WSJ union staging afternoon walkout

IAPE 1096, the union that represents Wall Street Journal editorial staffers, sent out the following to its members: You may have heard the rumors of another round of layoffs, this time in U.S. News. While we cannot confirm a definitive number of IAPE-represented cuts until the end of the day, we can confirm the rumors […]

Wirecutter union members approve new contract

Unionized journalists behind The New York Times’s Wirecutter have unanimously approved a new three-year contract. Wirecutter Union workers had been working under an expired contract since Feb. 28. Highlights of the contract include a new wage floor of $66,300, wages increases ranging from 9.5% to 18.5% over the life of the contract, a $3,000 ratification […]

Law360 union members issue vote of no confidence

Unionized journalists at Law360 say Teresa Harmon, vice president of legal news at LexisNexis,  has been a failure at the helm of the legal newsite, citing numerous serious issues including recent unlawful and purposeless layoffs, disrespectful bargaining tactics and a lack of any clear editorial vision for the news operation. Members of Law360 Union, represented […]

WSJ union authorizes strike vote

Independent Association of Publishers’ Employees board authorized a strike vote to be conducted by its members working at Dow Jones & Co. The member referendum will be the first such vote in the union’s 87-year history. “Today, the IAPE Board of Directors responded to a call for action,” said Local 1096 President Jodi Green. “That […]

Hillman Prizes awarded to Quartz, Bloomberg Businessweek

A project between Type Investigations and Quartz, as well as a Bloomberg Businessweek article about Dollar General working conditions have won 2024 Hillman Prizes. The award for reporting on racial and economic justice went to Aurora Almendral for “Merchants of Care,”  a project of Type Investigations and Quartz. The COVID-19 pandemic created an unprecedented staffing crisis […]

Union says Forbes pay gap has worsened

Unionized journalists of color at Forbes magazine continue to be paid less than their white counterparts, and that divide has widened, according to a new study by Forbes Union and The NewsGuild of New York. In its second year analyzing newsroom worker data, the Forbes Union’s pay equity study looked at the earnings of 111 […]

Child labor coverage wins Goldsmith Prize

Hannah Dreier of The New York Times has won the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting for her coverage of the rise of child labor in the United States. In this 20-month long investigation, Dreier uncovered a culture of careless disregard for child labor laws at construction sites, slaughterhouses and in factories across the country and […]

Politico taps Ukenye to cover labor beat

Politico has hired Lawrence Ukenye to cover the labor beat. He previously was a fellow at Politico. Ukenye co-authored “National Security Daily” and covered defense as an editorial intern. Before joining the newsroom, he wrote for The Daily Beast and Solitary Watch. A Maryland native, Ukenye attended DeMatha Catholic High School and later graduated from Temple University where […]

FT’s US editorial staff in dispute over pay raise

Journalists at the Financial Times in the United States are in dispute with management after seeking salary rises averaging just over $4,000 to cover the higher cost of living than UK counterparts, reports Bron Maher of journalism.co.uk. Maher reports, “FT US Guild argues cost of living differences between the UK and US mean their overall remuneration is […]

Law360 editorial workers stage one-day strike

Unionized editorial workers, represented by The NewsGuild of New York at LexisNexis-owned Law360, have walked off the job in a 24-hour work stoppage to protest layoffs. Law360 Union members will begin picketing at 12:30 p.m. at LexisNexis HQ, 230 Park Ave., in New York. Last month, LexisNexis executives congratulated themselves on the company achieving its […]