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AJAM Unit Council nomination meetings on Nov. 9

November 6, 2015

AL JAZEERA - On Monday, November 9th Guild members at Al Jazeera America Digital will be able to nominate officers for their Unit Council at one of two meetings scheduled that day at the Guild office at 43rd Street.

AJAM Guild Membership Meeting Report for Oct. 12, 2015

October 13, 2015

AL JAZEERA - Guild members meet to discuss the next steps toward getting a first contract after last week's union election victory.

RELEASE - Al Jazeera America Digital Journalists Vote Overwhelmingly to Join Union

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.

RELEASE - Al Jazeera America Digital Organizes with Guild

September 3, 2015

AL JAZEERA - An overwhelming majority of the digital newsroom of Al Jazeera America has signed onto the effort to unionize with The NewsGuild of New York. The group has called on AJAM’s management to voluntarily recognize their union. They are still awaiting a formal response from the company.

Get Ready to March at the 2015 NYC Labor Day Parade

August 18, 2015

LOCAL BULLETIN - Join your fellow members of The NewsGuild of New York, together with members of 300 local unions representing 1.3 million workers from every trade and occupation in the New York economy, as we proudly march up Fifth Avenue in the 2015 New York City Labor Day Parade.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015
Time: Gather at 10:30 a.m., step off at 11:30 a.m.
Place: NY NewsGuild members gather on West 45th Street at Fifth Avenue

Bill O'Meara to retire as president; Peter Szekely to succeed him Sept. 1

August 7, 2015

LOCAL BULLETIN - NewsGuild of New York President Bill O'Meara announced  this week that he will retire on Aug. 31 “for health and personal reasons,” after 27 years working at the Local, including the last eight years as its leader. O'Meara will be succeeded for the remaining 16 months of his three-year term by the Local's No. 2 officer, Secretary-Treasurer Peter Szekely.

The Guardian US Writers Vote Unanimously to Join The NewsGuild-CWA

July 30, 2015

Writers and staff members of The Guardian US announced Wednesday that they voted 45-0 to join The NewsGuild-CWA, through an expedited election agreed to by The Guardian’s management and staff. The announcement is the latest in a series of organizing victories for digital news reporters.

Job Opening

July 6, 2015

The NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003, with a membership as diverse as our city, seeks an experienced union representative with bargaining experience ready to hit the ground running to advocate for, communicate with and organize news industry employees in the America’s media capital.

Guild members at Consumer Reports protest layoff violations

June 27, 2015

CONSUMER REPORTS - Fed up with a new management team that rode roughshod over the contract during a round of layoffs, Consumer Reports Guild members took the the street during their lunch breaks on Friday to spotlight their company's bad behavior and to show solidarity with their 11 targeted Guild colleagues.

Guild's Keenan Award goes to Hudson News Chair Kazi Islam

June 23, 2015

LOCAL BULLETIN - Hudson News Unit Chair Kazi Islam, who has worked tirelessly to build a cohesive community among the retail and fast food workers of his sprawling Manhattan bargaining unit, is the New York Guild’s winner of the Guild’s 2015 Keenan Award. The award will be presented at a meeting open to all Guild members on Monday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m.