The State News Guild announced Monday that McClatchy, owner of The State newspaper of Columbia, SC, has voluntarily recognized their union.Continue reading “State News Guild: We won voluntary recognition!”
There is so much amazing news from the last couple of weeks!
First up, about 1,000 workers have gone public with union drives in just the last week!Continue reading “Newsletter: NYT Tech and Insider make a splash!”
An overwhelming majority of editorial workers at Insider, formerly known as Business Insider, announced Monday that they have organized to join The NewsGuild’s New York Local. In the spirit of making their newsroom “better every day,” the Insider Union is seeking voluntary recognition from the company in order to begin negotiations for a first contract.Continue reading “Workers at Insider Unionize with The NewsGuild of New York”
Journalists at Ziff Davis publications — Mashable, PCMag and AskMen — walked off the job for 24 hours on Thursday to protest the company’s failure to agree to a living wage for all employees and to demand that management bargain in good faith.Continue reading “Workers of Mashable, PCMag and AskMen walk off the Job; Digital Rally set for 12:30 p.m. EDT”
Update: April 16, 2021 – Management agreed to voluntarily recognize the Beacon Union, staffers announced today.
Staffers at Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative announced Wednesday that they have decided to form a union as part of the Minnesota Newspaper & Communications Guild.Continue reading “Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative is forming a union”
The CWA announced on Tuesday that its 2021 Convention has been rescheduled for Oct. 18-19, 2021, which means that The NewsGuild’s Sector Conference will take place on Oct. 15-16, Guild Executive Vice President Marian Needham reports.Continue reading “NewsGuild Sector Conference set for Oct. 15-16”
A majority of over 650 tech workers at The New York Times announced Tuesday that they have formed a union and are seeking voluntary recognition from the company. More than 1,300 editorial and business staff at the Times are already represented by The NewsGuild of New York.Continue reading “New York Times tech workers: We’re unionizing!”
The recently-enacted American Rescue Plan includes several elements of special interest to workers and their unions, NewsGuild Executive Vice President Marian Needham reports.
One little noticed benefit is a provision that grants a 100% subsidy for six months of health care premiums for COBRA-eligible people who lose their jobs or eligibility for employer coverage for the period from April 1 to Sept. 30, 2021.Continue reading “American Rescue Plan includes important health care provisions”
After George Floyd’s killing and the national reckoning on race that followed, journalists at the Denver Post have been meeting regularly to look deeply into the newspaper’s role in perpetuating “systems of racism and inequality and to seek solutions.”Continue reading “Staff says hedge fund Alden refused to let paper publish diversity announcement for readers”
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NewsGuild members at The New Yorker, Pitchfork, and Ars Technica voted — with 98 percent support — to approve a strike if negotiations with management of their publications and their parent company, Condé Nast, break down further. The vote came on March 26 after years of contentious negotiations for first contracts at each outlet.Continue reading “Newsletter: Strike votes, the fight for pro-journalism owners and more organizing!”