We are buildingtheguild.org

We believe that experience does matter and that the current leadership has proved their ability, vision, integrity and trust. Bernie Lunzer more than merits re-election to the President of The NewsGuild-CWA to serve with his team of Marian Needham and Martha Waggoner.

 

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We support our locals, our members and the strength of our NewsGuild and CWA community.

About

Purpose

My goal is to strengthen the community of The NewsGuild-CWA, maintaining its democratic traditions, and leading with vision, integrity and transparency.

 

How I Work

I work with Marian Needham, Martha Waggoner and the staff I manage. We are peers and a team. No decisions are made in isolation. The Guild’s executive council which numbers 10 – three full-time officers and seven rank-and-filers – is a crucial connection to advise decision making.

Today, I have a strong focus on expanding organizing, supporting bargaining and fighting for the ideals of our members. Journalists should be safe and their pay should reflect their importance. I also want to improve the work lives of all of our workers which includes advertising, circulation, interpreters, social justice workers and members of staff units. 

Our Team

The right people at the right time can make anything possible. 

Guild President

Bernie Lunzer speaking to Canadian Media Guild.

Guild President
Guild Executive Vice-President

Marian Needham

Guild Executive Vice-President
Guild International Chairperson

Martha Waggoner

Guild International Chairperson

An organizing union

We regularly adjust staffing and resources to fit the need.

As a steward of the international union I have worked to preserve the bottom-up nature of The NewsGuild-CWA.

Democracy

As a steward of the international union I have worked to preserve the bottom-up nature of The NewsGuild-CWA.
I am one of the most active Vice-Presidents on the CWA Executive Board, working to assure a strong CWA into the future.

Leadership in CWA

I am one of the most active Vice-Presidents on the CWA Executive Board, working to assure a strong CWA into the future.
Our real strength comes from successful locals that make their own decisions using information and advice from my office. (Yoko Kuramoto-Eidsmoe, a long-time Seattle activist now with SEIU).

Working with local leaders

Our real strength comes from successful locals that make their own decisions using information and advice from my office. (Yoko Kuramoto-Eidsmoe, a long-time Seattle activist now with SEIU).