YOU VOTED YES

 

Dear members:

 

On June 26, Global Election Services conducted the official vote count for our dues referendum in our Times Square office. Out of 1,828 ballots received, 1,229 were YES votes and 599 were NO

 

These results mean our union will continue to be strong enough for the fights ahead – negotiating new or successor agreements, enforcing current contracts and building power in our ranks to secure better working conditions.  Your vote to make permanent our current dues rate of 1.75% will ensure our union remains strong for future generations of journalists and workers we represent.  We are proud that our union came together in this democratic process, regardless of how you voted, and ultimately decided to invest in the future of our union.  As always our doors are open to all of our members and we are here to discuss any and all questions you have.

 

In solidarity,

Susan DeCarava, President of the NewsGuild of New York 

Anthony Napoli, Treasurer

Life-saving news needs a stimulus

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. 

Combatting Sexual Harassment Together

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.  

Organize With Us

Democracy depends on journalism, and there’s no better time for media organizations to unionize.

Testimonials

Miguel Salazar

The New York Times

"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."

Amanda Hess

The New York Times

"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."

Tate James

NBC News Digital

"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)

Natalie Meade

The New Yorker

"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."

Jeremy Allen

The New York 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."   

Juan Carlos Rodriguez

Law360

"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." 

Zachary Goelman

Reuters

"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."

NEW YORK –  Unionized journalists at Lifehacker, Mashable, and PCMag – who were  prepared to walk out for the duration of Amazon’s July Prime Day Event, July 16 and 17 –  have reached a tentative three-year contract deal with parent company Ziff Davis that lifts guaranteed wages by up to 3 percent and includes industry-leading AI protections.

NEW YORK –  Unionized journalists at Lifehacker, Mashable, and PCMag are prepared to walk out for the duration of Amazon’s July Prime Day Event, July 16 and 17, unless parent company Ziff Davis agrees to a fair contract.

The NewsGuild of New York—CWA Local 31003, with a membership as diverse as our city, seeks experienced, New York City-based Local Representatives with organizing, bargaining, and strike experience who is ready to work alongside and coach media workers as we collectively build power in a rapidly changing industry. 

NEW YORK – NewsGuild of New York-represented staff at Condé Nast brands such as Vanity Fair, GQ, Vogue, Glamour, Bon Appétit and more on Tuesday overwhelmingly ratified a three-year contract with the publisher.

October 10, 2023 — Members of the Reviewed Union, which represents workers at Gannett’s flagship consumer review site, will walk off the job on Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days event today in protest of management’s failure to schedule bargaining dates and revocation of overtime pay from hourly employees after the announcement of the union last year. The Reviewed Union is one of more than 50 Gannett bargaining units represented by The NewsGuild-CWA.

NEW YORK – In response to Gannett’s second quarter earnings call this morning, where the company announced that digital subscription revenue had returned to growth over the past three months, Gannett union members and NewsGuild leadership released the following statements. The NewsGuild-CWA represents more than 50 Gannett bargaining units, covering more than 1,000 employees.