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NewsGuild stewards are the backbone of our union, defending their coworkers when they are needed most. In this workshop we will review how stewards can use their special rights and protections to effectively advocate for their coworkers in investigatory interviews. We will also discuss how to handle supervisors who are trying to put you off or trip you up.

Please fill out the information in the linked registration and then select one of the upcoming training dates to attend. The number of attendees in each training is limited to ensure active participation in the workshop. New dates will be added as classes fill up. If you sign up for a date, but then cannot attend, then please email chris@nyguild.org.

This workshop is part one in a three-part steward training series. Parts two and three will be offered in the future. If you would like this workshop to be offered for your shop, then please contact your staff rep or chris@nyguild.org

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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. 

Join us for a workshop on "Requests for Information" with veteran labor lawyer and author Robert M. Schwartz.

This webinar will take place on Monday, April 26 at 7:30 pm EST. 

You must register to attend the workshop. Please register here.

One of the most useful parts of U.S. labor law is the obligation of employers to furnish records and other information needed to investigate and process union grievances, as well as to negotiate contracts. This webinar will cover how unions can get the most out of these information requests.

To learn more, check out Robert M. Schwartz's Work Rights Press book series:

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Join us for a panel conversation featuring JANE MCALEVEY, the author of No Shortcuts, with members of the New Yorker and Ars Technica Unions on organizing tactics that workers use to build power in the workplace. 

Moderated by Susan DeCarava, NewsGuild of New York president
Condé Nast workers: Naib Mian, Gili Ostfield, and Han Zhang from The New Yorker and Nathan Mattise from Ars Technica

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Jane McAlevey is an organizer, author, and scholar. She is currently a Senior Policy Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley’s Labor Center, part of the Institute for Labor & Employment Relations. Her third book, A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy, argues that despite, if not because of, the withering attacks on working people from the U.S. Supreme Court, conservative state and local governments, and the corporate class, the survival of American democracy depends on rebuilding unions.

Her first book, Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell), published by Verso Press, was named the “most valuable book of 2012” by The Nation. Her second book, No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age, published by Oxford University Press, was released in 2016. From 2010 to 2015, she earned a Ph.D., followed by a two-year postdoc at the Harvard University Law School. After completing her PhD, McAlevey returned to the field and helped lead the most successful union organizing campaign in 2016, where nurses formed new unions in seven hospitals across Philadelphia. She is a regular commentator on radio and TV.

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Join us for an evening with SARAH JAFFE, the author of Work Won’t Love You Back, in conversation with members of the New Yorker and Pitchfork Unions, on how the “labor of love” myth forces workers to do more for less 

Moderated by Jon Schleuss, NewsGuild international president
Condé Nast workers: Hannah Aizenman, Natalie Meade, and David Muto from The New Yorker and Vrinda Jagota from Pitchfork

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Sarah Jaffe is the author of Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone and Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, both from Bold Type Books.

She is a Type Media Center reporting fellow and an independent journalist covering the politics of power, from the workplace to the streets. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Atlantic, and many other publications. She is the co-host, with Michelle Chen, of Dissent magazine’s “Belabored” podcast.

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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.

Join us for a workshop on "Just Cause: How to win disciplinary grievances" with veteran labor lawyer and author Robert M. Schwartz.

This webinar will take place on Monday, May 24 at 7:30 pm EST.

This webinar is based on the book "Just Cause: A Union Guide to Winning Disciplinary Grievances" by Robert Schwartz. Among the subjects covered are lax enforcement, due process, hearsay evidence, disparate treatment, and progressive discipline.

You must register to attend the workshop. Please register here.

To learn more, check out Robert M. Schwartz's Work Rights Press book series:

When:

Where: via Zoom

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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.

Join us for a workshop on "Past Practices: What are they and when are they binding?" with veteran labor lawyer and author Robert M. Schwartz.

This webinar will take place on Monday, June 28 at 7:30 pm EST.

Stewards need to know what a valid past practice is and what the past practices in their workplace are—to defend them from erosion by management. This webinar will cover how unions can build power on the job through past practice grievances.

You must register to attend the workshop. Please register here.

To learn more, check out Robert M. Schwartz's Work Rights Press book series:

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