Front Page News

11/04/2022

NATIONAL — NewsGuild of New York members at Thomson Reuters announced today that a supermajority of union members voted in favor of authorizing their bargaining committee to call a strike if their employer continues bargaining in bad faith. The vote took place across two days, Thursday, November 3 2022 to Friday, November 4, 2022. Eighty percent of the bargaining unit participated in the vote and 81% voted in favor of the strike authorization.

11/04/2022

A supermajority of journalists from The Desert Sun, Arizona Republic, and 12 newsrooms in New Jersey and New York including the Record, Asbury Park Press and The Journal News are walking off of the job today in protest of Gannett’s austerity measures which are devastating local news around the country. 

11/01/2022

The NewsGuild of New York unequivocally condemns the recent decision by U.S. District Court Judge John L. Sinatra Jr that forces Starbucks Workers United to turn over confidential communications between workers and members of the press regarding their organizing efforts. This decision is an unprecedented violation of the fundamental principles of a free press and a brazen attack on workers’ rights. 

10/14/2022

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

10/14/2022

The NewsGuild of New York is pleased to announce the following newly elected leadership of the Local. These thirteen officers, elected without contest, will serve a three-year term beginning on January 2, 2023. These officers, along with the Unit Chair of each NY Guild bargaining unit, make up the Local’s Executive Committee. We will be sending a full roster of the Executive Committee, along with more exciting news about the upcoming term, in the coming weeks.  

10/12/2022

This afternoon Gannett announced plans to cut employee benefits, push buyouts and require non-union employees to take unpaid leave. This announcement came only two months after the company laid off 400 employees and cut another 400 open positions. Gannett’s executives continued to make their motives clear, despite their mission “to build trusted local communities where people thrive.” 

 

10/08/2022

Journalists employed by Gannett are highlighting the contrast between this lavish event and their employer’s greed when it comes to paying their employees equitable wages, forcing many to suffer from food insecurity. This demonstration comes amidst a string of direct actions taken by unionized Gannett employees all across the country protesting recent massive staff cuts across newsrooms.

10/06/2022

Gannett employees, both union and non-union, along with elected representatives and activists will gather for a public rally on Zoom to talk about their national fight to bring back local news. The webinar will be open to the public. 

09/28/2022

Our Local held our first ever, hugely successful Strike School! If you missed it, here’s a recap.

 

09/26/2022

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.