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Registration is Open for March 3 - 6 New Local Officers Seminar

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:55pm
StaffJanuary 30, 2017The NewsGuild-CWA

To: Local Presidents, Treasurers and Administrative Officers

From: Bernard J. Lunzer, TNG-CWA President

Re: TNG-CWA Residential New Local Officers Seminar, March 3-6, 2017

Click HERE to download registration form.

TNG-CWA’s annual residential seminar for new local officers will be held March 3-6, 2017, at The Maritime Institute (MITAGS) located at 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090.

This seminar has proven invaluable to new Guild officers. The seminar is a concise “nuts and bolts” primer on the basic tools a new Guild local officer will most immediately need to begin functioning effectively, especially new Presidents and Treasurers. Between them they share much of the responsibility for the day-to-day operations of their locals.

Attendance is limited to small / medium sized locals without a full-time paid Administrative Officer, with priority to:

  • Small to medium size locals,

  • Up to 10 diversity participants on the same subsidy basis as small locals,

  • Large locals only if there is space available

The daily charges at the Institute (MITAGS) include dinner Friday night, three meals Saturday and Sunday and breakfast and lunch Monday. You can check in anytime between 3pm and 6pm on the 3rd, and you must check out no later than 11am on the 6th. TNG packets are provided at time of check-in from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

You will fly into Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) and enjoy complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. If you choose to drive to save money, you will enjoy complimentary parking at the Institute.

Click HERE for complete letter and more information.

Covering the Trump era – with shrinking newsrooms

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 12:15am
Ken DoctorNovember 29, 2016Politico

Even as the public acknowledges the need for more trustworthy reporting, newsrooms are being decimated  

Two Florida Newspapers Unionize Their Newsrooms

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 10:34am
Sean StrohNovember 10, 2016Editor & Publisher

The idea that the union is run on a business model and is trying to “make money itself” is of course typical corporate speak. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are about workplace democracies and yes, we require dues to accomplish what we do. But workers understand that, and in the end they know that it’s quite likely that when a new unit is formed the money will flow to them for years, until they get on their feet and are able to help struggling journalists in other papers. That’s what democracy looks like. Gatehouse is owned by a hedge fund that will get 20 percent per quarter for their investors whether that destroys newsrooms or not. We are not anti-management. Most of them are concerned too. -- Bernard Lunzer – TNG-CWA President

Election hotline

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 12:36pm
November 5, 2016The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

If you're a reporter and you've encountered a legal problem while trying to cover election events, please contact us. We can provide you with helpful information, and possibly get an attorney to appear in court for you.

Toledo Newspaper Guild members voted overwhelmingly today to authorize a strike at The Blade.

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 10:26am
November 4, 2016Toledo Deserves A Great Newspaper

Toledo Newspaper Guild members voted overwhelmingly today to authorize a strike at The Blade. Of those who voted, more than 90 percent were in favor of authorization.

Statement by TNG President Nolan Rosenkrans:

"In an act of solidarity today, Guild members showed a united front against The Blade and parent company Block Communication with an overwhelming vote in favor of strike authorization. This vote shows our determination to reach a fair contract.

"We hope that a strike will not be necessary, and believe a fair deal can be reached at the table with company negotiators. Today's vote, however, shows that we will not be backed into a corner. It's been 14 years without a raise, and we've suffered pay and benefit cuts repeatedly.

"We've negotiated for more than two years with Block Communications in an attempt to reach an agreement. The time to reach agreement is now."