At a time when many unions are struggling with dwindling membership and finances, The New York NewsGuild is flush with cash and growing its ranks. That’s Peter’s doing. I’ve seen Peter working for the Guild since I joined Reuters in 2000 — first as Reuters unit chair, then as Guild secretary-treasurer, then as Guild … Continue reading Andy Sullivan – Reuters Correspondent and Chairman of the Guild Mobilizing Committee
I’ve known Peter Szekely since 1975, including the 17 years he led the Guild unit at the Reuters bureau in Washington. He is a man of integrity and has long demonstrated an unshakable commitment to the labor movement and the needs of working journalists. No one on the scene can match his hands-on experience negotiating contracts, handling … Continue reading Carol Giacomo – Editorial Board Member, The New York Times
Peter Szekely is the right choice…the ONLY choice…for President of The NewsGuild of New York. He is the candidate with the intelligence, the courage, and the guts to lead our union through what are likely to be some of the most difficult times in our industry. I have known Peter for most of the 27 … Continue reading Bill O’Meara – President, NewsGuild of New York (2007-2015)
I’m with Peter. The candidate most qualified to be president. The candidate with the right temperament for the job. The one who doesn’t quit. The fighter. That’s Peter Szekely. If you’re voting for the candidate to lead Local 31003 of The NewsGuild of New York as its president, Peter is the man for the job. … Continue reading Lena M. Williams – Former Unit Chair and Sports Writer, The New York Times
I was privileged to know and work with Peter during my entire length of service at the Guild. As a rank-and-file Guild leader at Reuters, Peter’s dedication and leadership abilities always stood out. He was constantly in touch with his members, whether in Washington, New York, Los Angeles or elsewhere, and without fail tirelessly worked … Continue reading Barry Lipton – President, NewsGuild of New York (1985-2007) and Secretary-Treasurer (1982-1985)
I would like to express my support for Peter Szekely for President and Anthony Napoli for Secretary-Treasurer of The NewsGuild of New York, Local 31003. In my 15 years as WPIX Unit Chair and two years as a member of the executive committee, I have had the opportunity to work closely with them to negotiate several … Continue reading Joe Punday – Unit Chair, WPIX
I would like to express my strong support for Peter Szekely for President and Anthony Napoli for Secretary-Treasurer of NewsGuild Local 31003. Under Peter’s leadership, the local has been transformed into a bold organization tackling the major challenges facing journalism and journalists. As the outgoing unit chair at The Nation Magazine, I have had the … Continue reading Emily Douglas – Unit Chair, The Nation Magazine
As Unit chair and Grievance Chair of Hudson News Unit, we would like to express our support for Peter Szekely for president and Anthony Napoli for secretary-treasurer of The NewsGuild of New York. We believe that both our local and the Hudson News Unit will benefit from the continued dedication and service of Peter and Anthony. … Continue reading Montasir Islam and Kazi Islam – Grievance/1st Vice Chair and Unit Chair, Hudson News
I am supporting Peter Szekely for President and Anthony Napoli for Secretary-Treasurer of NewsGuild Local 31003. I have witnessed first hand their dedication to even the smallest of The NewsGuild’s units. We will all benefit by having Peter and Anthony around for another term.
I would like to express my support for Peter Szekely for president and Anthony Napoli for secretary-treasurer of The NewsGuild of New York. Our union will be better off because of the dedication and service of Peter as president and Anthony as Secretary-Treasurer.
I have known and worked with Peter within The NewsGuild for 20 years and am proud to call him a friend and colleague. Like all committed activists his heart is in the right place but he also adds intelligence, experience and a strategic approach to every discussion. He leads by example rather than by edict … Continue reading Scott Edmonds – Vice President Canada, TNG-CWA
Peter Szekely became president of The NewsGuild of New York last year. And in a single year I’m sure you’ve noticed changes. We are reaching out more, reconnecting with our members. We’re the most determined we have been in at least a decade to improving the lives of our members.
I am supporting Peter Szekely in this race because he has a clear vision of the complex nature of journalism and the needs of journalists – across all of the different media organizations the NewsGuild represents.
I support Peter Szekely for NY NewsGuild president because he has the skills, the smarts, the commitment and the compassion to keep our local strong. He is every bit as dedicated to the small units as the large ones, and never stops looking for new ways to help us move forward.
I’m supporting Peter Szekely due to his honesty, integrity and tireless efforts in leading the Guild and supporting our members.
I’m voting for Peter Szekely for Guild president because he is building a strong future for ALL Guild members. He has the commitment, historical knowledge, and the passion needed to strengthen and expand the Guild for all units.
Low morale, stifling wages, cutbacks, unfair treatment. It’s a scary time in the job market, and we need someone strong, experienced and with a vision to represent us. We need Superman. That’s why I support Peter Szekely for Guild president.
I support Peter Szekely for Guild president because he has all of our members’ best interest in mind. He’s forward-thinking and has a proven record of evolving the NewsGuild so it’s stronger, larger and more relevant in the constantly changing media landscape. He’s the person who will see us through the challenges we face in … Continue reading Richard Handel – First Vice Chair, Consumers Union
As a member of the organizing committee at Law360, I was impressed with Peter Szekely’s commitment to investing in the NewsGuild’s future and upholding journalistic principles. Early on in our organizing drive, long before we even considered going public, he had our backs during our successful fight to kill an oppressive noncompete agreement. After we … Continue reading Juan Carlos Rodriguez – Unit Chair, Law360
As Guild president, Peter Szekely has been an indefatigable advocate for every union member. I support his campaign because we need his leadership now more than ever.
I am supporting Peter Szekely for Guild president because he was a relentless advocate for Law360 as we were organizing this year and I know he brings the same dedication to the Guild as a whole.
I support Peter Szekely for president. In his safe hands, union leadership will continue to be forward-thinking, drawing from the past and building a brighter future for the whole NewsGuild.