Press

Releases

04/20/2018

Employees at the progressive nonprofit will receive a 13 percent wage increase as well as an expanded personal and medical leave package as part of their contract. 

04/16/2018

Editorial employees of The New Republic have announced that an overwhelming majority of its staff have joined the NewsGuild of New York, TNG-CWA Local 31003, the union that represents nearly 3,000 media professionals in the Greater New York City area. The NewsGuild of New York is part of the larger 24,000-member NewsGuild-CWA, which represents news professionals across 51 states and Canada.

02/20/2018

Editorial employees at the digital news site Mic have announced that an overwhelming majority of its staff have joined the NewsGuild of New York, the union that represents nearly 3,000 media professionals in the Greater New York City area.

01/24/2018

The three-year agreement ensures that Jacobin members have a voice in their workplace through formalizing processes, guaranteeing wage increases and offering fully-covered medical insurance for the first time. 

12/22/2017

The agreement includes significant pay increases for editorial staff, a more robust time off package and stronger statement of equal opportunity employment. 

Statements

04/24/2018

We are pleased to announce that management of The New Republic has voluntarily recognized our union, The NewsGuild of New York, as our collective bargaining representative. We have reached an agreement on a bargaining unit that we believe is appropriate.

03/22/2018

The following is the NewsGuild of New York Statement on Meredith Corporation’s “Integration Plan” after President and CEO Tom Harty announced intentions to sell the publications TIME, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, and Money. 

03/14/2018

Today, Mic management agreed to voluntarily recognize the NewsGuild of New York as the collective bargaining representative of its editorial staff.

01/19/2018

The New York local is proud and honored to have worked alongside these journalists to bring union representation to one of the largest nonunion newsrooms in the country, and one with such vociferously anti-union management.

01/11/2018

A statement from the NewsGuild of New York on the Myanmar journalists detained for an outdated and unjust law. We loudly echo the journalists who are vocal in supporting Wa Lone and Kyaw She Oo: Journalism is not a crime.

11/29/2017

On Sunday, the Meredith Corporation announced that with the financial backing of Koch Equity Development the company will acquire Time Inc. There is a never an appropriate time to sell a trusted journalistic institution to a conservative-backed private equity corporation.

11/16/2017

Though the NewsGuild of New York is disappointed to learn of the potential sale of Time Inc. to the Meredith Corporation because of its questionable union history, we are alarmed that this possible deal is backed by conservative, anti-worker billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch.

11/03/2017

NewGuild of New York's President Grant Glickson's statement on Joe Ricketts abrupt decision to close Gothamist and DNAInfo. 

06/13/2017

The United States Senate is attempting to censor journalism and democracy's greatest safeguard - free press. 

In The News

03/02/2018

From Labor Notes: Journalists at the L.A. Times on January 19 received the news we had long awaited—with a landslide of 85 percent, the staff voted to unionize and join the NewsGuild, an affiliate of the Communications Workers.

02/20/2018

From The Daily Beast | In asking management to recognize the union, organizing editorial staffers cited the liberal news outlet’s own stated commitment to economic and social justice.

01/12/2018

From Huffington Post | Journalists across America will launch a campaign Friday in support of two Reuters journalists arrested and charged in Myanmar for reporting on “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims by the country’s military.

12/15/2017

From The Daily News | After a tough, three-year battle, NewsGuild of New York journalists at Thomson Reuters ratified a new contract Thursday evening. The deal will remain in effect through December 2020, and it covers roughly 400 reporters, producers and other staffers, the Guild said.

11/20/2017

From the Daily News: A work-to-rule action at Thomson Reuters on Monday translated into a rare experience for the company’s journalists: An hour-long lunch. Entire desks across Reuters’ busy newsrooms took breaks at their appointed times on Monday, and made sure to clock out exactly at the end of each shift.