Gannett’s furloughs jeopardize the public’s health

March 30, 2020 – “People need reliable local news during this crisis — they need to know where the tests are, which hospitals are overwhelmed and how many of their neighbors have died. They need reporters holding federal, state and local officials accountable,NewsGuild-CWA President Jon Schleuss said on Monday.  Continue reading “Gannett’s furloughs jeopardize the public’s health”

For the future of their newsroom, staff of Delaware Online, News Journal move to unionize

March 4, 2020 – The staff of Delaware Online and Delaware News Journal said Monday they are forming a unit of the NewsGuild-CWA to preserve the quality of their coverage and to fight for the future of their newsroom. Continue reading “For the future of their newsroom, staff of Delaware Online, News Journal move to unionize”

Announcing union campaign, journalists of southwest Florida see hope for the future

Feb. 24, 2020 – The journalists of The Naples Daily News, The News-Press, The Banner and the Marco Eagle announced Monday they are forming a union and asked management to voluntarily recognize the Southwest Florida News Guild as a unit of The NewsGuild-CWA. Continue reading “Announcing union campaign, journalists of southwest Florida see hope for the future”

Journalists of Palm Beach Post, Daily News: ‘We’re unionizing.’

Feb. 19, 2020 – Journalists at The Palm Beach Post and The Palm Beach Daily News announced Tuesday that they are unionizing their newsrooms, adding to the surge of organizing among news industry employees.  In a letter to management, they requested voluntary recognition of their newly formed unit of The NewsGuild-CWA from the newspapers’ parent company, Gannett.  Continue reading “Journalists of Palm Beach Post, Daily News: ‘We’re unionizing.’”

Seeking more local control, Springfield journalists announce they’re forming a union

Jan. 7, 2020 – The journalists of Springfield, Missouri’s leading newspaper took action to get some local control over local news on Monday: They announced they’re forming a union. Continue reading “Seeking more local control, Springfield journalists announce they’re forming a union”

NewsGuild asks Gannett board to report on its commitment to journalism

Dec. 17, 2019 – Members of the NewsGuild-CWA have submitted a shareholders’ proposal to Gannett’s Board of Directors asking the company to prepare an annual “journalism report” detailing its commitment to its core product – news. Continue reading “NewsGuild asks Gannett board to report on its commitment to journalism”

The GateHouse-Gannett Merger: Bad News

Statement by NewsGuild-CWA 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 14, 2019

Washington, D.C. – “The vote by shareholders approving the merger of GateHouse Media and Gannett is bad news.

“The deal is bad for journalists, it’s bad for readers and it’s bad for the future of local journalism,” said NewsGuild-CWA President Bernie Lunzer. “Local papers will likely vanish, jobs will be slashed, and reporting will suffer.” Continue reading “The GateHouse-Gannett Merger: Bad News”