Who We Are: About The NewsGuild
The NewsGuild of New York is the union for news professionals in America’s media capital. We are the workplace advocate for people in the media business, including some of the best journalists in the country.
The national NewsGuild is the largest union for news professionals — and we are its biggest local, fearlessly representing nearly 3,000 journalists and other media employees at New York-based media organizations and their respective bureaus. We understand journalism, from print to digital to broadcast.
Our guiding principle, as stated in The NewsGuild constitution, is to raise the standards of journalism and ethics in the industry. Our mission is to advance the economic interests and improve the working conditions of our members.
The Guild is committed to guaranteeing, through collective bargaining, equal employment and opportunity in the news industry and constant honesty in news, editorials, advertising, and business practices. We are a community of professionals, and encourage cooperation and collective action.
Launched in 1934 by crusading columnist Heywood Broun and others, the Guild is the workplace voice for print, photo, video and digital journalists, as well as for employees in advertising, circulation and other related areas.
In addition, we provide resources for journalists including panels, workshops and networking events. The Guild understands that in an ever-changing media landscape, it is important to support professional development and encourage discussion about the issues facing news professionals today.
Rules for Nominating and Electing Officers
Rules have been approved governing this fall's nomination and election of Unit Chairs and all other officers of all New York Guild units, as well as this fall's nomination and election of all Local officers, including President, Treasurer, Secretary Local Chair, and Vice Chairs and all other members of the Executive Council. They are as follows:
Nomination and election of Local Officers
The Executive Committee is the Local's administrative body. All of its members, except for the Local's two executive officers -- President and Treasurer -- are working Guild members, including the Local Chair, who presides over all meetings.
The Local operates under a set of bylaws, in addition to the constitutions of the The Newspaper Guild-Communications Workers of America (TNG-CWA) and the CWA.
Guild Bargaining Units
The Guild represents editorial, commercial, technical, administrative and professional employees in 55 bargaining units at New York-area employers, mostly news organizations.
Every year, the Guild seeks out members whose above-and-beyond efforts on behalf of their co-workers merit the Local's service award, which is named after long-time dedicated activist Tom Keenan.