Advancement Project

A new unit at the Guild, finalizing their union election on January 10, 2017. Advancement Project staff are working towards a first contract. Unit staff will be added as soon as they are elected!

President’s Notebook: Activism, new units dominate WBNG’s Nov. EC Meeting

The executive council of the Washington-Baltimore News Guild on Tuesday, Nov. 7, voiced unanimous support for members to volunteer on a number of issues, from communications, bargaining, finance and organizing to strategic planning and civil and human rights.  ACTION: The WBNG is planning a major informational picket, featuring the CRUSH FUNK BRASS BAND, from 12:30 pm to […]

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State of the Union, October 2017

With the ratification of a tentative agreement at The American Prospect expected to take place shortly and the signing of a first contract at the FP Group, the Washington-Baltimore News Guild will have in place 32 collective bargaining agreements with 31 employers. Only two of these WBNG units are working under expired contracts, with Guild-covered […]

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State of the Union

With the announcements that staff at Raw Story Media, The Real News Network, and the Democratic Socialists of America all have received voluntary recognition of the Guild as their exclusive bargaining representative, the WBNG roster now shows 36 individual shops.    Local 32035 is in negotiations over initial contracts with: The FP Group (, where […]

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Local Updates, Bargaining and Organizing!

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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WBNG Collective Bargaining Update

With the staff of the Georgia AFL-CIO having recently signed a three-year agreement, the Washington-Baltimore News Guild now has 30 shops on its roster. The Peach State’s labor federation contract will expire March 30, 2020. In other local action: The 35-member unit at the Center for Popular Democracy, which ratified its first Guild contract the […]

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WBNG Wins Representation Vote at Advancement Project

The Washington-Baltimore News Guild has added a 30th shop to the local’s slate of bargaining units. Employees of the Advancement Project on Jan. 10 voted 11-2 in favor of WBNG representation. The civil rights organization that works “on-the-ground… to develop and inspire community-based solutions” has its national headquarters in Washington and an office in Los […]

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Unit Facts - At a Glance

Unit Leadership Vice Chair: Ali Afrah
Phone: 917-549-8509

Local Staff Representative Cet Parks Contracts & Documents Contract December 19, 2018 - February 4, 2021 Contract June 1, 2021 - February 4, 2024 Appendix Wage Chart June 1, 2021 - February 4, 2024