The interpreter and translator professions are not new, yet inconsistent industry standards have been developed by those who employ us to determine the best skill level for the work that we do. Since 1981, as NewsGuild members, we have fought to raise the standards for our work. We need to be able to provide the […]
By the Digital First Media Workers DENVER — Employees at one of the nation’s biggest news organizations have joined to fight Wall Street’s ongoing attack on quality journalism.
By Benjamin Mullin Poynter.org During his trip to the Korean Demilitarized Zone Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson excluded the pool reporter representing U.S. networks from a meeting, allowing a team from Fox News to be admitted instead. Read the full story on Poynter.org –>
By the Pacific Media Workers Guild The determination is a major — though preliminary — win for the Guild, which has been working to help immigration interpreters fighting for their job rights. Officials at the National Labor Relations Board have found that immigration court interpreters should be considered employees rather than independent contractors. The determination […]
Professional staff at the Roosevelt Institute, a think tank to advance the vision of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, has moved to unionize with The NewsGuild of New York. In a mission statement presented to senior management, Roosevelt Institute employees cited the importance of the Institute’s nationally recognized work on social and economic equality, while recognizing […]
The NewsGuild-CWA has a lengthy history in the pursuit of the importance of social justice. Starting with Heywood Broun, who wrote a column calling for a union for journalists, the Guild has always been out front advocating for human rights. Historically, Guild conventions, whose delegates are elected by local members in a secret ballot, routinely […]
Movements do not happen without building coalitions. And, for change to happen, it takes the work of many constituent groups. The NewsGuild is not only a labor union advocating for worker rights. The Guild also fights for a free and fair press and civil and human rights for all. As members of such coalitions, the Guild […]
Thirteen Guild-CWA bargaining units representing newsroom, advertising, circulation, and production departments at Digital First Media opened joint negotiations for a wage increase Thursday in Denver. Union negotiators proposed a $1 per hour raise for all employees effective July 1. Management offered no proposal, stating that budgeting is under way for the next fiscal year that […]
Both Papers Are Owned By GateHouse Media Following on the heels of a vote in Lakeland, journalists at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune voted by a margin of 22–16 to become the second Florida paper to become members of The NewsGuild-CWA. Both papers are owned by GateHouse Media.
Judges: The Reports of the Death of Journalism are Greatly Exaggerated Anyone who reads the works of the winners of the Freedom awards for 2015 would see the state of reporting is not sad, but amazing. At a ceremony held December 7, 2016, reporter Terrence McCoy was awarded a plaque and a $5,000 check for […]