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National Domestic Workers Alliance

Workers at the National Domestic Workers Alliance, members of CWA Local 1180, unanimously ratified their first union contract. This is a huge victory for the workers, who have been mobilizing virtually and in person to build power during the negotiations. The contract includes big improvements including significant wage raises, disability and retirement benefits, the addition or expansion of several types of leave, a progressive remote work policy, language providing support for workers who are going through the immigration process, and more. The workers are looking forward to working with management to make the improvements in this contract a reality.

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Reuters

Nearly 300 workers at the global news agency Reuters walked off the job last week for 24 hours in protest of management’s slow-walking contract renewal negotiations. This was the first major labor action by workers at the news agency in more than 30 years. The workers participated in this action to protest management’s offer of a guaranteed annual wage increase of only 1 percent, which would effectively mean a pay cut given the soaring cost of living. The company’s profits are at a record high and the company’s majority owner and billionaire chairperson, David Thomson, is one of the world’s richest people. Yet management’s latest miserly pay offer, coupled with their failure to engage with workers and use of stalling tactics in contract negotiations, represents how little the company values its workers and their contributions. The action is the latest in a series of increasingly tough actions journalists and other workers in media have taken in recent years to press management for a fair share. The unit, which includes journalists, photographers, videographers, copy editors, producers, and technicians, is part of the NewsGuild of New York (TNG-CWA Local 31003). Read more here.


Nearly 300 workers at Reuters, members of the NewsGuild of New York (TNG-CWA Local 31003), walked off the job last week for 24 hours in protest of management’s failure to negotiate a fair contract.