Workers of Revolution Messaging Unionize

March 20, 2018 – The workers of Revolution Messaging have formed a union, winning voluntary recognition of their efforts about an hour after they announced their plans. They will join the Washington-Baltimore local of The NewsGuild-CWA, which will represent them in collective bargaining. There will be approximately 60 people in the bargaining unit. Continue reading “Workers of Revolution Messaging Unionize”

Missoula Independent Staff Files for Union

March 20, 2018 – The employees of the Missoula Independent filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board on March 19 to begin the process of forming a union, the Missoula News Guild Organizing Committee has announced. Support for the filing was unanimous across the staff’s editorial, production and sales departments. Continue reading “Missoula Independent Staff Files for Union”

Ark Republic Storytellers Affiliate as Associate Members with Philadelphia Guild

March 7, 2018 – Storytellers at a revolutionary, subscription-based media outlet that covers “under-explored, under-examined and under-reported stories,” have affiliated as associate members with The News-Guild-CWA through the Philadelphia Local. Continue reading “Ark Republic Storytellers Affiliate as Associate Members with Philadelphia Guild”

Tech Workers Rally for the Right to Unionize

March 2, 2018 – Tech workers aren’t taking attacks on their right to organize a union lying down.

Software engineers rallied outside the San Francisco offices of Lanetix on March 2 to protest the company’s decision to fire all its tech employees after the workers announced plans to form a unit of The NewsGuild-CWA. The National Labor Relations Act prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who engage in union organizing.

“We explicitly demanded they recognize our right to organize in December. They knew we were organizing a union,” Bjorn Westergard told SF Weekly.

The protest was organized by the Tech Workers Coalition, with support from Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

The Guild has filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board.

 

 

Journalists of Casper Star-Tribune Make History; Continue ‘Inspiring National Trend’

Feb. 28, 2018 – The journalists of the Casper Star-Tribune made history on Feb. 27, voting for a union for the first time in paper’s 127-year history and becoming the first NewsGuild unit in Wyoming. Continue reading “Journalists of Casper Star-Tribune Make History; Continue ‘Inspiring National Trend’”

Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s Statewide Newspaper, Votes to Form Union

Feb. 27, 2018 – The journalists of the Casper Star-Tribune have made history, voting for a voice at work and becoming the first NewsGuild unit in Wyoming. Below is the statement the Organizing Committee posted online. Continue reading “Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s Statewide Newspaper, Votes to Form Union”

LANDSLIDE! L.A. Times Workers Vote Overwhelmingly for Union

Feb. 23, 2018 – Newsroom employees at the Los Angeles Times voted 248-44 to join The NewsGuild-CWA in January, ending 136 years of unfettered rule by management. Those voting in favor of the union captured 85 percent of the vote. Continue reading “LANDSLIDE! L.A. Times Workers Vote Overwhelmingly for Union”