Sun-Times Purchase Could Be a Model for the Struggling Industry

Workers are ‘Flying High’

The regularly-scheduled meeting of the Chicago NewsGuild, held in President Grace Catania’s backyard, turned into an impromptu celebration when members learned the deal was closed.

“We’re flying high here,” said David Roeder, just days after the Chicago Sun-Times and the Reader were sold to an investment group led by former Alderman Edwin Eisendrath and the Chicago Federation of Labor. Roeder has been member of the Chicago News Guild for more than two decades and now serves as a consultant to the union.

The sale to Eisendrath and the labor federation was a long shot. More