Today's Top Stories

Busy Multi-Council Meeting Keeps Members on Their Toes

Sixty-two Guild members from across the country, from union veterans to and brand-new local officers, convened in Orlando last weekend for a busy agenda of workshops and presentations, from training on bargaining under the Affordable Care Act to a discussions about activism as Guild members, stopping  workplace bullying, growing the Guild and much more. Based on his own and members' reviews, "I think it was a huge success," Guild President Bernie Lunzer said. 

Kaplan English Teachers Overwhelmingly Ratify 1st Contract

A nearly two-year fight for a fair, first contract for English as a second language teachers at Kaplan in New York City, the unit has overwhelmingly ratified an agreement that provides raises and workplace protections. “While this contract is far from perfect, it will provide job protections and benefits and have a powerful impact on Kaplan teachers in New York City and across the country.” said Emily Lessem, a teacher who chairs the New York Guild unit at the school. Photo: Happly Kaplan teachers after the vote to form their bargaining unit in 2012.

Guild Members Shine as Winners of 2014 Pulitzer Prizes

Once again, more than half of the Pulitzer Prizes announced today went to journalists in Newspaper Guild-represented newsrooms, with both individual members and Guild-represented staffs named as top winners and finalists. "We take enormous pride in the fact that Guild members and the news organizations they work for represent the very best of American journalism," TNG-CWA President Bernie Lunzer said. "The Pulitzers, like the Guild's coveted Heywood Broun award, illustrate how and why quality journalism is essential to our democracy. You don't get an informed citizenry by recycling news releases online. And that's what fills a lot of space when newsrooms are cut to the bone. The Guild is committed to the fight to preserve -- and restore -- good jobs for dedicated journalists like today's winners." Photo: New York Times photographer and Guild member, Josh Haner, gets an ovation from colleagues for his Pulitzer. Photo by Richard Perry/The New York Times.