Guild President Bill O'Meara presents Hudson News Unit Chair Kazi Islam with the 2015 Keenan Award at the June 29 membership meeting.
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June 27, 2015
CONSUMER REPORTS - Fed up with a new management team that rode roughshod over the contract during a round of layoffs, Consumer Reports Guild members took the the street during their lunch breaks on Friday to spotlight their company's bad behavior and to show solidarity with their 11 targeted Guild colleagues.
June 25, 2015
TIME INC. - Federal authorities declared their intent to move against Time Inc., after the Guild accused it of labor law violations that have enabled the publishing giant to outsource Guild-represented journalism jobs and cut its staff. A federal complaint, which would come by the end of June if no settlement is reached, would include claims that Time Inc. imposed work rules even though no impasse was reached in bargaining, and that it bypassed the Guild in dealing with some employees.
June 23, 2015
LOCAL BULLETIN - Hudson News Unit Chair Kazi Islam, who has worked tirelessly to build a cohesive community among the retail and fast food workers of his sprawling Manhattan bargaining unit, is the New York Guild’s winner of the Guild’s 2015 Keenan Award. The award will be presented at a meeting open to all Guild members on Monday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m.
June 17, 2015
CONSUMER REPORTS - About 100 Guild members at Consumer Reports magazine gathered on Wednesday to discuss possible responses to a decision by the company’s new management team to go ahead with the layoffs of a dozen members, even though several aspects of its plan violate the contract.
July 2, 2015
Last week, Gawker Media prevailed in a legal battle it had been waging with the FBI for more than a year.
A judge ruled that the bureau and another law enforcement agency had to turn over evidence related to an investigation into a sex tape that figures prominently into Gawker’s pending high-stakes lawsuit.
But during a hearing today, lawyers from Gawker Media expressed concerns about the evidence.
Representatives from Gawker Media, the FBI and the Executive Office of United States Attorneys appeared before a judge at a United States District Court in Tampa, Florida. The purpose of the hearing was to sort out which documents requested by Gawker under the Freedom of Information Act the law enforcement organizations were legally obligated to turn over. Read more
July 2, 2015
It’s a short week, but there has been some good stuff on Medium about journalism and for journalists. In case you missed it, here are five of those stories, including how people first found out about the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling, where to find great stock photos and more on a new cartoonist collective:
June 29, Alice Yin:
“I was at home actually. I was at home on the Internet and I read it on Facebook. I cried. I cried and the first thing I did was call my fiancé and say that we could get married in this state.”
“When are you planning on that?”
“Beginning of next year.”
July 1, Thomas Oppong:
It can be insanely hard to find high quality, high-res free stock photos for personal and commercial use.
July 2, 2015
A news crew with KNTV was mugged and pistol-whipped on Thursday morning while reporting from the scene of a crime, the station reported Thursday.
The brazen attack occurred just before 6 a.m. at Pier 14 in San Francisco, where the reporter and photographer were covering a story about a woman who had been shot to death there the night before.
As the two were about to go on air, a suspect pulled up to the curb in a black four-door BMW and approached the photographer and pistol-whipped him with a gun, shoved him to the ground, the photographer and reporter said. The suspect then grabbed the photographer’s camera gear, and as he was struggling to get it inside his getaway car, returned to pistol whip the photographer again, the news crew reported.
July 2, 2015
A Florida appellate court ruled Thursday that a legal showdown between Gawker Media and Hulk Hogan will no longer take place on Monday because a lower court overlooked a legal rule when scheduling the trial date.
The ruling, issued by Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal, states that a circuit court erred when it set a July 6 trial date because it didn’t allow for enough time to pass between the last motion related to the case and the trial date. From the ruling:
Although we easily understand why Bollea and the circuit court went to lengths to preserve the July 6 trial date, their efforts were futile from the outset — by the time the court entered its June 19 order scheduling the trial for July 6, the window for doing so had been closed for weeks.