Journalists at Ziff Davis publications — Mashable, PCMag and AskMen — walked off the job for 24 hours on Thursday to protest the company’s failure to agree to a living wage for all employees and to demand that management bargain in good faith.Continue reading “Workers of Mashable, PCMag and AskMen walk off the Job; Digital Rally set for 12:30 p.m. EDT”
Update: April 16, 2021 – Management agreed to voluntarily recognize the Beacon Union, staffers announced today.
Staffers at Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative announced Wednesday that they have decided to form a union as part of the Minnesota Newspaper & Communications Guild.Continue reading “Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative is forming a union”
The CWA announced on Tuesday that its 2021 Convention has been rescheduled for Oct. 18-19, 2021, which means that The NewsGuild’s Sector Conference will take place on Oct. 15-16, Guild Executive Vice President Marian Needham reports.Continue reading “NewsGuild Sector Conference set for Oct. 15-16”
The recently-enacted American Rescue Plan includes several elements of special interest to workers and their unions, NewsGuild Executive Vice President Marian Needham reports.
One little noticed benefit is a provision that grants a 100% subsidy for six months of health care premiums for COBRA-eligible people who lose their jobs or eligibility for employer coverage for the period from April 1 to Sept. 30, 2021.Continue reading “American Rescue Plan includes important health care provisions”
Journalists at The State moved to form South Carolina’s largest news union, The State News Guild, on Wednesday.Continue reading “Journalists at South Carolina’s The State are unionizing!”
Update: PPPA Union announced April 14, 2021, that the group has won voluntary recognition from the board of the nonprofit organization. They will be a unit of the NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia.
When the staffers at Planned Parenthood PA Advocates announced March 23 they were forming a union, they already knew a thing or two about organizing: In December 2020 they forced the executive director of the organization to resign after charging her with being “fiscally irresponsible” and saying she used “racist, transphobic, classist language, and language which perpetuates stigma against abortion.”Continue reading “Staffers at Planned Parenthood PA Advocates knew a thing or two about organizing before they formed a union. Now they’re taking the next step.”
Employees at Duke University Press announced Monday that they are organizing to form a union as part of The NewsGuild-CWA’s Washington-Baltimore Local 32035.Continue reading “Staff of Duke University Press Organizes to Form a Union”
Employees at four renowned media outlets – Entertainment Weekly, Martha Stewart Living, Shape Magazine and PeopleTV – won union recognition with 93% voting in favor of the Meredith Union on Thursday.Continue reading “Staffers at four Meredith Corp publications make it official: We’re union.”
After three years of unproductive contract talks, NewsGuild members at The New Yorker, Pitchfork, and Ars Technica announced Friday that they have voted — with 98 percent support — to approve a strike if negotiations with management of their publications and their parent company, Condé Nast, break down further.Continue reading “After years of stalled contract talks, workers at The New Yorker, Pitchfork and Ars Technica vote to authorize a strike”
NewsGuild members at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Toledo Blade held solidarity rallies on Friday to deliver a message to their common owner, Block Communications, Inc: We’re taking a stand against your attempts to bust our unions, eliminate editorial independence, and destroy the two publications.Continue reading “Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Toledo Blade workers: We won’t back down!”