Building Our Power: Steward Training Series

Help the Guild build its power by learning about some of the most effective and fundamental tools available to us as union members! Veteran labor lawyer and author Robert M. Schwartz will lead three virtual seminars examining requests for information, just cause, and understanding past practice. Learn more and RSVP here

Insider Union joins the Guild!

An overwhelming majority of editorial workers at Insider, formerly known as Business Insider, have announced that they have organized to join the Guild! In the spirit of making their newsroom “better every day,” the Insider Union is seeking voluntary recognition from the company in order to begin negotiations for a first contract. Join us in welcoming and supporting our newest union members! 

Tech Workers at The New York Times Unionize with the Guild!

A majority of the more than 650 tech workers at The New York Times announced their organizing effort, joining over 1,300 Times colleagues as proud Guild members! Join us to welcome them here

Join us in demanding #JustCauseNoExceptions!

Journalists are not expendable. We demand just cause, no exceptions. Simply, just cause means job security. It guarantees a worker’s right to fair due process and representation should an employer move to discipline or terminate their employment. It holds bosses accountable for their actions. Help us fight for this fundamental job protection and against management's "editorial exception," which completely negates just cause. Learn more about our campaign and how you can get involved at justcausenoexceptions.com

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

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.  

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."

Insider is a transformational force in digital journalism. It’s a place where journalists can do their best work. It’s a place that fights to make journalism a sustainable business. And it’s a place that proves the news can be fair and accurate while also being fun and fearless.

Today an overwhelming majority of editorial workers at Insider, formerly known as Business Insider, have announced that they have organized to join The NewsGuild of New York. In the spirit of making their newsroom “better every day,” the Insider Union is seeking voluntary recognition from the company in order to begin negotiations for a first contract.

From Thew New York Times | Journalists at Insider, the news site formerly called Business Insider, said on Monday that they had formed a union, joining a wave that has swept digital media companies.

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