Jon picks up the phone

Jon spends time listening to the needs of unit leaders from various industries, recognizes our shortfalls and has new ideas to make us operate more efficiently, while growing our power.

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Fatima Hussein
Former NewsGuild president: Four years is too long to wait

Years ago, I was part of a generational change in Guild leadership. When I ran for TNG President in 1995 as the first woman candidate for the top job, our generation of Guild leaders derided me as “inexperienced” and not prepared to face a difficult future. We were told, “This is no time for a social experiment.”

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Linda Foley
A message from Melissa Nelson

If I were eligible to vote in the election for TNG-CWA president, I would mark my ballot for Jon Schleuss. That may come as a surprise to many folks reading these words. I was, after all, the NewsGuild’s director of collective bargaining prior to my retirement last year, and had spent more than three decades in the trenches of Guild activism. During my tenure with TNG, I worked closely and well with Bernie Lunzer.

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Melissa Nelson
Why new members are paying dues voluntarily

This Labor Day we have a lot to celebrate and still a lot of fighting to do. An unprecedented wave of grassroots organizing has added hundreds of members to the NewsGuild. Now, many of those new members are voluntarily paying dues to have a voice in reforming our union.

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Jon Schleuss
Press release: NewsGuild calls for new election

Prompted by findings of widespread irregularities, the international headquarters of the NewsGuild has thrown out the results of its recent presidential election and ordered a re-vote for the 20,000-member union, the leading labor organization for journalists and media workers in the United States and Canada.

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Jon Schleuss