Study of Pay Equity in Six Unionized Gannett Units in the Atlantic Region by the NewsGuild of New York

Study of Pay Equity in Six Unionized Gannett Units in the Atlantic Region by the NewsGuild of New York. The study covers 12 publications owned by Gannett. Download study here

NYGuild Members Overwhelmingly Support Bylaws Changes in Landslide Vote

In a landslide decision of 807 for and 176 against, 82% of voters approved a referendum updating The NewsGuild of New York’s bylaws. The resounding vote demonstrated  the overwhelming support and urgency to continue growing a democratic, member-led, fighting union. Read our statement here

Racial Disparities in Performance Evaluations at The New York Times

The New York Times’s performance review system has for years given significantly lower ratings to employees of color, an analysis by Times journalists in the NewsGuild shows.

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

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."

NEW YORK — As Reuters hosts global leaders from across the world for its annual Reuters NEXT forum, the company’s workers and journalists will stage a two-day informational picket outside of the event in Midtown Manhattan. 

The NewsGuild, an affiliate of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and a dynamic, member-led union, seeks a highly experienced and motivated campaign lead as a lead organizer on a comprehensive corporate campaign.

The position is initially slated to last a year but is subject to possible extension.

NATIONAL — NewsGuild of New York members at Thomson Reuters announced today that a supermajority of union members voted in favor of authorizing their bargaining committee to call a strike if their employer continues bargaining in bad faith. The vote took place across two days, Thursday, November 3 2022 to Friday, November 4, 2022. Eighty percent of the bargaining unit participated in the vote and 81% voted in favor of the strike authorization.

There is no shortage of surveys indicating many Americans don’t trust the news media. The U.S. registers the lowest levels of trust in news out of 46 countries included in the 2021 Digital News Report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. But for many in the U.S., the medium matters, and local TV news remains among the most trusted ways...

In testimony to HFSC, Beneficial State Bank employee and Committee for Better Banks leader Desiree Jackson lifts up first banking industry union contract in 40 years.

Ending a nearly 40-year drought of union contracts in the banking industry, employees at Beneficial State Bank across Washington, Oregon and California ratified their first contract, after forming a historic union for the industry in March 2020. The 96 workers in the bargaining unit are represented by the Communications Workers of America and include bankers, consumer loan servicing representatives, loan processors, underwriters, file clerks and custodial staff.