Editor’s note: The statement below was issued by the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh on Sept. 27, 2020.
Michael A. Fuoco has voluntarily resigned his position as president of the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh effective immediately. Continue reading “Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh statement on the resignation of Michael Fuoco”
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September 2, 2020
There’s been no slowdown in Guild news during this summer’s pandemic as every week brings new challenges for us to fight and new units for us to represent.
The big news was in Pittsburgh, where the Post-Gazette newsroom voted 88-31 last month to call a strike – joining three other CWA units at the paper, who also voted in favor of striking.
Authorization for the Guild local to strike is now in the hands of the Guild Executive Council and the CWA Executive Board. President Chris Shelton, in consultation with vice presidents and local leaders, picks the strike date.
Continue reading “Newsletter: Pittsburgh members vote to strike, job opening and more organizing”
July 10, 2020 – Newspapers in every state received forgivable, low-interest loans through the Paycheck Protection Program to keep journalists working during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data released this week by the Small Business Administration. Continue reading “Hundreds of newspapers got PPP loans”
News-gathering operations are essential for a well-functioning society, especially in times of crisis.
Feb. 24, 2020 – The journalists of The Naples Daily News, The News-Press, The Banner and the Marco Eagle announced Monday they are forming a union and asked management to voluntarily recognize the Southwest Florida News Guild as a unit of The NewsGuild-CWA. Continue reading “Announcing union campaign, journalists of southwest Florida see hope for the future”
Feb. 19, 2020 – Journalists at The Palm Beach Post and The Palm Beach Daily News announced Tuesday that they are unionizing their newsrooms, adding to the surge of organizing among news industry employees. In a letter to management, they requested voluntary recognition of their newly formed unit of The NewsGuild-CWA from the newspapers’ parent company, Gannett. Continue reading “Journalists of Palm Beach Post, Daily News: ‘We’re unionizing.’”
Feb. 13, 2020 – McClatchy, a large chain owner of many local newspapers, announced today it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections to shed a large pension obligations and help it pursue a “digital transformation.” Continue reading “McClatchy bankruptcy is another warning: We have to save local news!”
Feb. 12, 2020 – The journalists of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle are forming a unit of The NewsGuild-CWA, they announced on Feb. 11. By forming a union, they hope to “protect our newspaper’s legacy as an essential public trust,” the union Organizing Committee said. Continue reading “Wyoming journalists to unionize to ‘protect legacy as essential public trust’”
Feb. 11, 2020 – The staff of Political Research Associates, a social justice think tank based in Somerville, Mass., won voluntary union recognition on Feb. 7. Continue reading “Staff of Political Research Associates win voluntary union recognition”
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