Journalists at The Columbian announce union organizing campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Sept. 30

Contact: Nathan Howard
Columbian staff photographer
thecolumbianguild@gmail.com
(425) 802-3560

Brad Sherman
Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild
guild37082@gmail.com
(808) 276-1878

Journalists at The Columbian
announce union organizing campaign

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Journalists at The Columbian newspaper on Monday announced plans to unionize together as The Columbian Guild. Continue reading “Journalists at The Columbian announce union organizing campaign”

Citing ‘overwhelming majority’ support, Arizona Republic Guild seeks voluntary recognition from Gannett, files for election with NLRB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 16, 2019

Contact: Arizona Republic Guild
azrepublicguild@gmail.com

Citing support from an “overwhelming majority” of workers, a delegation of newsroom employees officially asked Gannett to voluntarily recognize the Arizona Republic Guild as a unit of The NewsGuild-CWA today. Recognizing the union would set the stage for contract negotiations to begin. Continue reading “Citing ‘overwhelming majority’ support, Arizona Republic Guild seeks voluntary recognition from Gannett, files for election with NLRB”

Arizona Republic Newsroom Staff Announce Plan to Unionize

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2019

Contact: Arizona Republic Guild
azrepublicguild@gmail.com 

PHOENIX — The Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom of The Arizona Republic officially announced Wednesday its journalists are taking steps to unionize the state’s paper of record to have a seat at the table as a major corporate merger looms.

Reporters, photographers, producers, columnists, copy editors and other employees have signed union authorization cards stating their desire to be voluntarily recognized or hold an election to join The NewsGuild-CWA.

Continue reading “Arizona Republic Newsroom Staff Announce Plan to Unionize”

Press freedom advocates win victory in case arising from Epstein sexual abuse charges

Updated Aug. 9, 2018 – The Second Circuit denied a pending petition for rehearing  filed by Ghislaine Maxwell in the case of Giuffre v. Maxwell.  Immediately after entering the order, the Court began unsealing the material. Continue reading “Press freedom advocates win victory in case arising from Epstein sexual abuse charges”

Facing Gannett, GateHouse Merger, NewsGuild Renews Commitment to Save Local News

For Immediate Release, Aug. 5, 2019

 Contact: Sally Davidow
(202) 434-1162

Bernie Lunzer
(202) 258-3231

Aug. 5, 2019 – The NewsGuild-CWA is watching with concern the announced acquisition Monday of Gannett by New Media Investment Group, the owner of GateHouse Media.

In recent years, news company mergers have resulted in a degradation of news coverage and a reduction of jobs. Mergers like this one have resulted in the creation of news deserts and the reduction of coverage of high school sports, city council meetings, and the watchdog function news organizations play in American society.

In the face of the merger, The NewsGuild is renewing its commitment to fight for journalism that enables communities to hold local government and business accountable, that tells the stories of neighborhoods and unites the people. The NewsGuild is determined to save local news. Continue reading “Facing Gannett, GateHouse Merger, NewsGuild Renews Commitment to Save Local News”

Alden Suffers Stinging Defeat in Effort to Take Over Gannett

May 16, 2019 – Alden Global Capital, the hedge fund known as “the destroyer of newspapers,” suffered a stinging defeat on Thursday when Gannett shareholders rejected its hostile takeover bid.

The NewsGuild-CWA, which called had called on Gannett shareholders to reject Alden’s take-over efforts, was thrilled with the news. Continue reading “Alden Suffers Stinging Defeat in Effort to Take Over Gannett”

On World Press Freedom Day, NewsGuild urges rejection of Alden’s hostile bid for Gannett

For Immediate Release: May 2, 2019

Contact: Bernie Lunzer
202-258-3231
Sally Davidow
sdavidow@cwa-union.org; 202-368-3324
Tony Mulligan (Denver Rally)
dng@denvernewspaperguild.org; (303) 956-1255
Stevie Blanchard (Detroit Rally)
stevie@detroitguild22.org; (928) 380-0286
World Press Freedom Day
#SaveLocalNews

WASHINGTON, DC – On World Press Freedom Day, The NewsGuild-CWA – warning of the danger to local news coverage in communities across the United States – will urge Gannett shareholders to reject a looming hostile takeover bid by Alden Global Capital, a New York hedge fund. Continue reading “On World Press Freedom Day, NewsGuild urges rejection of Alden’s hostile bid for Gannett”

Journalists of Hartford Courant announce union organizing campaign

For Immediate Release: Feb. 11, 2019

Contact: Kathleen McWilliams
courantguild@gmail.com
203-293-5482

 

Journalists of Hartford Courant announce union organizing campaign


Hartford, Conn. – Journalists of the award-winning Hartford Courant took a major step Monday toward forming a union, the Hartford Courant Guild, part of The NewsGuild-CWA.

Organizers for the union filed a petition for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board and also requested voluntary recognition from Tribune Publishing, the paper’s parent company. Continue reading “Journalists of Hartford Courant announce union organizing campaign”