Front Page News

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.

07/19/2016

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.

Kathy Wilmore

06/23/2016

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.

06/15/2016

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.

06/10/2016

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.