Guild News

WBNG Unit Organized at Raw Story

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Editorial staff at Raw Story Media, a Washington-based progressive online news organization, have received voluntary recognition of the Washington-Baltimore News Guild as their exclusive bargaining representative. “The group is excited to continue the wave of organizing among journalists across the United States,” Senior Editor David Ferguson and Staff Writer Elizabeth Preza wrote in a July […]

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Baltimore City Paper Joins The Guild

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Baltimore City Paper’s editorial staff has joined the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, the union representing members of the Baltimore Sun, Washington Post and other news organizations. All seven of the paper’s eligible employees joined the union; the editorial staff totals 10 people. Baltimore Sun Media Group, which bought the free alt-weekly in 2014, voluntarily recognized the […]

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RawStory.com Staffers Choose WBNG

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Staff of the online publication RawStory.com have petitioned for voluntary recognition from management with the Washington-Baltimore News Guild. Seeking greater workplace protections and clearer policies and guidelines around work responsibilities, seven of 10 staffers that should be eligible for a Guild bargaining unit signed a letter to management that was delivered June 19. A progressive investigative-journalism […]

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Local Updates, Bargaining and Organizing!

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With a contract set to expire June 10, the Washington Post Guild unit has established a bargaining committee: Freddy Kunkle (Newsroom chair), David DeJesus (Commercial chair), Pat Jacob, Sarah Mark, Stephen Richardson, Tim Smith, and Tom Jackman (alternate). The current Guild contract at the Post covers more than 850 workers. Rick Ehrmann has been the […]

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Number of BBNA Workers Under Guild Jurisdiction to Grow

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Bloomberg-BNA is absorbing the separate Bloomberg Government operation, which will result in 40 additional bargaining-unit employees, putting the number of workers in the  Guild’s jurisdiction at more than 700. About 10 BBNA employees will relocate to BGOV offices on K Street. Meanwhile, in a move affecting about 90 Guild-covered employees, BBNA is moving its Bethesda-based […]

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