Unionized journalists at The Desert Sun, the Coachella Valley’s daily newspaper, launched an open-ended ULP strike today after three years of bargaining with Gannett, the nation’s largest newspaper chain. The Desert Sun NewsGuild is part of The NewsGuild-CWA, which represents more than 50 Gannett bargaining units, covering more than 1,000 employees.Continue reading “Desert Sun Journalists Launch ULP Strike to Demand a Fair Contract”
NEW YORK – Employees at The Marshall Project, an award-winning, nonprofit news organization focused on the American criminal justice system, announced Thursday that they are forming a union.Continue reading “Workers at nonprofit newsroom The Marshall Project Unionize”
The media industry has been on a wild ride so far this year. Layoffs across the industry from the Wall Street Journal, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Los Angeles Times, Messenger and this week, Vice Media.Continue reading “Newsletter: Unions and…Fortnite?”
A supermajority of editorial and creative workers at IGN signed union cards and launched their campaign on February 6. Just two weeks later, Ziff Davis management voluntarily recognized them after more than 5,700 supporters signed a petition demanding recognition.
To celebrate, members of the IGN Creators Guild organizing committee will board the battle bus and join NewsGuild-CWA President Jon Schleuss for an evening of Fortnite and unions, discussing how they organized and what’s next now that they’ve won voluntary recognition. And we’ll bring it all home by answering your questions about unionization live.
Join the livestream on Monday, Feb. 26 at 8 PM ET at twitch.tv/newsguildcwa/ to celebrate their voluntary recognition and learn a little more about what unions can do for all of us in the tech, video game, and journalism industry!
The NewsGuild-CWA and the Washington-Baltimore News Guild are hiring a comms director.
Job Title/Position: Communications Coordinator
Salary Range: $80.932.66 – $103,073.27
Job Location: Washington, DC
This is a full-time position for a Communications Coordinator, based in Washington D.C. The Communications Coordinator will work with both The NewsGuild-CWA and the Washington-Baltimore News Guild as the principal media strategist. They will help manage earned media, online media, internal, and external communications. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, and be able to respond to time-sensitive communications and deadlines.Continue reading “We’re hiring a comms director!”
SAN ANTONIO — Employees of the San Antonio Express-News and MySA.com on Wednesday notified Hearst management of their intent to unionize.Continue reading “Staff of San Antonio Express-News and MySA.com Announce Unionization Effort”
Washington, D.C. – A supermajority of employees at CQ Roll Call voted to form a union to fight for stronger job protections, better pay and benefits, and a louder voice in newsroom decisions.Continue reading “CQ Roll Call workers win union election”
HOUSTON — An overwhelming majority of eligible employees at the nonprofit publication Houston Landing have formed a union to advocate for stronger job protections and a seat at the table in organization-wide decisions.Continue reading “Houston Landing employees form union after editor, star reporter fired”
We have a lot of news around the Guild, so let’s jump in.
Last week I attended the Washington Post RAT-ificiation party in Washington, DC and it broke my heart with joy. Outgoing co-unit chair Katie Mettler showed a video about leadership. Have you seen the shirtless dancing guy? A leader needs the guts to stand alone and look ridiculous. But followers are the ones that build a movement and you have to embrace them as equals.Continue reading “Newsletter: Are you going to Labor Notes?”
AUSTIN — On Friday, the employees of The Texas Tribune were formally recognized by their employer as a union, the Texas Tribune Guild.
The union — which secured support from 90% of eligible staff members — is wall-to-wall, representing more than 40 eligible staff members, including reporters, photographers, designers, engineers, accountants, editors, and members of the development, product and revenue teams.
“Today is a great day for the employees of the Tribune. We now look forward to negotiating a contract with management that will make working at the Tribune even better,” said the Tribune’s senior data visuals developer Carla Astudillo.
“We are proud of the work that employees have put in to secure recognition of the Texas Tribune Guild,” said Joshua Fechter, urban affairs reporter for The Tribune.
“We appreciate the support we have received from readers and journalists across the country,” said William Melhado, general assignment reporter for The Tribune.
“We went from sí se puede to sí se pudo,” said El Paso-based reporter Uriel García. “Now we can negotiate a contract that can provide some worker protections so the employees of the Tribune can continue to provide quality journalism to Texans.”
The Texas Tribune Guild went public on Jan. 24 and is a unit of Media Guild of the West, TNG-CWA Local #39213, AFL-CIO
The Texas Tribune was founded in 2009 as a nonpartisan nonprofit news organization, covering politics and public policy. Its mission is to inform — and engage with Texans — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.