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On October 4, 2018, with the support an eight-person strong bargaining committee, the membership at Consumer Reports ratified an eighteen-month contract extension, which extends the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA) through December 31, 2019.


On September 21, 2018, members of The NewsGuild of New York working at S&P Global ratified a new five-year agreement. This contract, effectively immediately and retroactive to April 1, 2018, ensures an 12.3 percent guaranteed wage increase as well as additional  job security language that affords career opportunities for workers. 


On September 20, 2018, members of the Guild LGBTQI+ Caucus presented series of recommendations to the local’s Executive Committee. We’re proud to report that the Caucus’ resolution and recommendations were met with enthusiasm and unanimous support from the Committee. 


From Bloomberg Law | The NewsGuild of New York authorized $250,000 in spending to support lengthy labor contract negotiations at Law360. Staffers at the media company joined the union in 2016 but have yet to reach agreement on a first contract.


The Executive Committee of The NewsGuild of New York—the local union that represents nearly 3,000 media and research professionals working in the New York City metro area—last night committed up to $250,000 to its ongoing contract campaign at Law360, the LexisNexis’-owned legal newsite.  


Yesterday Meredith announced the sale of TIME magazine to Salesforce chairman and co-founder Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne, a marketing consultant and philanthropist, for $190 million.


From the Columbia Journalism Review | The claims are serious. Misappropriation under the Defend Trade Secrets Act and the Virginia Uniform Trade Secrets Act. Violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Stored Communications Act, and the Virginia Computer Crimes Act. Conversion and breach of fiduciary duty.


This has been an incredible year for the media industry when fighting for a voice in the newsroom. We’ve said it and heard it time and again, but there is still much work to do. We must continue to organize and mobilize and demonstrate why we deserve the union, and why our country needs media workers. Our industries, both media and labor, are under constant attack. This year, it’s important to stand and march together, making a strong showing at the Labor Day Parade on Saturday, September 8. Let’s come together to showcase our power and tell the world why we’re here.


Earlier today Myanmar Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were found guilty and sentenced to seven years in prison for violating the nation’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act. This sentence is an act of cowardice and an apparent failure of an administration aspiring to institute democracy within Myanmar. 


Safety concerns have always been a part of being a journalist, or any media worker, especially for those working from volatile parts of the world. But today’s highly-polarized political climate in the United States has put a renewed focus on the potential perils that come with the job. Whether you are in a war zone, covering a political rally, or commuting to and from the office, we have are a few tips to keep in mind that can help you stay safe.