NewsGuild members demand ‘Equal Pay Now!’

April 3, 2019 – Members of The NewsGuild-CWA called out the nation’s media executives on April 2, demanding equal pay for women and people of color. Designated “Equal Pay Day,” the date symbolized the fact that women must work well into 2019 to catch up to what men earned in 2018. For women of color it will take longer to catch up – much longer.

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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”