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04/19/2021

Today an overwhelming majority of editorial workers at Insider, formerly known as Business Insider, have announced that they have organized to join The NewsGuild of New York. In the spirit of making their newsroom “better every day,” the Insider Union is seeking voluntary recognition from the company in order to begin negotiations for a first contract.

04/13/2021

The New York Times has been one of the most important institutions in American journalism for nearly 170 years. We are a group of employees who build its products, inclusive of engineering, data, design, product and project management.

04/13/2021

This morning, a majority of over 650 tech workers at The New York Times announced that they have formed a union and are seeking voluntary recognition from the company. More than 1,300 editorial and business staff at the Times are already represented by The NewsGuild of New York.

03/26/2021

Guild members at The New Yorker, Pitchfork, and Ars Technica announced today that they have overwhelmingly approved—with 98% support—a strike in each of their respective units should contract talks break down further with the brands and their parent company, Condé Nast. This historic authorization vote, with more than 93% of Guild-represented workers at Condé participating, comes after years of slow and contentious negotiations for first contracts at each of the publications. The workers at The New Yorker, Pitchfork, and Ars Technica are unwavering in their commitment to bringing transparency, equity, and accountability to their workplaces and to Condé Nast at large.

03/16/2021

This morning (3/16/21), the editorial employees comprising the Fortune Union are walking off the job at 9 a.m. for one day and holding an informal press conference and rally at 10:30 a.m. to expose management’s bad-faith in negotiations with the NewsGuild of New York, the worker’s bargaining representative, and to demand a fair, equitable contract. As a result of management’s egregious behavior, the Fortune Union has filed six Labor Board charges against management.

Statements

05/14/2020

This morning, Quartz management announced a company-wide restructuring. People from teams across the organization will lose their jobs, but it has had an outsized impact on our unit; about half of our members are being laid off We are heartbroken to see our colleagues go—they are some of the most talented and kindest people in the business.

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.

In The News

04/19/2021

From Thew New York Times | Journalists at Insider, the news site formerly called Business Insider, said on Monday that they had formed a union, joining a wave that has swept digital media companies.

04/15/2021

From The New York Post | About 70 editorial workers at three Ziff-Davis publications — Mashable, PC Mag and Ask Men — are staging a 24-hour strike amid complaints of “paltry wages." 

 

04/15/2021

From Adweek | Ziff Davis voluntarily recognized the ZDCG more than two years ago, but since then the two parties have been unable to reach a contract that establishes the $65,000 salary floor that the ZDCG has asked for. The guild represents the editorial staffs of four publications: Mashable, PC Mag, Ask Men, and Geek.

04/13/2021

From CNN | Opinion by Ben Harnett and Kathy Zhang: "Today, more than 650 tech workers at The New York Times are proud to announce that we have formed a union. With this collective action, we follow in the footsteps of our editorial colleagues, of every tech worker who has begun to organize and of so many other laborers worldwide. The work of building a union has already paid off by bolstering our solidarity, breaking down silos and making us better at our jobs." 

04/13/2021

From KQED | Thirty years ago, The New York Times did not have a website. Now, the company employs more than 700 tech workers, almost half its number of journalists. On Tuesday, those tech workers announced they want to form a union.