Originally founded by print journalists in 1933, The NewsGuild-CWA is a dynamic union of 21st century media workers fighting for quality jobs and equality in the workplace; for truth, accuracy and integrity in journalism; for transparency at all levels of government and bureaucracy; and for the freedoms established by the First Amendment. Our 22,000 members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico are employed in every area of traditional and digital media, as reporters, photographers, editors, designers, advertising sales representatives, circulation workers, business staff and more. We also represent independent translators, interpreters, non-profit organizations’ staff and smaller but growing groups of other employees, including a new unit of ESL (English as a second language) teachers in New York City. As the result of a 1997 merger with the Communications Workers of America, our collective voice is strengthened by 650,000 fellow members and tens of thousands of active retirees.
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