Staff of NBC News Digital Win Union by a Vote of 90-40

NewsGuild of New York certified as bargaining representative of 150 employees at the digital news division

This article first appeared on the website of The NewsGuild of New York.

Dec. 13, 2019 – New York — Editorial employees of NBC News Digital won certification of their union after a vote count at the National Labor Relations Board in Manhattan Friday afternoon. With the winning vote of 90-40, the 150-person staff joins the NewsGuild of New York, TNG-CWA Local 31003. The new bargaining unit includes reporters, video journalists, editors, social media strategists, designers, and editorial staff from nbcnews.com, today.com, StayTuned, msnbc.com, and NBC News Now. NBC management challenged the eligibility of nearly 20 editorial employees to vote in the election. Continue reading “Staff of NBC News Digital Win Union by a Vote of 90-40”

Despite management’s vicious anti-union campaign, journalists of Arizona Republic win overwhelming victory

Oct. 11, 2019 – In a historic vote, newsroom employees at The Arizona Republic voted 64 to 30 to unionize as part of the NewsGuild-CWA on Oct. 10.

The workers’ win follows one of the most aggressive anti-union campaigns in the industry in recent memory and prompted joyous celebration. Continue reading “Despite management’s vicious anti-union campaign, journalists of Arizona Republic win overwhelming victory”

John Hill: ‘Without our union, we’d still be working under those draconian conditions‘

 

Oct. 8, 2019 – The post below was written by John Hill and sent to the Arizona Republic Guild.

My name is John Hill. I’m a recently retired reporter of 39 years and former president of the Providence (R.I.) Newspaper Guild, a local that includes three GateHouse papers. During my time in Providence, the Journal was sold twice. I can’t emphasize how important it was that we had a guild to protect us from the newly arrived corporate “geniuses.” Continue reading “John Hill: ‘Without our union, we’d still be working under those draconian conditions‘”

Journalists of Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald Launch Union Campaign

Oct. 2, 2019 – The journalists of the Miami Herald, el Nuevo Herald and Miami.com took a major step Wednesday toward forming a union. Organizers say they are seeking “to preserve the award-winning journalism produced at one of Florida’s most respected newsrooms.” Continue reading “Journalists of Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald Launch Union Campaign”

Journalists at The Columbian announce union organizing campaign

Sept. 30, 2019 – Journalists at The Columbian newspaper have announced plans to unionize as The Columbian Guild.

An overwhelming majority of reporters, photographers, copy editors, designers and editorial assistants have signed cards indicating their support for the effort. The Columbian Guild will join the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild – Local 37082 of The NewsGuild, a sector of the Communications Workers of America. Continue reading “Journalists at The Columbian announce union organizing campaign”

Hartford Courant Guild wins voluntary recognition within days of filing

Feb. 16, 2019 – The Hartford Courant Guild received voluntary recognition from Tribune Publishing on Friday, just a few days after the staffers at the award-winning newspaper filed a petition for a union election. Continue reading “Hartford Courant Guild wins voluntary recognition within days of filing”