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NATIONAL — Yesterday, NBC News management abruptly and illegally laid off several union journalists without providing us any advance notice or rationale. HR representatives promptly ended a call when stewards demanded an explanation for the terminations. 

Decisions like this undermine the essential work of NBC News and MSNBC employees and show a lack of care for the integrity and sustainability of our newsrooms. 


NATIONAL — Reuters journalists, photographers, videographers, copy editors, producers and technicians, part of the Reuters Guild represented by The NewsGuild of New York, voted unanimously to ratify their new contract with the company, Reuters America LLC, on December 28, 2022. 


The NewsGuild of New York—CWA Local 31003, with a membership as diverse as our city, seeks experienced, New York City-based Local Representatives with organizing, bargaining, and strike experience who is ready to work alongside and coach media workers as we collectively build power in a rapidly changing industry. 


NEW YORK — The New York Times Guild has announced their official decision to walk out tomorrow, Thursday, December 8, due to the company’s failure to bargain in good faith, reach a fair contract agreement with the workers and meet their demands. The Times Guild bargaining committee offered to stay at the table for as long as it took to reach a deal and avert the walk-out, but management walked away from the table a little before 7 PM ET and refused to return, with five hours to go. 


NEW YORK — Workers at the New York Times returned to the bargaining table Tuesday for the first bargaining session with the company following the announcement of their walk-out pledge, which was signed by more than 1,100 members of the unit, with a number of signatures coming in after the workers took the pledge public. Today’s bargaining was a planned session; the company has otherwise refused to enter into additional marathon bargaining, which the members requested in their letter to CEO Meredith Kopit Levien and Publisher A.G. Sulzberger as a way to reach a decision on a contract before their planned one-day walkout on Thursday, December 8. 


NEW YORK — A supermajority of workers have signed a pledge to walk out for one day if a deal is not reached by next Thursday, December 8. The walkout will be the first full day work stoppage from the newsroom employees since the late 70s, with a brief hour-long and lunch time walkouts in 2011 and 2017. 


Jon Schleuss, president of The NewsGuild-CWA, and Susan DeCarava, president of the NewsGuild of New York released the following statement regarding Gannett’s announcement of layoffs on December 1, 2022. 


NEW YORK — As Reuters hosts global leaders from across the world for its annual Reuters NEXT forum, the company’s workers and journalists will stage a two-day informational picket outside of the event in Midtown Manhattan. 


The NewsGuild, an affiliate of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and a dynamic, member-led union, seeks a highly experienced and motivated campaign lead as a lead organizer on a comprehensive corporate campaign.

The position is initially slated to last a year but is subject to possible extension.


NATIONAL — NewsGuild of New York members at Thomson Reuters announced today that a supermajority of union members voted in favor of authorizing their bargaining committee to call a strike if their employer continues bargaining in bad faith. The vote took place across two days, Thursday, November 3 2022 to Friday, November 4, 2022. Eighty percent of the bargaining unit participated in the vote and 81% voted in favor of the strike authorization.