Newsletter: We are worth more.

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Over the weekend there was devastating news out of Buffalo, N.Y. Ten people were killed and three wounded when a gunman opened fire in a supermarket on Saturday in an act of racist violence. My heart goes out to the people of Buffalo, which is known as the city of good neighbors. I commend the brave reporting by Buffalo Newspaper Guild journalists. Members “jumped into action to faithfully tell the story. It’s a task we will continue to vigorously pursue.”

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Newsletter: We’re sending 15 Guild members to Labor Notes — could you be one?

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We are sending 15 Guild members to Labor Notes 2022. The conference will be a great chance for you to meet other activists and leaders in the Guild and across the entire labor movement. It is extremely inspiring talking with workers from different industries about how they build power through collective actions and a democratic union. It’s set to run from June 17-19 in Rosemont, right outside Chicago. Many Guild members will be there and if you’d like help going, we’ll cover the flight, registration and hotel for 15 members. Complete this form by Monday, April 18.

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Human Rights Conference is reminder that union important in fighting for women, against racism

By Martha Waggoner, Guild International Chair

It’s more important than ever that workers who are harassed and discriminated on the job have unions to protect them and be their voice, say members of The NewsGuild-CWA who worked at the recent Human Rights Conference. Continue reading “Human Rights Conference is reminder that union important in fighting for women, against racism”

Puerto Rico Local Wins Important Legal Victory in Bankruptcy Case

April 17, 2018 – The Puerto Rico local (UPAGRA) of The NewsGuild-CWA recently won an important legal victory with implications for locals dealing with the fallout of bankruptcies. As a result of the ruling, the workers retained their right to union representation. Continue reading “Puerto Rico Local Wins Important Legal Victory in Bankruptcy Case”

Guild Conference Calls for Action

Aug. 21, 2017 – With President Trump’s attacks on journalists as a backdrop, the Guild’s August conference took on a sense of urgency. Delegates discussed the best ways to respond, approved a resolution to Defend the Right to Report, and urged its adoption by the CWA convention that followed. Continue reading “Guild Conference Calls for Action”

TNG-CWA Freedom Fund Awards Ceremony

Judges: The Reports of the Death of Journalism are Greatly Exaggerated

Anyone who reads the works of the winners of the Freedom awards for 2015 would see the state of reporting is not sad, but amazing. At a ceremony held December 7, 2016, reporter Terrence McCoy was awarded a plaque and a $5,000 check for winning the Heywood Broun award for a Washington Post series, “Freddy Gray’s Life a Study on the Effect of Lead Paint on Poor Blacks.” Continue reading “TNG-CWA Freedom Fund Awards Ceremony”

Guild Members a Force to Be Reckoned With on Pulitzer Day

Janelle Hartman
NewsGuild-CWA

THE now world-renowned photojournalists at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the gifted Buffalo News editorial cartoonist Adam Zyglis and a New York Times reporter, Eric Lipton, who would have made Heywood Broun proud, are among the Guild winners who, as of Monday afternoon, are also Pulitzer Prize winners.

They are joined by scores of Guild members whose newsrooms won Pulitzers for their collective work in the areas of breaking news (The Seattle Times staff); investigative reporting (The Wall Street Journal staff); and international reporting (The New York Times staff).  Continue reading “Guild Members a Force to Be Reckoned With on Pulitzer Day”