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The NewsGuild of New York is the union for media professionals, including some of the best journalists in the country.

We represent nearly 3,000 employees, primarily at New York area-based news organizations. The Guild understands journalism -- from print to digital to broadcast.

Since its launch in 1934 by crusading columnist Heywood Broun and others, the Guild has been the workplace advocate for practitioners of big-city journalism and employees in advertising, circulation and other related areas. It started with newspapers, but today the Guild is the voice for all news media professionals.

NewsGuild of New York officers and Executive Committee members who were elected last November are sworn in at the first board meeting of 2017 on Jan. 17.

NewsGuild of New York officers and Executive Committee members who were elected last November are sworn in at the first board meeting of 2017 on Jan. 17.

A January party brought together Guild members who work at Hudson News and Hudson-owned Dunkin' Donuts at the city's commuter hubs, including Penn Station and the Port Authority. Click photo for more pictures.

A January party brought together Guild members who work at Hudson News and Hudson-owned Dunkin' Donuts at the city's commuter hubs, including Penn Station and the Port Authority. Click photo for more pictures.

New York Times Guild members turned out Wednesday, Jan. 18, for membership meetings to discuss a variety of job issues and union opportunities, and to nominate a new unit chair, as pictured. Click photo to see more from the meetings.

New York Times Guild members turned out Wednesday, Jan. 18, for membership meetings to discuss a variety of job issues and union opportunities, and to nominate a new unit chair, as pictured. Click photo to see more from the meetings.

As contract talks continue, Guild members at The New York Times are asking the company to its strongest asset -- its staff. They made the point with a huge turnout for a holiday photo in the Times' lobby and "Invest in Us" videos. See the latest.

As contract talks continue, Guild members at The New York Times are asking the company to its strongest asset -- its staff. They made the point with a huge turnout for a holiday photo in the Times' lobby and "Invest in Us" videos.

Law360 employees, along with Guild Organizing Coordinator Nastaran Mohit, striped top, and President Peter Szekely, upper right, celebrate after they voted for the Guild in an Aug. 24 NLRB election by a 92 percent majority.
Law360 employees celebrate after an Aug. 24 tally of secret ballots by the National Labor Relations Board showed that 92 percent of them voted for Guild representation.

Law360 employees celebrate after an Aug. 24 tally of secret ballots by the National Labor Relations Board showed that 92 percent of them voted for Guild representation.

    Local Unit News

    Bill Baker nominated as New York Times unit chair

    January 19, 2017

    NEW YORK TIMES - Guild members at The Times have nominated Telecom Coordinator Bill Baker as unit chair to replace Grant Glickson, who is now the union’s president. Baker’s nomination was made as members gathered Wednesday for two unit meetings, held to accommodate both day and night shifts, at the Hotel Trades Council hall near the Times building. Discussion included contract talks, pending buyouts and concerns about the company’s recent 2020 report, including a reduced emphasis on copy editing in the future.

    Talks progress as S&P loosens grip on earlier demands

    January 19, 2017

    STANDARD & POOR'S - A month after S&P threw a wrench into contract talks, refusing to accept long-discussed job security measures unless the union agreed to new demands, the Guild Bargaining Committee says, "We are happy to report that they have backed down from that rigid stance. They have come to the table in 2017 in a seemingly more reasonable frame of mind. Consequently, we are back on track to meet twice a week to move toward a new contract."

    New year, renewed resolve in bargaining at TR

    January 18, 2017

    Thomson Reuters Guild members begin 2017 with renewed vigor to win a fair contract. After 2 ½ years, enough is enough: "We will be calling on you, our members, to play a more active role. TR needs to see, hear and feel our solidarity – our collective resolve to bargain a contract that recognizes and respects what we do to make the company successful," the bargaining team tells members.

    VIDEO: Guild members ask NY Times to 'Invest in Us'

    January 10, 2017

    The Guild has released a second video featuring members at the New York Times talking about why they love working for the paper and urging the company to “invest in us.” Members in the three-minute video include reporter Patricia Cohen who says, “I still feel lucky to work there and practice my craft at a place where quality and depth and accuracy and fairness are really valued.”