Workers at Insider Unionize with The NewsGuild of New York

An overwhelming majority of editorial workers at Insider, formerly known as Business Insider, announced Monday that they have organized to join The NewsGuild’s New York Local. In the spirit of making their newsroom “better every day,” the Insider Union is seeking voluntary recognition from the company in order to begin negotiations for a first contract. 

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Workers of Mashable, PCMag and AskMen walk off the Job; Digital Rally set for 12:30 p.m. EDT

Journalists at Ziff Davis publications — Mashable, PCMag and AskMen — walked off the job for 24 hours on Thursday to protest the company’s failure to agree to a living wage for all employees and to demand that management bargain in good faith.

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Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative is forming a union

Update: April 16, 2021 – Management agreed to voluntarily recognize the Beacon Union, staffers announced today.

Staffers at Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative announced Wednesday that they have decided to form a union as part of the Minnesota Newspaper & Communications Guild.

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American Rescue Plan includes important health care provisions

The recently-enacted American Rescue Plan includes several elements of special interest to workers and their unions, NewsGuild Executive Vice President Marian Needham reports.

One little noticed benefit is a provision that grants a 100% subsidy for six months of health care premiums for COBRA-eligible people who lose their jobs or eligibility for employer coverage for the period from April 1 to Sept. 30, 2021.

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Staff says hedge fund Alden refused to let paper publish diversity announcement for readers

After George Floyd’s killing and the national reckoning on race that followed, journalists at the Denver Post have been meeting regularly to look deeply into the newspaper’s role in perpetuating “systems of racism and inequality and to seek solutions.”

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