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09/11/2020

The digital editorial employees of People Magazine won their union election after a digital vote count conducted by The American Arbitration Association (AAA) Friday afternoon. The overwhelming victory, 45-3, secured editorial staffers’ union representation with The NewsGuild of New York.

08/12/2020

As we enter another month of the COVID-19 global pandemic amid continuing uncertainty, one thing that has remained constant is our collective membership’s commitment to the important mission of delivering high-quality, timely, and important programming to the public.

05/29/2020

On Friday, May 29, NewsGuild of New York members at BuzzFeed News overwhelmingly ratified an interim agreement between the company and the Guild that saves jobs and lowers operating costs by adopting work-sharing programs for the remainder of 2020.

05/13/2020

The digital editorial employees of People Magazine are seeking voluntary recognition as a union from parent company Meredith Corporation. These journalists are joining  their print colleagues as NewsGuild of New York-represented employees — breaking down the “digital divide” and accessing the same robust negotiated benefits and protections their peers have fought for and gained over the years. 

 

Statements

05/14/2020

The pandemic has caused massive disruptions in our industry, which was already experiencing upheaval, but our work—across Condé Nast—is more essential than ever. Our staff has worked hard to keep the public informed about a generation-defining global crisis.

04/22/2020

The members of The New Yorker Union, Ars Technica Union, and Pitchfork Union are pleased to welcome the editorial staff of WIRED to the NewsGuild family, which includes such esteemed publications as The New York Times, Reuters, New York Magazine, BuzzFeed News, and many more. 

04/17/2020

Due to the industry-wide impact of the coronavirus, Vox Media announced today that it will be imposing furloughs, reduced work hours, and pay cuts that impact the New York Magazine Union members.

 

04/16/2020

This week, we learned that BuzzFeed will be suspending production of our news show AM to DM, as well as another show that was in development, as a result of Twitter’s decision to stop providing funding for the projects. This is a devastating blow to our colleagues on the production teams who are losing their jobs, and a huge loss for the newsroom.

04/01/2020

This week, The NewsGuild of New York's Executive Committee took an historic vote of solidarity to stand with NewsGuild members across the nation. 

03/25/2020

BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti today announced plans to reduce salaries across the company in anticipation of the industry-wide financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

02/21/2020

NewsGuild of New York members have made it clear that they will not stand by while companies shield harassers at the expense of worker safety. The Guild is committed to abolishing the use of non-disclosure agreements in the media industry and is proud of our members for leading this effort in our newsrooms.

01/28/2020

BuzzFeed News Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith announced today that he'll be leaving BuzzFeed in March. 

11/14/2019

Today, TIME voluntarily recognized the editorial employees of TIME for Kids who requested to join their colleagues represented by the NewsGuild of New York. The NewsGuild and TIME have had a longstanding and productive relationship.

10/03/2019

Today we were anticipating a mass layoff at Sports Illustrated. Instead, minutes before scheduled “transition meetings” were set to begin, Meredith management cancelled and hosted an impromptu all-hands gathering, where SI staffers were given no information about their futures.

In The News

09/20/2020

From Front Office Sports | Workers at some of the most recognizable digital sports websites have pushed to unionize even as union membership in the private sector is at its lowest point in 130 years.

09/03/2020

From NiemanReports | As an uprising against racism and discrimination swept across the nation’s newsrooms in recent months, one of the issues raised at many of the organizations in upheaval was pay equity.

08/11/2020

From In These Times, In The Gap Podcast | It’s hard to demand fair pay when you don’t actually know you’re being underpaid. Data engineer Megan shares her eye-opening and humbling experience with the practice of pay transparency on the job and explains how it ultimately empowered her at the negotiation table. Newly elected New York Guild President Susan DeCarava speaks on the importance of taking collective action against pay discrimination, and how pay transparency benefits everyone in the workplace, especially Black women.

06/18/2020

From The Daily Beast | Employees at the music and culture site Pitchfork are staging a work stoppage in protest of what they say are anti-union initiatives taken by the publication and its parent company, magazine publisher Condé Nast.

 

06/05/2020

From The Daily Beast | Employees at Maven Media Brands, the U.S. digital-media publisher that owns outlets like Sports Illustrated and Maxim, are calling upon the company to cut ties with a Blue Lives Matter website in its portfolio.