Digital Employees of Fortune Mag Announce Union Drive

March 29, 2019 – Digital journalists at Fortune magazine announced a campaign for union recognition on March 28, becoming the latest in a slew of news organizations where workers are seeking the protections that come with a union. Employees of the magazine’s print department – comprising 41 percent of the magazine’s staff – have been members of New York local of The NewsGuild-CWA for decades. Continue reading “Digital Employees of Fortune Mag Announce Union Drive”

Pitchfork and Ars Technica Join Union Organizing Wave

March 29, 2019 – Staffers at two Condé Nast publications announced March 29 that they are seeking union recognition as members of the New York local of The NewsGuild-CWA.

Employees of Ars Technica, a publication that covers technology and science, and Pitchfork, a publication that covers music criticism and news, are the latest to join the wave of media unionization. Continue reading “Pitchfork and Ars Technica Join Union Organizing Wave”

Shame on the Blocks!

March 26, 2019 – On Monday, protesters condemned the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s treatment of employees, who have been working without a contract for two years. The company is refusing to abide by the expired collective bargaining agreement, which is a violation of labor law. Continue reading “Shame on the Blocks!”

The Denver Rebellion: A year after reporters at the Denver Post cried out for help, what’s changed?

By Julie Reynolds

This is a reprint of an article that appeared on www.dfmworkers.org on March 19, 2019.

March 19, 2019 – One year ago, a handful of Denver Post current and former staff shocked the paper’s readers, their news chain’s owners and the nation. After yet another round of devastating layoffs — this one leaving its newsroom slashed by a third — they quietly wrote, edited and designed a six-page section that appeared in the Sunday paper on April 8. Continue reading “The Denver Rebellion: A year after reporters at the Denver Post cried out for help, what’s changed?”

Philadelphia NewsGuild touts ‘significant progress’ in reducing gender pay gap; still far to go in newsroom diversity

March 19, 2019 – The NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia reports the local has made significant progress in closing a gender-based pay gap at the city’s three major publications over the last three years and says union members are determined to eliminate the gap entirely. The local is also committed to closing a race-based pay gap and increasing diversity in the newsroom. Continue reading “Philadelphia NewsGuild touts ‘significant progress’ in reducing gender pay gap; still far to go in newsroom diversity”

L.A. Times Guild pushes back against proposed intellectual property policy

Feb. 15, 2019 – Journalists at the Los Angeles Times are pushing back against a sweeping company proposal on intellectual property rights that would mark an unprecedented low for the media industry. Continue reading “L.A. Times Guild pushes back against proposed intellectual property policy”

Sold-out crowd rocks out in support of Plain Dealer Guild unit

Feb. 14, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland unions rock … and so do their supporters.

More than 450 music fans and supporters of the Plain Dealer unit of the Northeast Ohio Newspaper Guild-CWA, Local 1, attended a sold-out show at Cleveland’s popular Beachland Ballroom concert club on Saturday, Feb. 9. Continue reading “Sold-out crowd rocks out in support of Plain Dealer Guild unit”