NewsGuild seeks, receives assurance from DoubleTree Hotel that racist incident won’t be repeated

By Martha Waggoner, TNG international chair

Jan. 10, 2019 – The NewsGuild-CWA has been assured that racist incidents such as the one that occurred at a DoubleTree Hotel in Oregon will not occur during the Guild’s sector conference in Florida.

The Guild’s Executive Committee wrote the manager of the DoubleTree in Orlando and to the president of Hilton Hotels, which owns DoubleTree, after an African-American guest at the hotel in Portland, OR, was ordered to leave. Continue reading “NewsGuild seeks, receives assurance from DoubleTree Hotel that racist incident won’t be repeated”

Law360 Union members unanimously ratify strong first contract

Dec. 18, 2018 – After nearly two years at the negotiating table, Law360 editorial staffers unanimously approved a first contract that offers significant improvements in pay, working conditions and security to Guild-covered employees at the LexisNexis-owned legal news site. Continue reading “Law360 Union members unanimously ratify strong first contract”

Fight for $15 organizers win first contract!

Dec. 18, 2018Fast food organizers represented by United Media Guild Local of The NewsGuild-CWA ratified their first contract on Dec. 15.  The organizers are employed by the National Fast Food Workers Union, an affiliate of the SEIU (Service Employees International Union). Continue reading “Fight for $15 organizers win first contract!”

Staff of Hoy Los Angeles Joins L.A. Times Guild

Dec. 17, 2018 – Management of the Los Angeles Times has agreed to add the journalists of Hoy Los Angeles to the ranks of the Los Angeles Times Guild, the local announced on Dec. 17.

The staff of the Spanish-language paper petitioned the L.A. Times for union recognition as part of the local on Nov. 28. Continue reading “Staff of Hoy Los Angeles Joins L.A. Times Guild”

Workers at Casper Star-Tribune Ratify First Contract

Dec. 17, 2018 – Journalists of the Casper Star-Tribune voted 10 to 0 to approve a Collective Bargaining Agreement on Dec. 14, ratifying the first contract between workers and their employer in the paper’s 127-year history. Continue reading “Workers at Casper Star-Tribune Ratify First Contract”

It’s Official! Employees at PCMag, Geek, Mashable, AskMen Win Voluntary Union Recognition

Dec. 14, 2018 – It’s official! Employees at PCMag, Geek, Mashable and AskMen won voluntary union recognition from Ziff Davis management on Dec. 14, becoming the latest in a series of successful organizing campaigns. Continue reading “It’s Official! Employees at PCMag, Geek, Mashable, AskMen Win Voluntary Union Recognition”

Gazette, Advocate employees vote to unionize

Dec. 12, 2018 – Workers at the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Valley Advocate in Northampton, Mass., voted in favor of unionizing on Wednesday.

Shortly after voting ended at 8 p.m., Bera Dunau, a member of the Organizing Committee, emerged from the office where the votes were counted and declared, “We have a union!” Continue reading “Gazette, Advocate employees vote to unionize”

Gazette, Advocate employees vote to unionize

For Immediate Release: Dec. 12, 2018

Contact: Dave Eisenstadter (603) 762-1273
Dane Kuttler (201) 835-4602

Workers at the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Valley Advocate voted in a convincing majority in favor of unionizing. The Pioneer Valley NewsGuild can now begin the productive work of negotiation with Newspapers of New England for a fair contract. Continue reading “Gazette, Advocate employees vote to unionize”

Capital Gazette, Carroll County Times, Baltimore Sun Media Group Win Voluntary Union Recognition

Dec. 4, 2018 – Journalists at three Maryland community newsrooms – the Capital Gazette, the Carroll County Times and the Baltimore Sun Media Group – won voluntary union recognition from their employer on Dec. 3. Continue reading “Capital Gazette, Carroll County Times, Baltimore Sun Media Group Win Voluntary Union Recognition”