After unionizing in the wake of the #MeToo movement, New Republic Guild members secure contract with strong harassment and diversity protections.
After unionizing in the wake of the #MeToo movement, New Republic Guild members secure contract with strong harassment and diversity protections.
The NewsGuild’s study — the first of its kind at Reuters — revealed patterns significantly skewing salary and opportunity toward older, white men.
To my friends, supporters and Guild colleagues: After a few weeks of deep reflection and soul-searching, I’m left feeling grateful and honored to have had the opportunity to work with and represent our members at The New York Times for nearly three decades as well as the rank-and-file throughout our local for the past three years as president.
Editorial employees of NBC News Digital won certification of their union after a vote count at the National Labor Relations Board in Manhattan Friday afternoon. With the winning vote of 90-40, the 150-person staff joins the NewsGuild of New York, TNG-CWA Local 31003. The new bargaining unit includes reporters, video journalists, editors, social media strategists, designers, and editorial staff from nbcnews.com, today.com, StayTuned, msnbc.com, and NBC News Now. NBC management challenged the eligibility of nearly 20 editorial employees to vote in the election.
Jon Schleuss, a data and graphics reporter at the Los Angeles Times, was elected International President of the NewsGuild-CWA this past Tuesday, defeating 12-year incumbent Bernie Lunzer after running on a platform to reform and modernize North America’s largest labor union for journalists.
More than anything else, this election was about who we are as a labor union and how far across the horizon our ambitions may reach. You have reclaimed your Guild as a union that is committed to progressive reform, to leadership accountability and transparency, and to fighting smarter and harder to not just survive in the coming years, but to thrive.
Challenger Susan DeCarava has been elected president of The NewsGuild of New York, defeating incumbent Grant Glickson (984 to 677), according to votes tallied Friday at the American Arbitration Association office in lower Manhattan.
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.
Today, TIME voluntarily recognized the editorial employees of TIME for Kids who requested to join their colleagues represented by the NewsGuild of New York. The NewsGuild and TIME have had a longstanding and productive relationship.
The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation will award 16 partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for two years for the 2020-2021 academic year. CWA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren are eligible for the scholarships, including the dependents of retired, laid-off, or deceased member.
For nearly a century, the National Broadcasting Company has played an important role in shaping the media landscape. NBC News has built a devoted television audience, and our digital newsroom has expanded that relationship with high-impact original reporting, exclusive stories, and groundbreaking video journalism.
Editorial employees of NBC News Digital announced today that an overwhelming majority of its staff have joined the NewsGuild of New York, TNG-CWA Local 31003, the union that represents nearly 3,500 media professionals in the Greater New York City area. The NewsGuild of New York is part of the larger 24,000-member NewsGuild-CWA, which represents news professionals across the U.S. and Canada.
From The New York Times | Employees of NBC’s digital news division announced on Wednesday that they intend to form a union representing about 150 workers, saying it would allow them to fight for better job protections as well as publicly criticize NBC News executives without fear of retaliation.
As a union member, you always have a contract to support you, and through your union, you have a voice in your workplace.
The layoff at Sports Illustrated yesterday was one of the most chaotic purges of talented journalists I’ve seen in two decades of my activism with the NewsGuild of New York. The handling of this situation was a complete failure of management — from Meredith to Authentic Brands Group to TheMaven (the various owners of the publication, respectively, over the past two years). As many of you probably saw on Twitter and beyond, the day was a rollercoaster for those journalists at SI.
Today we were anticipating a mass layoff at Sports Illustrated. Instead, minutes before scheduled “transition meetings” were set to begin, Meredith management cancelled and hosted an impromptu all-hands gathering, where SI staffers were given no information about their futures.
Last night at 9:11 p.m., New York Media management informed our members with no prior notice that the company has merged with Vox Media. Our members deserved far greater respect, especially as we are currently actively bargaining for a first contract. While we support any endeavor that protects the future of these publications, our job is to hold management to their word that this merger will only strengthen these publications and the careers of our members.
The New York Times abruptly shut down the NYT en Español operation on Tuesday. Most of the eight-person team in Mexico City received absolutely no advance notice.
Workers garnered raises in each year of the contract after a successful #SavetheJersey Campaign.
From Bloomberg | Condé Nast’s New Yorker magazine will hire its subcontracted fact-checkers and editors as direct employees, a change that comes amid ongoing contract negotiations with the magazine’s newly unionized staff.
Most members will not be effected by the implementation of this max dues increase.
From Digiday | Unions have raised wages, improved benefits and enhanced protection for staffers; raised morale and improved communication among workers who sometimes felt siloed and isolated from one another; created clear lines of demarcation around who can do what kind of work; and formalized new standards around transparency and equality.
From The New Yorker | What happened to America's labor movement?
From In These Times | It’s Monday morning and your alarm goes off. As you wake up, the dread of going to work creeps in. You’re feeling exhausted, stressed out, underpaid and underappreciated. It's a mindset you can’t shake, and no amount of coffee will fix: You have workplace burnout.
The nomination and election to fill the positions of President, Secretary-Treasurer, Local Chairperson, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Third Vice President, and sixteen Executive Committee members of the NewsGuild of New York, Local 31003, The NewsGuild CWA, AFL-CIO CLC (the “Local” or “Guild”) shall be conducted in accordance with the Bylaws of the NewsGuild of New York, the Constitution of the NewsGuild, the CWA Constitution, Federal Law, and these rules adopted by the Local Election Committee on August 8, 2019.
Over five months after announcing their union drive, the editorial employees of BuzzFeed News officially secured NewsGuild representation after a card-check was conducted at BuzzFeed News headquarters this afternoon. A third party verified that a majority of staffers elected to be represented by the NewsGuild of New York after more than 90% of eligible staff signed to the effort.
The Bernhardt Prize is an award of $500 given to an article that furthers the understanding of the history of working people. Articles focused on historical events AND articles about current issues (work, housing, organizing, health, education) that include historical context are both welcome. The work should be published — in print or online — between August 1, 2018, and August 25, 2019. The deadline for the 2018-2019 contest is August 25, 2019.
From The New Republic | The biggest threat to the health of the media industry is Silicon Valley. And the antidote might just be organized labor.
At a nomination meeting for Wirecutter — which will be held via Zoom on July 23, 2019 — Guild members who have signed a membership card and are in good standing will be nominated to fill several vacant positions.
Eight delegates—nominated by the Guild’s Executive Committee—and four selected guests from the NewsGuild of New York will be heading to the 77th CWA Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 29-31.
On June 26, 2019, Stephanie Davis of Consumer Reports, and Leslie Dickstein of TIME Magazine, will be honored with the 2019 Thomas M. Keenan NewsGuild of New York Service Award. This award is presented to Guild members who performed above and beyond in service to the New York Local and best exemplify the ideals of a true labor leader in the spirit of Tom Keenan. The award ceremony will be held during the NewsGuild’s Summer Membership meeting at the union’s headquarters.
From The New York Times | Expertise in the language of the internet is part of what has made BuzzFeed a digital giant. Now members of the website’s news staff are using their fluency in digital culture to pressure their employer to come to the bargaining table.
Editorial staffers of BuzzFeed News plan to walk out of their newsroom on Monday at 2 p.m. to demand voluntary recognition of their union, The NewsGuild of New York. The walkout is planned for all four U.S. bureaus of BuzzFeed News — N.Y., D.C., L.A. and S.F. Employees in New York plan to hold a rally in front of the BuzzFeed office at 111 East 18th Street. They will be joined by NewsGuild of New York members and supporters.
Today, TIME voluntarily recognized digital editorial staffers who requested to join their print colleagues currently represented by the NewsGuild of New York. A majority of TIME digital employees decided to be represented by the NewsGuild. This recognition reflects the evolution of our editorial team of print and digital employees, which now operates as one group. Guild-represented employees are excited to join together and to help TIME flourish.
Morton Bahr is recognized as one of the world's most influential union leaders and especially noted for groundbreaking leadership on worker education issues. He is the labor movement's leading expert on technology and information-based industries. The scholarship, created in the name of Empire State College alumnus Morton Bahr, assists union members and other workers by advancing their educational goals and enhancing educational access through distance learning.
In a nomination meeting for the Fortune Media Group - held at on the 8th floor of Meredith Corporation - on June 4, 2019 — Guild members who have signed a membership card and are in good standing were nominated to fill several vacant positions.
It’s not always easy to admit one's introverversion. We do live in a world that values extroversion, which is clear when you look at the job-hunting process. Advice-seeking introverts are told to speak confidently about one’s strengths during a job interview and to charm your future colleagues with scintillating small talk. This is easier said than done for introverts, who are inherently uncomfortable with being the center of attention, and who would rather have a tooth pulled than be forced to small talk with strangers.
These are the rules for nomination and election of delegates to the CWA Convention as adopted by the NewsGuild of New York's Local Election Committee.
The NewsGuild of New York, the union for media professionals, is looking for an experienced front desk receptionist to greet members and visitors, support staff and manage daily administrative and clerical tasks.
Exciting news! Please come to the FIRST nominations meeting of the NewsGuild at Fortune Media Group. Nominations for Officer Candidates for Fortune Media Group will be accepted at a meeting on: Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
Meredith Corporation yesterday announced the sale of Sports Illustrated—a longstanding NewsGuild of New York-represented publication—to Authentic Brands Group, a global brand development, marketing and entertainment company.
he Membership Associate manages member dues, Guild programing and communications with members and prospective members. The Associate is responsible for maintaining our database, processing union dues and per caps and supporting member activities. The person in this position will report directly to the Director of Communications and Membership and will be charged with helping nurture a dedicated membership that feels welcome, included, and a vibrant sense of participation in the Guild and its activities. This is a full-time, union-covered position, with competitive pay and generous benefits.
The Membership Associate manages member dues, Guild programing and communications with members and prospective members. The Associate is responsible for maintaining our database, processing union dues and per caps and supporting member activities. The person in this position will report directly to the Director of Communications and Membership and will be charged with helping nurture a dedicated membership that feels welcome, included, and a vibrant sense of participation in the Guild and its activities. This is a full-time, union-covered position, with competitive pay and generous benefits.
We are happy to announce that today a card check certification was conducted at the offices of Condé Nast, officially recognizing the NewsGuild of New York as the bargaining representative of the employees of Pitchfork and Ars Technica.
The NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003, with a membership as diverse as our city, seeks an experienced Local Representative with bargaining experience ready to represent members working in a rapidly changing media industry. Applicants should be ready to hit the ground running to advocate for, communicate with, and organize news industry employees in America’s media capital.
The Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media is a transformative, tuition-free leadership program to train journalists of color working in digital media to thrive, professionally and personally.
Come work with us! The NewsGuild of New York is looking for an experienced Bookkeeper to assist in managing our day-to-day accounting and finance requirements. Confidentiality, excellent organizational skills and accuracy are important qualifications for this position, as well as good customer relations and the ability to communicate clearly. The ideal candidate for this position is a skilled multitasker, is reliable and is committed to consistently meeting deadlines.
In a nomination meeting for Roosevelt Institute held at the Roosevelt Institute on April 30, 2019— Guild members who have signed a membership card and are in good standing were nominated to fill the following vacant position of secretary.
From The Daily Beast | Time magazine’s digital staffers are seeking to unionize, breaking down a barrier at the organization between print and digital wings of the publication.
The future of TIME couldn’t be brighter, and we’re excited to work at this historic institution as it enters its new era. We’re especially excited because our new leaders — Marc and Lynne Benioff and Edward Felsenthal — described our newly independent company as a startup, “unshackled” from the constraints of our former owners. They encouraged us to determine the values that will guide us as we build a newsroom rooted in trust and equality.
In an effort to foster equity and secure union protection for all editorial employees of TIME, digital workers have requested voluntary recognition this morning to join their print colleagues as union-represented employees. Though the publication has been represented by the NewsGuild of New York for nearly 80 years, former owners and management of Time Inc. imposed an antiquated digital divide to keep those they deemed digital employees out of the bargaining unit.
After fighting with former management of Time Inc., NewsGuild of New York members at People,TIME, Fortune, Money and Sports Illustrated settled their two-year arbitration resulting in long-overdue, robust paychecks.
The NewsGuild of New York is pleased to announce nominations are open for the 2019 Keenan Service Award, named in honor of the late Tom Keenan, a stalwart Guild activist.
Right now, the world needs a publication like Quartz. As nations threaten to turn inward, our reporting asserts that the world is better when it is open. As technology races forward, we show how it can do so without harming the way humans work, play, and interact. Our multilingual and multinational staff does all of this with a penchant for the creative and the quirky, and a respect for our readers.
Editorial staff of Quartz, the news outlet formerly owned by Atlantic Media, announced this morning that an overwhelming majority of eligible staff have signed on to join the NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003. Founded in 2012, Quartz covers the new global economy, including tech, geopolitics, work, and culture. The publication was purchased by Japanese media company Uzabase in July 2018 and is valued at between $75 million and $110 million.
From Fast Company | As the media industry continues to search for viable business models, those feeling a sense of whiplash from the economic headwinds continue to seek out better labor protections through unionization. Today, digital business publication Quartz announced that its U.S. editorial staff is unionizing with the NewsGuild.
In a nomination meeting for The Daily Beast— held at The Daily Beast on April 5, 2019 — Guild members who have signed a membership card and are in good standing were nominated to fill the following vacant positions: First Vice Chair; Secretary; and Vice Chairs.
Nearly 90% of editorial employees at Wirecutter, a product review and recommendation site, announced today that they have unionized with the NewsGuild of New York. The staff presented their request for voluntary recognition of their union Tuesday morning to Editor-in-Chief Ben Frumin and President and General Manager David Perpich.
We are certain that unionizing is the best choice for Wirecutter’s editorial staff. We join our colleagues at The New York Times (our parent company), New York Magazine, The Daily Beast, Thomson Reuters, and many other outstanding journalistic enterprises in joining the NewsGuild of New York. And we join the tradition of labor movements worldwide in uniting to protect our work’s integrity, our families’ security, and the trust of the readers we serve.
In a nomination meeting for Consumer Reports— held at Consumer Reports on March 12, 2019 — Guild members who have signed a membership card and are in good standing were nominated to fill three (3) vacant Unit Council positions.
From Variety | Editorial staffers at two Condé Nast titles — music publication Pitchfork and tech/science site Ars Technica — have unionized with the NewsGuild of New York.
Staffers at two Condé Nast publications announced today that they have unionized with the NewsGuild of New York. Ars Technica, a publication that covers technology and science, and Pitchfork, a publication for music criticism and news, are the latest newsrooms to join the wave of unionization in the media industry.
From The Daily Beast | Employees told managers Friday they intend to join the NewsGuild, joining a wave of journalists organizing across the industry.
"Over the past 22 years, Pitchfork has established itself as the standard-bearer of music journalism for a passionate and dedicated readership. It has played an indispensable role in leading critical conversations and championing the artists who shape the future of music. We, the editorial team of Pitchfork, are proud of the authoritative voice we’ve established. But in order to produce quality work, we believe that Condé Nast must strive to create a sustainable and inclusive environment for our staff."
"We love Ars like you love Ars. We know readers come to Ars for comprehensive, accurate, and analytical coverage of the scientific and technical world. And our staff—many with IT, medical, science, software development, and other backgrounds outside of journalism—comes to Ars for the unique opportunity to have the time and space to do our particular brand of reporting."
Digital editorial employees at Fortune magazine are demanding voluntary recognition from Fortune management. By joining their fellow union-represented print colleagues as members of The NewsGuild of New York, these workers are seeking to erase the artificial digital divide that management at Fortune has insisted on enforcing.
Get to know the amazing Adam Rhodes from Law360. A union activist and a member of both his unit's Mobilizing Committee as well as part of the Guild's LGBTQ+ Caucus, Adam is a fervent supporter of equity and visibility for those in the media.
Despite having launched over seven years ago and having long been touted as “the next big thing” in social media, most seasoned journalists I talk to still have never used Snapchat, and if they have, they do not understand how it can be used to reach younger media consumers.
The 46-member board of the union encourages national and New York state lawmakers to pursue different avenues of recourse for protecting a free press.
From Nieman Reports | Journalists are saying yes to unions to lift salary floors, win or improv basic benefits, and provide some cushion to the industry' volatility.
The application process for the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation’s scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year will close on April 30, 2019. The Foundation will award of sixteen partial college scholarships of $4,000 each for two years. Eligible for the scholarships are CWA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren, including the dependents of retired, laid-off, or deceased members.
This year the membership of The NewsGuild-CWA will elect the President of The NewsGuild sector of CWA. The election will be conducted among all Guild members in good standing, in accordance with the Constitutional requirement of Article XXII.
The NewsGuild of New York seeks an experienced NYC-based organizer to join its organizing team. The organizer will report to the Organizing Director, and will work directly with staff on various internal and external organizing initiatives in the media sector.
New York Magazine announced today that it will be implementing a “restructuring” and staff reduction, which impacts eight full-time and 16 part-time NewsGuild bargaining unit members.
BuzzFeed News is a critical player in the American news landscape thanks to our tireless staff. We break some of the biggest stories in news, politics, tech, science, and entertainment; publish incisive analysis of our culture; and diagnose what makes the internet tick.
Newsroom Staffers Request Voluntary Recognition of their Union
From The New York Post | Reuters is being roiled by claims that one of its top editors has created a “hostile work environment” and “culture of fear” for her subordinates — and the NewsGuild has blasted management for doing nothing to address the concerns brought to its attention nearly four months ago.
From The Daily Beast | Reuters staffers are furious, claiming top brass at the wire service have not addressed repeated internal complaints against management.
In a nominations meeting at the Guild office on February 5, 2019, Guild members in good standing were nominated to fill several vacant positions.
Media professionals are well aware of the benefits social media promotion can bring, mainly, the driving of traffic to stories and building a stronger community among readers. Though when it comes to Instagram, the goals can seem a bit unclear, as this platform has not been traditionally designed to send readers to your stories or news site. But driving traffic is not the only perk to using social media. With visually-focused social media interfaces like Instagram, the point is to build brand awareness.
Hundreds of media workers were laid off last week. If this were to happen ten years ago, our industry would have been left dumbfounded. I’ve heard several journalists and media professionals both within and outside of our union comment that they’re just waiting their turn. Our members — and editorial workers across the country — are in a constant state of panic. Sure, this isn’t news, but it’s important for us all to not let this become the new normal in our industry. Layoffs are inevitable. But, you deserve protection and to leave a company on your terms.
Hi! Alice Newcome-Beill here, CUNY Brooklyn College alumnus after a brief stint at community college in Pennsylvania. When I’m not organizing labor movements or otherwise rousing the rabble, I consider myself an amateur cyclist and connoisseur of the digital realm. If I wasn’t in my current field I would likely be cooking or in some type of craft-based industry. I’ve always found working with my hands on projects with tangible results to be incredibly rewarding, if brutal — which is how I found myself among my fellow titans of journalism and working together for positive change.
After a card check conducted by the American Arbitration Association on Wednesday, editorial employees of New York Magazine were certified to be represented by the NewsGuild of New York/CWA Local 31003.
In a nomination meeting at The New York Times on January 17, 2019, six Guild members were nominated to fill nine open vice chair positions. Additional nominees may be made under the following rules.
Management of The Forward, a long-standing union publication, has announced that in addition to ceasing its 121-year-old print edition, they will lay off 40 percent of editorial employees to become a more “digitally-focused” publication.
From The Wrap | Mic.com has begun quietly publishing again just weeks after the company laid off its entire editorial staff and sold itself off to Bustle Media for $5 million.