The Newspaper Guild of Detroit, CWA local 34022, represents journalists, copy editors, designers, photographers, public relations workers, advertising representatives from five local papers and two unions. The Guild currently has units at the Detroit News, Free Press, Observer and Eccentric, Macomb Daily and Royal Oak Tribune, , the Public Relations team at United Auto Workers, Staff from AFT Higher Education locals across Michigan, Staff from SEIU Healthcare MI and the non-profit workers of We The People.
Our guiding principle, as stated in The NewsGuild constitution, is to raise the standards of journalism and ethics in the industry. Our mission is to advance the economic interests and improve the working conditions of our members.
The Guild is committed to guaranteeing, through collective bargaining, equal employment and opportunity in the news industry and constant honesty in news, editorials, advertising, and business practices. We are a community of professionals, and encourage cooperation and collective action.