Press

Releases

01/21/2021

Today, the editorial employees of The New Yorker Union are undertaking a 24-hour work stoppage to demand fair wages and an equitable salary structure and to protest Condé Nast and The New Yorker management’s ongoing failure to bargaining in good faith and their offensive and unacceptable response to the Guild’s initial wage proposal.

10/05/2020

Today, after a marathon bargaining session over the weekend ending this afternoon, NewsGuild of New York members of The New Yorker reached a tentative agreement on just cause for the union’s first contract. Members achieved true just cause without an editorial exception — a loophole that Condé Nast and other media companies have been using in an attempt to undermine a decades-long standard in unionized newsrooms. 

09/30/2020

As New Yorker management refuses to agree to basic job security for its staff, the publication’s union plans informational picket of The New Yorker Festival. 

09/11/2020

The digital editorial employees of People Magazine won their union election after a digital vote count conducted by The American Arbitration Association (AAA) Friday afternoon. The overwhelming victory, 45-3, secured editorial staffers’ union representation with The NewsGuild of New York.

Statements

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. 

05/28/2019

Meredith Corporation yesterday announced the sale of Sports Illustrated—a longstanding NewsGuild of New York-represented publication—to Authentic Brands Group, a global brand development, marketing and entertainment company.

In The News

01/21/2021

From The New York Times |  The New Yorker’s union employees did not go to work on Thursday. The more than 100 employees represented by The New Yorker Union, which includes fact checkers, web producers and some other editorial employees, decided on the daylong walkout after recent rounds of negotiations with management failed, said Natalie Meade, the union chair.

11/23/2020

From CJR | Media companies haven’t made newsrooms inclusive. Can unions?

10/23/2020

From Labor Notes | After 95 years, at-will employment is over at The New Yorker. Our union finally won just cause in our first contract. Securing this protection took strong organizing and strategic mobilization—on top of nearly two years of negotiations. 

10/05/2020

From CNN | The New Yorker union celebrated Monday after reaching an agreement with owner Condé Nast for a specific labor protection in its contract shortly before a planned picket.