Missourians Upend State’s ‘Right-to-Work’ Plan

September 2017 – After failing to pass “right-to-work” bills for a decade, Missouri’s state legislature finally pushed through the famously anti-labor law in February.

But the working people of Missouri had something else in mind. Continue reading “Missourians Upend State’s ‘Right-to-Work’ Plan”

NewsGuild Condemns Arrest of Reporter Michael Faulk

Sept. 21, 2017 – The NewsGuild-CWA condemns the arrest of Michael Faulk, a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, who was covering protests in the city at the time of his arrest.

Faulk was caught in a “kettle,” a controversial police technique used to corral groups of protesters, the Post-Dispatch reported on Tuesday. Faulk and others were repeatedly told to move back, but there was nowhere to go. Continue reading “NewsGuild Condemns Arrest of Reporter Michael Faulk”

Workers at M+R Vote to Unionize

Sept.  21, 2017 – Workers at M+R Strategic Services had hoped the company would voluntarily recognize their union, but when the consulting company refused, they persisted. On Sept. 20, ballots were counted and the results were strong: The employees voted 36-26 in favor of joining the Washington-Baltimore News Guild. Continue reading “Workers at M+R Vote to Unionize”

NewsGuild Photographer Roughed Up by Berkeley Police in June

Sept. 7, 2017 – NewsGuild member Brooke Anderson was roughed up by police in late June, ironically, while covering a protest at a Berkeley City Council meeting that focused on how police departments handle protests. The credentialed photographer is a member of the Pacific Media Workers Guild local, which includes a unit of freelancers like Anderson. Continue reading “NewsGuild Photographer Roughed Up by Berkeley Police in June”

CWA, NewsGuild, NABET Join Opposition to Sinclair-Tribune Merger

The Communications Workers of America, NewsGuild and NABET (National Association of Broadcast Engineers and Technicians) filed reply comments at the FCC opposing the Sinclair-Tribune merger on Aug. 29. The unions argued that the merger would reduce viewpoint diversity, harm localism, and reduce jobs. Continue reading “CWA, NewsGuild, NABET Join Opposition to Sinclair-Tribune Merger”

13 Years After Vote to Unionize, Point Park Faculty Wins First Contract

Aug. 31, 2017 – More than 13 years after they began their quest for a union contract, full-time faculty at Point Park University in downtown Pittsburgh ratified an agreement by a vote of 96 to 6 on Aug. 28.

By all accounts, the result was worth the years of struggle. The full-time faculty won major improvements and built a solid foundation for the future.
Continue reading “13 Years After Vote to Unionize, Point Park Faculty Wins First Contract”

Guild Conference Calls for Action

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”