Journalists at four Washington state papers: We’re unionizing

Journalists at four Washington state newspapers owned by the McClatchy Company announced Wednesday they are unionizing. More than 90 percent of reporters, visual journalists and digital staff have signed cards indicating they want representation as part of the Pacific Northwest Local of The NewsGuild-CWA, organizers said. The publications are The News Tribune, The Olympian, The Bellingham Herald and the Tri-City Herald.

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It’s official! Verso workers win union recognition

It’s official! The workers of Verso Books have won voluntary union recognition from management of the publishing house after an arbitrator certified on Dec. 8 that a majority of employees in the unit had signed cards indicating support for joining the Washington-Baltimore Local of The NewsGuild-CWA. Management had agreed in principle to grant voluntary recognition late last month.

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Staffers at four iconic publications seek union recognition from Meredith Corp

Staffers at four renowned media brands – Entertainment Weekly, Martha Stewart Living, Shape Magazine and PeopleTVannounced on Thursday that they are forming a union.

They are seeking to join their Guild-represented colleagues at PEOPLE magazine, and have asked the Meredith Corporation, which owns the publications, to voluntarily recognize them as a single bargaining unit of The NewsGuild of New York local.

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