Congrats, New Yorker Union!

We’re proud to announce that the NewsGuild of New York has officially become the bargaining representative of The New Yorker. Learn more!

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.  

Stephanie Brumsey

Get to know Stephanie Brumsey of Reuters, how her careers has evolved as a producer, and why the Guild community of peers is vital to her professional development.

Organize With Us

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

Testimonials

Hilary Russ

Journalist, Reuters

“One of the NewsGuild’s biggest strengths is that they understand the journalism business so well. We all want to do the best journalism we can. And it’s important to know that it’s not just about a contract… the Guild wants to make sure that their journalists are doing the best work that they can. And that’s important to me because I care about the quality of the work that I do.”

Kia Johnson

Producer, Reuters

"Guild membership is important to push back on management policies that affect our members’ financial well-being, health care, and work-life balance."

A.O. Scott

Critic, New York Times

"...The value of our work is always in danger of being undermined or taken for granted, and the only way we can protect it is together."

Sami Diaz

Senior Development Associate, Roosevelt Institute

"With the Guild, you have such a strong community you can turn to, both in your workplace and in the larger network of like-minded people."

Ken Belson

NFL Writer, New York Times

"Unity is critical in a business where the bosses are trying to slash costs, take away benefits and gut morale with continuous layoffs and buyouts." 

Alex Press

Assistant Editor, Jacobin

"The Guild’s a structure connected to my work, but not aligned with the interests of my employer, which means I know they have my back. Unions are just the word we use to describe the power that comes from workers acting collectively, and that power is multiplied way beyond what my small shop could achieve because we’re connected to all the other publications represented by the Guild. And that’s a hell of a lot better than trying to navigate this industry on my own!"

Sindhu Sundar

Features Reporter, Law360

"At a time of cutbacks and layoffs in corporate-controlled media organizations, journalists need reliable support infrastructure to protect functional working conditions and to give them a feasible way to seek recourse if needed." 

Sarah Leonard

Senior Editor, The Nation

"Union protections allow us to speak our minds at work, whether or not we think our boss will agree. That makes for a far better and more interesting newsroom."

Last month, media corporation Tronc dealt yet another blow to journalism, slashing half of the New York Daily News newsroom and bringing the total number of reporters covering a city of more than 8 million to just 45. This was an attack not only on the editorial workers who shine a light on the institutions of New York City, but a continued war of attrition on local journalists that is robbing New Yorkers of a source of accountability and information. Tronc continues to mine its newsroom for profit and profit alone.

One of the Guild’s newer members, Zach Howe was part of the organizing committee that ushered the union into Mic’s newsroom earlier this year. A copy editor and an organizer, Howe grew up in a family that read the dictionary at dinner and loves words. Read more and get to know Zach. 

Despite all the news coverage of Facebook users having their information accessed by companies like Cambridge Analytica, you may not have had a chance yet to look into ways of protecting your privacy. While the only way to fully protect your privacy is to quit Facebook altogether, a few simple steps can be taken to prevent your private data from being shared unwillingly, as well as improve your general privacy when using the app. 

The latest bargaining information for AT&T Midwest and AT&T Legacy T, Verizon, and Consolidated Communications.

AT&T's abandonment of the Lifeline program, which subsidizes vital phone and internet services, would harm more than 10,000 of their Ohio customers.

Earlier this year, Missouri Republicans passed legislation to weaken public sector unions by making most state workers at-will employees.

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