Category : NewsGuild

Written on Aug, 13, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

2019.08.13   An independent committee has ordered an unprecedented re-run of the election for president of The NewsGuild (TNG), in which all CWA Canada members were eligible to vote. TNG-CWA’s Sector Election and Referendum Committee (SERC), following an exhaustive investigation, determined that the Canadian Media Guild (CMG), contrary to its constitutional obligations, had “provided deeply flawed and unreliable membership information” …

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Written on Aug, 12, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Facing Gannett, GateHouse Merger, NewsGuild Renews Commitment to Save Local News  

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Source: The NewsGuild NewsGuild Wins Prestigious President’s ‘Hat’ Award for Organizing at CWA Convention

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Written on Aug, 12, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

SERC DECISION REGARDING ELECTION CHALLENGES TO 2019 ELECTION FOR GUILD PRESIDENT August 12, 2019 Introduction On May 16, 2019, the TNG-CWA Sector Election and Referendum Committee [SERC] certified the results of the 2019 referendum election and declared Bernie Lunzer duly elected as President of The NewsGuild-CWA. The certified election results showed 1,282 votes for Lunzer and 1,021 for Jon Schleuss. …

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Written on May, 06, 2019 by in , | Leave a comment

Source: newsguild.org May 2, 2019 – On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, The NewsGuild-CWA will warn of the danger to local news coverage in communities across the United States and urge Gannett shareholders to reject a looming hostile takeover bid by Alden Global Capital, a New York hedge fund. Alden, reviled as a “destroyer of newspapers,” owns Digital First …

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Written on Feb, 28, 2019 by in , , | Leave a comment

An activist with a new Local has emerged as challenger for leadership of The NewsGuild (TNG) that will be decided in a spring election in which all members of CWA Canada are eligible to vote. Jon Schleuss, 31, is running against President Bernie Lunzer, 61, who has held the position since 2008. TNG, a sector of the Communications Workers of …

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Written on Jan, 26, 2019 by in , | Leave a comment

CWA Canada President Martin O’Hanlon tells the NewsGuild-CWA Sector Conference that 2019 will be a two-front war for quality journalism and press freedom.  An upsurge in union organizing among journalists and other news industry employees will be the focus of a panel discussion and a question-and-answer session at The NewsGuild-CWA Sector Conference on Saturday, Jan. 26. Video of the session …

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Written on Jan, 25, 2019 by in , | Leave a comment

An upsurge in union organizing among journalists and other news industry employees will be the focus of a panel discussion and a question-and-answer session at The NewsGuild-CWA Sector Conference on Saturday, Jan. 26. Video of the session will be aired at about 4 p.m. on Facebook.

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Written on Sep, 07, 2017 by in , , | Leave a comment

  Source: newsguild.org/mediaguild Sept. 6, 2017 – Charges have been dropped against radio reporter Dan Heyman, who was arrested May 9 after he persisted in asking questions of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in a hallway at the West Virginia capitol. “The State has determined, after a careful review of the facts, that Mr. Heyman’s conduct, while it may …

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Written on Jan, 24, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Source: cwa-union.org TNG-CWA President Bernie Lunzer was re-elected to a third term last week, but he won’t be known as president of The Newspaper Guild-CWA. He’s now the president of The NewsGuild-CWA, a name that conference delegates agreed was better suited for the changing news industry and the diversity of Guild units. The new name isn’t exactly a 21st-century innovation. Lunzer …

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