NewsGuild-CWA Sector Conference January 25-28

The NewsGuild Sector of CWA will hold it’s biannual Sector Conference in Orlando, Florida next month. The meeting is also where nominations take place for all Guild-wide officers. The International Chair Person, President and Executive Vice-President positions will take nominations along with the six regional Vice-Presidents. The conference narrows candidates for any position down to two candidates if necessary. After that, every Guild member can cast a ballot if there is a contest for a position. Anyone within a geographic region gets to vote for their VP when there is a contest. In addition to this primary piece of business Organizing is going to be the central focus of discussion. The NewsGuild has reason to celebrate its organizing victories along with the large number of first contracts that have been gained in the last year. Expanding on organizing and building better networks will be critical going forward. In the end it is about maintaining a strong, caring community for media workers.