Organizing Update

Southern California News Group

About 140 journalists at 11 publications that form the Southern California News Group voted in favor of forming the SCNG Guild on June 11. They will join the Media Guild of the West, TNG-CWA Local 39213.

The SCNG’s parent company is Alden Global Capital, the New York-based hedge fund notorious for slashing newsroom staffing and news coverage. But the bosses’ reputation hasn’t dampened the workers’ determination to fight for better pay and working conditions or their commitment to telling the stories of their communities.


140 editorial employees at about a dozen newspapers across Southern California voted 64-19 to join the Media Guild of the West, TNG-CWA Local 39213.

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Oxford University Press

Last week, workers at the New York office of Oxford University Press announced they had formed OUP USA Guild. They will join the News Media Guild/TNG-CWA Local 31222 and represent about 165 editors, designers, and sales and marketing staffers. OUP is the largest university press in the world.

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And More!

This month, workers at Catalist (CWA Local 2336) and the Institute for Policy Studies (TNG-CWA Local 32035) joined CWA and won voluntary recognition from their employers. Workers are also organizing at Gannett’s Atlantic Digital Optimization Team (TNG-CWA Local 31003) and La Casa de Don Pedro community service organization in Newark, N.J. (CWA Local 1037).