Join us on Feb. 5 for the 2020 Winter Membership Meeting featuring Keynote Speaker, Nikole Hannah Jones of The New York Times' 1619 Project as well as co-founded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. In addition, the Guild will honor new shops with the Trailblazer Award and hear from newly-elected President Susan DeCarava. RSVP here.
Welcome to the Guild, SI Union
Welcome to the Guild, Sports Illustrated! The editorial employees of the iconic magazine have announced that an overwhelming majority of its staff have joined our ranks. We're proud to have represented print staff at the magazine for decades. Now, we welcome digital and video staffers to the unit! Learn more about their effort here.
2019 NewsGuild of New York Elections
In addition to upcoming unit elections (more information coming shortly), the NewsGuild of New York will conduct its Local-wide election. This includes the position of President, Secretary-Treasurer, Local Chairperson, First Vice President, and so forth. A nomination meeting will be held on September 17, 2019. Please keep an eye on your email and our website for additional information on how to participate. Learn more here.
Apply for the 2020-2021 Beirne Foundation Scholarship
Applications are accepted during the months of November through April. Final deadline for the 2020-2021 school year is April 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Selections | Winners are chosen by lottery drawing and only winners will be notified. 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.
“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.”
"Guild membership is important to push back on management policies that affect our members’ financial well-being, health care, and work-life balance."
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."
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."
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!"
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."
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."
The NewsGuild of New York seeks an experienced NYC-based organizer to join its organizing team. The organizer will report to the Organizing Director and will work directly with staff on various internal and external organizing initiatives in the media sector.
The Deadline Club's journalism competition, one of the most prestigious in New York, draws hundreds of entries each year. The 2020 contest covers work that was published or broadcast in 2019 by news organizations in the New York metropolitan area.
From The Washington Post | The staff of Sports Illustrated plans to unionize, it told management on Monday, saying it wants a greater say in the future of the iconic magazine, and raising concerns about the magazine’s direction under its new operator, Maven.
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