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Releases

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. 

 

04/22/2020

Staffers at tech magazine and website WIRED announced today that they have formed a union with the NewsGuild of New York, joining The New Yorker, Ars Technica, and Pitchfork in the ranks of unionized publications at Condé Nast.

01/05/2020

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

Statements

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.

09/25/2019

Last night at 9:11 p.m., New York Media management informed our members with no prior notice that the company has merged with Vox Media. Our members deserved far greater respect, especially as we are currently actively bargaining for a first contract. While we support any endeavor that protects the future of these publications, our job is to hold management to their word that this merger will only strengthen these publications and the careers of our members. 

 

09/20/2019

The New York Times abruptly shut down the NYT en Español operation on Tuesday. Most of the eight-person team in Mexico City received absolutely no advance notice.

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. 

In The News

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.

05/29/2020

From The Daily Beast | BuzzFeed News staff are taking a paycut and agreeing to share the workload in a deal to offset most of the potential employee furloughs the company planned for its editorial employees. 

05/18/2020

From The Daily Beast |  The top media union in North America is launching a historic advocacy campaign in a desperate effort to gin up political support to help stave off the economic crunch on the news industry.

 

05/13/2020

From The Hollywood Reporter | Ninety-six percent of the brand's digital group employees nationwide who are eligible have signed cards indicating their interest in organizing. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to lead to furloughs and layoffs at news organizations, People's digital team has announced its intention to form a union, joining its print division, which is already unionized.