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07/23/2019

Over five months after announcing their union drive, the editorial employees of BuzzFeed News officially secured NewsGuild representation after a card-check was conducted at BuzzFeed News headquarters this afternoon. A third party verified that a majority of staffers elected to be represented by the NewsGuild of New York after more than 90% of eligible staff signed to the effort.

06/20/2019

On June 26, 2019, Stephanie Davis of Consumer Reports, and Leslie Dickstein of TIME Magazine, will be honored with the 2019 Thomas M. Keenan NewsGuild of New York Service Award. This award is presented to Guild members who performed above and beyond in service to the New York Local and best exemplify the ideals of a true labor leader in the spirit of Tom Keenan. The award ceremony will be held during the NewsGuild’s Summer Membership meeting at the union’s headquarters.

06/17/2019

Editorial staffers of BuzzFeed News plan to walk out of their newsroom on Monday at 2 p.m. to demand voluntary recognition of their union, The NewsGuild of New York. The walkout is planned for all four U.S. bureaus of BuzzFeed News — N.Y., D.C., L.A. and S.F.  Employees in New York plan to hold a rally in front of the BuzzFeed office at 111 East 18th Street. They will be joined by NewsGuild of New York members and supporters.

04/25/2019

The future of TIME couldn’t be brighter, and we’re excited to work at this historic institution as it enters its new era. We’re especially excited because our new leaders — Marc and Lynne Benioff and Edward Felsenthal — described our newly independent company as a startup, “unshackled” from the constraints of our former owners. They encouraged us to determine the values that will guide us as we build a newsroom rooted in trust and equality.

04/25/2019

In an effort to foster equity and secure union protection for all editorial employees of TIME, digital workers have requested voluntary recognition this morning to join their print colleagues as union-represented employees. Though the publication has been represented by the NewsGuild of New York for nearly 80 years, former owners and management of Time Inc. imposed an antiquated digital divide to keep those they deemed digital employees out of the bargaining unit.

Statements

06/11/2019

Today, TIME voluntarily recognized digital editorial staffers who requested to join their print colleagues currently represented by the NewsGuild of New York. A majority of TIME digital employees decided to be represented by the NewsGuild. This recognition reflects the evolution of our editorial team of print and digital employees, which now operates as one group. Guild-represented employees are excited to join together and to help TIME flourish. 

05/28/2019

Meredith Corporation yesterday announced the sale of Sports Illustrated—a longstanding NewsGuild of New York-represented publication—to Authentic Brands Group, a global brand development, marketing and entertainment company.

05/21/2019

We are happy to announce that today a card check certification was conducted at the offices of Condé Nast, officially recognizing the NewsGuild of New York as the bargaining representative of the employees of Pitchfork and Ars Technica.

03/11/2019

New York Magazine announced today that it will be implementing a “restructuring” and staff reduction, which impacts eight full-time and 16 part-time NewsGuild bargaining unit members.

01/17/2019

Management of The Forward, a long-standing union publication, has announced that in addition to ceasing its 121-year-old print edition, they will lay off 40 percent of editorial employees to become a more “digitally-focused” publication.

12/18/2018

Last night, we unanimously (168-0!) ratified a remarkable first contract that fiercely protects and improves the working conditions of everyone in the newsroom at Law360.

12/14/2018

We’re proud to announce that our members at AskMen, Geek, Mashable, and PCMag were voluntary recognized by Ziff Davis management earlier today.

11/29/2018

There is no doubt these are, and will continue to be, difficult days ahead for all of our members at Mic. We are here with them, and will continue to be, every step of the way. Mic management has counted on our dedicated members to maintain its journalistic reputation and identity as a mission-driven media organization for years with their hard work, and professionalism in the face of constantly shifting and poorly-defined corporate priorities.

11/09/2018

Meredith Corporation announced today that it will sell Fortune to Fortune Media Group Holdings Limited, owned by Chatchaval Jiaravanon, for $150 million.

11/08/2018

President Donald Trump chose to pick a fight with the media again yesterday, further exposing a dangerous mindset toward the press and the necessary role of journalism in our society.

 

In The News

09/03/2019

From Bloomberg | Condé Nast’s New Yorker magazine will hire its subcontracted fact-checkers and editors as direct employees, a change that comes amid ongoing contract negotiations with the magazine’s newly unionized staff.

08/29/2019

From Digiday |  Unions have raised wages, improved benefits and enhanced protection for staffers; raised morale and improved communication among workers who sometimes felt siloed and isolated from one another; created clear lines of demarcation around who can do what kind of work; and formalized new standards around transparency and equality.

07/11/2019

From The New Republic | The biggest threat to the health of the media industry is Silicon Valley. And the antidote might just be organized labor. 

06/18/2019

From The New York Times | Expertise in the language of the internet is part of what has made BuzzFeed a digital giant. Now members of the website’s news staff are using their fluency in digital culture to pressure their employer to come to the bargaining table.

04/25/2019

From The Daily BeastTime magazine’s digital staffers are seeking to unionize, breaking down a barrier at the organization between print and digital wings of the publication.