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How Unions Can Protect LGBT Rights in the Age of Trump

February 21, 2017

Since there is still no statutory federal anti-discrimination protection for LGBT workers, a union contract is often the best defense. Unions can play a significant role in protecting marginalized minorities at times when government is indifferent or hostile.

Members Have Free Access to Lynda.com and More

February 16, 2017

Did you know that as a member of the NewsGuild, you have free access to training tools provided by Lynda.com and KelbyOne.com? The CWA provides full access so you can keep your skills current, with continued training in computer programs like Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Excel and many more. 

RELEASE: Roosevelt Institute Seeks Union Representation

February 6, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: The staff of the Roosevelt Institute, a think tank founded to honor and advance the vision of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, has moved to unionize. The Institute’s employees have submitted a petition for voluntary recognition to senior management, indicating their intent to unionize with the NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003.

Defying the Odds in a Risky Era for Unions and Journalists

January 30, 2017

PRESIDENT’S CORNER – Grant Glickson, the Guild’s new president, looks at the formidable challenges facing unions and journalists today, but reminds people that both are survivors: “No matter how much opposition we’ve faced, we are still here. As unions, we are still organizing and educating and building networks of solidarity… And journalists are still overcoming whatever obstacles get in the way of investigating, reporting and publishing stories that hold government to account.”

A new year, new president & new opportunities for Guild

January 9, 2017

In a letter to members, new New York Guild President Grant Glickson gives an overview of his plans and goals as he sets out to grow and strengthen the union. "Change brings new possibilities and opportunities," he writes. "As I have met with many of you in the past few weeks, I have been moved by your energy and enthusiasm. You embody the fighting spirit that is essential to becoming an even stronger union with a more powerful voice -- a voice that management can’t ignore."