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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

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.

06/08/2018

Yesterday the Department of Justice seized phone and email records of New York Times reporter Ali Watkins. These actions represent a deeply troubling violation of the First Amendment and of the essential role of the Fourth Estate: to question the levers of power, interrogate authority, and seek answers on behalf of the public.

04/24/2018

We are pleased to announce that management of The New Republic has voluntarily recognized our union, The NewsGuild of New York, as our collective bargaining representative. We have reached an agreement on a bargaining unit that we believe is appropriate.

03/22/2018

The following is the NewsGuild of New York Statement on Meredith Corporation’s “Integration Plan” after President and CEO Tom Harty announced intentions to sell the publications TIME, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, and Money. 

03/14/2018

Today, Mic management agreed to voluntarily recognize the NewsGuild of New York as the collective bargaining representative of its editorial staff.

In The News

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.

04/15/2019

From Fast Company | As the media industry continues to search for viable business models, those feeling a sense of whiplash from the economic headwinds continue to seek out better labor protections through unionization. Today, digital business publication Quartz announced that its U.S. editorial staff is unionizing with the NewsGuild.

03/29/2019

From Variety | Editorial staffers at two Condé Nast titles — music publication Pitchfork and tech/science site Ars Technica — have unionized with the NewsGuild of New York.