Guild News

2020 Front Page Awards Winners

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The Washington-Baltimore News Guild Local 32035 is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Front Page Awards. These awards recognize outstanding contributions in the fields of journalism, photography, artwork, design and data published or accomplished in 2019. This year’s contest saw a historic number of entries as well as record participation in units from across the […]

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Capital Gazette staff rally on Labor Day to save local news

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Friends and colleagues, The Chesapeake News Guild, representing the unionized staff of the Capital Gazette, invites you to join us and say goodbye to our newsroom, to be closed this year by corporate owner Tribune Publishing. The Capital newspaper has had a presence in Annapolis since the 1800s. But Tribune, a publicly-traded company, which as […]

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Next GM & EC Meeting is Saturday, September 26, 2020

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The next General Membership Membership  meeting will be on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 10 AM, followed by the Executive Board meeting.  Both meetings will be conducted via Zoom Video Conferencing.  Information to connect to Zoom will be provided by an invite.  Guild Unit Chairs, please encourage your unit members to participate.  Two key agenda […]

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Statement on Police Violence Directed at Journalists

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June 1, 2020 Shock and dismay cannot begin to describe our reaction to reports we have seen from around the nation showing police directing gratuitous violence at journalists. These reporters, photographers, and producers, were on the scene covering the protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Journalists and others have photographed […]

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The Threat of Alden Global Capital

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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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Lambda Legal signs first contract

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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

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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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2018 Guild Service Award Winners

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  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

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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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International Union of Police Associations vote

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WASHINGTON (Sept. 18, 2020) — The Washington-Baltimore News Guild (WBNG), a unit of the News Guild and the Communications Workers of America- AFL-CIO, has passed a resolution calling on the AFL-CIO to end its affiliation with the International Union of Police Associations (IUPA). The resolution, which was passed on September 3 in a special member […]

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