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10/23/2020

From Labor Notes | After 95 years, at-will employment is over at The New Yorker. Our union finally won just cause in our first contract. Securing this protection took strong organizing and strategic mobilization—on top of nearly two years of negotiations. 

10/16/2020

We, the staff of The Markup, are happy to announce that we have unionized with The NewsGuild of New York. Management responded to our request for voluntary recognition with an immediate and decisive yes, and full support for our union.

10/05/2020

From CNN | The New Yorker union celebrated Monday after reaching an agreement with owner Condé Nast for a specific labor protection in its contract shortly before a planned picket.

10/05/2020

Today, after a marathon bargaining session over the weekend ending this afternoon, NewsGuild of New York members of The New Yorker reached a tentative agreement on just cause for the union’s first contract. Members achieved true just cause without an editorial exception — a loophole that Condé Nast and other media companies have been using in an attempt to undermine a decades-long standard in unionized newsrooms. 

10/05/2020

Extended through Oct. 7, 2020. There was a nomination meeting held for the position of NewsGuild of New York Local Chairperson and three Executive Committee positions open to all members in good standing of the NewsGuild of New York. The meeting was conducted via virtual Zoom meeting on September 23, 2020, from 2 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

10/01/2020

The NewsGuild of New York is incredibly appreciative of the support that our New Yorker Union members have received this week from Senator Elizabeth Warren, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and former Attorney General Eric Holder—all of whom have decided that, in solidarity with the union’s fight for just cause, they will not be participating in scheduled New Yorker Festival events until New Yorker management agrees to grant this fundamental labor protection to their employees. Our thanks, too, to the countless New Yorker subscribers and fellow union members who have stepped up to show their support.

 

09/30/2020

There was a nomination meeting held for the position of NewsGuild of New York Local Chairperson and three Executive Committee positions open to all members in good standing of the NewsGuild of New York. The meeting was conducted via virtual Zoom meeting on September 23, 2020, from 2 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

09/30/2020

Today The New Yorker Union announced a digital picket on the evening Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Elizabeth Warren were set to speak at The New Yorker Festival. Both congresswomen have agreed to decline their invitations to the festival in support of the union's fight for crucial Just Cause protections. The members of the editorial unions from Ars Technica, BuzzFeed News, New York Magazine, Pitchfork, Quartz, Wirecutter, and Ziff Davis stand in solidarity with the congresswomen and with the New Yorker Union.

09/30/2020

As New Yorker management refuses to agree to basic job security for its staff, the publication’s union plans informational picket of The New Yorker Festival. 

09/30/2020

From The New York Times | Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have pulled out of next week’s New Yorker Festival, the star-studded annual event held by The New Yorker magazine, in solidarity with unionized editorial staff members, who are planning a digital picket line.