Members of Tribune Publishing Guilds released a study last week documenting rampant pay disparities based on race, gender and ethnicity at more than a dozen Tribunes newsrooms across the country.Continue reading “Newsletter: Still smiling”
Workers at more than a dozen Tribune workplaces face inexcusable disparities
Members of Tribune Publishing Guilds released a study March 6, documenting rampant pay disparities based on race, gender and ethnicity at more than a dozen Tribune newsrooms across the country.Continue reading “Study by Tribune Publishing Guilds reveals rampant pay inequities”
The NewsGuild-CWA is urging shareholders of Lee Enterprises to rebuff the latest moves by Alden Global Capital to take control of the company.
In a March 1 letter, NewsGuild President Jon Schleuss urged “fellow shareholders” to vote for three nominees to the board of directors recommended by Lee’s current board — and to reject a campaign by Alden Global Capital against two of them, Mary E. Junck and Herbert W. Maloney III. Alden’s campaign against Lee’s candidates follows a February ruling by the Delaware Chancery Court rejecting Alden’s attempt to nominate its own candidates for the board in violation of Lee’s bylaws.Continue reading “NewsGuild to Lee Shareholders: Reject Alden’s ‘Vote No’ Campaign”
Tech workers at the New York Times are going to have their ballots counted this week! The 600-person bargaining unit will be the largest group of workers to unionize with the Guild in decades. And it will become the largest group of tech workers with collective bargaining rights in the United States. It’s only happening because of the workers themselves, the support of the NewsGuild of New York, CODE-CWA and thousands of you — NewsGuild members. I’ll be heading to NYC this week to join the workers and plan to celebrate! Follow along with the workers on Twitter.Continue reading “Newsletter: 60 Minutes tells a story we know well”
60 Minutes’ final segment on Sunday evening featured NewsGuild member Evan Brandt: “For the last 24 years, he’s chronicled this community of 23,000 for the local newspaper, the Mercury, which at one time had dozens of reporters. Now, Brandt is literally the last reporter standing in Pottstown,” correspondent Jon Wertheim said.Continue reading “60 Minutes tells a story we know well”
Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on SaveLocalNews.org on Feb. 18, 2022.
In a stunning Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Lee Enterprises took a big swing at Alden Global Capital, the hedge fund attempting a hostile takeover of the news chain.Continue reading “When a hedge fund’s shell game backfires: Lee strikes back at Alden after courtroom victory”
Happy New Year!
2021 was a bang-up year for NewsGuild union organizing. Journalists, staffers at nonprofits and employees of publishing houses stood up in record numbers and demanded a voice at work. In all, 2,128 new Guild members won union recognition at 42 new workplaces last year.Continue reading “Newsletter: Have you seen this video?”
Editor’s Note: The article first appeared on SaveLocalNews.org on Dec. 22, 2021.
Members of The NewsGuild are speaking out to public pension funds about their support of a company that has financed the destruction of local news.Continue reading “NewsGuild speaks out against pension funds investing in Cerberus, the ‘shadow banker’ behind Alden Global Capital”
Four units won first contracts last week! That’s an amazing number — one that reflects our intensified focus on getting agreements and building escalating actions.Continue reading “Newsletter: Four first contracts before the new year!”
First! We’ve got a couple job openings at the Guild international. The first is for a staff representative, who would play the role of director of collective bargaining. This position has been vacant since Melissa Nelson retired in 2018. This person would review contract language and be a clearinghouse for organizing the trends happening across the Guild’s collective bargaining program and keeping folks coordinated. It’ll be a huge asset to our locals, who have asked for more support.Continue reading “Newsletter: Happy StrikeMás!”