After a 3-year journey, workers at Daily Kos win union recognition

After a nearly three-year organizing journey, workers at the Daily Kos won certification of their union on Wednesday. Recognition of the Daily Kos Guild became official when the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, an independent agency of the federal government, certified that 45 union members — about 80% of the unit — had signed cards indicating support for the union campaign. 

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The Hill’s newsroom employees announce union campaign

Journalists at The Hill announced Wednesday that they are unionizing. Newsroom employees filed for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board, but asked management and the publication’s new parent company to voluntarily recognize The Hill Guild. 

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Bozeman journalists vote for Yellowstone News Guild

The eight newsroom employees of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle voted unanimously on Tuesday to certify the Yellowstone News Guild. They will join the Denver Newspaper Guild Local 37074, which also includes the unionized employees of the Chronicle’s sister paper the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, the Montana News Guild in Billings, and unionized newsrooms in Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming.

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Newsletter: We are worth more.

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Over the weekend there was devastating news out of Buffalo, N.Y. Ten people were killed and three wounded when a gunman opened fire in a supermarket on Saturday in an act of racist violence. My heart goes out to the people of Buffalo, which is known as the city of good neighbors. I commend the brave reporting by Buffalo Newspaper Guild journalists. Members “jumped into action to faithfully tell the story. It’s a task we will continue to vigorously pursue.”

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NewsGuild strongly condemns the killing of Al Jazeera journalist in the West Bank

The NewsGuild-CWA strongly condemns the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, a renowned Palestinian-American reporter for Al Jazeera. Abu Akleh was fatally shot on May 11 while covering an Israeli army raid in the occupied West Bank. The network reported that she was targeted by Israeli forces and shot in the head. Witnesses reported that she was wearing a press vest when she was shot. 

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University of North Carolina report examines upsurge in newsroom unionization

“According to NewsGuild, there was about a 500% jump in workers joining the NewsGuild union from 2017 to 2018.” 

Lauren Lindstrom saw the benefits of being part of a union during her four years as a reporter for the Toledo Blade, her first journalism job out of college, a recent study by the University of North Carolina reports.

“I learned first-hand from older journalists what working in a unionized newsroom looks like: Having each other’s backs, having more say in your workplace, better working conditions for journalists who have been suffering for years,” she said.

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NewsGuild seeks FCC delay on acquisition of Tegna, calls on Tegna board to postpone vote on proposed deal

The NewsGuild asked the FCC on Thursday to delay action on the proposed acquisition of Tegna by two hedge funds. 

Guild President Jon Schleuss also called on Tegna’s Board of Directors to postpone consideration of the deal, which is currently set for May 17.

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