2023

12/13/2023

NEW YORK – Unionized editorial workers at Law360 — who have had enough of parent company LexisNexis execs’ illegal tactics and stalling at the bargaining table — will hold a one-day strike on Wednesday, highlighted by a mid-afternoon rally and a day-long picket line outside corporate headquarters in New York City.

12/04/2023

NEW YORK – In at least three instances in the past month, unionized employees at Condé Nast, who were exercising their federally-protected right to take collective action to demand answers about pending layoffs, were met with security guards.

11/15/2023

NEW YORK – Unionized editorial workers at Law360 have had enough with the company’s nearly year-long delays on contract talks and will hold in-person and remote lunch-time rallies Wednesday.

11/01/2023

NEW YORK – Unionized workers at Scholastic – the children’s publishing powerhouse – are walking out in protest of the billion-dollar company’s refusal to pay its workers fair wages, specifically its rejection of the Scholastic Union’s proposal for annual raises.  

10/30/2023

NEW YORK – The Times Tech Guild – the largest union of tech workers with collective bargaining rights in the country – will walk out this afternoon in protest of the New York Times’ flagrant disregard for their rights as union members. Times management has continually attempted to coerce members to comply with its unlawful return-to-office policy.

10/16/2023

NEW YORK –  Unionized journalists at ProPublica are demanding that the nonprofit’s management halts future collaboration with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on its investigative series about the Phillips respirator recall until the strike is over.

10/12/2023

The NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003, a dynamic member-led union, seeks an experienced, New York City-based Director of Collective Bargaining with bargaining, organizing and managerial skills, ready to support members and union staff working in a rapidly changing media industry.  

10/10/2023

October 10, 2023 — Members of the Reviewed Union, which represents workers at Gannett’s flagship consumer review site, will walk off the job on Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days event today in protest of management’s failure to schedule bargaining dates and revocation of overtime pay from hourly employees after the announcement of the union last year. The Reviewed Union is one of more than 50 Gannett bargaining units represented by The NewsGuild-CWA.

09/21/2023

NEW YORK – The members of Fortune Union have had enough. The union, which represents digital employees of the storied magazine, is taking a coordinated lunch break Thursday, Sept. 21 in response to Fortune Media slow-walking contract talks and persistent unlawful actions.

09/18/2023

NEW YORK – On Monday members of The Times Guild will say goodbye to the award-winning New York Times Sports Desk, which will officially close on Sept. 18.

09/06/2023

NEW YORK – The NewsGuild of NY has filed an unfair labor practice against Fortune Media, after the magazine’s management issued an unlawful directive to return to in-person work.

08/17/2023

NEW YORK – Dozens of Scholastic Union members rallied at the company’s headquarters
today to protest Scholastic’s slow-walking of contract negotiations and refusing to offer a fair
deal, including retroactive pay and remote work rights, to workers.

08/03/2023

NEW YORK – In response to Gannett’s second quarter earnings call this morning, where the company announced that digital subscription revenue had returned to growth over the past three months, Gannett union members and NewsGuild leadership released the following statements. The NewsGuild-CWA represents more than 50 Gannett bargaining units, covering more than 1,000 employees.

07/12/2023

NEW YORK – The NewsGuild of New York released the following statement from President Susan DeCarava in response to the historic vote to elect Claude Cummings Jr. as the next President and Ameenah Salaam as the next Secretary-Treasurer of the Communications Workers of America, the parent union of The NewsGuild-CWA. Cummings will be the union’s first-ever Black President. Salaam is the first Black person to hold the Secretary-Treasurer post.

07/10/2023

Members of The New York Times Guild, represented by The NewsGuild of New York, released the following statement in response to an announcement by The New York Times that it would be shuttering its Sports department and transferring sports coverage to The Athletic, a website acquired by The Times in 2022:

06/14/2023

After a two-year fight for a first contract and a 13-day ULP strike – the longest digital media strike in history – members of Insider Union today announced that they have reached a tentative agreement with management, including settlement of a ULP related to management’s unilateral changing of workers’ health care coverage.

06/05/2023

New York, N.Y. – A long-time advocate for New York’s local news outlets, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement in support of Gannett journalists:

06/02/2023

NEW YORK – Insider Union members began an open-ended strike that started at midnight last night after management refused to remedy its outstanding Unfair Labor Practices and reach a fair contract with workers on wages and lower health insurance costs. The members had set a strike deadline of 11:59 p.m. June 1 for the company to reach resolution on their demands. The nearly 300 members of the Insider Union are represented by The NewsGuild of New York.

06/01/2023

Gannett journalists today announced that they would be holding a wave of nationwide strikes starting on June 5, the day of Gannett’s annual shareholder meeting. Hundreds of union journalists in two dozen newsrooms from California to New York are expected to take part to demand that Gannett get serious about reinvesting in local news, in the largest collective action that Gannett employees have taken to date.

05/31/2023

NEW YORK – Insider Union announced today that union members will strike if management does not remedy its outstanding Unfair Labor Practices and reach a fair contract with them by 11:59 pm ET, Thursday, June 1. The workers set the deadline in response to the company’s refusal to undo illegal changes it made to their health care and management’s intransigence in contract negotiations. Members are also demanding a fair resolution to a proposed layoff that would reduce the unionized newsroom by 20 percent. The nearly 300 members of the Insider Union are represented by The NewsGuild of New York.

05/24/2023

NEW YORK — The New York Times Guild, a unit of The NewsGuild of New York, announced on Tuesday that it has reached a tentative agreement with The New York Times Company on a new collective bargaining contract after more than two years of negotiations. The tentative agreement, which must be ratified by members to go into effect, is a five-year deal that will be effective until March 2026.

05/24/2023

NEW YORK – Insider Union announced today that a supermajority of union members voted in favor of authorizing their bargaining committee to call a strike. Members are calling for the company to bargain in good faith and are protesting management’s decision to illegally change workers’ health care. Members are also demanding a resolution to a proposed layoff that would reduce the newsroom by 20 percent, as they are bargaining for a fair first contract. The nearly 300 members of the Insider Union are represented by The NewsGuild of New York.

05/24/2023

 

Nationwide—In a webinar today, Gannett newsroom workers, policy experts, and union leaders with the NewsGuild-CWA urged shareholders to withhold their vote on Gannett Company, Inc. Board Chairman and CEO Mike Reed at the company’s annual meeting on June 5. The NewsGuild-CWA represents more than 50 Gannett bargaining units, covering more than 1,000 employees. 

 

05/16/2023

NEW YORK – The NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America today sent a letter to Gannett shareholders urging a vote of no-confidence against CEO Mike Reed at the company’s annual shareholder meeting on June 5. The NewsGuild-CWA represents more than 50 Gannett bargaining units, covering more than 1,000 employees. 

 

04/24/2023

NEW YORK – More than 250 media workers at Insider Inc. began a one-day strike this morning at 9 a.m. ET to protest the company’s proposal to lay off 60 Guild-represented journalists, eliminating 20 percent of the bargaining unit and significantly reducing the size of the award-winning newsroom. 

 

Insider management proposed the sweeping cuts last Thursday, April 20th, as part of a plan to reduce staff while still bargaining for a first contract with Insider Union. Insider Union members are represented by The NewsGuild of New York.

 

“Our unit was shocked and infuriated when management told us they wanted to lay off 60 of our coworkers even though there’s no urgent financial need for these cuts,” said Emma LeGault, Insider Union Unit Chair. “The company seemingly wants to protect its own profits, but it is us, the workers, who are being asked to pay the price.”

 

“I’m proud of the work I do for Insider,” said April Joyner, an Insider Union shop steward and Insider Correspondent who is on management’s proposed list for layoff. “Hearing that the company wanted to eliminate my position with no financial urgency was really insulting. I’m proud to walk out with my colleagues and stand united in our fight.”

 

In April 2021, more than 300 employees at ​​Insider announced they had formed a union of workers across editorial, including reporters, editors, producers and designers. Insider Union was officially certified by the National Labor Relations Board  the following June after the workers voted 241-14 in favor of unionization. The workers are still fighting for their first contract. 

 

“Insider management is attempting to undermine the bargaining process by proposing staffing cuts while refusing to agree to fair and reasonable layoff language, wage increases, and newsroom protections for the journalists who are central to the company’s success,” said Susan DeCarava, President of The NewsGuild of New York. “Insider Union members are demanding that the company bargain in good faith and rescind the effort to push their colleagues out of the newsroom. We are demanding a fair contract that will make Insider the best it can be for everyone.” 

 

Follow the Insider union on Twitter: @InsiderUnion

04/24/2023

NEW YORK – More than 250 media workers at Insider Inc. began a one-day strike this morning at 9 a.m. ET to protest the company’s proposal to lay off 60 Guild-represented journalists, eliminating 20 percent of the bargaining unit and significantly reducing the size of the award-winning newsroom.

 

04/10/2023

The NewsGuild of New York, a dynamic, member-led union, seeks a Communications Associate with journalism or public relations experience, a background in organizing, and demonstrated experience within the labor movement. 

 

03/29/2023

The Guild has exciting workshops and panels planned for the 2023 Spring season including stewards trainings and organizing around grievances. 

02/08/2023

NATIONAL — This morning, NBC News Guild, a union representing just under 300 workers across NBC News, MSNBC, and TODAY Digital, sent a letter to management announcing that a supermajority of workers in the unit are committed to walking out on Thursday, February 9, unless the company walks back their unlawful actions. 

02/01/2023

The Guild has exciting workshops and panels planned for the 2023 Winter season including stewards training and strikes and labor law. 

01/13/2023

NATIONAL — Yesterday, NBC News management abruptly and illegally laid off several union journalists without providing us any advance notice or rationale. HR representatives promptly ended a call when stewards demanded an explanation for the terminations. 

Decisions like this undermine the essential work of NBC News and MSNBC employees and show a lack of care for the integrity and sustainability of our newsrooms. 

01/05/2023

NATIONAL — Reuters journalists, photographers, videographers, copy editors, producers and technicians, part of the Reuters Guild represented by The NewsGuild of New York, voted unanimously to ratify their new contract with the company, Reuters America LLC, on December 28, 2022.