The Voice for Digital Journalists
Thousands of digital media workers already enjoy the benefits of being a NewsGuild-CWA member. Join us.
Bernie Lunzer, President of The NewsGuild-CWA, talks with Poynter about the value of a union voice for digital media workers.
Staff at the Guardian US recently joined The NewsGuild-CWA. Read about their successful organizing drive.
Through a “virtual” organizing drive, Truthout became the first online-only news website to unionize, joining The NewsGuild-CWA in 2009.
Join Your Peers in the Fight for Quality Journalism, Quality Jobs
Most digital journalists today juggle many jobs – reporting, writing, creating videos and posting to social media. Getting it all done often means working well outside business hours. There’s little time or energy left to pursue leads, dig deep and produce the high-quality journalism that is vital to readers.
Having a voice at work makes all the difference. A NewsGuild contract sets standards that make your job sustainable. Whether you’re concerned about job security, fair wages, health benefits, parental leave, vacation time or sick days, what matters to you is what matters to us. We don’t tell our members which battles to fight. We stand with you, support you with staff and financial resources and help you achieve your goals.
Fearless, dedicated advocates for Digital Journalists
The NewsGuild has proudly represented journalists for more than 80 years. No one else has our experience when it comes to bargaining strong contracts that meet the specific needs of media workers.
The NewsGuild counts nearly 2,000 digital journalists among the many thousands of news professionals we represent.
Organizing a new union is just the first step. Our objective is to improve our members’ worklife and we have the resources to make that happen. The NewsGuild is part of the powerful 600,000-member Communications Workers of America, which dedicates the vast majority of its resources to bargaining strong contracts.
Free High-Tech Training
Through CWA’s enterprising CWA/NETT program, NewsGuild members can take free courses in state-of-the-art technology, such as video editing, or access Lynda.com to keep skills up to date in today’s competitive job market.