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.
Mastering Public Speaking Workshop Series
This is a four-session series. Though attendance isn't mandatory at all four sessions, it is highly encouraged. You can also attend a later session if you’re unable to attend the first. Public speaking is a critical skill that leads to career advancement, empowerment and improved confidence. Improve your interview and presentation skills, professional relationships, and your ability to present yourself as a seasoned speaker. RSVP here.
Introduction to Audio Production Workshop for Guild Members
A two-week long workshop led by Headstepper Media's Pedro Rosado. Over the course of four sessions, you will learn how to script, host, record, and edit a podcast and then tie it all together by producing a podcast with your classmates. RSVP 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."
It's election season at The NewsGuild of New York. From now until November, the Guild will be conducting a Local-wide as well as Unit specific elections. From the President of the Local to your Unit Chair, here is the information and rules you should know.
It’s officially election season for our union. Not only is our international union (that’s the NewsGuild-CWA) running a re-election for the presidency, but we have our own local elections coming up. Learn more about all three!
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