Currently, there is an election underway within our wider international union and we can participate as Canadian Media Guild (CMG) members.
Most CMG members are eligible to vote in the election of the next president of the NewsGuild-CWA.
Individual paper ballots have been mailed to CMG members at our home addresses. In order to be eligible to vote, a member would need to have been in good standing (dues-paying) as of September, October or November 2018.
Our union local, the Canadian Media Guild, is comprised of over 5000 media workers at AFP, APTN, The Canadian Press and PMNA, CBC/Radio-Canada, Thomson Reuters, TFO, TVO, Vice Media, and ZoomerMedia, among other valuable media organizations.
We are linked to the larger labour movement through the Canadian component (CWA/SCA Canada) of our international union, the Communications Workers of America (CWA).
Within the CWA, CMG is also part of the NewsGuild-CWA, a sectoral body comprised of most media workers within the wider union. Members of the Canadian Media Guild make up about twenty percent of the membership of the NewsGuild-CWA.
This upcoming election relates to the NewsGuild-CWA.
If you’d like to discuss further, please email me at email@example.com with any questions or reflections.
With best wishes, in solidarity,
President, Canadian Media Guild
Local 30213, CWA Canada, NewsGuild-CWA (Communications Workers of America) www.cmg.ca