Workers at Forward, a source for news, opinion and culture “through a Jewish lens,” won a new contract after 14 months of bargaining.Continue reading “Workers at Forward win contract”
I attended the Austin NewsGuild’s negotiating session last week via Zoom, where the bargaining committee presented their economics proposals.
I was so proud of the committee and the amazing journalists who gave testimonials. In true Gannett fashion, the management representatives expressed empathy and appreciation for the speakers, but after a 40-minute caucus, returned empty-handed.Continue reading “Newsletter: Some Guild campaigns need your support “
The founders of Alden Global Capital — the infamous ‘destroyer of newspapers’ — are walking away from unpaid bills as they amass ever more personal wealth (and continue to gut news organizations)
Editor’s Note: The article first appeared on the website Save Local News on Sept. 23.
Randall Smith, cofounder of the hedge fund Alden Global Capital, is infamous for two things: gutting local newspapers and a voracious acquisition of pricey real estate.Continue reading “Boundless Greed: Alden walks away from bills, gathers wealth and guts news organizations”
Members of the San Francisco Chronicle Guild have been busy fighting management antics this month while bargaining for a new contract.
They found a nice new spot for their contractually guaranteed Guild bulletin board after the company remodeled the newsroom, but in mid-September management moved the board to a less visible location.
Management also removed Chronicle Guild flags, which staffers had planted with the office’s fake greenery.Continue reading “San Francisco Chronicle Guild members fight management antics”
This weekend has been very difficult for our members and other residents of Puerto Rico, who have been impacted by flooding, power outages and devastation caused by Hurricane Fiona.
The governor said Monday that the hurricane caused catastrophic destruction in urban areas and left almost the entire island without power.Continue reading “Newsletter: Fiona impacts our members in Puerto Rico”
Verso Books’ U.S. staffers ratified their first contract on Wednesday, 16 months after they began negotiating. The decision was unanimous, with all 14 members voting in favor.
That’s a marked turnaround from August, when workers rejected management’s proposed contract by a vote of 14-1.Continue reading “Verso Guild members ratify first contract”
Condé Nast workers made history on Friday: More than 500 staffers at a dozen publications won voluntary recognition of Condé Nast Union. All of Condé Nast publications are now union!
The newly recognized union covers full- and part-time editorial, video and production workers at Allure, Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, Epicurious, Glamour, GQ, Self, Teen Vogue, them., Vanity Fair and Vogue, as well as Condé Nast Entertainment. It also includes more than 100 subcontracted employees who work for a third-party staffing agency.Continue reading “Newsletter: Condé workers make history”
I hope you had a great Labor/Labour Day yesterday!
I was in Toronto alongside members and leaders of the Canadian Media Guild and CWA Canada. It was a blast and from the looks of social media, many other Guild folks joined parades happening around North America.
I broke down what’s happened since the last labor day in a video message.Continue reading “Newsletter: Win a NewsGuild jacket or hoodie this labor week!”
This is a lightly edited version of a post that appeared on the website of the Indianapolis NewsGuild on Sept. 1, 2022.
More than 30 red-T-shirt-clad IndyStar journalists and a dozen allies took a coordinated lunch break to demand a fair contract on Sept. 1, exactly two years after the expiration date of their collective bargaining agreement. (The agreement remains in effect until a new contract is negotiated.)
The journalists marched around Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, chanting, “Chop from the top, not the newsroom.”Continue reading “IndyStar journalists take their fight downtown”
An analysis by members of the New York Times Guild published last week reveals stunning racial disparities in performance evaluations of Guild-represented employees by management at the New York Times.
The study found that being Hispanic reduced the odds of receiving a high score by about 60%, being Black cut the chances of high scores by nearly 50%, and being Asian lowered the odds of a high score by about 35%. In 2020, not a single Black employee received the highest rating, while white employees accounted for more than 90 percent of the roughly 50 people who received the top score.Continue reading “Newsletter: NYT performance reviews show bias; Guild loses a good soul”