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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.

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A Guild-comissioned study found a pattern of pay disparities at The Times, with minorities lagging by 10 percent on average and women by 7 percent.

A Guild-comissioned study found a pattern of pay disparities at The Times, with minorities lagging by 10 percent on average and women by 7 percent.

Scholastic Guild members unanimously ratified new contract on May 4 that raises pay 9 percent over three years and clarifies vacation carryover terms.

Scholastic Guild members unanimously ratified new contract on May 4 that raises pay 9 percent over three years and clarifies vacation carryover terms.

NewsGuild members at the Writers Guild of America, East unanimously ratify contract on April 28 that raises pay by at least 9 percent over 42 months.
NewsGuild members at the Writers Guild of America, East unanimously ratify contract on April 28 that raises pay by at least 9 percent over 42 months.

NewsGuild members at the Writers Guild of America, East unanimously ratify contract on April 28 that raises pay by at least 9 percent over 42 months.

Guild negotiators review a Reuters proposal on March 9. From left, Grievance Chair Leslie Adler, outside counsel Hanan Kolko, Guild Rep Susan DeCarava, Unit Chair Dan Grebler, Guild President Peter Szekely and Joey Ax.
Guild negotiators review a Reuters contract proposal on March 9 in which management withdrew a costlier health care plan.

Guild negotiators review a Reuters contract proposal on March 9 in which management withdrew a costlier health care plan.

    Local Unit News

    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.

    The New Normal

    June 16, 2016

    S&P GLOBAL - The company's vision of the future is all about quality products. The Guild is working for the people who create the quality products anchoring this “new vision.”

    Guild statement on settlement over non-compete deals

    June 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.

    Guild issues statement on Gawker bankruptcy filing

    June 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.