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07/15/2024

NEW YORK –  Unionized journalists at Lifehacker, Mashable, and PCMag – who were  prepared to walk out for the duration of Amazon’s July Prime Day Event, July 16 and 17 –  have reached a tentative three-year contract deal with parent company Ziff Davis that lifts guaranteed wages by up to 3 percent and includes industry-leading AI protections.

06/27/2024

NEW YORK –  Unionized editorial workers at the Daily Beast, represented by The NewsGuild of New York, have reached a collective bargaining agreement with the company that, among other things, lifts wages for all members and provides extra pay for those who choose to take buyouts.

06/26/2024

NEW YORK  –  In a resounding display of solidarity and as an investment in the future of their union, members of The NewsGuild of New York have overwhelmingly approved a permanent dues rate of 1.75%.

06/05/2024

TRENTON – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed into law a bill rolling back significant portions of the Open Public Records Act (OPRA), ignoring the pleas of hundreds of NewsGuild members, community organizers and members of the public calling for the state to protect this vital tool of transparency.

05/29/2024

NEW YORK – Unionized journalists at the Daily News have approved a vote of no confidence against the paper’s Executive Editor, Andrew Julien, who has sat back and watched as the paper’s owner, predatory hedge fund Alden Global Capital, drains resources from their newsroom.

Statements

04/03/2024

NEW YORK – Unionized journalists of color at Forbes magazine continue to be paid less than their white counterparts – and that divide has widened, according to a new study by Forbes Union and The NewsGuild of New York.

03/19/2024

NEW YORK - Instead of coming to the table ready to bargain in good faith Tuesday, Condé Nast executives chose to bring no new contract proposals, and to instead add five more names to their list of union employees they want to lay off.

03/18/2024

NEW YORK – With today’s news that Minute Media will be taking over as publisher of Sports Illustrated, SI’s unionized journalists say they welcome the change and look forward to remaining part of the storied brand’s future.

03/11/2024

NEW YORK – The NewsGuild of New York strongly opposes NJ bills S2930 and A4045, which would decimate the New Jersey Open Public Records Act and roll back vital avenues used to hold the powerful accountable and bring information to the public.

02/27/2024

The New York Post is reporting that ABG is considering a deal that would result in The Arena Group keeping the rights to operate Sports Illustrated while going through with its widely publicized plans to gut our staff and eliminate our union. If this comes to pass, then it would represent the true death of SI. 

01/29/2024

NEW YORK – The NewsGuild of New York and Sports Illustrated Union took legal action against The Arena Group on Thursday, accusing the company of targeting employees for immediate termination because of their union activity.

10/16/2023

NEW YORK –  Unionized journalists at ProPublica are demanding that the nonprofit’s management halts future collaboration with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on its investigative series about the Phillips respirator recall until the strike is over.

08/03/2023

NEW YORK – In response to Gannett’s second quarter earnings call this morning, where the company announced that digital subscription revenue had returned to growth over the past three months, Gannett union members and NewsGuild leadership released the following statements. The NewsGuild-CWA represents more than 50 Gannett bargaining units, covering more than 1,000 employees.

07/12/2023

NEW YORK – The NewsGuild of New York released the following statement from President Susan DeCarava in response to the historic vote to elect Claude Cummings Jr. as the next President and Ameenah Salaam as the next Secretary-Treasurer of the Communications Workers of America, the parent union of The NewsGuild-CWA. Cummings will be the union’s first-ever Black President. Salaam is the first Black person to hold the Secretary-Treasurer post.

In The News

06/17/2024

When Daily Beast management – led by our new corporate partners Ben Sherwood and Joanna Coles – informed us several weeks ago they were looking to slash staff in our newsroom, our bargaining team went right to work.

We successfully negotiated a robust buyout plan for our members, giving them the chance to decide for themselves if they wanted to leave the company. Twenty-five unit members, or roughly 70 percent of our unit, applied for the buyout. Our members now have a seven-day window to accept the buyout or rescind their application, which will mean the total number of members who choose to leave could change.

We have also won job security for unit members who choose to stay with the Company. Because we expect to exceed $1.5 million in payroll savings through the buyouts, unit members will be protected from any layoffs through Dec. 31, 2024.

We have also struck a tentative two-year collective bargaining agreement with the Company that benefits all of our members, whether they are choosing to take a buyout or staying. We have achieved retroactive pay increases from January 1 for all members. For members who are staying, the contract lifts wages for the lowest earners by at least 4% in 2024 (4.5% in 2025); mid-range earners by 2.5% in 2024 and 3% in 2025; higher-paid earners by 1% in 2024 and 1.5% in 2025; and top-paid workers by .5% in both years.

We have been in the driver's seat of this process since Sherwood and Coles arrived at the Beast. We have battled with Company lawyers, demanded information in the face of uncertainty, and have won the fight for our colleagues to design their own futures. The security and dignity we’ve afforded our colleagues affirms that our work is valuable and empowering. No matter how many members accept the buyout, our work as a Union will continue. Managers come and go, but we, the Daily Beast Union, are here to stay.

11/17/2021

From Poynter:  Workers at the three New York Times unions — the Times Guild, Times Tech Guild, and Wirecutter Union — rallied outside the Times building Tuesday in protest of what they say are anti-union tactics by company management.

 

11/16/2021

From the NYTimes:  More than 100 New York Times workers and their supporters protested outside The Times’s Manhattan headquarters on Tuesday, accusing the company of delaying contract talks.

11/08/2021

From the NYTimes:  Union members at Wirecutter, a product review website owned by The New York Times Company, said on Monday that they were prepared to stop work during the busy shopping period around Black Friday if a deal for a contract was not reached. 

08/31/2021

From The Daily Beast:  Staffers at the popular business publication Fortune planned to strike outside the magazine’s first in-person conference in years, ultimately forcing its postponement.