Workers at M+R Vote to Unionize

Sept.  21, 2017 – Workers at M+R Strategic Services had hoped the company would voluntarily recognize their union, but when the consulting company refused, they persisted. On Sept. 20, ballots were counted and the results were strong: The employees voted 36-26 in favor of joining the Washington-Baltimore News Guild. Continue reading “Workers at M+R Vote to Unionize”

Guild Conference Calls for Action

Aug. 21, 2017 – With President Trump’s attacks on journalists as a backdrop, the Guild’s August conference took on a sense of urgency. Delegates discussed the best ways to respond, approved a resolution to Defend the Right to Report, and urged its adoption by the CWA convention that followed. Continue reading “Guild Conference Calls for Action”

Support the Staff of The Real News Network in Quest for Union Recognition

July 25, 2017 – Staff of The Real News Network is seeking support in their quest for voluntary recognition of their union, the Washington-Baltimore Local of the NewsGuild-CWA. The organizing effort continues a recent trend of unionization by workers in digital media. Click here to sign a petition to CEO Paul Jay.

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Editorial Staff at Raw Story Join Guild

July 20, 2017 – The editorial staff at Raw Story, a Washington D.C.-based progressive online news organization that offers news and perspectives on U.S. and world politics, have won voluntary union  recognition. They are joining the Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild-CWA, Local 32035. Continue reading “Editorial Staff at Raw Story Join Guild”

DoJ Contractor Wreaks Havoc on Immigration Courts; Spurs Guild Organizing Drive

SOSi employees and NewsGuild members brought word of their struggle to the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters & Translators in May.

Officials at the Department of Justice probably didn’t realize they were about to wreak havoc on federal immigration courts when they signed an exclusive contract for interpreting services with a new company in 2015.

And they certainly didn’t realize that signing the new agency — SOS International — would provide the impetus for a spirited union organizing campaign Continue reading “DoJ Contractor Wreaks Havoc on Immigration Courts; Spurs Guild Organizing Drive”

Bytes & bits: People’s World, Chicago AFT Staff Unionize

People’s World Turns

The 10-member staff of the People’s World joined the Chicago Newspaper Guild after winning voluntary recognition on Feb. 8.

Chicago AFT: Smart

The Chicago staff of the American Federation of Teachers won voluntary recognition for a unit of five workers at the union’s Chicago regional office.

‘Employers pay a price for retaliation’

NLRB Files Complaint Against Sarasota Herald-Tribune

(June 7, 2017) There are consequences for companies – like the Sarasota Herald-Tribune – that retaliate against employees who vote to form a union.

That’s the significance of the decision by Region 12 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to file a formal complaint against the Florida paper, says Tim Schick, administrative director of the NewsGuild-CWA. Continue reading “‘Employers pay a price for retaliation’”