Newspaper Guild changes name; CWA President praises media workers

The Newspaper Guild sector conference delegates voted to change the name of The Newspaper Guild-CWA to The NewsGuild-CWA, reflecting media and union changes.

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The legacy of the great San Francisco newspaper strike of 1994

The solidarity demonstrated at the bargaining table and on the streets of San Francisco inspired the international unions involved to form a national level council of newspaper unions — the Newspaper Industry Coordinating Committee, or NICC. NICC fostered cooperation among the Guild, International Typographical Union, Teamsters and Graphic Communications International Union (pressmen) that had never occurred on a national level.

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TNG president requests meeting with Berkeley mayor to ensure journalist safety

The Newspaper Guild (TNG) president Bernie Lunzer sent a letter on Monday to Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and Police Chief Michael Meehan that expressed outrage about the brutal treatment that several journalists suffered at the hands of law enforcement officers during protests in Berkeley over the weekend.

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Fiscal challenges led to diminished San Mateo Times

Location and timing is everything for local journalism as it is for real estate. The San Mateo Times adhered to that principle for decades. And it proved quite profitable.

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Press Democrat purchase by locals is a lesson for Digital First Media

When a group of local investors bought the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the unionized news staff invested, too.

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Calling volunteers for 20th anniversary strike history committee

We are putting together a committee to decide how we’d like to honor the 20th anniversary of the San Francisco newspaper strike. Please volunteer.

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Why the Guild matters today

Good jobs, good benefits and a just society depend on workers acting together.

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J-school students face wage issues in bargaining and summer reporting

Ten student journalists began the 2014 edition of the Bay News Rising summer program by organizing their own bargaining unit at Local 39521 in San Francisco.

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Protest at GAP HQ highlights garment giant’s lack of humanity

Community activists gathered from across the Bay Area to protest the status of safety conditions and labor rights, outside the annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday at the GAP headquarters in San Francisco.

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Detroit Strike History: A Table Still Broken?

Guild freelancer Steve Early weighs in on The Broken Table: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and the State of American Labor by Chris Rhomberg — an account of one of labor’s biggest media industry defeats in decades.

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