Feb. 14, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland unions rock … and so do their supporters.
More than 450 music fans and supporters of the Plain Dealer unit of the Northeast Ohio Newspaper Guild-CWA, Local 1, attended a sold-out show at Cleveland’s popular Beachland Ballroom concert club on Saturday, Feb. 9. Continue reading “Sold-out crowd rocks out in support of Plain Dealer Guild unit”
By Martha Waggoner, Guild International Chair
It’s more important than ever that workers who are harassed and discriminated on the job have unions to protect them and be their voice, say members of The NewsGuild-CWA who worked at the recent Human Rights Conference. Continue reading “Human Rights Conference is reminder that union important in fighting for women, against racism”
Aug. 23, 2018 – Excellent piece from The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) on gender pay disparities in newsrooms. Put together by several members of AAJA it primarily focuses on our union efforts in seven of our large locals. It appears that this fight for equal pay just won’t go away. These efforts should inspire every union local to request pay data and either analyze it themselves, or get help through The NewsGuild-CWA. There is also some information on non-union environments. Remember too that every journalists is welcome to join one of the journalist associations. They are all actively pursuing anti-discrimination efforts.
April 13, 2018 – Employees of the Los Angeles Times reacted with outrage but not surprise to a study by the L.A. Times Guild that reveals that the Times pays women and journalists of color thousands of dollars less per year than their white, male counterparts. Continue reading “Journalists at L.A. Times Outraged by Lower Pay for Women, People of Color”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2018
Contact: Bernie Lunzer, President
Carl Hall, Executive Officer
NewsGuild Local 39521
Pacific Media Workers Guild
Alden Global Capital Siphoned Hundreds of Millions, Suit Alleges
Pulitzer-Prize Winners Condemn Practices
WASHINGTON, DC — New York hedge fund Alden Global Capital siphoned hundreds of millions of dollars from one of America’s largest news chains, damaging local news organizations to finance insider investment deals, according to a lawsuit filed recently in a Delaware court. Continue reading “Alden Global Capital Siphoned Hundreds of Millions, Suit Alleges; Pulitzer-Prize Winners Condemn Practices”
Feb. 26, 2018 – NewsGuild member Michael Faulk has filed a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis and nearly a dozen members of its Metropolitan Police Department, charging the officers assaulted him when he and approximately 120 others were arrested at a protest Faulk was covering for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sept. 17, 2017. Continue reading “Guild Member Sues St. Louis, Police for Assault During On-the-Job Arrest”
Feb. 23, 2018 – Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter who was imprisoned in Iran for 545 days in 2015 and 2016, said 2017 was the most dangerous year ever for journalists. He warned that 2018 could be even worse. Continue reading “Dangerous Times for Journalists”
Feb. 23, 2018 – The U.S. government has agreed to reconsider the asylum petition of a Mexican journalist who faces near-certain death if he is forced to return to Mexico.
The decision by the Bureau of Immigration Appeals follows a campaign by more than 20 press freedom organizations, including the Guild, supporting Emilio Gutierrez’s request for asylum. Continue reading “Facing Death Threats, Mexican Journalist Seeks Asylum; Justice for Myanmar Reporters”
Feb. 22, 2018 – When a small gray car pulled up in front of the building that houses The Associated Press Washington Bureau in November, the red-shirted crowd on the sidewalk roared and held up signs, including a favorite: “AP’s health care proposal is enough to make you sick!” Continue reading “AP Employees Mobilize for Negotiations”
Feb. 22, 2018 – From the outside, the Washington Post seems to be flourishing.
Multi-billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought the company, moved the staff into a beautiful new building, and hired a staggering amount of new talent.
Yet the latest round of bargaining between Bezos and the Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild dragged on through last summer, fall and winter with miserly proposals from management and precious little movement. Continue reading “New Activism Takes Hold at the Post”