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11/16/2021

 

New York Times workers ramped up their calls for the company to end its union-busting with a fiery rally at The Times' midtown Manhattan headquarters today. Chanting “respect our union,” workers demanded The Times end its attempts to obstruct and delay workers’ efforts to form unions and secure fair contracts. 

11/08/2021

The staff of the product review and recommendation site Wirecutter, owned by the New York Times Company, have announced that over 90% of The NewsGuild of New York-represented workers are prepared to strike during the Black Friday shopping week, the busiest week of the year for the site. The union has been bargaining for nearly two years for their first collective bargaining agreement. 

10/28/2021

The editorial employees of the Gannett-owned publications in Central New Jersey and the Jersey Shore—Asbury Park Press (app.com), the Courier News, and the Home News Tribune (mycentraljersey.com)—won their union election to be represented by The NewsGuild of New York, TNG-CWA Local 31003 in a National Labor Relations Board vote that concluded today.

Statements

08/05/2021

Statement from The NewsGuild of New York President Susan DeCarava on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka:

04/27/2021

The Unit Councils of the New York Times Guild and the Wirecutter Union, which together represent nearly 1,400 employees, strongly condemn Meredith Kopit Levien and A.G. Sulzberger’s decision that the company will not voluntarily recognize the Times Tech Guild. We call on the company to reverse this decision and honor the votes our colleagues have already cast.

04/22/2021

This morning -- through the press -- we learned of The New York Times’ decision to ignore the New York Times Tech Guild’s democratic decision to unionize, and to instead delay their recognition by forcing them to the National Labor Relations Board.

04/21/2021

The NewsGuild of New York joins our parent union, The NewsGuild-CWA, in strongly condemning the targeting of media workers by police in Minnesota this past weekend.

04/01/2021

Our voices were heard! After the company’s sudden announcement last week of a change in editorial leadership and its intention to centralize the magazine's operations in Washington D.C., Guild members had a number of conversations with management. As a result, TNR management has agreed that no employee currently working in New York City will be asked to relocate and no one will lose their jobs relating to the company’s decision to increase its footprint in D.C.

03/26/2021

On Thursday, we were notified via email that TNR planned to relocate the “majority” of its editorial staffers from New York City to Washington D.C. Simultaneously, a New York Times article announcing this shift appeared.

03/26/2021

Tribune Publishing won’t recognize our union, but it also won’t pay us the bonuses it promised to “non-union” employees -- and the company is using the union election process it forced us into as an excuse to not give us those checks.

03/26/2021

The members of the New Yorker Union, Pitchfork Union, and Ars Technica Union have overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike, with 98% support across our three bargaining u.nits. If and when our bargaining committees call for it, we will walk off the job to demand the contracts we deserve. 

01/24/2021

The Times Guild is troubled by the decision of New York Times management to terminate the employment of Lauren Wolfe, which was done outside of the just cause protections of our contract due to her classification as a casual employee.

01/21/2021

Today, the New Yorker Union is undertaking a twenty-four-hour work stoppage. Between 6 A.M. on Thursday, January 21st, and 6 A.M. on Friday, January 22nd, union members will not participate in the production or the promotion of material for the print magazine or the Web site.

In The News

11/17/2021

From Poynter:  Workers at the three New York Times unions — the Times Guild, Times Tech Guild, and Wirecutter Union — rallied outside the Times building Tuesday in protest of what they say are anti-union tactics by company management.

 

11/16/2021

From the NYTimes:  More than 100 New York Times workers and their supporters protested outside The Times’s Manhattan headquarters on Tuesday, accusing the company of delaying contract talks.

11/08/2021

From the NYTimes:  Union members at Wirecutter, a product review website owned by The New York Times Company, said on Monday that they were prepared to stop work during the busy shopping period around Black Friday if a deal for a contract was not reached. 

08/31/2021

From The Daily Beast:  Staffers at the popular business publication Fortune planned to strike outside the magazine’s first in-person conference in years, ultimately forcing its postponement.

 

08/19/2021

From Poynter:  The announcement comes just months after three other Gannett newsrooms in the state organized their own union drive.