Austin NewsGuild Journalists Stage ULP Strike

After nearly three years of bargaining for a first contract with Gannett, the award-winning journalists at the Austin American-Statesman are starting a four day unfair labor practice strike over the company’s bad faith bargaining.

The Austin journalists demand Gannett CEO Mike Reed and company leadership bargain in good faith and respond to the union’s common sense proposals.

It is time Gannett treat its employees with respect. The Austin NewsGuild deserves a fair contract.

Here’s how you can support the strikers:

The four day ULP strike coincides with the solar eclipse, which will travel directly over central Texas on April 8. With the news that Gannett will drop the Associated Press, Austin American-Statesman readers will find no coverage of the eclipse on their website, underscoring the need for strong local journalism and exposing Gannett’s bad faith bargaining.

The strikers stand ready to meet with the company to reach a fair contract.