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
GUILD REUTERS TALKS RESUME - The Guild’s bargaining committee met with management reps on Wednesday for the first time since July, as talks for a new contract continue to move slowly.
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October 6, 2015
AL JAZEERA - UPDATE: Management at the first digital media outlet to force a government-supervised election instead of voluntarily recognizing the union, has stated they will no longer oppose the inclusion of nine news editors in the newly-formed unit. NewsGuild president Peter Szekely responds.
September 18, 2015
HUDSON NEWS - Guild members are reminded to put their vacation requests in writing.
September 17, 2015
TIME INC. - NLRB issues formal complaint against company after settlement talks fail and sets date for dispute to go to trial.
September 17, 2015
THOMSON REUTERS - After a summer hiatus of nearly two months, Guild and management return to the bargaining table.
October 8, 2015