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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

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.

05/21/2019

We are happy to announce that today a card check certification was conducted at the offices of Condé Nast, officially recognizing the NewsGuild of New York as the bargaining representative of the employees of Pitchfork and Ars Technica.

03/11/2019

New York Magazine announced today that it will be implementing a “restructuring” and staff reduction, which impacts eight full-time and 16 part-time NewsGuild bargaining unit members.

01/17/2019

Management of The Forward, a long-standing union publication, has announced that in addition to ceasing its 121-year-old print edition, they will lay off 40 percent of editorial employees to become a more “digitally-focused” publication.

12/18/2018

Last night, we unanimously (168-0!) ratified a remarkable first contract that fiercely protects and improves the working conditions of everyone in the newsroom at Law360.

12/14/2018

We’re proud to announce that our members at AskMen, Geek, Mashable, and PCMag were voluntary recognized by Ziff Davis management earlier today.

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.