Where We Work

Guild Representative for The Jersey Journal:

Jersey Journal Guild Local Representative - Bob Daraio

Bob Daraio

WELCOME HOME - With Jersey Journal management refusing to offer a raise after a year of bargaining, the Guild was on hand for the paper's move on Jan. 6 to new offices in Secaucus, NJ. Guild Rep. Bob Daraio and President Bill O'Meara hold the banner with Mr. Pig.

Recent Unit & Local News

RELEASE - Al Jazeera America Digital Journalists Vote Overwhelmingly to Join Union

October 6, 2015

AL JAZEERA - UPDATE: Management at the first digital media outlet to force a government-supervised election instead of voluntarily recognizing the union, has stated they will no longer oppose the inclusion of nine news editors in the newly-formed unit. NewsGuild president Peter Szekely responds.

RELEASE - Al Jazeera America Digital Organizes with Guild

September 3, 2015

AL JAZEERA - An overwhelming majority of the digital newsroom of Al Jazeera America has signed onto the effort to unionize with The NewsGuild of New York. The group has called on AJAM’s management to voluntarily recognize their union. They are still awaiting a formal response from the company.

Get Ready to March at the 2015 NYC Labor Day Parade

August 18, 2015

LOCAL BULLETIN - Join your fellow members of The NewsGuild of New York, together with members of 300 local unions representing 1.3 million workers from every trade and occupation in the New York economy, as we proudly march up Fifth Avenue in the 2015 New York City Labor Day Parade.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015
Time: Gather at 10:30 a.m., step off at 11:30 a.m.
Place: NY NewsGuild members gather on West 45th Street at Fifth Avenue

Bill O'Meara to retire as president; Peter Szekely to succeed him Sept. 1

August 7, 2015

LOCAL BULLETIN - NewsGuild of New York President Bill O'Meara announced  this week that he will retire on Aug. 31 “for health and personal reasons,” after 27 years working at the Local, including the last eight years as its leader. O'Meara will be succeeded for the remaining 16 months of his three-year term by the Local's No. 2 officer, Secretary-Treasurer Peter Szekely.

Unit Officers

Unit Chair

Jersey Journal - Terrence T. McDonald

Terrence T. McDonald

First Vice Chair

Jersey Journal- Michaelangelo Conte

Michaelangelo Conte


Jersey Journal - Reena Rose Sibayan

Reena Rose Sibayan


Jersey Journal - Lois Ditommaso

Lois Ditommaso

RA Delegate

Patrick Villanova

RA Alternate

Tanya Manthey