Guild February and March Training Series



Mark your calendars: The Guild has several exciting workshops and panels planned for February and arch. Register below—and feel free to invite your Guild coworkers!


Stewards Training One: Defending Our Rights

NewsGuild stewards are the backbone of our union, defending their coworkers when they are needed most. In this workshop we will review how stewards can use their special rights and protections to effectively advocate for their coworkers in investigatory interviews. We will also discuss how to handle supervisors who are trying to put you off or trip you up.

Please fill out the information below and then select one of the upcoming training dates to attend. The number of attendees in each training is limited to ensure active participation in the workshop. New dates will be added as classes fill up. If you sign up for a date, but then cannot attend, then please email

Upcoming dates

Saturday, February 26, 2022, 12 - 2 pm ET 

Thursday, March 17, 2022, 6 - 8 pm ET 



Effective Meeting Facilitation

Running effective meetings is a key part of building a strong union! But do your union meetings drag on too long? Does it feel like the same people are always talking? Is not enough getting done? Are the meetings just plain boring? Well, you are not alone!

In this workshop we will discuss how to run effective meetings. Learn how to create a strong agenda, stay on task, get real work done, and make the experience enjoyable in the process!

Upcoming date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 6:30 - 7:30 pm ET



Building to a Strike to Beat the Boss: How the New Yorker Union Won Their Contract

Last summer, The New Yorker Union won a historic first contract at the magazine after they turned up the heat and put a credible strike threat on the table. Come hear from those workers about how they did it, what they learned, and how you can do the same in your workplace.

Upcoming date: Thursday, March 24, 2022, 6:30 - 8 pm ET



Organizing Conversations Training

Are you beating your head against the wall trying to get your coworkers involved? This workshop is for you! Hear success stories from Guild members who turned their workplaces around and turned apathy into action. Learn practical organizing tools for engaging your coworkers, taking action, and getting results.

Upcoming date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 9 - 10 am ET 



Coming Soon: Stewards Training Two — Organizing Around Grievances
Building power by regularly engaging in collective action is the goal of our union. Winning grievances is one tool we can use to build this power. This participatory workshop will discuss how to evaluate workplace problems to find which ones are ripe for organizing and how to take effective group action to confront a problem, involve members, and build union power.

This workshop will be available in late March. Stay tuned for more details!

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