While the pandemic rages on, we’ve said no to austerity measures and to a people-over-profits stance at our bargaining tables. We stood firm on our demands for true equity, diversity, and inclusion in our newsrooms. We drew a hard line on health and safety standards in the workplace. We strengthened our community with overarching solidarity. 

Above all else, we made a commitment to each other to build a union that deeply reflects our values. That commitment to action has made all the difference in the world.


Workers at Wirecutter announced today they have reached a deal with the New York Times on their first contract. This represents a major milestone for the Wirecutter Union after negotiations came to a head last month, when Wirecutter staff went on strike during Black Friday through Cyber Monday, the site’s most profitable days of the year. 



TIME Union will rally outside of the company’s Manhattan headquarters on the corner of 42nd St. and 6th Ave. to spread the word about their grueling fight for a fair contract, letting management know their demands: commit to fair pay, job security, and quality journalism.  



The Labor Board formally issued a complaint over union-busting by Gannett at the Atlantic Digital Optimization Team (DOT) on November 23, 2021. The Board complaint outlines that the company engaged in an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP). 



The Buzzfeed News Union workers are walking off the job for one day starting this morning with 100% participation. At the same time, BuzzFeed shareholders are set to vote to take the company public. Workers are calling on management to focus less on growing the company economically, and more on their employees, who have been fighting for two years to reach a fair union contract with adequate pay raises, affordable health care, a sensible outside work policy, and reasonable discipline standards. 



Since July, The NewsGuild of New York has been demanding that employers live up to their obligation to bargain over any return-to-office (RTO) plans and that they implement rigorous health and safety standards in our workplaces. 



From Poynter:  Workers at the three New York Times unions — the Times Guild, Times Tech Guild, and Wirecutter Union — rallied outside the Times building Tuesday in protest of what they say are anti-union tactics by company management.



From the NYTimes:  More than 100 New York Times workers and their supporters protested outside The Times’s Manhattan headquarters on Tuesday, accusing the company of delaying contract talks.



New York Times workers ramped up their calls for the company to end its union-busting with a fiery rally at The Times' midtown Manhattan headquarters today. Chanting “respect our union,” workers demanded The Times end its attempts to obstruct and delay workers’ efforts to form unions and secure fair contracts. 


The staff of the product review and recommendation site Wirecutter, owned by the New York Times Company, have announced that over 90% of The NewsGuild of New York-represented workers are prepared to strike during the Black Friday shopping week, the busiest week of the year for the site. The union has been bargaining for nearly two years for their first collective bargaining agreement. 


From the NYTimes:  Union members at Wirecutter, a product review website owned by The New York Times Company, said on Monday that they were prepared to stop work during the busy shopping period around Black Friday if a deal for a contract was not reached. 


The Guild has exciting workshops and panels planned for November and December. Register today and feel free to invite your Guild colleagues! 


The nomination and election to fill a vacancy in the position of Local Chair and Vice Chair shall be conducted in accordance with the Bylaws of the NewsGuild of New York, Federal Law, the TNG Constitution, the CWA Constitution,  and these rules adopted by the Local Election Committee on October 28, 2021. 


The editorial employees of the Gannett-owned publications in Central New Jersey and the Jersey Shore—Asbury Park Press (app.com), the Courier News, and the Home News Tribune (mycentraljersey.com)—won their union election to be represented by The NewsGuild of New York, TNG-CWA Local 31003 in a National Labor Relations Board vote that concluded today.


Register for the workshops below to build those organizing muscles!



Helen Verongos works at The New York Times and is first vice chair of the Times Guild, led by Bill Baker.



At the close of the nominations period for Forbes unit officers which was at 11:59 pm on September 14, 2021, the following individuals were declared elected as there were no other candidates nominated.



On Thursday September 9, 2021 at 6 p.m. Eastern a meeting was held of the Forbes unit for the purpose of nominating unit officers.  The following individuals were nominated.


The NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003, with a membership as diverse as our city, seeks an experienced, New York City-based Local Representative with organizing and bargaining skills, ready to represent members working in a rapidly changing media industry. Applicants should be ready to hit the ground running to lead contract campaigns and bargaining tables, to advocate for, communicate with, and organize media workers in America’s media capital.


From The Daily Beast:  Staffers at the popular business publication Fortune planned to strike outside the magazine’s first in-person conference in years, ultimately forcing its postponement.



Unionized Workers Are Preparing to Strike and Picket the September Conference, Hosted by Fortune Magazine, in Response to Multiple Unfair Labor Charges Filed Against the Company About Its Failure to Bargain in Good Faith 


The NewsGuild of New York Supports Properly Negotiated Vaccine Mandates as a Way to Ensure Safe Workplaces and Reduce Community Transmission of COVID-19


This workshop was held on Monday, August 16 as part of a larger conversation across the local about how we as a union can protect one another as the pandemic rages on. 


From Poynter:  The announcement comes just months after three other Gannett newsrooms in the state organized their own union drive.



We have just successfully passed the first dues increase in our union’s 88-year history. 


Members voted 1246-559 in support of a #GuildStrong campaign that strengthens their ability to fight for workers rights across the media industry.


From Poynter: Hundreds of technology workers at The New York Times launched a half-day work stoppage Wednesday in protest of what they say are union-busting tactics from the company’s management.



From Bloomberg:  New York Times Co. technology employees plan to walk off the job Wednesday over what they say are the newspaper publisher’s illegal efforts to stymie their unionization campaign.



Statement from The NewsGuild of New York President Susan DeCarava on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka:


More than 100 employees at Forbes will be represented by the NewsGuild of New York after prevailing in a mail-ballot election


From The Nation: Workers in the industry argue that nondisclosure agreements are a matter of workplace safety, making them “mandatory subjects of bargaining.”


Members of the Quartz Union have ratified their first contract with management that sets a salary floor of $63,000 and includes general wage increase, a ratification bonus, and just cause protections...


From Axios:  The New York Times is facing several critical labor battles, all coming to a head this summer.



Agreement Follows Nearly Three Years of Negotiations and Escalating Member Activism


From Bloomberg: A New York Times Co. employee union is accusing the newspaper publisher of violating federal labor law by restricting its tech workers from showing support for the NewsGuild.


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. 


Amidst a pandemic, Guild members at The Daily Beast negotiated a contract that eliminates NDAs, codifies equity-based pay structures, and implements DEI opportunities and protections. 


Roughly a century ago, B.C. Forbes, who founded Forbes Magazine just before the 1918 pandemic, wrote: “It is when things go hardest, when life becomes most trying, that there is the greatest need for having a fixed goal.


From CNN | At Forbes, a publication known for its coverage of the rich and powerful, its employees are fighting for something rather less glamorous: fair pay and job security.


Today, 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.


With the backing of the CWA, NewsGuild of New York members at The New Yorker, Pitchfork, & Ars Technica can enforce a strike should contract talks break down.


The Unit Councils of the New York Times Guild and the Wirecutter Union, which together represent nearly 1,400 employees, strongly condemn Meredith Kopit Levien and A.G. Sulzberger’s decision that the company will not voluntarily recognize the Times Tech Guild. We call on the company to reverse this decision and honor the votes our colleagues have already cast.


From Poynter | The median salaries of women and people of color at 14 unionized Gannett newsrooms was at least $5,000 less than those of their male and white colleagues, a new study by the NewsGuild Gannett caucus found.


This morning -- through the press -- we learned of The New York Times’ decision to ignore the New York Times Tech Guild’s democratic decision to unionize, and to instead delay their recognition by forcing them to the National Labor Relations Board.


The NewsGuild of New York joins our parent union, The NewsGuild-CWA, in strongly condemning the targeting of media workers by police in Minnesota this past weekend.


Today an overwhelming majority of editorial workers at Insider, formerly known as Business Insider, have announced that they have organized to join The NewsGuild of New York. 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.


Insider is a transformational force in digital journalism. It’s a place where journalists can do their best work. It’s a place that fights to make journalism a sustainable business. And it’s a place that proves the news can be fair and accurate while also being fun and fearless.


From Thew New York Times | Journalists at Insider, the news site formerly called Business Insider, said on Monday that they had formed a union, joining a wave that has swept digital media companies.


From The New York Post | About 70 editorial workers at three Ziff-Davis publications — Mashable, PC Mag and Ask Men — are staging a 24-hour strike amid complaints of “paltry wages." 



From Adweek | Ziff Davis voluntarily recognized the ZDCG more than two years ago, but since then the two parties have been unable to reach a contract that establishes the $65,000 salary floor that the ZDCG has asked for. The guild represents the editorial staffs of four publications: Mashable, PC Mag, Ask Men, and Geek.


From CNN | Opinion by Ben Harnett and Kathy Zhang: "Today, more than 650 tech workers at The New York Times are proud to announce that we have formed a union. With this collective action, we follow in the footsteps of our editorial colleagues, of every tech worker who has begun to organize and of so many other laborers worldwide. The work of building a union has already paid off by bolstering our solidarity, breaking down silos and making us better at our jobs." 


From KQED | Thirty years ago, The New York Times did not have a website. Now, the company employs more than 700 tech workers, almost half its number of journalists. On Tuesday, those tech workers announced they want to form a union.


The New York Times has been one of the most important institutions in American journalism for nearly 170 years. We are a group of employees who build its products, inclusive of engineering, data, design, product and project management.


From The New York Times | Tech workers at The New York Times announced on Tuesday that they had formed a union and would ask the company to recognize it.


This morning, a majority of over 650 tech workers at The New York Times announced that they have formed a union and are seeking voluntary recognition from the company. More than 1,300 editorial and business staff at the Times are already represented by The NewsGuild of New York.


Our voices were heard! After the company’s sudden announcement last week of a change in editorial leadership and its intention to centralize the magazine's operations in Washington D.C., Guild members had a number of conversations with management. As a result, TNR management has agreed that no employee currently working in New York City will be asked to relocate and no one will lose their jobs relating to the company’s decision to increase its footprint in D.C.


From Strikewave | Last week, union members at the New Yorker, Pitchfork, and Ars Technica voted to authorize a strike, with 98 percent of members voting in favor across the three units. All three units are bargaining their first contracts and have hit similar obstacles with their parent company, media giant Conde Nast. The core issue, of course, is the money: a livable wage, a decent salary floor, and annual raises that keep up with the cost of living in New York City.


From Poynter | One day after announcing that 98% of their members had voted to authorize a strike, workers and supporters of the New Yorker Union, Pitchfork Union and Ars Technica Union gathered outside Condé Nast’s headquarters at One World Trade Center for a rally.


On Thursday, we were notified via email that TNR planned to relocate the “majority” of its editorial staffers from New York City to Washington D.C. Simultaneously, a New York Times article announcing this shift appeared.


Tribune Publishing won’t recognize our union, but it also won’t pay us the bonuses it promised to “non-union” employees -- and the company is using the union election process it forced us into as an excuse to not give us those checks.


Guild members at The New Yorker, Pitchfork, and Ars Technica announced today that they have overwhelmingly approved—with 98% support—a strike in each of their respective units should contract talks break down further with the brands and their parent company, Condé Nast. This historic authorization vote, with more than 93% of Guild-represented workers at Condé participating, comes after years of slow and contentious negotiations for first contracts at each of the publications. The workers at The New Yorker, Pitchfork, and Ars Technica are unwavering in their commitment to bringing transparency, equity, and accountability to their workplaces and to Condé Nast at large.


The members of the New Yorker Union, Pitchfork Union, and Ars Technica Union have overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike, with 98% support across our three bargaining u.nits. If and when our bargaining committees call for it, we will walk off the job to demand the contracts we deserve. 


We’ve been negotiating with management for nearly a year and a half with very little movement toward a fair contract that protects our workers. Fortune management has been subverting the bargaining process, trying to work around the union, and acting illegally for that entire stretch. 


This morning (3/16/21), the editorial employees comprising the Fortune Union are walking off the job at 9 a.m. for one day and holding an informal press conference and rally at 10:30 a.m. to expose management’s bad-faith in negotiations with the NewsGuild of New York, the worker’s bargaining representative, and to demand a fair, equitable contract. As a result of management’s egregious behavior, the Fortune Union has filed six Labor Board charges against management.


U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (N.J.-09), Josh Gottheimer (N.J.-05), Mikie Sherrill (N.J.-11) and Tom Malinowski (N.J.-07) today sent a letter to Gannett CEO Michael Reed standing up for local journalism and urging the company to cease efforts to interfere with the right of employees to unionize at the Record and NorthJersey.com, Daily Record and New Jersey Herald.


The NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003, with a membership as diverse as our city, seeks an experienced, New York City-based Local Representative with bargaining and mobilizing skills, ready to represent members working in a rapidly changing media industry. Applicants should be ready to hit the ground running to lead contract campaigns and bargaining tables, to advocate for, communicate with, and organize news industry employees in America’s media capital.


Editorial employees across three Gannett publications have organized to stand together to fight for local news and address long-standing issues regarding pay, diversity, and job security in their newsrooms. 


As staff at NorthJersey.com, the Bergen Record, the Daily Record and the NJ Herald, we have been instrumental in providing communities in North Jersey and beyond with an essential source for local, statewide and regional news. Our readers depend on our journalism to hold the powerful accountable, inform our democracy, and provide a voice to diverse and underrepresented communities. For far too long, corporate owners at Gannett have made decisions that have undermined our ability to fulfill this mission. We have formed a union with the NewsGuild of New York to address the issues that affect all of us and better advocate for ourselves, our professions and the communities we serve.  


From Strikewave | Last week, the digital, print, and photo staff and reporters of the New York Daily News announced they had formed a union, with more than 80% in support of joining the News Guild of New York, the union for approximately 3,000 journalists and media employees.


We're hiring! The NewsGuild of New York seeks an experienced organizer with extensive experience managing contract campaigns to join its organizing team for a one-year project. The organizer will report to the President and the Mobilizing Director and will work directly with staff on internal organizing campaigns within the media sector.


From Business Insider | Union organizers at The New Yorker are readying a strike authorization vote, an escalation that could lead to the most high-profile showdown between organized labor and a media company since a wave of unionization first swept the industry in 2015.


From The New York Times | Journalists at The New York Daily News, the 101-year-old tabloid that has fallen on hard times after an ownership change, pay cuts and sweeping layoffs, said on Friday that they had formed a union.


New York City’s hometown paper has formed a union. The editorial staffers of the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Daily News have announced today that they have organized under The NewsGuild of New York, with more than 80% of eligible staff standing together to request voluntary recognition from Tribune Publishing.


The New York Daily News, since its inception in 1919, has occupied a unique position in the nation’s largest city: Giving a voice to the voiceless, afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted, casting its wary eyes across the five boroughs into a new millennium. Along the way, it has claimed 11 Pulitzer Prizes, the most recent in 2017. Its newsroom provided a home to a collection of journalistic giants: Pete Hamill, Jimmy Breslin, E.R. Shipp, Juan González, Earl Caldwell, Mike McAlary.


The Times Guild is troubled by the decision of New York Times management to terminate the employment of Lauren Wolfe, which was done outside of the just cause protections of our contract due to her classification as a casual employee.


Today, the New Yorker Union is undertaking a twenty-four-hour work stoppage. Between 6 A.M. on Thursday, January 21st, and 6 A.M. on Friday, January 22nd, union members will not participate in the production or the promotion of material for the print magazine or the Web site.


Today, the editorial employees of The New Yorker Union are undertaking a 24-hour work stoppage to demand fair wages and an equitable salary structure and to protest Condé Nast and The New Yorker management’s ongoing failure to bargaining in good faith and their offensive and unacceptable response to the Guild’s initial wage proposal.


From The New York Times |  The New Yorker’s union employees did not go to work on Thursday. The more than 100 employees represented by The New Yorker Union, which includes fact checkers, web producers and some other editorial employees, decided on the daylong walkout after recent rounds of negotiations with management failed, said Natalie Meade, the union chair.


Today’s actions on Capitol Hill will be discussed and documented for years to come, reinforcing the need for rapid and accurate journalism. This pivotal moment in our nation’s history is a harrowing public culmination of years of racist, sexist and reckless rhetoric that divides our nation and weakens our democracy. It is in these moments of crisis we see with absolute clarity the need for a free and protected press.


Many of you are currently working to keep all of us informed as the events on Capitol Hill continue to unfold. Your safety is vital, and your fellow Guild members and staff are thinking of you. We're here if you need any support. Remember, you have a right to decline any ask that puts your safety at risk.