From CJR | Media companies haven’t made newsrooms inclusive. Can unions?
Journalists are not expendable. We demand just cause, no exceptions. Simply, just cause means job security. It guarantees a worker’s right to fair due process and representation should an employer move to discipline or terminate their employment. It holds bosses accountable for their actions. Help us fight for this fundamental job protection and against management's "editorial exception," which completely negates just cause. Learn more about our campaign and how you can get involved at justcausenoexceptions.com.
Stay up to date with the latest communications from your union regarding your safety and workplace during this pandemic. In addition, find the latest coverage from our members and resources, tips, and advice to assist you during this time. Read more.
Join us in welcoming our newest members! The editorial staffers of The Markup have asked and immediately won recognition in becoming Guild-represented employees. Learn more here.
News-gathering operations are essential for a well-functioning society, especially in times of crisis. However, many newsrooms have been reduced to skeletal staffs and some have disappeared altogether. The NewsGuild Executive Council unanimously passed a resolution calling for federal, state, provincial, and local governments to provide public funds to sustain news operations. Public stimulus funds are quite possibly the only way to ensure long-term viability for these vital news-gathering operations. Learn more here.
Read the Executive Committee's letter to the local's membership on the union's commitment to protect and defend any member who might be dealing with harassment in the workplace. Additionally, find out how the Guild can be of service to its members in such situations and how, as coworkers, we can comfort and assist anyone dealing with harassment.
"Unionizing with the NewsGuild of New York has shown me how much power we have as workers when we join together to fight for a better workplace. I'm so proud and happy to be part of a community that has so much solidarity, not just in my newsroom, but across the entire city.”
"I’m inspired to be part of a community working tirelessly on issues ranging from pay equity to job retention, newsroom diversity, and much more. There's always work to be done, but the media industry is becoming more equitable because of the NewsGuild. I'm deeply proud to be a member."
"At a time when the media is under attack, it's easy to pit journalists against one another, so unions are more important than ever. Being in a union has brought me closer to my colleagues, given me a voice in the company that I work for, and allowed me to find common cause with journalists across the industry to uplift all of us."
“These are hard times and being part of the NewsGuild gives us hope as journalists. The union provides support when fighting for our rights and, at same time, pushes for better opportunities for our membership and a stronger media industry.”
"Unionizing with the Guild not only protects your coworkers, it provides a roadmap for the next workplace to use in their own organizing. A strong Guild raises the standards and expectations of the entire industry, one newsroom at a time." (bottom left)
"Having the Guild at The New Yorker has been instrumental for achieving equality in our workplace. It's been rewarding work advocating for our members, and I feel extremely lucky to have representation considering these precarious times."
"Anyone who knows me knows how much I credit my professional happiness to the Guild. Historically, the union has provided my shop with a set of unique protections and working standards that I have never before experienced in my career. Today, the Guild is more diverse and dynamic than ever, defending the rights and freedoms of journalists across the region at a time when we need it most. It's a game-changer."
"I'm proud to be a NewsGuild member because I love and believe in journalism, and I know that one of the best ways to keep our profession strong is to stand together and fight for what is best for us in our workplaces — and the Guild is the way to do that! It’s gratifying to see so many new members join us, and to watch our union grow and evolve to meet the challenges of today’s industry."
"I am so proud to be a part of the Guild, which is full of whip smart, passionate people fighting for their fellow journalists and for the survival of journalism as a whole. Since organizing, our shop at Fortune has become a group that fosters open communication with members and management, and works toward better conditions for our current and future colleagues. Our collective action has also been invaluable through new ownership and layoffs, giving employees a voice in processes that often leave them out."
"A union means you always have a team of colleagues watching your back, so you can stay focused on the work and the stories that make great journalism."
There will be a nomination meeting held for a vacant Executive Committee position, open to all members in good standing of the NewsGuild of New York . The meeting will be conducted via virtual Zoom meeting on November 10, 2020, from 5:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.
The NewsGuild of New York, representing nearly 4,000 media professionals and journalists, stands with our colleagues at The NewsGuild-CWA, and at news organizations and journalism advocacy groups across the world in opposition to the proposal by the United States’ Department of Homeland Security to limit the duration of “I Visas” to 240 days.
Who says academics can’t work on tight deadlines? A few days after the 2016 U.S. presidential election — you may remember it, a real estate guy won — a group of political scientists, communications scholars, and other academics put together a collection of 80-plus pieces reacting to the result through the lens of social science....
The audio on the otherwise shaky body camera footage is unusually clear. As police officers search a handcuffed man who moments before had fired a shot inside a pizza parlor, an officer asks him why he was there. The man says to investigate a pedophile ring. Incredulous, the officer asks again. Another officer chimes in,...