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Editorial staff of Law360 votes overwhelmingly for Guild

August 24, 2016

LOCAL BULLETIN - A 92 percent majority of the editorial staff of legal news website Law360 voted for Guild representation in a government-run election on Wednesday, despite an intense three-week management anti-union campaign. The staff of more than 130 reporters, editors, and news assistants and apprentices across the United States voted 109 to nine in favor of Guild representation in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.

Law360 editorial staff organizes with the NY NewsGuild

July 19, 2016

The editorial staff of legal news website Law360 on Tuesday petitioned for union representation with The NewsGuild of New York with the goal of improving management and editorial practices and ensuring that employees share in the company’s continued growth.

Scholastic's Wilmore wins Keenan Award; Meeting June 29

June 23, 2016

LOCAL BULLETIN - Kathy Wilmore, whose relentless drive to galvanize Guild members at Scholastic Inc. helped usher in a quick, hassle-free contract this year after a contentious battle three years ago, has won the New York Guild’s 2016 Keenan Service Award. The award will be presented at a meeting open to all Guild members on Wednesday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Guild statement on settlement over non-compete deals

June 15, 2016

Following today’s announcement that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office reached a settlement with Law360 under which the legal news website will stop requiring its journalists to sign non-compete agreements, NewsGuild of New York President Peter Szekely issued a statement calling for legislation to explicitly bar the use of such agreements for print and digital journalists.

Guild issues statement on Gawker bankruptcy filing

June 10, 2016

Following the announcement that online publisher Gawker Media Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the aftermath of a $140 million judgment against it, NewsGuild of New York President Peter Szekely issued a statement about the threat that a billionaire's financing of an unrelated libel suit poses to a free press.

2016 Keenan service award nominations open until May 27

May 9, 2016

LOCAL BULLETIN - The Guild is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for its annual service award, named in honor of the late Tom Keenan. Each year, the Keenan Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of a Guild member. Nominations, which can be made by any member, are open until Friday, May 27 at 6 p.m. EDT.

Why the Verizon strike matters to us and how you can help

May 6, 2016

LOCAL BULLETIN - The Verizon strike matters to us not only because it involves our fellow CWA members, but because it goes to the heart of who we are: middle class workers struggling to stay in a shrinking middle class. Whether you work as a journalist or anything else, there are a few simple things NewsGuild members can do to support our fellow union members.

Scholarship for Guild members at Empire State College

April 11, 2016

LOCAL BULLETIN - Full scholarship applications for union members and their families pursuing degrees at Empire State College of the State University of New York are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 academic year. Students who receive the scholarship will study online through Empire State College’s Center for Distance Learning.

NYGuild Statement on Al Jazeera America Closure

January 13, 2016

AL JAZEERA - In response to AJAM management's announcement that they are shuttering their US operations, New York Guild President Peter Szekely issues a statement.