Front Page News

01/09/2017

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."

Peter Szekely

12/28/2016

LOCAL BULLETIN - After more than 30 years of activism, including the past 16 months as president of the New York Guild, Peter Szekely leaves office on Jan. 1 with a farewell message that extols service to others and urges Guild members to answer the call. Szekely, who will resume his journalism career at Reuters, also recounted the changes he helped usher in at the Guild. "I challenged myself, and so did others, to do things we'd never done before at a time when business as usual didn't work anymore," he said.

12/09/2016

With their arguments rejected Thursday by the local’s independent Election Committee, New York NewsGuild President Peter Szekely said he and his Growing Stronger Coalition will not further pursue a new election. Challenger Grant Glickson and his Members First slate won by a wide margin when the vote-by-mail ballots were counted at American Arbitration Association offices Nov. 18. Glickson defeated Szekely 831-572. “Although I disagree with some of the committee's reasoning, we recognize the challenge of making our case, given our limited resources and the margin of the vote count,” Szekely said. “Our slate therefore accepts the committee's report as the final word on the election results.”

12/07/2016

The NewsGuild’s independent Local Election Committee is expected to rule Thursday on a challenge from incumbent President Peter Szekely and his Growing Stronger Coalition over results of last month’s leadership election. Challenger Grant Glickson and his Members First Slate swept the elections, with Glickson, chair of The Guild unit at The New York Times, defeating Szekely 831-572. Szekely is seeking a re-run of the election, alleging multiple rule violations by opponents.

11/18/2016

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.

11/15/2016

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.

10/26/2016

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.

10/25/2016

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.

10/07/2016

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.

08/24/2016

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.