Journalists at the Miami Herald, el Nuevo Herald and Bradenton Herald voted unanimously to ratify their first contracts with McClatchy in balloting that was tallied on Wednesday. Members of One Herald Guild, which represents workers at the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, voted 71-0; the Bradenton Herald Guild vote was 5-0. Turnout in Miami was 93% of Guild members and in Bradenton it was 100%.Continue reading “Journalists of Florida ‘Heralds’ vote unanimously to ratify first contracts”
The last two weeks have been absolutely bonkers, so let’s just dive right in!
On August 3, workers at the Dallas Morning News ran an informational picket in 100+ degree weather. They had three shifts and held signs saying, “I cover a community I can’t afford to live in” and “@dallasnews Pay your employees living wages” and “More than praise, journalists need a raise!”Continue reading “Newsletter: A crazy couple of weeks in Guild land!”
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.Continue reading “Newsletter: Abortion as a healthcare right and collective action”
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.Continue reading “Newsletter: Big wins and a reckoning”
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.Continue reading “Members of Washington state Guild ratify 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.Continue reading “Journalists at 4 Washington state publications reach tentative agreement on a first contract”
Two years after unanimously voting to form the Idaho NewsGuild, journalists voted unanimously to ratify their first contract with management of the Idaho Statesman and its corporate owner, McClatchy.Continue reading “Idaho NewsGuild members vote unanimously to ratify first union contract”
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.Continue reading “Newsletter: Miami walks out, Buzzfeed authorizes a strike and Condé union gets bigger”
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.Continue reading “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 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.Continue reading “After two years of contract talks, Miami Herald, el Nuevo Herald, Bradenton journalists walk out”