Bozeman journalists vote for Yellowstone News Guild

The eight newsroom employees of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle voted unanimously on Tuesday to certify the Yellowstone News Guild. They will join the Denver Newspaper Guild Local 37074, which also includes the unionized employees of the Chronicle’s sister paper the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, the Montana News Guild in Billings, and unionized newsrooms in Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming.

The journalists of the Chronicle formed the Yellowstone News Guild in March to address inadequate pay and other benefits. They filed a petition seeking a union in March after their employer, Adams Publishing Group, refused to voluntarily recognize their union.

“Today’s unanimous vote is the result of a shared hope among guild members that unionizing and collective bargaining will bring us better pay and benefits,” members of the organizing committee said Tuesday. “We call on Adams to come to the bargaining table in good faith.”

Guild members hope to expediently negotiate a contract with our employer. “Our guild members cannot wait for corporate delaying tactics: Our need for better working conditions is immediate,” they said.