Units of the Washington-Baltimore News Guild
The AFL-CIO is not a union that bargains contracts for employees, but rather a federation of more than 50 affiliated unions.The federation has several distinct sections and sponsors many programs, all aimed at advancing social and economic justice for U.S. workers by enabling them to have a say on the job, as well as in […]
The AFT-NEROP shop, the former Office and Professional Employees International Union unit, has about three dozen organizers-in-training, organizers, and senior organizers. Shortly after affiliating with WBNG, the NEROP bargaining team was formed: new Guild members Malcolm Emerich, Sara Gordon, Jessie Leiken, and Local 32035 Executive Director Cet Parks.
American Nurses Association headquarters workers formed the independent Association Staff Union in 1994. In September 2000, the 120 staff members covered by an ASU contract voted to affiliate with the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild. The ANA workers have been covered by Guild contracts since February 2001.
The Washington-Baltimore NewsGuild represents about a dozen staff attorneys, communication specialists, accountants, programmers, and network administrators at the American Postal Workers Union headquarters. All of these Guild members are employed at the national union’s offices in Washington. TNG collective bargaining agreements have been negotiated for APWU’s professional staff since an organizing drive in 2000.
The 135 Guild members at the Baltimore Sun have a three-year union contract that protects and preserves many of the benefits gained over the years. The Sun, like virtually all other U.S. dailies has been hit hard in recent years by changing readership habits. But things have been especially dicey in Baltimore, where the parent ownership, […]
About two dozen BNA correspondents are based outside of the Washington area. They report on state regulations and legislation affecting labor, medical, insurance, and environmental issues. They are represented by the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild, which represents them on all issues of wages, benefits, and working conditions.
Despite its original name – the Bureau of National Affairs – the former “BNA” has never been a government entity. The Guild has been representing what are now “Bloomberg-BNA” employees since 1938, when Local 35 of the American Newspaper Guild signed a contract with United States News Publishing Corp., the precursor to U.S. News and […]
Change to Win is a coalition of American labor unions originally formed in 2005. The coalition currently consists of three member unions: The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT); Service Employees International Union (SEIU); and United Farm Workers (UFW). The Guild represents staff members at CtW.
Local 500 of the Service Employees International Union represents more than 6,700 security, maintenance, clerical, transportation and food service employees in the Montgomery County, Md., school system. Sixteen staffers, including an organizer, administrative employees, and field reps, are protected by a contract that is bargained and enforced by the Guild. WBNG and Local 500 management […]
The 49-member unit of CWA Local 2382, which had been representing workers at the headquarters of the National Association of Social Workers as a freestanding local, voted May 19-21, 2010, to merge with the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild. The WBNG Executive Council approved the merger in June 2010.
Radio Free Asia is a private, nonprofit corporation that broadcasts news and information to listeners in Asian countries where full, accurate, and timely news reports are unavailable. About 130 editors, reporters, technicians and others are protected by a contract that is bargained and enforced by the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild. The WBNG unit was organized at […]
The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) is a nonprofit dedicated to helping victims of sexual abuse. Employees of RAINN overcame a management anti-union campaign in 2014 and voted 32-6 in favor of representation by the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild. Almost all of the 45 Guild-covered workers are part-timers who directly counsel sex abuse victims […]
The Washington Post unit covers more than 1,000 members in the newsroom and commercial (non-news) divisions. In January 2010, the unit also begin representing employees from WPNI (washingtonpost.com). Unit members are reporters; advertising sales; copy editors; photographers; artists; computer operators — just to name a few. The people who help make The Washington Post a […]
The UFCW unit includes approximately 80 professional and support staff from a variety of Growth, Growth Support, and Administrative departments. The current contract also covers staff with professional responsibilities in locations across the country – including Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and New York.