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The Atlantic’s business and tech workers win union recognition

The Atlantic’s business and tech teams won formal recognition of their union on Friday, after a card count confirmed supermajority support. The workers announced their intent to unionize back in July with the New York NewsGuild, joining their editorial colleagues at The Atlantic, who unionized nearly a year earlier in June of 2021. 

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Study Reveals Racial Disparities in Performance Evaluations at The New York Times

The New York Times’s performance review system has for years given significantly lower ratings to employees of color, an analysis by Times journalists in the NewsGuild shows.

The analysis, which relied on data provided by the company on performance ratings for all Guild-represented employees, found that in 2021, being Hispanic reduced the odds of receiving a high score by about 60 percent, and being Black cut the chances of high scores by nearly 50 percent. Asians were also less likely than white employees to get high scores.

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Journalists posing during a full day strike on August 4, 2022.

Reuters journalists walk off the job, demand better pay

Nearly 300 journalists at Reuters, the global news agency, walked off the job today for 24 hours in protest of management’s slow-walking contract renewal negotiations, the first major labor action by journalists at the company in more than 30 years. Reuters journalists, photographers, videographers, copy editors, producers and technicians are represented by The NewsGuild of New York. 

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TIME workers threaten to strike on release of TIME 100

Workers have signed a pledge to walkout on the launch of the magazine’s iconic TIME100 franchise if a fair contract is not agreed to by then.  

The TIME Union announced plans for a one-day strike as their bargaining committee headed back into negotiations on Monday. Members have signed a letter to management announcing their plan to walkout on May 23, when the magazine releases its highly-anticipated annual TIME100, if a contract agreement is not reached by then.

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Condé Union: ‘The Met Gala’s sparkle comes from our sweat’

NEW YORK – Ahead of the 2022 Met Gala tonight, the Condé Nast Union released the following statement on behalf of the union’s Organizing Committee. In late March, workers first announced the formation of the union, which includes full-and part-time editorial, video, and production workers at Allure, Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, Epicurious, Glamour, GQ, Self, Teen Vogue, them., Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Condé Nast Entertainment.

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Consumer Reports Guild Votes Overwhelmingly to Ratify Collective Bargaining Agreement  

The contract includes up to 12 weeks of parental leave at full pay, guaranteed wage increases of 14% (compounded), a $3k ratification bonus, and strong DEI policies. 

The Consumer Reports Guild, which represents over 250 workers at Consumer Reports Magazine and consumerreports.org, voted overwhelmingly to ratify their contract 192 to 4.

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Buzzfeed News workers voted overwhelming to authorize a strike on March 29, 2022.

BuzzFeed News Union votes overwhelmingly to approve a strike amidst announcement of newsroom cuts

The union slams news of cuts as regressive bargaining, plans to strike if management continues bargaining in bad faith. 

Members of BuzzFeed News Union announced Tuesday that they have voted overwhelmingly to authorize the bargaining team to call a strike if management continues bargaining in bad faith. The vote was taken during the afternoon bargaining session. The unit represents 61 members and is part of The NewsGuild of New York Local 31003. Ninety percent of the unit participated in the strike vote, with 91% voting to authorize the bargaining team to call a strike. 

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Workers at Conde Nast on March 29, 2022

Condé Nast employees form company-wide union covering 500+ workers, call for voluntary recognition

Union represents editorial, video, and production workers across all Condé Nast’s brands that haven’t already unionized, including Vogue, Bon Appétit, Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, and GQ

Workers slam Condé Nast for low pay, lack of diversity and equity, heavy reliance on contract workers, and absence of clear standards for performance evaluation and career development

In a major step forward for workers organizing in the media industry, employees of Condé Nast’s editorial brands and Condé Nast Entertainment announced Tuesday the formation of Condé Nast Union, demanding voluntary recognition from management. 

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BuzzFeed News Union to management: The era of unilateral decisions is over

Following the announcement Monday from BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti that the company plans to drastically shrink its news division and offer voluntary buyouts to employees, the BuzzFeed News Union, represented by The NewsGuild of New York, released the following statement:

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NY officials denounce Dotdash Meredith’s neglect of HERO Act

NY Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris, Labor Committee Chair Jessica Ramos, along with 22 New York electeds sent a letter in support of 170 media workers at Dotdash Meredith organizing for better health & safety standards. 

Read the 22 Legislators’ Full Letter Here 

In a letter sent Monday to Dina Nathanson, senior vice president of Human Resources at Dotdash Meredith, 22 New York state senators and assembly members are highlighting the company’s failure to obey the NY HERO Act, which protects workplace safety during airborne disease outbreaks. 

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