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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

01/19/2018

The New York local is proud and honored to have worked alongside these journalists to bring union representation to one of the largest nonunion newsrooms in the country, and one with such vociferously anti-union management.

01/11/2018

A statement from the NewsGuild of New York on the Myanmar journalists detained for an outdated and unjust law. We loudly echo the journalists who are vocal in supporting Wa Lone and Kyaw She Oo: Journalism is not a crime.

11/29/2017

On Sunday, the Meredith Corporation announced that with the financial backing of Koch Equity Development the company will acquire Time Inc. There is a never an appropriate time to sell a trusted journalistic institution to a conservative-backed private equity corporation.

11/16/2017

Though the NewsGuild of New York is disappointed to learn of the potential sale of Time Inc. to the Meredith Corporation because of its questionable union history, we are alarmed that this possible deal is backed by conservative, anti-worker billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch.

11/03/2017

NewGuild of New York's President Grant Glickson's statement on Joe Ricketts abrupt decision to close Gothamist and DNAInfo. 

06/13/2017

The United States Senate is attempting to censor journalism and democracy's greatest safeguard - free press. 

In The News

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. 

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.