Guild members at San Francisco Chronicle file pay equity complaints

By Martha Waggoner, International Chair

A number of members of The NewsGuild-CWA at the San Francisco Chronicle have filed discrimination complaints with California officials after the unit’s pay equity study found disparities that favored white men over people of color and women. Continue reading “Guild members at San Francisco Chronicle file pay equity complaints”

Reports, resolutions from NewsGuild sector conference now posted

Feb. 1, 2019 – Reports and resolutions that were presented and adopted at The NewsGuild’s Sector Conference, Jan. 25-27, are now available. Continue reading “Reports, resolutions from NewsGuild sector conference now posted”

Journalists at L.A. Times Outraged by Lower Pay for Women, People of Color

April 13, 2018 – Employees of the Los Angeles Times reacted with outrage but not surprise to a study by the  L.A. Times Guild that reveals that the Times pays women and journalists of color thousands of dollars less per year than their white, male counterparts. Continue reading “Journalists at L.A. Times Outraged by Lower Pay for Women, People of Color”

It’s in the Data: L.A. Times Guild Finds Women and People of Color Are Underpaid

April 13, 2018 – Tronc, the current owner of the Los Angeles Times, has paid women and journalists of color thousands of dollars less per year than their counterparts, suggesting systemic salary gaps by race and gender, according to an analysis of data by the L.A. Times Guild.

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Why Are News Organizations Paying Women, Minorities Less?

 

AP reporter Jill Bleed comments during the question-and-answer session. Standing, Bill Baker, unit chairperson at the New York Times, waits to speak.

September 2017 – Study after study initiated by NewsGuild-CWA locals at some of the nation’s most prestigious newsrooms have reached the same conclusion: Women and minorities are getting paid less than their white, male counterparts. And it means every local has an obligation to request data from media employers about the gender, racial identity, disabilities and pay of employees as they prepare for contract negotiations, President Bernie Lunzer said. Continue reading “Why Are News Organizations Paying Women, Minorities Less?”

Guild Embraces ‘Fight Forward’ Human Rights Campaign

 

September 2017 – NewsGuild members are actively involved in a CWA human rights campaign, Fight Forward, which seeks to train union activists to fight on behalf of women and people of color. Continue reading “Guild Embraces ‘Fight Forward’ Human Rights Campaign”

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”

Pay Gaps Persist for Women, Minorities in Nation’s Newsrooms

Aug. 17, 2017 – Women and minorities earn less on average than their white, male counterparts at some of the nation’s most prestigious newspapers, according to analyses presented at a recent conference of The NewsGuild-CWA. Continue reading “Pay Gaps Persist for Women, Minorities in Nation’s Newsrooms”

Guild to WSJ: Yes, There is a Wage Gap

Mean Salary Among All Full-Time Male and Female Reporters. Click on image to enlarge.

July 12, 2017 – A year after it discovered significant pay disparities at the Wall Street Journal, Local 1096 has taken a closer look at the company’s pay practices — and still doesn’t like what it sees. The Independent Association of Publishers’ Employees (IAPE) found a gap between the rates of pay for men and women dating back to the year 2000, as well as between races and ethnicities. Continue reading “Guild to WSJ: Yes, There is a Wage Gap”