2024

04/03/2024

NEW YORK – Unionized journalists of color at Forbes magazine continue to be paid less than their white counterparts – and that divide has widened, according to a new study by Forbes Union and The NewsGuild of New York.

03/20/2024

NEW YORK –  After Tuesday’s contentious bargaining session in which Condé Nast management added five more people to their layoff list – and threatened to add even more  – Condé Union members have had enough and are protesting this afternoon inside the magazine giant’s headquarters at One World Trade Center.

03/20/2024

NEW YORK – Unionized editorial workers, represented by The NewsGuild of New York at LexisNexis-owned Law360, have walked off the job in a 24-hour work stoppage to protest layoffs that violate labor law. 

03/19/2024

NEW YORK - Instead of coming to the table ready to bargain in good faith Tuesday, Condé Nast executives chose to bring no new contract proposals, and to instead add five more names to their list of union employees they want to lay off.

03/18/2024

NEW YORK – With today’s news that Minute Media will be taking over as publisher of Sports Illustrated, SI’s unionized journalists say they welcome the change and look forward to remaining part of the storied brand’s future.

03/15/2024

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.  

03/14/2024

NEW YORK – Unionized editorial workers, represented by The NewsGuild of New York at LexisNexis-owned Law360, have taken legal action over planned layoffs that would affect 10 percent of their union. 

03/11/2024

NEW YORK – The NewsGuild of New York strongly opposes NJ bills S2930 and A4045, which would decimate the New Jersey Open Public Records Act and roll back vital avenues used to hold the powerful accountable and bring information to the public.

03/05/2024

NEW YORK – Times management violated the New York Times Guild’s contract when it harassed members and discriminated against them during its investigation into an alleged leak of newsroom information about “The Daily” to the Intercept.

In an email distributed to its membership on Friday, The Times Guild strongly condemned management’s targeted interrogation of members of the Middle Eastern North African (MENA) Employee Resource Group. Susan DeCarava, the president of The NewsGuild of New York, also sent an email on Friday to Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger.

On Saturday, Times management sent a response in an email to all newsroom employees in which management asserted, among other things: “The inquiry is focused narrowly on how internal materials were shared with outsiders.”

This is not true. 

On Tuesday, The Times Guild filed a grievance on behalf of the union, citing management’s intimidation of certain employees during hostile, aggressive interviews that transgressed far outside the scope of any investigation into potential leaks. Members faced extensive questions about their involvement in MENA ERG events and discussions, and about their views of the Times’s Middle East coverage. Group leaders were asked to turn over the group’s membership list, as well as the names of all New York Times colleagues who had “raised concerns” — in private discussions — about a published New York Times article.

Multiple members were also asked to hand over their personal communications, on their personal devices and digital accounts, with other employees about shared workplace concerns — conversations that had nothing to do with the internal materials specific to “The Daily” that are the stated focus of this inquiry. 

“We cannot allow the company to target our members, and this grievance is a first step toward protecting them,” said Bill Baker, Times Guild unit chair. “This investigation has been incredibly damaging, creating an environment where no one feels safe to raise internal concerns, even through the designated channels for doing so. For us as a union, we can’t let that stand.” 

 

03/04/2024

NEW YORK – Members of the Sports Illustrated Union are putting The Arena Group and any other potential publishers of the storied sports brand on notice that SI cannot exist without the union and are calling out The Arena’s Group clear union-busting tactics. 

02/29/2024

NEW YORK – Employees at The Marshall Project, an award-winning, nonprofit news organization focused on the American criminal justice system, announced Thursday that they are forming a union.

02/27/2024

The New York Post is reporting that ABG is considering a deal that would result in The Arena Group keeping the rights to operate Sports Illustrated while going through with its widely publicized plans to gut our staff and eliminate our union. If this comes to pass, then it would represent the true death of SI. 

02/27/2024

NEW YORK – Unionized editorial workers at LexisNexis-owned Law360 voted to authorize a strike Monday, as a direct result of the company’s persistent intransigence at the bargaining table, unlawful tactics that violate union members’ rights and planned layoffs following record profits in ‘23.

02/16/2024

NEW YORK –  Unionized journalists at New York’s Hometown Paper, the Daily News, have taken new legal action against the newspaper’s owner, predatory hedge fund Alden Global Capital, over continued violations of their federally protected rights as union members.

01/29/2024

NEW YORK – The NewsGuild of New York and Sports Illustrated Union took legal action against The Arena Group on Thursday, accusing the company of targeting employees for immediate termination because of their union activity.

01/29/2024

NEW YORK – The NewsGuild of New York and Sports Illustrated Union took legal action against The Arena Group on Thursday, accusing the company of targeting employees for immediate termination because of their union activity.

01/25/2024

We are appalled and angry that Business Insider has chosen, like too many other newsrooms recently, to lay off 22 of our talented members as well as many of our non-union colleagues.

01/25/2024

NEW YORK – Unionized editorial staff at Forbes are walking off the job through Monday in protest of the business magazine’s attempts to prevent union members from exercising their rights as well as slow-walking contract negotiations.

01/25/2024

NEW YORK – Journalists at New York’s Hometown Newspaper, the Daily News, are walking out Thursday — the first walkout since the end of their historic strike in 1991 — fed up with chronic cuts ordered by the paper’s owner, the ‘destroyer of newspapers’ Alden Global Capital.

01/22/2024

NEW YORK –  Outraged over the unlawful handling of layoff negotiations and bad-faith bargaining, unionized staff at many of the top Condé Nast brands have walked off the job for one day and will picket outside One World Trade Center in New York City today. 

01/11/2024

NEW YORK – NBC Digital NewsGuild and The NewsGuild of New York unequivocally condemn NBC management’s announcement Thursday of plans to lay off 14 Guild-represented workers as part of broader layoffs at the company.

01/09/2024

NEW YORK – We are disappointed to see Axel Springer publicly call the integrity of its journalists into question in response to attacks on our members’ coverage of Neri Oxman and Bill Ackman. We stand behind our members’ work, which serves as the foundation for Business Insider’s success and reputation. 

01/08/2024

NEW YORK –  Condé Nast executives – who have sought to intimidate and surveil the company’s unionized workers since management announced layoff plans in November – are now facing further legal action from The NewsGuild of New York over unlawful bargaining tactics during Condé Union’s layoff negotiations.