2021 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 11, 2021,. Learn more about the award and the nomination process here.

Welcome to the Guild, Forbes Union!

We're stronger together! The editorial workers at Forbes announced their intention to unionize with The NewsGuild of New York with over 80% of eligible staffers signed on to the campaign. Forbes staffers are asking company management to respect their collective voice and recognize their union. Learn more here

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! 

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."

Digital producers on Gannett's Atlantic Digital Optimization Team (DOT) have formed a union with the NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003 to advocate for themselves, their profession and the communities they serve.

From Adweek | After two years of negotiating with management, the Ziff Davis Creators Guild announced Thursday that 97% of its members have voted to authorize a strike.

In their fight for a first contract, the unionized editorial workers at Ziff Davis are demanding management address severe underpayment and salary inequity. 

When the big announcement came in January that the Covid vaccine would soon be available in my state of North Carolina, an army of citizens prepared by reading research, watching videos, downloading data, memorizing talking points. These warriors would become crucial in the delivery of misinformation and memes about the Covid-19 vaccine at the grassroots...

New York City is now the largest municipality in the country to implement ranked-choice voting. In a city where there are seven registered Democrats for every registered Republican, the primary election this month will almost certainly determine who takes citywide offices. Here’s the rub for voters and the newsrooms catering to them. Ranked-choice voting is...

Despite the chaos and uncertainty of 2020, it was a year of journalistic and financial growth for the nonprofit news industry, leaders said at the Institute for Nonprofit News’ annual conference last week. On Tuesday, INN released its annual report with more details. Emily Roseman, INN’s research director, and Jesse Holcomb, an assistant professor of...