I just came back from Minnesota for Pride at Work, an organization that builds the power of LGBTQ+ members in the labor movement. It was a total blast and the convention honored AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Fred Redmond and me with their Solidarity Awards.Continue reading “Newsletter: You get a contract! You get a contract! You get a contract!”
Did you see the ads and editorials starting last week calling for the passage of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act? The News Media Alliance, which lobbies for news publishers, launched a blitz to pass the bill, which would give news companies collective bargaining rights to negotiate fees from Google and Facebook.Continue reading “Newsletter: Our companies are lobbying for billions. Journalists deserve a piece.”
The Atlantic’s business and technology teams announced they’re unionizing Thursday, the latest sign of growing support for unions among tech and administrative workers in media.Continue reading “The Atlantic’s business and tech teams are unionizing”
Journalists of The Hill, a Washington-based political publication, voted 45-18 to unionize as The Hill Guild in voting that was tabulated on Wednesday. The victory continues a surge in union organizing among journalists and other media workers.Continue reading “Journalists of The Hill vote union”
Journalists of the Everett Herald announced Tuesday they are forming the Everett NewsGuild, to represent the newsroom workers at the Washington state publication. The group includes 23 reporters, photographers, page designers and web producers and will become part of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild Local 37082.Continue reading “Journalists of Everett Herald announce union campaign”
Star Tribune Guild members ratified their new contract with 96% approval and an impressive 91% voter turnout last week.
“While this isn’t everything that we wanted, we’re proud that we had zero takebacks or losses in our benefits and pay, and instead, we made gains in almost every key area, helping all Guild members,” said Unit Chair Kelly Smith.Continue reading “Star Tribune journalists ratify new contract”
When members of the Washington Post Guild announced last week that they were about to go to the bargaining table, they had an impressive bit of news to share:
“We have been building to this moment for years — nearly doubling membership since the last time we bargained…”
Full stop. That is amazing work by folks at the Post Guild!Continue reading “Newsletter: WaPo members start bargaining, Gannett still fighting its journalists”
We’ve been off the newsletter for the last couple of weeks because of the holiday, travel and some folks being off. And boy did a lot happen in two weeks since our last newsletter!
We were planning to say that WIRED workers were on strike yesterday and today, but late Monday night they inked a deal with Condé Nast for a three-year contract. They announced it on Twitter just a few minutes before midnight. More details will be out soon, but the group represents more than 55 workers at WIRED who unionized in April 2020. They went public then with 85% support and have run many collective actions increasing pressure on the company to settle.
This is how you do it. BUT—Continue reading “Newsletter: Guild members are winning so many contracts! “
The WIRED union, a unit of The NewsGuild of New York, which represents more than 55 workers at the technology magazine, reached an agreement on a first contract with management late Monday night. The culmination of nearly 14 months of bargaining, the agreement allows the company to avoid a planned strike on Amazon Prime Days, July 12th and 13th, two of the most lucrative traffic days of the year for WIRED Magazine. More than 95% of the unit had signed on to walk off the job this morning.
Workers took the WIRED Union public with 85% support in April of 2020, joining media workers at The New Yorker, Ars Technica and Pitchfork in the ranks of unionized Condé Nast publications. This past March, around 500 more workers at Condé Nast, including at storied publications such as Vogue, GQ, Allure, and Bon Appétit also unionized with The NewsGuild of New York as Condé Nast Union.Continue reading “WIRED Union wins a first contract after strike threat”
More than 60 employees at Condé Nast’s technology magazine are fighting for a first contract. They’re asking the public to honor their digital picket line.
The staff of Wired, the science and technology magazine owned by Condé Nast, announced Thursday that over 97% of workers are prepared to strike on Amazon Prime Days July 12-13 if the company refuses to bargain in good faith and fails to reach an agreement with the union before then.Continue reading “WIRED Union members set to strike during Amazon Prime Day July 12-13”