Newsletter: We’re sending 15 Guild members to Labor Notes — could you be one?

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We are sending 15 Guild members to Labor Notes 2022. The conference will be a great chance for you to meet other activists and leaders in the Guild and across the entire labor movement. It is extremely inspiring talking with workers from different industries about how they build power through collective actions and a democratic union. It’s set to run from June 17-19 in Rosemont, right outside Chicago. Many Guild members will be there and if you’d like help going, we’ll cover the flight, registration and hotel for 15 members. Complete this form by Monday, April 18.

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Danielle Newsome at a rally in Philadelphia in front of city hall

Welcome Danielle Newsome, the Guild’s newest staff rep

I’m so excited to write and tell you that Danielle Newsome has joined the Guild as a staff representative! Before joining the Guild, Danielle worked for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, bringing cases against employers that mistreated workers. Before that she was at a union-side labor law firm with ties to CWA District 2-13 and she was a former Guild member when she worked at the Health Professionals and Allied Employees, which is a bargaining unit at the Washington-Baltimore News Guild.

I talked with Danielle and want to share our conversation so you could get to know her.

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Meet Hil O’Connell, the Guild’s newest organizer

I’m thrilled to announce that Hil O’Connell has joined our union as the latest organizer in the Guild! Before joining us on staff, Hil was a TNG member organizer — part of a program with dozens of Guild activists who help mobilize current members and organize new ones. They were also part of the successful effort to unionize AccessMatters, a nonprofit organization based in Philadelphia that promotes reproductive and sexual health. 

I talked with Hil and we wanted to share our conversation so you could get to know them.

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One of the Most Influential Black Journalists You Probably Never Heard Of

In honor of Black History Month, check out One of the Most Influential Black Journalists You Probably Never Heard Of, a podcast episode that tells the story of Marvel Cooke, a crusading Black journalist who organized one of the first chapters of the Newspaper Guild. She reported on labor and race until she was pushed out of journalism by redbaiting.

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A look back: 50 years after the Wire Service Guild strike against AP

Feb. 6, 2019 – Picketing outside a broom closet in a state Capitol building.

Earning extra money by working on the Los Angeles waterfront.

Threats of being arrested.

Becoming president of the Wire Service Guild, unaware a strike was brewing.

These are all memories shared by the people who walked the picket line in January 1969, when the Wire Service Guild – now the News Media Guild – held its only strike against The Associated Press. Continue reading “A look back: 50 years after the Wire Service Guild strike against AP”

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”

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”