Outsourced to Contractor, Workers Reorganize as New Guild Unit
When Gannett decided to outsource its janitorial work in Detroit, forcing maintenance staff with decades of experience to reapply for non-union jobs, the janitors didn't get mad. They got even. They reorganized as a new Guild unit and are getting ready to negotiate a first contract. Photo: Longtime employees and Guild activists Tom Conrad, left, and Derrick Bell.