Newsletter: Abortion as a healthcare right and collective action

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Access to abortion is a fundamental health care right and a matter of personal choice. And we’re going to fight for it by doing what we do best: organizing to protect our rights in the workplace.

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Newsletter: Big wins and a reckoning

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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, this Wednesday 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. I hope you’ll join us. Register here.

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Members of Washington state Guild ratify first contract

Members of the Washington State NewsGuild voted 27-0 to ratify their first collective bargaining agreement with McClatchy last week. The agreement covers journalists at four publications: the Bellingham Herald, Tri-City Herald, Tacoma News Tribune and Olympian. They are members of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild.

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Journalists at 4 Washington state publications reach tentative agreement on a first contract

The bargaining committee of the Washington State NewsGuild reached a tentative agreement with management on a first contract on May 26. The agreement will cover journalists at four McClatchy-owned publications: the Bellingham Herald, Tri-City Herald, Tacoma News Tribune and Olympian.

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Newsletter: Miami walks out, Buzzfeed authorizes a strike and Condé union gets bigger

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Journalists at Condé Nast are forming a company-wide union that, once certified, will cover more than 500 media employees! The Condé Nast Union will represent workers at the firm’s iconic magazines, including Vogue, Bon Appétit, Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, and GQ. It will be one of the biggest units in recent NewsGuild history.

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After two years of contract talks, journalists at Miami Herald, el Nuevo Herald, Bradenton journalists stage one-day work stoppage

Journalists at the Miami Herald, el Nuevo Herald and the Bradenton Herald held a one-day work stoppage on April 1 to demand a fair contract and to insist that McClatchy, the publications’ parent company, respect unionized journalists.

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After two years of contract talks, Miami Herald, el Nuevo Herald, Bradenton journalists walk out

Journalists at the Miami Herald, el Nuevo Herald and the Bradenton Herald are participating in a one-day work stoppage on Friday, April 1, 2022, to demand a fair contract and to insist that McClatchy, the publications’ parent company, follow labor laws and respect unionized journalists across the country.

“For more than two years, journalists at McClatchy’s three Florida newspapers have worked to continue to produce quality journalism through crisis and conflict, as the company has refused to complete a fair contract, repeatedly asking its staff to do more with less,’’ said Mary Ellen Klas, co-unit chair for One Herald Guild. 

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Packet/Gazette Guild members ratify first contract

Journalists at the Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette were thrilled to announce that they ratified their first contract on Thursday, becoming the first workers at McClatchy-owned publications in the Southeast to reach that goal. The ratification vote came 18 months after they won voluntary recognition of their union, the Packet/Gazette Guild.

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Journalists of Charlotte Observer are unionizing

Update: On March 2, 2022, The Charlotte Observer News Guild tweeted, “We’re thrilled to announce that @theobserver has voluntarily recognized our union. The Charlotte Observer News Guild is ready to work for the needs of our journalists, and we’re excited to move forward together with management.”

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