As Pittsburgh Guild ends byline strike, union vows to keep up pressure

Dec. 16, 2019 – The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh will end a byline strike on Dec. 18, one month after it began the job action to protest “economic injustice and a hostile workplace.” Continue reading “As Pittsburgh Guild ends byline strike, union vows to keep up pressure”

A Study of Pay at the Washington Post

This article first appeared on the website of Washington Post Guild.

Nov. 8, 2019 – Washington Post employees work hard every day to ensure that our company is a leader in the journalism industry. Members of our company’s union, The Washington Post Newspaper Guild, believe The Post should also lead the way in how it treats its staff.

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L.A. Times journalists ratify groundbreaking first contract

Below is a copy of the announcement that first appeared on the website of LAT Guild.

Oct. 31, 2019 – Journalists of the Los Angeles Times voted 388 to 3 on Thursday to ratify the first collective bargaining agreement in the newsroom’s 138-year history. The contract will dramatically improve the quality of life for the journalists who produce The Times as well as help lift standards across the media industry. Continue reading “L.A. Times journalists ratify groundbreaking first contract”

John Hill: ‘Without our union, we’d still be working under those draconian conditions‘

 

Oct. 8, 2019 – The post below was written by John Hill and sent to the Arizona Republic Guild.

My name is John Hill. I’m a recently retired reporter of 39 years and former president of the Providence (R.I.) Newspaper Guild, a local that includes three GateHouse papers. During my time in Providence, the Journal was sold twice. I can’t emphasize how important it was that we had a guild to protect us from the newly arrived corporate “geniuses.” Continue reading “John Hill: ‘Without our union, we’d still be working under those draconian conditions‘”

Lambda Legal staff wins first contract

Aug. 26, 2019 – Lambda Legal’s staff union announced the ratification of its first contract and issued the following statement:

“Two years ago, Lambda Legal staff made the decision to unionize after learning firsthand how tenuous non-union employee protections can be. Today, we announce the completion of our inaugural contract. Continue reading “Lambda Legal staff wins first contract”

Providence, Worcester Guild units approve contracts with GateHouse

July 27, 2019 – NewsGuild-CWA members at the Providence Journal and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette voted overwhelmingly to approve proposed contracts in separate votes Wednesday, ending years of difficult bargaining with GateHouse Media, the private equity fund that controls their newspapers. Continue reading “Providence, Worcester Guild units approve contracts with GateHouse”

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!”