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.


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. 


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


After three years without a contract, NewsGuild members garnered wage increases, an increased parental leave package and improved compensation for intrusive work schedules. 


On Dec. 6, 2017, members of the New York Times unit of the NewsGuild of New York, the union that represents close to 3,000 media professionals working in the New York City metro area, voted to approve a new contract with the New York Times.The previous contract had expired in March 2016.



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


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.


A statement from the NewsGuild of New York on the Myanmar journalists detained for an outdated and unjust law.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.


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.


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.


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


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

In The News


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.