Now Accepting Nominations for Guild's 2019 Keenan Award

The Guild is pleased to announce nominations are open for the Keenan Service Award, named in honor of the late Tom Keenan, a stalwart Guild activist. The Keenan Award recognizes annually the outstanding contributions of a Guild member. Nominations are open until Friday, June 7, 2019, at 12 p.m. EDT. Learn more here.

Welcome to the Guild, Quartz!

Editorial staffers of the global business publication Quartz has announced that they have formed a union with the NewsGuild of New York and have requested voluntary recognition. Welcome to the Guild! 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

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."

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."

he Membership Associate manages member dues, Guild programing and communications with members and prospective members. The Associate is responsible for maintaining our database, processing union dues and per caps and supporting member activities. The person in this position will report directly to the Director of Communications and Membership and will be charged with helping nurture a dedicated membership that feels welcome, included, and a vibrant sense of participation in the Guild and its activities. This is a full-time, union-covered position, with competitive pay and generous benefits.

We are happy to announce that today a card check certification was conducted at the offices of Condé Nast, officially recognizing the NewsGuild of New York as the bargaining representative of the employees of Pitchfork and Ars Technica.

The NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003, with a membership as diverse as our city, seeks an experienced Local Representative with bargaining experience ready to represent members working in a rapidly changing media industry. Applicants should be ready to hit the ground running to advocate for, communicate with, and organize news industry employees in America’s media capital.

 

Today’s editorial managers find themselves in the lemonade business. Their assembly line of lemons keeps gaining speed, and they have to constantly find new recipes to make lemonade out of thinner and thinner ingredients. On Thursday, GateHouse — a.k.a. New Media Investments, or NEWM — unleashed a new set of layoffs in its newsrooms. While...

A number of prominent figures have called for some sort of regulation of Facebook — including one of the company’s co-founders and a venture capitalist who was one of Facebook’s early backers. Much of the criticism of Facebook relates to how the company’s algorithms target users with advertising, and the “echo chambers” that can show...

In February, Adonis Georgiadis, the deputy chairman of New Democracy, Greece’s conservative main opposition party, hosted an annual pie cutting, an old custom meant to bring good luck for the whole year. Prominent party members and hundreds of enthusiastic supporters filled a small municipal stadium in an Athens suburb, while the soundsystem blasted out the […]

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