Feb. 14, 2019, Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland unions rock … and so do their supporters.
More than 450 music fans and supporters of the Plain Dealer unit of the Northeast Ohio Newspaper Guild-CWA, Local 1, attended a sold-out show at Cleveland’s popular Beachland Ballroom concert club on Saturday, Feb. 9. Continue reading “Sold-out crowd rocks out in support of Plain Dealer Guild unit”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2018
Contact: Bernie Lunzer, President
Carl Hall, Executive Officer
NewsGuild Local 39521
Pacific Media Workers Guild
Alden Global Capital Siphoned Hundreds of Millions, Suit Alleges
Pulitzer-Prize Winners Condemn Practices
WASHINGTON, DC — New York hedge fund Alden Global Capital siphoned hundreds of millions of dollars from one of America’s largest news chains, damaging local news organizations to finance insider investment deals, according to a lawsuit filed recently in a Delaware court. Continue reading “Alden Global Capital Siphoned Hundreds of Millions, Suit Alleges; Pulitzer-Prize Winners Condemn Practices”
Feb. 23, 2018 – The U.S. government has agreed to reconsider the asylum petition of a Mexican journalist who faces near-certain death if he is forced to return to Mexico.
The decision by the Bureau of Immigration Appeals follows a campaign by more than 20 press freedom organizations, including the Guild, supporting Emilio Gutierrez’s request for asylum. Continue reading “Facing Death Threats, Mexican Journalist Seeks Asylum; Justice for Myanmar Reporters”
Feb. 22, 2018 – When a small gray car pulled up in front of the building that houses The Associated Press Washington Bureau in November, the red-shirted crowd on the sidewalk roared and held up signs, including a favorite: “AP’s health care proposal is enough to make you sick!” Continue reading “AP Employees Mobilize for Negotiations”
Feb. 22, 2018 – From the outside, the Washington Post seems to be flourishing.
Multi-billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought the company, moved the staff into a beautiful new building, and hired a staggering amount of new talent.
Yet the latest round of bargaining between Bezos and the Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild dragged on through last summer, fall and winter with miserly proposals from management and precious little movement. Continue reading “New Activism Takes Hold at the Post”
Feb. 22, 2018 – The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh broke with an 84-year precedent in January to decry an editorial that appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Martin Luther King Day. Continue reading “Pittsburgh Guild Repudiates Post-Gazette Editorial”
Feb. 22, 2018 – NewsGuild members at three suburban Chicago community newspapers have ramped up their fight for a good contract by seeking support in unexpected places. Continue reading “Staff of Chicago Community Papers Seeks Support in Unexpected Places”
Jan. 2, 2018 – Journalists at the Swindon Advertiser in England have begun a two-day strike to protest low pay and poor working conditions at the regional daily newspaper, which is owned by Newsquest, a subsidiary of Gannett. Continue reading “British Journalists at Swindon Advertiser Launch 2-Day Strike”
Dec. 21, 2017 – The Communications Workers of America and three workers filed a class-action lawsuit against T-Mobile, Amazon, Cox and hundreds of other large employers charging they illegally excluded older workers from receiving job ads on Facebook for positions at their companies.
Continue reading “Lawsuit Claims Hundreds of Employers Illegally Excluded Older Americans from Job Ads on Facebook”
Dec. 21, 2017 – Following discussions with AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, CWA President Chris Shelton reported that CWA-represented workers at AT&T will receive a $1,000 bonus. The announcement follows a union campaign to demand that CEOs increase workers’ pay in response to claims by GOP leaders that their corporate tax cut would result in pay increases of $4,000 per year.
Continue reading “CWA-Represented Workers at AT&T to Get $1,000 Bonus”