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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. 


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


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.  


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.” 



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.


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. 


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



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.



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.