The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh was chartered in April 1934. At that time, we were members of The American Newspaper Guild, which changed to The Newspaper Guild in the early 1970s with the addition of members from Canada and Puerto Rico. It is now called the NewsGuild.
In July 1997, The Newspaper Guild became a sector of the Communications Workers of America, which has more than 650,000 members in the telecommunications industry. The Pittsburgh Guild is in CWA District 13 and the TNG Great Lakes District.
The TNG/CWA sector has more than 30,000 members in the advertising, business, circulation, editorial, maintenance, promotion and related departments of the newspaper industry.
Membership dues rates are established by TNG/CWA. Initiation is $10 and monthly dues are 1.3846% of one week’s salary. We remit approximately $20 per full-time member and about $8 per part-time member to TNG/CWA each month. The balance of the dues revenue is deposited into our treasury.