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News Archive 2017

The Nation Magazine’s Francis Reynolds Receives the 2017 Thomas M. Keenan NewsGuild of New York Service Award

May 23, 2017

On June 6, 2017, during the Guild’s Membership Meeting, Francis “Frank” Reynolds, NewsGuild Unit Chair at The Nation Magazine, will be awarded the 2017 Thomas M. Keenan NewsGuild of New York Service Award. The award is presented to a Guild member who has performed above and beyond in service to the New York Local and best exemplifies the ideals of a true labor leader in the spirit of Tom Keenan. 

10 Questions With ... Ana B. Nieto, El Diario Reporter

May 5, 2017

Ana B. Nieto has been covering the Latino community in the United States for several years now, including the past three-plus years at El Diario.

Statement From Grant Glickson, President of the NewsGuild of New York

May 4, 2017

The NewsGuild of New York stands with Chris Villani and the dozens of journalists at the Boston Herald who have shuttered their twitters to protest this misguided and arbitrary punishment.

Now Taking Nominations for the 2017 Keenan Award

May 3, 2017

The Guild is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for its annual service award, named in honor of the late Tom Keenan. Each year, the Keenan Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of a Guild member. Nominations, which can be made by any member, are open until Monday, May 15 at 6 p.m. EDT

Keeping Up With 'The Times': How the NewsGuild Organized the First Digital Newsroom

May 1, 2017

An agreement reached by The Newspaper Guild of New York and the New York Times Company in August 1997, marked the first digital news organization to be unionized in the country. 

Rules for Nomination and Election to Fill Executive Committee Vacancies

April 25, 2017

The nomination and election to fill four Executive Committee vacancies were adopted by the local election committee on April 22. 

10 Questions With ... Luciana Lopez, Reporter, Reuters

April 19, 2017

Reporter Luciana Lopez has been at Reuters since 2009, after a stint at the Oregonian in Portland. Get to know Lopez a bit better with our 10 questions.

10 Questions With ... Richard Perez-Pena, New York Times Reporter

March 18, 2017

Guild member Richard Perez-Pena has been a professional journalist for 32 years, but did you know he is also a five-time Jeopardy champion? We got to know Perez-Pena better with 10 Questions. 

We're Hiring a New Communications Director

March 1, 2017

The NewsGuild seeks a Communications Director with journalism or public relations experience, as well as demonstrated experience within the labor movement.

Roosevelt Institute Voluntarily Recognizes Guild

February 28, 2017

The Roosevelt Institute, a think tank bringing together multiple generations of thinkers and leaders to help drive key economic and social debates, has agreed to voluntarily recognize staff members’ decision to unionize and the selection of the NewsGuild of New York to be their collective bargaining representative.

‘Fake News’ Attacks Backfire as Journalists Dig for the Truth

February 27, 2017

The barrage of lies and slander raining down on America’s journalists is having unintended consequences for the perpetrators: Subscriptions are soaring as news organizations pour resources into political and investigative reporting.

How Unions Can Protect LGBT Rights in the Age of Trump

February 21, 2017

Since there is still no statutory federal anti-discrimination protection for LGBT workers, a union contract is often the best defense. Unions can play a significant role in protecting marginalized minorities at times when government is indifferent or hostile.

Members Have Free Access to Lynda.com and More

February 16, 2017

Did you know that as a member of the NewsGuild, you have free access to training tools provided by Lynda.com and KelbyOne.com? The CWA provides full access so you can keep your skills current, with continued training in computer programs like Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Excel and many more. 

RELEASE: Roosevelt Institute Seeks Union Representation

February 6, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: The staff of the Roosevelt Institute, a think tank founded to honor and advance the vision of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, has moved to unionize. The Institute’s employees have submitted a petition for voluntary recognition to senior management, indicating their intent to unionize with the NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003.

Defying the Odds in a Risky Era for Unions and Journalists

January 30, 2017

PRESIDENT’S CORNER – Grant Glickson, the Guild’s new president, looks at the formidable challenges facing unions and journalists today, but reminds people that both are survivors: “No matter how much opposition we’ve faced, we are still here. As unions, we are still organizing and educating and building networks of solidarity… And journalists are still overcoming whatever obstacles get in the way of investigating, reporting and publishing stories that hold government to account.”

A new year, new president & new opportunities for Guild

January 9, 2017

In a letter to members, new New York Guild President Grant Glickson gives an overview of his plans and goals as he sets out to grow and strengthen the union. "Change brings new possibilities and opportunities," he writes. "As I have met with many of you in the past few weeks, I have been moved by your energy and enthusiasm. You embody the fighting spirit that is essential to becoming an even stronger union with a more powerful voice -- a voice that management can’t ignore."