National Labor College to Close
The board of the National Labor College on Nov. 12 voted to shut down the school, which has been on the Silver Spring campus of the George
Meany Center for Labor Studies since 1971. Initially partnered with Antioch University, it became a full-fledged college in 1997. About a dozen workers at NLC are covered by a Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild contract. Full story
Guild Members Ratify Post Pact
WBNG members at the Washington Post on Nov. 7 voted overwhelmingly to approve a new collective bargaining agreement. The one-year contract took effect immediately after the vote.
Guild-Based Freelancer Network
The Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild has established a network that provides professional, financial, and peer support to media workers, freelance writers, bloggers, authors, photographers, and multimedia specialists. The new freelancers organization was launched in early November.
Asia-Based Solidarity Center
Member Pens Op-Ed on Rights
In an op-ed for the Toronto Globe and Mail, WBNG member Dave Welsh assails global apparel manufacturers for their continued lack of attention to workers' rights and safety in Bangladesh, as well as in Cambodia, where Welsh is based as the country director for the AFL-CIO Solidarity Center. Full story
Purchase of Post Finalized Amazon.com founder Jeffrey Bezos became the owner of the Washington Post on Oct. 1. With a price tag of $250 million, the newspaper and other assets are under control of Bezos’ private investment company. Slate – Washington Post Co.'s self-described "digital-first publication" – was not part of the purchase. Full story
Aug. 5 'Sale' story
Media Critic Endorses Publisher Candidate
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