Who We Are: About The NewsGuild

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The NewsGuild of New York is the union for news professionals in America’s media capital. We are the workplace advocate for people in the media business, including some of the best journalists in the country.

The national NewsGuild is the largest union for news professionals — and we are its biggest local, fearlessly representing nearly 3,000 journalists and other media employees at New York-based media organizations and their respective bureaus. We understand journalism, from print to digital to broadcast.

Our guiding principle, as stated in The NewsGuild constitution, is to raise the standards of journalism and ethics in the industry. Our mission is to advance the economic interests and improve the working conditions of our members.

The Guild is committed to guaranteeing, through collective bargaining, equal employment and opportunity in the news industry and constant honesty in news, editorials, advertising, and business practices. We are a community of professionals, and encourage cooperation and collective action.

Launched in 1934 by crusading columnist Heywood Broun and others, the Guild is the workplace voice for print, photo, video and digital journalists, as well as for employees in advertising, circulation and other related areas.

In addition, we provide resources for journalists including panels, workshops and networking events. The Guild understands that in an ever-changing media landscape, it is important to support professional development and encourage discussion about the issues facing news professionals today.

Meet Our Officers

Rules for Nominating and Electing Officers

Rules have been approved governing this fall's nomination and election of Unit Chairs and all other officers of all New York Guild units, as well as this fall's nomination and election of all Local officers, including President, Secretary-Treasurer, Local Chair, RA Chair and Vice Chair and all other members of the Executive Council. They are as follows:

--Nomination and election of Unit Chair and all unit offices.

--Nomination and election of Local officers (President, Secretary-Treasurer, etc.)

Executive Committee

The 24-member Executive Committee is the Local's administrative body. All of its members, except for the Local's two executive officers, are working Guild members, including the local chairperson, who presides over all meetings.

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Bylaws

The Local operates under a set of bylaws, in addition to the constitutions of the The Newspaper Guild-Communications Workers of America (TNG-CWA) and the CWA.

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Guild Bargaining Units

The Guild represents editorial, commercial, technical, administrative and professional employees in 20 bargaining units at New York-area employers, mostly news organizations.

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Keenan Award

Every year, the Guild seeks out members whose above-and-beyond efforts on behalf of their co-workers merit the Local's service award, which is named after long-time dedicated activist Tom Keenan.

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