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10/05/2020

Today, after a marathon bargaining session over the weekend ending this afternoon, NewsGuild of New York members of The New Yorker reached a tentative agreement on just cause for the union’s first contract. Members achieved true just cause without an editorial exception — a loophole that Condé Nast and other media companies have been using in an attempt to undermine a decades-long standard in unionized newsrooms. 

09/30/2020

As New Yorker management refuses to agree to basic job security for its staff, the publication’s union plans informational picket of The New Yorker Festival. 

09/11/2020

The digital editorial employees of People Magazine won their union election after a digital vote count conducted by The American Arbitration Association (AAA) Friday afternoon. The overwhelming victory, 45-3, secured editorial staffers’ union representation with The NewsGuild of New York.

08/12/2020

As we enter another month of the COVID-19 global pandemic amid continuing uncertainty, one thing that has remained constant is our collective membership’s commitment to the important mission of delivering high-quality, timely, and important programming to the public.

Statements

10/16/2020

We, the staff of The Markup, are happy to announce that we have unionized with The NewsGuild of New York. Management responded to our request for voluntary recognition with an immediate and decisive yes, and full support for our union.

10/01/2020

The NewsGuild of New York is incredibly appreciative of the support that our New Yorker Union members have received this week from Senator Elizabeth Warren, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and former Attorney General Eric Holder—all of whom have decided that, in solidarity with the union’s fight for just cause, they will not be participating in scheduled New Yorker Festival events until New Yorker management agrees to grant this fundamental labor protection to their employees. Our thanks, too, to the countless New Yorker subscribers and fellow union members who have stepped up to show their support.

 

09/30/2020

Today The New Yorker Union announced a digital picket on the evening Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Elizabeth Warren were set to speak at The New Yorker Festival. Both congresswomen have agreed to decline their invitations to the festival in support of the union's fight for crucial Just Cause protections. The members of the editorial unions from Ars Technica, BuzzFeed News, New York Magazine, Pitchfork, Quartz, Wirecutter, and Ziff Davis stand in solidarity with the congresswomen and with the New Yorker Union.

09/08/2020

The racial, economic, and gender diversity of each of our workplaces has long been a priority for our members. It was, and remains, one of the most important reasons we organized in the first place: to have a voice in the growth and evolution of our work, we need true equity and inclusion. And negotiating over NewsGuild Diversity and Hiring proposals at Conde Nast has been a long process, beginning in early 2019, when the New Yorker Union first presented its Diversity and Inclusion proposal to David Remnick's bargaining team and Conde Nast representatives. 

08/26/2020

We have fought tirelessly over the last year to secure the future of our proud publication, while continuing to produce the quality journalism for which Sports Illustrated is known. During that time, Maven has gutted our staff and implemented an exploitative contributor model, undermining our editorial values and threatening our ability to uphold our high standard of work.

07/16/2020

Vox Media announced today it will be laying off members of the New York Magazine Union, despite cost-saving alternatives that would have saved jobs across the company. This includes a number of members who had already been furloughed or were working reduced hours for the last three months.

06/25/2020

Today, the New Yorker Union is undertaking a half-day work stoppage. From 9 A.M. to 1 P.M., union members will not participate in the production or the promotion of content for the print magazine or the Web site. We are withholding our labor to demand just cause in our contract, and in protest of management’s resistance to our proposal and refusal to provide us with information necessary for bargaining. If we do not receive a sufficient response from management on our just-cause proposal, we will be forced to take further action.

06/18/2020

Today, the Pitchfork Union is engaging in a half-day work stoppage. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST, union members will not publish or promote any new content on the website in protest of a blatant act of union-busting by Condé Nast and Pitchfork management.

06/03/2020

The NewsGuild of New York issues the following statement in response to a clear threat to the health and safety of journalists we represent. New York Times employees will send a letter directly to Times management about their concerns.

06/02/2020

As workers, as journalists, and as members of The NewsGuild of New York, we have witnessed shameful attacks on the civil rights and liberties of the people of this country, including brazen violations of the First Amendment. From the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and other Black people to the brutal attacks against those demanding justice, we are horrified and saddened by these hateful actions. These are not isolated tragedies and random violent acts; they are the result of centuries of anti-Black racism that shapes our nation’s history.

In The News

10/05/2020

From CNN | The New Yorker union celebrated Monday after reaching an agreement with owner Condé Nast for a specific labor protection in its contract shortly before a planned picket.

09/30/2020

From The New York Times | Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have pulled out of next week’s New Yorker Festival, the star-studded annual event held by The New Yorker magazine, in solidarity with unionized editorial staff members, who are planning a digital picket line.

09/20/2020

From Front Office Sports | Workers at some of the most recognizable digital sports websites have pushed to unionize even as union membership in the private sector is at its lowest point in 130 years.

09/03/2020

From NiemanReports | As an uprising against racism and discrimination swept across the nation’s newsrooms in recent months, one of the issues raised at many of the organizations in upheaval was pay equity.

08/11/2020

From In These Times, In The Gap Podcast | It’s hard to demand fair pay when you don’t actually know you’re being underpaid. Data engineer Megan shares her eye-opening and humbling experience with the practice of pay transparency on the job and explains how it ultimately empowered her at the negotiation table. Newly elected New York Guild President Susan DeCarava speaks on the importance of taking collective action against pay discrimination, and how pay transparency benefits everyone in the workplace, especially Black women.