Our Local held our first ever, hugely successful Strike School! If you missed it, here’s a recap.
Our Local held our first ever, hugely successful Strike School! If you missed it, here’s a recap.
The NewsGuild-CWA is calling on members of Congress to improve the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act so that it protects local journalists and strengthens local reporting. The bill was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning and now heads to the Senate floor for a vote.
NEW YORK – The Atlantic’s business and technology teams won formal recognition of their union today, after a card count confirmed supermajority support. The workers announced their intent to unionize back in July with the New York NewsGuild, joining their editorial colleagues at The Atlantic, who unionized nearly a year earlier in June of 2021.
As Summer is winding down, I wanted to share a moment of appreciation for all that we have accomplished together. Our Local has been busy! Wherever you are — whether you’re gearing up for the start of the school year, catching the tail end of a vacation, or plotting the next big collective action with your Guild colleagues — I encourage you to take a few minutes to reflect on all of our incredible work. In just a brief few months, we have:
In a landslide decision of 807 for and 176 against, 82% of voters approved a referendum updating The NewsGuild of New York’s bylaws. The resounding vote demonstrated the overwhelming support and urgency to continue growing a democratic, member-led, fighting union.
NEW YORK — TIME Union workers have voted unanimously to ratify a new contract, a historic agreement that covers all TIME editorial employees without any divisions among the print and digital sides of TIME or TIME for Kids. The deal was finalized on July 21, 2022, and ratified Monday, August 15, 2022.
NATIONAL — Hundreds of workers employed by Gannett-owned newsrooms are taking a coordinated lunch break today in response to a string of emails from upper management last week that threatened layoffs due to the company’s second quarter financials. According to Mike Reed, Chairman and CEO, Gannett must “responsibly and proactively [align] resources to our highest strategic priorities and [lower] costs to be in line with revenues.”
NATIONAL – Nearly 300 journalists at Reuters, the global news agency, will walk off the job today for 24 hours in protest of management’s slow-walking contract renewal negotiations, the first major labor action by journalists at the company in more than 30 years. Reuters journalists, photographers, videographers, copy editors, producers and technicians are represented by The NewsGuild of New York.
NEW YORK – The Atlantic’s business and technology teams announced the formation of a union today, the latest sign of growing support for unions among both tech and administrative workers in the media industry.
NEW YORK - The WIRED union, a unit of The NewsGuild of New York, which represents over 55 workers at the technology magazine, reached an agreement on a first contract with management late Monday night. The culmination of nearly 14 months of bargaining, the agreement allows the company to avoid a planned strike on Amazon Prime Days, July 12th and 13th, two of the most lucrative traffic days of the year for WIRED Magazine. Over 95% of the unit had signed on to walk off the job this morning.
NEW YORK — The staff of Wired, the science and technology magazine owned by Condé Nast and represented by The NewsGuild of New York, announced today that over 97% of the workers are prepared to strike on the two days of Prime Day, July 12th and 13th, if the company refuses to bargain in good faith and reach an agreement with the union before then.
We encourage our members to respond to this assault on personal freedom and essential health care by doing what we do best: organizing to protect our rights in the workplace.The federal National Labor Relations Act gives most private-sector workers the right to unionize and take collective action, including protecting the right of workers to speak publicly about their working conditions.
Management doesn’t approach bargaining as a give-or-take and neither should we. We are there to take—and how much we get is dependent on how united and ready for collective action we are. The contract we win is a reflection of the power we build. So let’s have a little fun with management’s schemes by turning their tactics into a game.
We’re thrilled to invite Guild members across our local to our Spring Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 6:30 PM EST. Since our last meeting in September, we’ve celebrated some historic wins, welcomed an unprecedented amount of members into our union, and consistently led the way in showing what a fighting, democratic union can do during a time of turmoil and uncertainty.
This year, we’re honored to have award-winning science journalist and NY Guild member Ed Yong join us as our Keynote Speaker,
NEW YORK — The TIME Union announces plans for a one-day strike as their bargaining committee heads back into negotiations today. Members have signed on to a letter to management this morning announcing their plan to walkout on May 23rd, when the magazine releases its highly-anticipated annual TIME100, if a contract agreement is not reached by then.
NEW YORK — Today, the Buzzfeed News Union voted unanimously to ratify their first union contract with the company. This past March, over 91% of the unit voted in favor of a strike amidst announcement of proposed cuts at the company. Throughout the bargaining process, members have engaged in collective, concerted, and escalating actions to move management toward a more just and serious bargaining process, including a one day walkout last December.
The nomination and election to fill four vacancies in the position of Executive Committee 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 April 15, 2022.
NEW YORK - The Consumer Reports Guild, which represents over 250 workers at Consumer Reports Magazine and consumerreports.org, voted overwhelmingly to ratify their contract 192 to 4. The contract includes up to 12 weeks of parental leave at full pay, a $3k ratification bonus, and strong DEI policies.
NEW YORK — The NewsGuild of New York-represented workers at BuzzFeed News announced they have overwhelmingly voted to authorize the bargaining team to call a strike should management continue bargaining in bad faith. The vote was taken during this afternoon’s bargaining session The unit represents 61 members. 90% of the unit participated in the strike vote, with 91% voting to authorize the bargaining team to call a strike.
NEW YORK – In a major step forward for workers organizing in the media industry, employees of Condé Nast’s editorial brands and Conde Nast Entertainment announced today the formation of Condé Nast Union, demanding voluntary recognition from management.
NEW YORK - Following the announcement Monday from CEO Jonah Peretti that Buzzfeed plans to drastically shrink it’s news division and offer voluntary buyouts to employees, the Buzzfeed News Union, represented by The NewsGuild of New York, released the following statement.
NEW YORK - In a letter sent Monday to Dina Nathanson, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Dotdash Meredith, 22 New York state senators and assembly members are highlighting the company’s failure to obey the NY HERO Act, which protects workplace safety during airborne disease outbreaks. Read the 22 Legislators’ Full Letter Here
The National Labor Relations Board today announced that, in a 404-88 blowout vote, New York Times tech workers had won their election for a union, after a year-long campaign that was met with aggressive union-busting tactics from management. 85% of the unit voted in the election. The 600-member Times Tech Guild will be the largest union of tech workers with bargaining rights in the country. The unit includes software engineers, data analysts, project managers, product managers, and designers. The unit is represented by The NewsGuild of New York, part of NewsGuild-CWA, and affiliated with CODE-CWA.
Unionized workers of Gizmodo Media Group Union, part of Writers Guild of America East, are on strike starting today to protest the company’s persistent disrespect at the bargaining table in the face of workers’ good-faith proposals. They are asking people not to click on or contribute content to Gizmodo, Jalopnik, Jezebel, Kotaku, Lifehacker and The Root.
The Guild has exciting workshops and panels planned for February and March including effective meeting facilitation, two-part Stewards training, organizing conversations, and how the New Yorker organized to a strike. Register today and feel free to invite your Guild colleagues!
This morning, with less than an hour’s notice, Dotdash Meredith announced the closure of EW’s print magazine and the layoff of 17 valued colleagues, including nine members of our Meredith Union. The company conducted the layoffs in a rushed and disrespectful fashion unbefitting of the long and dedicated service the workers provided to the publication.
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An election to formalize the union of six hundred New York Times tech workers begins today as the National Labor Relations Board begins sending out ballots. It is a historic milestone in a campaign where workers have fought for recognition since first announcing that they had formed a union last April. Ballots will be counted between February 28 and March 7.
Sports Illustrated Union, which represents 94 workers across the sports publication, has voted unanimously to ratify their contract with Sports Illustrated management and The Arena Group. The deal was finalized on December 31, 2021 and ratified Thursday, January 20, 2022. The deal includes a transformative policy on metric-based quotas, huge improvements to diversity, equity, and inclusion standards in the workplace, and an equitable severance policy, among other things.
In a long-awaited decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today ruled that New York Times tech workers can hold a vote on unionization starting later this month as one united bargaining unit. It marks a major victory for tech workers at the Times, who first announced the formation of their union in April and have met resistance from the Times at every step, including an attempt in August to divide the group into separate job-specific units and disenfranchise dozens of voters.
The Guild is pleased to announce that our new Local Chair is Jody Godoy of Reuters. Godoy is a legal reporter at Reuters who has served on the Guild’s Executive Committee since 2018. She previously worked at Law360, where she was a member of the bargaining committee that secured the shop’s first contract.