Newsletter: Strike votes, the fight for pro-journalism owners and more organizing!

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NewsGuild members at The New Yorker, Pitchfork, and Ars Technica voted — with 98 percent support — to approve a strike if negotiations with management of their publications and their parent company, Condé Nast, break down further. The vote came on March 26 after years of contentious negotiations for first contracts at each outlet.

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Training: Trauma Awareness and Self Care

Oct. 28, 2020 – The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, will deliver a 75-minute training on trauma awareness and self care at 7 p.m. ET on Nov. 9. The event is sponsored by the NewsGuild of New York and is open to all NewsGuild-CWA members. The training will be led by Bruce Shapiro, the Dart Center’s executive director, an investigative journalist and an expert on occupational health of journalists. Continue reading “Training: Trauma Awareness and Self Care”

Vote Count Gets Underway in Election of NewsGuild President

Updated 4:10 p.m. EDT

The ballot total has been revised to 2,227. Two pieces of mail retrieved from the post office box were not intended for the Guild.

May 13, 2019 – Members of the Sector Election and Referendum Committee (SERC) have begun processing ballots in the election of The NewsGuild-CWA president. Ballots were retrieved from the post office box in Washington, DC, on May 13 and transported to the MITAGS facility outside Baltimore, where the count is taking place. Continue reading “Vote Count Gets Underway in Election of NewsGuild President”

NewsGuild Election Committee to Begin Vote Count May 13th

The following statement was issued by Scott Edmonds, Chairman of the NewsGuild/CWA Sector Election and Referendum Committee.

May 10, 2019 – “The election to determine who will be president of the NewsGuild/CWA is entering its final phase, which will conclude sometime next week. Continue reading “NewsGuild Election Committee to Begin Vote Count May 13th”

Contested race emerges in election of TNG-CWA president

Feb. 2, 2019 – The NewsGuild-CWA will have a contested election for President this year, after delegates nominated both current President Bernie Lunzer and Los Angeles Times journalist Jon Schleuss as candidates Saturday, Jan. 26, at TNG’s 80th Sector Conference. Continue reading “Contested race emerges in election of TNG-CWA president”

Reports, resolutions from NewsGuild sector conference now posted

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”

Activists to share lessons of union upsurge at NewsGuild conference Jan. 26

Jan. 25, 2019 – An upsurge in union organizing among journalists and other news industry employees will be the focus of a panel discussion and a question-and-answer session at The NewsGuild-CWA Sector Conference on Saturday, Jan. 26. Video of the session will be aired at about 4 p.m. on Facebook. Continue reading “Activists to share lessons of union upsurge at NewsGuild conference Jan. 26”

NewsGuild seeks, receives assurance from DoubleTree Hotel that racist incident won’t be repeated

By Martha Waggoner, TNG international chair

Jan. 10, 2019 – The NewsGuild-CWA has been assured that racist incidents such as the one that occurred at a DoubleTree Hotel in Oregon will not occur during the Guild’s sector conference in Florida.

The Guild’s Executive Committee wrote the manager of the DoubleTree in Orlando and to the president of Hilton Hotels, which owns DoubleTree, after an African-American guest at the hotel in Portland, OR, was ordered to leave. Continue reading “NewsGuild seeks, receives assurance from DoubleTree Hotel that racist incident won’t be repeated”