Press

Releases

01/05/2020

Over 90% of the 80-person staff have signed on to the effort under new operator TheMaven. 

12/23/2019

After unionizing in the wake of the #MeToo movement, New Republic Guild members secure contract with strong harassment and diversity protections. 

12/19/2019

The NewsGuild’s study — the first of its kind at Reuters — revealed patterns significantly skewing salary and opportunity toward older, white men. 

12/13/2019

Editorial employees of NBC News Digital won certification of their union after a vote count at the National Labor Relations Board in Manhattan Friday afternoon. With the winning vote of 90-40, the 150-person staff joins the NewsGuild of New York, TNG-CWA Local 31003. The new bargaining unit includes reporters, video journalists, editors, social media strategists, designers, and editorial staff from nbcnews.com, today.com, StayTuned, msnbc.com, and NBC News Now. NBC management challenged the eligibility of nearly 20 editorial employees to vote in the election.

11/22/2019

Challenger Susan DeCarava has been elected president of The NewsGuild of New York, defeating incumbent Grant Glickson (984 to 677), according to votes tallied Friday at the American Arbitration Association office in lower Manhattan. 

Statements

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.

 

10/24/2018

We, the Unit Council of Law360 represented by the NewsGuild of New York, are announcing that our members voted overwhelmingly Tuesday in favor of authorizing a strike, if necessary, to accomplish a strong first contract. Our company is a well-respected legal news service owned by LexisNexis, and management needs to know that after two years, enough is enough.

09/17/2018

Yesterday Meredith announced the sale of TIME magazine to Salesforce chairman and co-founder Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne, a marketing consultant and philanthropist, for $190 million.

09/03/2018

Earlier today Myanmar Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were found guilty and sentenced to seven years in prison for violating the nation’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act. This sentence is an act of cowardice and an apparent failure of an administration aspiring to institute democracy within Myanmar. 

07/23/2018

Today Tronc delivered yet another devastating blow to the media industry. In its decision to lay off 50 percent of The Daily News’ editorial staff, Tronc’s management has sent a dangerous message to the public: journalism doesn’t matter.

07/10/2018

The NewsGuild of New York stands with Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who have been unjustly charged with breaching Myanmar’s archaic Official Secrets Act. 

06/27/2018

The Supreme Court’s Janus vs. AFSCME decision is a huge blow to the labor movement and an attack on all workers. The NewsGuild of New York stands with public sector workers and strongly condemns this decision which will undercut the ability of public sector unions to fight for their members.

In The News

01/06/2020

From The Washington Post | The staff of Sports Illustrated plans to unionize, it told management on Monday, saying it wants a greater say in the future of the iconic magazine, and raising concerns about the magazine’s direction under its new operator, Maven.

10/30/2019

From The New York Times | Employees of NBC’s digital news division announced on Wednesday that they intend to form a union representing about 150 workers, saying it would allow them to fight for better job protections as well as publicly criticize NBC News executives without fear of retaliation.

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.