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02/21/2017

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.

02/16/2017

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. 

02/06/2017

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.

01/30/2017

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.”

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.