A few NewsGuild locals recently wrapped elections.Continue reading “Newsletter: Happy Thanksgiving, congrats to new local leaders”
Nov. 12, 2020 – The journalists of the Los Angeles Times have won a victory for pay equity: Owners of the Times and Tribune Publishing agreed to pay $3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging that women and journalists of color were paid less than their white male counterparts. The settlement was announced Tuesday.Continue reading “Journalists of L.A. Times win a decisive victory for pay equity”
In a pair of interviews with Midday on WYPR, journalism advocates warned of the dangers facing communities that lose access to local news.Continue reading “What you lose when you lose local journalism”
We continue to build and grow our union. On Friday, workers at @dallasnews and @AlDiaDallas voted 84 to 28 to unionize their newsrooms, in an exciting NLRB vote count over Zoom. As of today, they are one of a few unionized newsrooms in Texas. But not for long.
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”
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.
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.’”