Comedy educators at The Second City in Toronto, Canada, voted 99-2 to unionize on Thursday in 24-hour electronic voting supervised by the Ontario Labour Relations Board. The new unit will be called the Association of International Comedy Educators (AICE), a part of CWA Canada, which is part of The NewsGuild-CWA.Continue reading “What a win! Second City comedy educators vote 99-2 to join Guild”
Journalists at the Austin American-Statesman made it official on Wednesday, voting 36-12 in favor of forming the Austin NewsGuild.Continue reading “Workers at Austin American-Statesman vote YES!”
Journalists at the Southern California News Group announced Wednesday plans to unionize at 11 daily newspapers and more than a dozen weekly publications across four counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Together, the papers attract an online audience of 17.6 million monthly unique visitors, according to the company, and 451,000 Sunday print subscribers.Continue reading “Journalists at 11 Southern California daily papers announce plans to unionize”
Journalists and media unions in Australia, the US, Canada and the UK have issued the following joint call for governments to take “bolder steps” to protect jobs and save journalism.
Journalism is a public good. Journalism is essential for democracy.Continue reading “Unions condemn Facebook bullying, call for bolder steps to tackle news deserts”
Workers at HuffPost Canada and Huffpost Quebec filed for union certification with the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) on Tuesday after a majority of staffers signed cards showing support for joining CWA Canada, which is part of The NewsGuild-CWA.Continue reading “Workers at HuffPost Canada are joining NewsGuild”
Earlier this month I wrote about NewsGuild Strong — a union-wide effort to make our union more democratic and member-driven. This is a progression of what I’ve been doing over the last year on the job.Continue reading “Newsletter: Getting to NewsGuild Strong”
Employees of the Missouri ACLU announced Wednesday that they are forming a union as part of The NewsGuild-CWA and asked management of the organization to voluntarily recognize ACLU MO United. They will become part of the United Media Guild Local 36047.Continue reading “Missouri ACLU employees are unionizing”
Yesterday, Marylanders got some great news: a local investor wants to buy The Baltimore Sun and other Maryland newspapers owned by Tribune Publishing. Other communities with Tribune papers got bad news: the vampire hedge fund Alden Global Capital wants to take over the rest of the company.Continue reading “Good news for Maryland, bad news for everyone else”
Journalists of The Desert Sun voted overwhelmingly in favor of unionizing as part of The NewsGuild-CWA on Wednesday, in mail-in balloting that was supervised by the National Labor Relations Board. They will join the Media Guild of the West local.Continue reading “Desert Sun journalists win union vote”
Deal includes selling The Baltimore Sun and several other papers to a nonprofit foundation;
Sale must be approved by two-thirds of remaining shareholders.
Alden Global Capital, the New York hedge fund known for draconian cost-cutting at newspapers in its MNG Enterprises chain, has reached a deal with board members at Tribune Publishing to acquire the publicly traded company and take it private.Continue reading “Tribune board agrees to sell company to Alden; union vows to continue to fight for quality journalism”