Pride at Work, a national organization that supports LGQBTIA+ workers in the labor movement, recognized NewsGuild President Jon Schleuss on Friday with a Solidarity Award “for creating a new spirit of organizing in your union and your inspirational leadership as an out labor leader.”Continue reading “Pride at Work recognizes NewsGuild President Jon Schleuss with Solidarity Award”
Did you see the ads and editorials starting last week calling for the passage of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act? The News Media Alliance, which lobbies for news publishers, launched a blitz to pass the bill, which would give news companies collective bargaining rights to negotiate fees from Google and Facebook.Continue reading “Newsletter: Our companies are lobbying for billions. Journalists deserve a piece.”
We’ve been off the newsletter for the last couple of weeks because of the holiday, travel and some folks being off. And boy did a lot happen in two weeks since our last newsletter!
We were planning to say that WIRED workers were on strike yesterday and today, but late Monday night they inked a deal with Condé Nast for a three-year contract. They announced it on Twitter just a few minutes before midnight. More details will be out soon, but the group represents more than 55 workers at WIRED who unionized in April 2020. They went public then with 85% support and have run many collective actions increasing pressure on the company to settle.
This is how you do it. BUT—Continue reading “Newsletter: Guild members are winning so many contracts! “
If you haven’t already signed up for the Guild assembly, “Was that the Reckoning? Addressing anti-Black racism in the news industry,” now’s the time!
The event is at 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday, June 15, and will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of the landmark 1619 Project; NewsGuild of New York President Susan DeCarava; Desiree Stennett, race and equity reporter for the Orlando Sentinel and Erin Logan of the Los Angeles Times.
As unionized media workers, we have an opportunity and the responsibility to hold our employers — and ourselves — accountable.