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”
Feb. 22, 2018 – The Providence Newspaper Guild has announced that this year’s Follies, the satirical skit-and-music show the local has been producing since 1974, will be the last, succumbing to declining local membership and increasing costs. Continue reading “Curtain Call for Providence’s Follies”
Feb. 22, 2018 – The NewsGuild-CWA couldn’t be prouder of our members whose work has ignited a national conversation on sexual misconduct. Continue reading “#MeToo Movement Rocks the Nation — and the Profession”
Feb. 22, 2018 – As negotiations for wage increases get underway, workers at 12 publications owned by Digital First Media (DFM) are escalating their contract campaign against Alden Global Capital, the New York hedge fund that owns the company and that has been systematically stripping newspaper assets since 2012. Continue reading “Campaign for Raises Escalates as DFM Cuts Staff”
Feb. 22, 2018 – Guild members at 17 separate bargaining units overwhelming ratified a first-of-its kind “global settlement” with GateHouse Media that improves wages and protects health benefits at the GateHouse-owned newspapers. Continue reading “Guild Members Ratify First-of-its-Kind Agreement with GateHouse”
Feb. 22, 2018 – The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh broke with an 84-year precedent in January to decry an editorial that appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Martin Luther King Day. Continue reading “Pittsburgh Guild Repudiates Post-Gazette Editorial”
Feb. 22, 2018 – NewsGuild organizing campaigns are taking shape across the country — among the journalists of the Casper Start-Tribune, the staff of Fight for 15, the workers at Lambda Legal, and the software engineers at Lanetix, Inc. Continue reading “Organizing Campaigns Take Off!”
Feb. 22, 2018 – NewsGuild members at three suburban Chicago community newspapers have ramped up their fight for a good contract by seeking support in unexpected places. Continue reading “Staff of Chicago Community Papers Seeks Support in Unexpected Places”
Feb. 22, 2018 – Plagued by low pay and a lack of job security, English-as-a-second-language teachers at Education First outside Boston were the first of the company’s U.S. affiliates to form a union. In January, after almost two years of negotiations, they ratified their first collective bargaining agreement. Continue reading “Bargaining & Settlements – Bytes & bits: EF Teachers Win First Contract”