A new handout, "How We Fought & What We Won" details a list of recent NewsGuild NY strikes, strike-authorization votes, and contract wins across our local.
NEW YORK – The Atlantic’s business and technology teams won formal recognition of their union today, after a card count confirmed supermajority support. The workers announced their intent to unionize back in July with the New York NewsGuild, joining their editorial colleagues at The Atlantic, who unionized nearly a year earlier in June of 2021.
As Summer is winding down, I wanted to share a moment of appreciation for all that we have accomplished together. Our Local has been busy! Wherever you are — whether you’re gearing up for the start of the school year, catching the tail end of a vacation, or plotting the next big collective action with your Guild colleagues — I encourage you to take a few minutes to reflect on all of our incredible work. In just a brief few months, we have:
In a landslide decision of 807 for and 176 against, 82% of voters approved a referendum updating The NewsGuild of New York’s bylaws. The resounding vote demonstrated the overwhelming support and urgency to continue growing a democratic, member-led, fighting union.
NEW YORK — TIME Union workers have voted unanimously to ratify a new contract, a historic agreement that covers all TIME editorial employees without any divisions among the print and digital sides of TIME or TIME for Kids. The deal was finalized on July 21, 2022, and ratified Monday, August 15, 2022.
NATIONAL — Hundreds of workers employed by Gannett-owned newsrooms are taking a coordinated lunch break today in response to a string of emails from upper management last week that threatened layoffs due to the company’s second quarter financials. According to Mike Reed, Chairman and CEO, Gannett must “responsibly and proactively [align] resources to our highest strategic priorities and [lower] costs to be in line with revenues.”
NATIONAL – Nearly 300 journalists at Reuters, the global news agency, will walk off the job today for 24 hours in protest of management’s slow-walking contract renewal negotiations, the first major labor action by journalists at the company in more than 30 years. Reuters journalists, photographers, videographers, copy editors, producers and technicians are represented by The NewsGuild of New York.
NEW YORK – The Atlantic’s business and technology teams announced the formation of a union today, the latest sign of growing support for unions among both tech and administrative workers in the media industry.
NEW YORK - The WIRED union, a unit of The NewsGuild of New York, which represents over 55 workers at the technology magazine, reached an agreement on a first contract with management late Monday night. The culmination of nearly 14 months of bargaining, the agreement allows the company to avoid a planned strike on Amazon Prime Days, July 12th and 13th, two of the most lucrative traffic days of the year for WIRED Magazine. Over 95% of the unit had signed on to walk off the job this morning.