Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates

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

2020 Summer Membership Meeting on June 24!

Save the date and mark your calendars for June 24 at 6:30 p.m. Join us - virtually - for our 2020 Summer Membership Meeting. More details to come! 

The Digital Editorial Staff of People Magazine have Joined the Guild!

Join us in welcoming our newest members! The digital editorial staffers of People Magazine have asked for recognition in joining their print colleagues as Guild-represented employees. Learn more here

Welcome to the Guild, WIRED!

Staffers at tech magazine and website WIRED announced that they have formed a union with the NewsGuild of New York, joining The New Yorker, Ars Technica, and Pitchfork in the ranks of unionized publications at Condé Nast. Learn more here.

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. 

2020 Keenan Award | Now Accepting Nominations

Nominate a fellow Guild member who has gone above and beyond in service to your workplace and the union. The Keenan Award recognizes annually the outstanding contributions of a Guild member. Nominations are open until Friday, June 1, 2020,. Learn more about the award and the nomination process 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.  

Testimonials

Danielle Smith

Law360

"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.”

Miguel Salazar

The Nation

"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."

Jesus Garcia

El Diario

“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.”

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." 

McKenna Moore

Fortune Magazine

"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."

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."

From The Daily Beast | BuzzFeed News staff are taking a paycut and agreeing to share the workload in a deal to offset most of the potential employee furloughs the company planned for its editorial employees. 

On Friday, May 29, NewsGuild of New York members at BuzzFeed News overwhelmingly ratified an interim agreement between the company and the Guild that saves jobs and lowers operating costs by adopting work-sharing programs for the remainder of 2020.

CNN reporter Omar Jimenez and his production team were unjustly arrested this morning while reporting on police brutality protests in Minneapolis. They were taken into custody during a live broadcast while they were simply doing their jobs.

As Black Lives Matter protests spread across the country one week after a white police officer allegedly murdered a black man, George Floyd, it’s becoming clear that attacks by police on journalists are becoming a widespread pattern, not one-off incidents. While violence against press-credentialed reporters covering the protests may still be dwarfed by violence against...

A teenager held her phone steady enough to capture the final moments of George Perry Floyd’s life as he apparently suffocated under the weight of a Minneapolis police officer’s knee on his neck. The video went viral. What happened next has played out time and again in American cities after high-profile cases of alleged police...

As we reach a tragic milestone of 100,000 deaths due to COVID-19, we find ourselves confronting the other plague that has been rampaging through our communities since long before the pandemic: Racism.