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Glickson, 'Members First' slate win Guild election

November 18, 2016

Challenger Grant Glickson has been elected president of The NewsGuild of New York, defeating incumbent Peter Szekely, according to votes tallied Friday at the American Arbitration Association office in lower Manhattan. All candidates on Glickson’s “Members First” slate were elected, including Vincent Mallozzi as secretary-treasurer and Lan Lecour as local chairperson. See story for full results. New officers and Executive Committee members begin their terms on Jan. 2, 2017.

Defending labor, press rights in a Trump administration

November 15, 2016

LOCAL BULLETIN - After a U.S. presidential campaign like none we've ever seen, came an election night shock like nothing we ever imagined. As union members and journalists, we face the prospect of a more hostile future. But we are not powerless. We have our values and our craft.

Guild election slates filled; ballots in the mail this week

October 26, 2016

Two slates of candidates for president of The NewsGuild of New York and 21 other officer and Executive Committee positions have been finalized. Running for president are incumbent Peter Szekely and challenger Grant Glickson. Ballots, which will come with postage-free business reply envelopes, will be in the mail by Thursday, Oct. 27. Completed ballots must be returned to the American Arbitration Association no later than 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2016.

Guild lauds NYS AG proposal to curb non-competes

October 25, 2016

Following today’s announcement that New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is proposing the nation’s most comprehensive bill to curb misuse of non-compete agreements, NewsGuild of New York President Peter Szekely called the proposal "next logical step" after the Guild triggered an investigtion that led Law360 to withdraw non-competes for its employees.

Szekely, Glickson nominated for local presidency

October 7, 2016

Incumbent Peter Szekely and challenger Grant Glickson were nominated at a local membership meeting on Thursday for the presidency of The NewsGuild of New York. Szekely, previously the local’s secretary-treasurer, became president a year ago when Bill O’Meara retired. Glickson, unit chair at The New York Times and 2nd vice president of the local, ran against O’Meara for the presidency in 2013.

Consumer Report unit officers elected

September 30, 2016

CONSUMER REPORT - A slate of candidates, led by Unit Chairperson Anna Pierdiluca, has been declared elected as officers after no opposing nominations were made by the deadline. 

Consumer Report unit officers nominated

September 26, 2016

CONSUMER REPORT - At a unit membership meeting last Thursday, a slate of officers was placed into nomination.

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.