NewsGuild statement on Israeli government bombing of media organizations offices

The NewsGuild-CWA condemns the Israeli government’s attack on media organizations in Gaza in the strongest possible terms. The intentional bombing of offices housing the Associated Press and Al Jazeera was a blatant attack on press freedom that was clearly intended to prevent independent reporting on the government’s actions. It violates international law.

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Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative is forming a union

Update: April 16, 2021 – Management agreed to voluntarily recognize the Beacon Union, staffers announced today.

Staffers at Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative announced Wednesday that they have decided to form a union as part of the Minnesota Newspaper & Communications Guild.

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Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is unionizing

Update – April 30, 2021: The MNC Union announced April 30, 2021 that the union won the vote, writing, “Despite the delays, and the waste of MCN resources on an anti-union attorney, the votes are in and they’ve been counted: we now have a formally certified union!”

Workers at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits announced March 12 they a unionizing with the Minnesota Newspaper & Communications Guild, a local of The NewsGuild-CWA. The announcement came two days after they asked management of the organization to grant voluntary recognition during a biweekly staff meeting.

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Two wins in one day: Markup Union receives voluntary recognition

Oct. 16, 2020 – Staffers of The Markup, a nonprofit digital publication that covers the ethics and impact of technology on society, announced Friday that they have formed Markup Union. It was the second union victory of the day, following an overwhelming vote by the journalists of the Dallas Morning News and Al Día to form the Dallas News Guild. Continue reading “Two wins in one day: Markup Union receives voluntary recognition”

A joint statement on Tribune Publishing’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders

May 22, 2020 – The NewsGuild-represented units of Tribune Publishing issued a joint statement Friday after shareholders approved two permanent additions to the board of directors that consolidated Alden Global Capital’s power over the company. It appears below. Download the PDF. Continue reading “A joint statement on Tribune Publishing’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders”

Congrats, Pulitzer Prize Winners

Statement from Jon Schleuss, President, NewsGuild-CWA on Announcement of the 2020 Pulitzer Awards:

May 4, 2020 – “On behalf of more than 24,000 members of the NewsGuild, we extend warm congratulations to all the winners and finalists of the 2020 Pulitzer Awards. We are particularly proud of The NewsGuild members who won or were finalists. Journalists run to the story, even during a pandemic. Your dedication continues to advance our craft, benefiting us all.” Continue reading “Congrats, Pulitzer Prize Winners”