Newsletter: Pittsburgh members vote to strike, job opening and more organizing

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September 2, 2020

There’s been no slowdown in Guild news during this summer’s pandemic as every week brings new challenges for us to fight and new units for us to represent.

The big news was in Pittsburgh, where the Post-Gazette newsroom voted 88-31 last month to call a strike – joining three other CWA units at the paper, who also voted in favor of striking.

Authorization for the Guild local to strike is now in the hands of the Guild Executive Council and the CWA Executive Board. President Chris Shelton, in consultation with vice presidents and local leaders, picks the strike date.

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Announcing union campaign, journalists of southwest Florida see hope for the future

Feb. 24, 2020 – The journalists of The Naples Daily News, The News-Press, The Banner and the Marco Eagle announced Monday they are forming a union and asked management to voluntarily recognize the Southwest Florida News Guild as a unit of The NewsGuild-CWA. Continue reading “Announcing union campaign, journalists of southwest Florida see hope for the future”

Journalists of Palm Beach Post, Daily News: ‘We’re unionizing.’

Feb. 19, 2020 – Journalists at The Palm Beach Post and The Palm Beach Daily News announced Tuesday that they are unionizing their newsrooms, adding to the surge of organizing among news industry employees.  In a letter to management, they requested voluntary recognition of their newly formed unit of The NewsGuild-CWA from the newspapers’ parent company, Gannett. Continue reading “Journalists of Palm Beach Post, Daily News: ‘We’re unionizing.’”

McClatchy bankruptcy is another warning: We have to save local news!

Feb. 13, 2020 – McClatchy, a large chain owner of many local newspapers, announced today it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections to shed a large pension obligations and help it pursue a “digital transformation.” Continue reading “McClatchy bankruptcy is another warning: We have to save local news!”

Wyoming journalists to unionize to ‘protect legacy as essential public trust’

Feb. 12, 2020 – The journalists of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle are forming a unit of The NewsGuild-CWA, they announced on Feb. 11. By forming a union, they hope to “protect our newspaper’s legacy as an essential public trust,” the union Organizing Committee said. Continue reading “Wyoming journalists to unionize to ‘protect legacy as essential public trust’”

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