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We are the New York area workplace advocate for people in the news business, and that includes some of the best journalists in the country.

The Newspaper Guild of New York represents more than 3,000 employees at New York area-based news organizations, as well as a few non-news organizations.

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

Guild members at Time Inc. were nearly unanimous on Oct. 10 in voting down a management contract offer that would have enabled to the company to outsource the jobs of more than half the journalists at its key magazines.
Time Inc. Guild members vote down management offer on Oct. 10.

Time Inc. Guild members vote down management offer on Oct. 10.

Guild members at Scholastic consider a new contract at a meeting on Sept. 19 before voting unanimously to ratify it.
Scholastic Guild members consider new contract at Sept. 19 meeting.

Scholastic Guild members consider new contract at Sept. 19 meeting.

Guild negotiators review Thomson Reuters opening proposal on Sept. 10.
Guild negotiators review Thomson Reuters opening proposal on Sept. 10.

Guild negotiators review Thomson Reuters opening proposal on Sept. 10.

Guild officers and members were among the thousands of union members who marched in the New York City Labor Day Parade on Sept. 6.
Guild contingent gets ready to join 2014 NYC Labor Day Parade on Sept. 6.

Guild contingent gets ready to join 2014 NYC Labor Day Parade on Sept. 6.

Secretary-Treasurer Peter Szekely briefs press about El Diario on Aug. 19.
Secretary-Treasurer Peter Szekely briefs press about El Diario on Aug. 19.

Secretary-Treasurer Peter Szekely briefs press about El Diario on Aug. 19.

    Local and Unit News

    In talks, Reuters has almost nothing to say on key issues

    October 30, 2014

    THOMSON REUTERS - At Wednesday’s meeting with the Guild Bargaining Committee, company representatives had almost nothing to say about the issues we’ve told them are of paramount concern – job security, medical benefits and restoring differentials. The meeting confirmed what we already knew from their proposals: management has little regard for Guild members.

    A cautious note on Thomson Reuters performance appraisals

    October 27, 2014

    THOMSON REUTERS - Once again, management has emailed Guild members about participating in a "self-assessment" as part of the year-end performance management process. While participation is required to receive a discretionary increase next year, be careful about how you proceed. It’s no secret that management has embarked on campaigns in recent years to “manage out” journalists it has targeted as “poor performers,” whether or not the facts actually support that assessment.  

    RELEASE: Guild members nix Time Inc.'s 'final' contract offer

    October 10, 2014

    TIME INC. - After months of negotiations between the Newspaper Guild of New York and Time Inc. on a new contract for more than 200 newsroom employees, Guild members turned down the company’s so-called final contract offer in a nearly unanimous vote.

    Guild schedules member vote on Time Inc. contract offer

    October 3, 2014

    TIME INC. - The Guild will hold a meeting on Friday, Oct. 10 for members at Time Inc. to vote on a contract proposal that company managment representatives have described as their "last, best and final” offer. The package still would enable management to subcontract up to 60 of the slightly more than 200 Guild-represented, journalism-related jobs in the company, as well as another 100 temporary jobs.

    Industry News

    CWA e-Newsletter: Oct. 30, 2014

    October 30, 2014

    Election Countdown; KY CWAers Pulling Out All the Stops in Bluegrass State; CWA Mourns the Death of Young TU Activist; Turn Out For What; TPP Dominates Metro Station; Stop the Sneak Attack on Democracy!; Local 3179 President Sarnoff Addresses Moral Monday Florida Rally; and more.

    Tonawanda News to fold in January

    October 30, 2014

    The Buffalo News | The Tonawanda News

    Twenty employees at the Tonawanda News will lose their jobs in January after the paper closes, the Buffalo News reported Thursday.

    The Tonawanda News, a 134-year-old newspaper serving north suburban Buffalo, is closing after revenue from advertising and circulation failed to keep pace with expenses, the paper reports.

    The paper belongs to the Greater Niagara Newspapers group, which includes two other papers in the region: the Niagara Gazette and the Lockport Union-Sun and Journal, according to The Tonawanda News. Neither paper is closing.

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    Election Countdown

    October 30, 2014

    CWA activists across the country are ramping up get-out-the-vote efforts, as we sprint towards Election Day.

    KY CWAers Pulling Out All the Stops in Bluegrass State

    October 30, 2014

    IUE-CWA Local 83761 members and activists go into the home stretch fighting for every vote for candidates in races around Kentucky in the Nov. 4 midterm elections.