For Release April 2, 2019
Contact: Sally Davidow
On Equal Pay Day, journalists of The NewsGuild-CWA are asking a tough question of their own employers: Why are women and people of color, on average, paid less than their coworkers?
Continue reading “Statement of The NewsGuild-CWA on Equal Pay Day”
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”
Feb. 4, 2019 – The locals within The NewsGuild-CWA that led the way on pay equity studies have continued that work and are reporting good results, either with or without management’s acknowledgement of their efforts.
Continue reading “NewsGuild continues push for pay equity”
Feb. 1, 2019 – Reports and resolutions that were presented and adopted at The NewsGuild’s Sector Conference, Jan. 25-27, are now available.
Continue reading “Reports, resolutions from NewsGuild sector conference now posted”
April 13, 2018 – Employees of the Los Angeles Times reacted with outrage but not surprise to a
study by the L.A. Times Guild that reveals that the Times pays women and journalists of color thousands of dollars less per year than their white, male counterparts. Continue reading “Journalists at L.A. Times Outraged by Lower Pay for Women, People of Color”
AP reporter Jill Bleed comments during the question-and-answer session. Standing, Bill Baker, unit chairperson at the New York Times, waits to speak.
September 2017 – Study after study initiated by NewsGuild-CWA locals at some of the nation’s most prestigious newsrooms have reached the same conclusion: Women and minorities are getting paid less than their white, male counterparts. And it means every local has an obligation to request data from media employers about the gender, racial identity, disabilities and pay of employees as they prepare for contract negotiations, President Bernie Lunzer said.
Continue reading “Why Are News Organizations Paying Women, Minorities Less?”
September 2017 – NewsGuild members are actively involved in a CWA human rights campaign, Fight Forward, which seeks to train union activists to fight on behalf of women and people of color. Continue reading “Guild Embraces ‘Fight Forward’ Human Rights Campaign”
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”
Aug. 17, 2017 – Women and minorities earn less on average than their white, male counterparts at some of the nation’s most prestigious newspapers, according to analyses presented at a recent conference of The NewsGuild-CWA.
Continue reading “Pay Gaps Persist for Women, Minorities in Nation’s Newsrooms”