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”