April 24, 2020 – Members of the Blue Ridge NewsGuild, which represents journalists at the Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va., voted 14-0 to ratify a first contract with Lee Enterprises, the union announced on Friday. The collective bargaining agreement is the first in the paper’s 127-year history. “A new era at the paper begins now,” the union declared. Continue reading “Blue Ridge NewsGuild members ratify first contract”
March 9, 2020 – The Center for Public Integrity Union voted unanimously on March 6 to ratify a historic first contract with management of CPI, one of the country’s oldest nonprofit newsrooms. Continue reading “Center for Public Integrity Union ratifies historic first contract”
Jan. 2, 2020 – The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh has won a grievance protesting the Post-Gazette’s failure to pay for healthcare premium increases for the past two years, the local announced Dec. 30. Continue reading “Pittsburgh Local wins arbitration on health care premiums”
Dec. 16, 2019 – The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh will end a byline strike on Dec. 18, one month after it began the job action to protest “economic injustice and a hostile workplace.” Continue reading “As Pittsburgh Guild ends byline strike, union vows to keep up pressure”
This article first appeared on the website of Washington Post Guild.
Nov. 8, 2019 – Washington Post employees work hard every day to ensure that our company is a leader in the journalism industry. Members of our company’s union, The Washington Post Newspaper Guild, believe The Post should also lead the way in how it treats its staff.
Below is a copy of the announcement that first appeared on the website of LAT Guild.
Oct. 31, 2019 – Journalists of the Los Angeles Times voted 388 to 3 on Thursday to ratify the first collective bargaining agreement in the newsroom’s 138-year history. The contract will dramatically improve the quality of life for the journalists who produce The Times as well as help lift standards across the media industry. Continue reading “L.A. Times journalists ratify groundbreaking first contract”
Oct. 8, 2019 – The post below was written by John Hill and sent to the Arizona Republic Guild.
My name is John Hill. I’m a recently retired reporter of 39 years and former president of the Providence (R.I.) Newspaper Guild, a local that includes three GateHouse papers. During my time in Providence, the Journal was sold twice. I can’t emphasize how important it was that we had a guild to protect us from the newly arrived corporate “geniuses.” Continue reading “John Hill: ‘Without our union, we’d still be working under those draconian conditions‘”
Aug. 26, 2019 – Lambda Legal’s staff union announced the ratification of its first contract and issued the following statement:
“Two years ago, Lambda Legal staff made the decision to unionize after learning firsthand how tenuous non-union employee protections can be. Today, we announce the completion of our inaugural contract. Continue reading “Lambda Legal staff wins first contract”
July 27, 2019 – NewsGuild-CWA members at the Providence Journal and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette voted overwhelmingly to approve proposed contracts in separate votes Wednesday, ending years of difficult bargaining with GateHouse Media, the private equity fund that controls their newspapers. Continue reading “Providence, Worcester Guild units approve contracts with GateHouse”
June 10, 2019 – For the first time since their amazing organizing run started last year, union members representing the nine newly organized Tribune bargaining units met in one place. Continue reading “NewsGuild members at new Tribune units prepare for joint bargaining”