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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.
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Continue reading “Newsletter: Guild members are winning so many contracts! “
June 8, 2020 – NewsGuild-CWA President Jon Schleuss and CWA District 2-13 Vice President Ed Mooney denounced racist actions by management of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette statement, which barred two prominent Black journalists from covering protests after the death of George Floyd and retaliated against other newsroom employees who supported them.
In response to management’s actions, NewsGuild members launched a letter campaign seeking Support for Post-Gazette Black Journalists. Continue reading “Denouncing management decisions at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette”
Jan. 17, 2020 – The NewsGuild-CWA has joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 56 other media organizations in denouncing restrictions on the press during the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Continue reading “NewsGuild joins groups denouncing restrictions on journalists covering impeachment”
By Lena Williams
Nov. 18, 2019 – At the beginning of November, four different news organizations released public opinion polls on consecutive days. Continue reading “The Press and the Problem with Public Opinion Polls”
Nov. 15, 2019 – The NewsGuild-CWA has joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Society of Professional Journalists and a coalition of more than 20 media organizations supporting a New York newspaper’s fight for attorneys’ fees after a state agency failed to promptly release documents in response to a Freedom of Information Law request. Continue reading “NewsGuild joins press freedom groups seeking attorneys’ fees in FOIL case”
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”
Aug. 9, 2019 – The NewsGuild-CWA joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and three dozen other organizations in signing a letter to members of Congress urging them to oppose the dramatic expansion of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982, one of the few laws that criminalizes the publication of truthful information about government activities. The bill expanding the law was recently rushed through Congress without meaningful debate, the letter said. Continue reading “Guild joins groups opposing expansion of Intelligence Identities Act”
Aug. 7, 2019 – The NewsGuild-CWA joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and two dozen other organizations filing a “friend of the court” brief in the case of Amadis v. Department of State, a federal Freedom of Information Act case on appeal to the DC Circuit. The case presents the first opportunity for the DC Circuit to address FOIA’s new “foreseeable harm” standard, which was added as part of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. Continue reading “Guild joins press freedom groups in FOIA brief”
July 22, 2019 – The NewsGuild-CWA has joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and a coalition of more than three dozen media organizations in opposing proposed changes to the EPA’s Freedom of Information Act regulations. In a July 9 letter, the coalition urged the Environmental Protection Agency to suspend implementation of the rule and to provide a public comment period of no fewer than 60 days. Continue reading “NewsGuild joins Reporters Committee and others to argue for revisions to EPA’s proposed FOIA policy”
This article first appeared on June 3, 2019, on DFMworkers.org.
By Julie Reynolds
June 4, 2019 – Legislative efforts to save local news continue in Washington after New York hedge fund Alden Global Capital’s failed takeover of the Gannett newspaper chain.
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) has vowed to “continue watching Alden closely.” Continue reading “Congress Dives Into Local News Crisis”