Roanoke Times criticized for coverage of sexual harassment suit

ROANOKE, Va. — Journalists of The Roanoke Times and Laker Weekly are united in denouncing The Roanoke Times’ recent news coverage of a wrongful termination suit brought against the newspaper by a former human resources worker who alleged a current newsroom manager sexually harassed her and others. The Roanoke Times coverage of the lawsuit, which […]

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Next EC Board Meeting is June 17, 2020

The next EC  meeting will be on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 7pm.  The meeting will be conducted via Zoom Video Conferencing due to COVID-19.  Information to connect to Zoom will be provided by a Zoom invite by the Guild at a later date if not sooner.

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Staff of Southern Poverty Law Center wins union vote

Dec. 18, 2019 – The staff of the Southern Poverty Law Center won union recognition by a vote of 142-45 on Dec. 16, racking up an important victory for labor organizing in the south. The bargaining unit will encompass staffers across 11 SPLC offices in five states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi) and Washington D.C.

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Southern Poverty Law Center Staff Vote to Unionize

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2019 Contact: union.splc@gmail.com The SPLC Union Organizing Committee is excited to announce that its effort to unionize the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has prevailed. On December 16, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board conducted a ballot count. A majority of staff across 11 offices in five states and Washington […]

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Jon Schleuss wins NewsGuild election

FROM THE NEWSGUILD, OUR PARENT UNION:  Following a historic re-run of the national election, Schleuss wins 4-year term for NewsGuild-CWA International President by a 465-vote margin: 1,979 to 1,514. For Immediate Release | December 10, 2019Media Inquiries: Dan Gabor, dan.m.gabor@gmail.com | 610-742-4748 NEW YORK — Jon Schleuss, a data and graphics reporter at the Los Angeles Times, was elected […]

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The Threat of Alden Global Capital

The newspaper unions of Tribune Publishing — representing hundreds of employees across the company — are gravely concerned by Tuesday’s news that Alden Global Capital has purchased enough shares to make it the company’s largest shareholder. In an email to staff, Tim Knight, CEO of Tribune Publishing said: “A change of investor, even a large […]

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Southern Poverty Law Center files for union representation

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Staff at the Southern Poverty Law Center — a historic Civil Rights organization advancing social justice through legal, educational and advocacy efforts primarily in the Deep South — are forming a union. A supermajority of employees spanning SPLC’s 11 offices across five states and Washington, D.C., today filed a union election petition […]

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ELECTION ADVISORY

TO: All Local Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers and Administrative Officers FROM: Marian Needham, Executive Vice President DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 RE: ELECTION ADVISORY issued by the Sector Election and Referendum Committee (SERC) The Sector Election and Referendum Committee advises locals that federal law prohibits the use of union or employer funds to promote or criticize any […]

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Reminder: Front Page Awards 9/26!

All are invited to join us in celebrating our Front Page Award Winners at our Awards Ceremony on 9/26/2019.  6:30-8:30 MindSpace 1301 K Street NW Washington, DC 20005 Program Starts at 7 p.m. Please RSVP via EventBrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/front-page-awards-by-washington-baltimore-new-guild-tickets-70668775209 so we have enough food and beverages. Questions? Please contact Peter Brusoe at PWBrusoe@gmail.com 

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Lambda Legal signs first contract

On Monday, Lambda Legal announced its inaugural contract! From the unit:    Two years ago, Lambda Legal staff made the decision to unionize after learning firsthand how tenuous non-union employee protections can be. Today, we announce the completion of our inaugural contract.   We are grateful for the support of our colleagues and advice of […]

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2019 Front Page Award Winners

The Washington-Baltimore News Guild Local 32035 is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Front Page Awards. These awards recognize outstanding contributions in the fields of journalism, photography and artwork published in 2018. Each entry was adjudicated by an outside panel of experts. The honorees will be recognized at a ceremony on September 26, […]

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WBNG Steward Training Opportunity!

We’re looking for a few good people to help represent our fellow WBNG employees – making sure their colleagues’ voices are heard, getting members the information they need, and enforcing the contract. DATE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 TIME: 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROVIDED LOCATION: 1225 I STREET NW, SUITE 300WASHINGTON, DC […]

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2018 Guild Service Award Winners

  The Washington-Baltimore News Guild Local 32035 is pleased to announce the 2018 Guild Service Award winners. The Guild Service Awards are as follows: Dan de Souza Memorial Award for Member of the Year; Nadine Grinder Memorial Award for Shop Steward of the Year; Unit Officer of the Year; Organizer of the Year; Bargaining Unit of the Year; Herb Block Award for Community […]

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2018 Front Page Award Winners

The Washington-Baltimore News Guild Local 32035 of the News Guild is pleased to announce the 2018 Front Page award winners. These awards recognize outstanding contributions in the fields of journalism, photography and artwork published in 2017. Each entry was adjudicated by an outside panel of experts. The honorees will be recognized at a ceremony this […]

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More urgent than ever

Last week was rough, with a new wave of furloughs, pay cuts and layoffs of journalists working hard to bring essential local news to their communities. That means our work to #SaveTheNews is even more urgent. Support is growing for our news industry stimulus campaign. The NewsGuild is working tirelessly to build bipartisan backing. Our […]

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