night Players re-enacted cartoons that have appeared in The New Yorker over the years. Watch as Remnick and Meyers play for the camera while the New Yorker editor explains the high-brow punchlines that were once confined to bubbles:

    Meyers, who played a fake newsman on Saturday Night Live, has had used journalism as fodder for comedy before.… Read more

    AP photographer’s killer gets death sentence

    July 23, 2014

     Associated Press | Huffington Post | Nieman Journalism Lab

    The Afghan police officer who killed Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus has been convicted and sentenced to death, the AP reported Wednesday.

    Roses lay in front of a picture of the Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, 48, who was killed April 4, 2014 in Afghanistan, in Paris, Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Police commander Naqibullah, who goes by one name, was given an additional sentence of four years for wounding correspondent Kathy Gannon, the AP reports.

    RELATED: Some of Niedringhaus’ final images

    Naqibullah surrendered shortly after the slaying, according to the report:

    “Gannon and Niedringhaus traveled to Khost under the protection of Afghan forces and were at a district police headquarters in a village outside the city on April 4 when witnesses say Naqibullah walked up to their hired car, yelled “Allahu Akbar” — God is Great — and fired on them in the back seat with a Kalashnikov assault rifle.

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    2 bosses depart Condé Nast, former Time Inc. exec joins as CFO

    July 23, 2014

    Condé Nast CEO Charles Townsend announced Wednesday the hiring of a new chief financial officer and the departure of two company executives.

    In a memo to employees, Townsend announced that David Geithner will be joining the company as CFO, replacing John Bellando, who “has decided to leave the company.” Geithner is a former Time Inc. executive who lost his job when the company was reorganized earlier this year. Also gone is Thomas Wallace, Condé Nast’s editorial director since 2005.

    The memo does not say why Wallace and Bellando left.

    Bob Sauerberg, president of Condé Nast, will take on an expanded role in the company’s financial operations, taking leadership of “revenue generation activities” and “brand revenue growth,” according to the memo. Townsend and Sauerberg plan to make further announcements about the company’s business strategy.… Read more

    University may sell radio station after ‘Sexy Snapchats’ promotion somehow goes wrong

    July 23, 2014

    Student Press Law Center

    In April, KCPR’s sex talk show “Getting It In,” held a fundraiser with the promise that after donating $20, people would get “a week of sexy snapchats featuring the hosts of Getting It In!” The show’s hosts, Logan Cooper and Sean Martinez, had to stop broadcasting in May, Jenna Spoont reported Monday for Student Press Law Center, and officials at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo are now considering selling the station.

    CalCoastNews.com, an independent news website located in San Luis Obispo, reported Thursday on emails they obtained through the California Public Records Act, which hint that the school could sell the station.

    “I am beginning to believe that we should sell the radio license,” Douglas Epperson, dean of the college of liberal arts, said in an email sent on May 19, adding that the university has had an offer.

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